Charter Schools—A Three-Part Series

Local educational agencies must be aware of their obligations under current law and develop appropriate policies and procedures. Both charter schools and traditional school agencies need to be familiar with the processes, requirements, and timelines for charter school petition submittal and approval; as well as, ongoing operations and oversight.

SSC recently held a three-part online series to help local educational agencies meet their oversight responsibilities, evaluate new and renewal petitions for charter schools, and understand the ways charter schools can access facilities. For employees charged with the review of charter petitions, oversight of charter schools, or those working with charter schools wishing to access district facilities under Proposition 39 (2000), the webinars provided a wealth of information.

SSC is now making the three, prerecorded webinars (with additional resources) available to watch on demand through March 1, 2020.

Charter Petition 101

The first webinar in the series provides the basics of charter schools. Charter Petition 101 explains who can authorize charter schools and the elements required for a complete charter petition. The webinar also provides information on the petition review process—from who should be on the review team to how to conduct a capacity interview. State law provides that a charter school petition cannot be denied unless certain findings are made and it is important that school districts and county offices reviewing charter petitions clearly understand what is required for approval and denial.

Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Charter School Oversight

The second webinar in the series provides information to ensure that school districts and county offices provide clear and objective oversight, so that charter schools can provide high-quality education for students. While state law provides charter schools with a great deal of flexibility, it is more prescriptive with an authorizing agency’s oversight responsibilities. This webinar helps authorizing agencies meet their oversight responsibilities and provided tips and tools to help more effectively oversee charter schools, including the fiscal, academic, and operational functions.

Charter Schools and Facilities

With the number of students in California charter schools growing every year, there is increased pressure for adequate school facilities. The third webinar in the series helps school districts better strategize how they can meet the facilities needs of charter schools while still maintaining needed facilities for district programs. For charter schools, identifying and understanding facilities and funding options can be a daunting task. For school districts, effectively managing facilities to include charter schools can be a challenge. This webinar provides information on the ways in which charter schools can access facilities—from acquiring or leasing private facilities to collaborating with a school district for district facilities, including through Proposition 39 (2000).

 

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