Charter Schools - A Three Part Series

SSC Clients: $295.00 per attendee
Non-clients: $295.00 per attendee

Charter Petition 101―February 24, 2020, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 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 recent changes to law dictate which charter schools can and cannot be renewed/denied, as well as the length of time for renewals. It is important that LEAs clearly understand what is required.

Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Charter School Oversight―March 2, 2020 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
The second webinar in the series will provide 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 will help authorizing agencies meet their oversight responsibilities—particularly in light of the recent changes in law—and provide tips and tools to help more effectively oversee charter schools, including the fiscal, academic, and operational functions. 

Charter Schools and Facilities―March 9, 2020 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
With the number of students in California charter schools encompassing approximately 10% of the total student population, there is an ever-present 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).

About the Workshop

Local educational agencies (LEAs) must be aware of their obligations under current law and develop appropriate policies and procedures. These obligations changed dramatically in 2019 with the passage of numerous bills aimed at providing greater accountability, transparency, and oversight of charter schools. Both charter schools and traditional school agencies need to be familiar with the revised processes, requirements, and timelines involved in charter school approvals/denials as well as ongoing operations and oversight.

School Services of California Inc. (SSC) recently held a three-part online series to help LEAs meet their oversight responsibilities, evaluate new and renewal petitions for charter schools, and understand the ways in which 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 February 1, 2021.

Location Details
SSC Clients: $295.00 per attendee
Non-clients: $295.00 per attendee