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Charter Currents: State to Continue School Masking Mandate, Reassess on February 28

California Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced today that California will continue its current school masking mandate, will reassess the mandate on February 28, and hinted that lifting the mandate is likely if current data trends hold. The ...

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February 14, 2022

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Charter Currents: Draft Budget Trailer Bill Defers Expanded Learning, Shorts Transitional Kindergarten Funding

Governor Newsom’s staff posted 103 pages of draft K-12 education budget “trailer” legislation this week, fleshing out some key details of his proposed 2022-23 state budget. The trailer bill includes several remarkable twists, ...

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February 04, 2022

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In Memoriam: Gary K. Hart

Gary K. Hart, former state education secretary, legislator, and author of California’s Charter Schools Act died Thursday night after battling pancreatic cancer. His broad and deep track record as one of California’s most ...

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February 01, 2022

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Charter Currents: Hold Harmless Legislation Advancing, Amended to Help Charter Schools

The California Senate yesterday passed SB 579 (Allen, D-Santa Monica), a bill to provide “hold harmless” funding protections for schools during the current and upcoming school year.  This bill is one of several pending ...

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January 27, 2022

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Charter Currents: Executive Order N-3-22 Provides Temporary Staffing Flexibility

To help California schools cope with unprecedented staffing shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic, on January 10, 2022, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-3-22 to provide temporary staffing flexibility to impacted schools. The Order ...

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January 25, 2022

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Renewal Cautions — and a Tier 1 Learning Opportunity with NCUST

CSDC strongly encourages charter schools serving students most affected by the pandemic to plan a charter renewal strategy, including taking advantage of aligned professional learning opportunities. This article announces a grant-funded learning ...

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January 20, 2022

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CSDC Member Webinar: Analysis of the Governor's 2022-23 Budget Proposal

CSDC Members are invited to join us next week as we present a live analysis of Governor Newsom's proposed 2022-23 state budget.

Governor Newsom outlined his proposed 2022-23 state budget this week during a lengthy press conference, including a ...

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January 13, 2022

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Charter Currents: Governor’s Budget Proposes Massive Funding Increases, Issues Vague Call for Charter School Funding Protection

Governor Newsom outlined his proposed 2022-23 state budget this morning during a lengthy press conference, including a large cost-of-living adjustment and continued implementation of massive K-12 program expansions; he also issued a vague call ...

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January 10, 2022

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Charter Currents: Mid-Year LCAP Report with February 28 Deadline and Other LCAP Updates

Last summer, AB 130 expanded requirements for Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs) once again. These changes included a significant one-time requirement for a mid-year report. This article reviews the mid-year reporting requirement as ...

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December 20, 2021

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Charter Currents: Brief Reminder to Complete CDE Survey on the LCAP

CSDC encourages charter school administrators and other partners to complete the statewide survey about their use of Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) by December 13. The California Department of Education and the San Joaquin County ...

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December 13, 2021