Charter Schools - A Three Part Series

Local educational agencies must be aware of their obligations under current law and develop appropriate policies and procedures related to charter schools. 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.

This three-part online series will help attendees meet their oversight responsibilities, evaluate petitions for new and renewal of charter schools, and provide information on the ways in which charter schools can access facilities. 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) should register and take part in this three-part series.

Charter Petition 101
March 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The first webinar in the series will provide the basics of charter schools. Charter Petition 101 will explain who can authorize charter schools and the elements required for a complete charter petition. The webinar will also provide 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 and the appeal process.

Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Charter School Oversight
April 1, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The second webinar in the series helps 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 will help authorizing agencies meet their oversight responsibilities and provide tips and tools to help more effectively oversee charter schools, including the fiscal, academic, and operational functions.

Charter Schools and Facilities
April 8, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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 will help 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 will provide 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).

$129 per session

All three sessions - $295

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1:30 PM
2:30 PM

Dates and Locations
March 25, 2019 Charter School Petitions 101 Webinar  
April 01, 2019 Tips, Tricks and Tools for Charter School Oversight Webinar  
April 08, 2019 Charter Schools and Facilities Webinar  

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