April is a pivotal time in the legislative process when lawmakers make decisions on key legislation affecting charter schools in California. That is why CCSA has dubbed April “Charter Public Schools Advocacy Month.”
For the past five years, the CCSA Advocacy Day was held on a Tuesday during the first week in May to coincide with National Charter Schools Week. However, with new threats and powerful special interest groups working against charter public schools, one day is not enough.
Why Should You Get Involved?
Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) has introduced a bill that would allow districts to deny new and renewing charter schools based on the so-called negative impact on district budgets. The impact of this bill would be a charter school moratorium, similar to Senate Bill 808 (Mendoza). It is supported by CTA and CSBA.
Senate Bill 1362 (Beall) would cripple California’s charter public school movement by making it easy for hostile authorizers to stop new schools from opening, despite parent demand, and close existing charter schools, despite strong academics.
How Can You Help?
We cannot stop this bill without your direct advocacy. Legislators need to hear your first-hand stories about how this change would impact the students and families you serve.
Make it a top priority to be heard and join California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) this April in the State Capitol for Charter Public Schools Advocacy Month!
CCSA invites you to join them in Sacramento each Tuesday in April to advocate for bills that will significantly affect charter public schools because lawmakers listen to voters and community leaders from districts they represent. Your participation can make a difference! Learn more here.
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Since the company’s inception in 2006, Charter School Capital has been committed to the success of charter schools. We help schools access, leverage, and sustain the resources charter schools need to thrive, allowing them to focus on what matters most – educating students. Our depth of experience working with charter school leaders and our knowledge of how to address charter school financial and operational needs have allowed us to provide over $1.8 billion in support of 600 charter schools that have educated over 1,027,000 students across the country. For more information on how we can support your charter school, contact us. We’d love to work with you!