Category: Legislative Updates

California Budget Conference Committee Wraps-Up

The California Legislature’s Budget Conference Committee has wrapped up and produced a budget for both houses to vote on. The vote should occur next week with both houses passing the budget bill and the trailer bills along to the Governor for his signature by June 15th. The trailer bills contain the policy language to implement…

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California Charter Schools Legislative Update

With the bill introduction deadline ending two weeks ago, the California legislature is now beginning to hold its first hearings on individual pieces of legislation. There were more than 2,600 bills and resolutions introduced, and several of those bills could impact charter schools. Below is a short summary for some of those bills. AB 318…

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Charter School Advocacy Day

On Tuesday, May 3rd, thousands of charter school advocates flocked to their state’s capitals to encourage legislative support and action for the charter school movement. Known across the country as Charter School Advocacy Day, this nationally coordinated effort empowers students, teachers, parents, and administrators to share their stories of charter school successes directly with state…

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Webinar October 27th – California Budget and Legislative Update

Late last month, the California legislature adjourned for the year, ending the 2015-2016 legislative session. The session saw a flurry of legislative activity, some related to charter school operations in the state. We’ve invited Branché Jones, California Legislative Consultant, and Barrett Snider, Partner at Capital Advisors Group, to join our President and CEO, Stuart Ellis, for a…

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WA Supreme Court Ruling On Charter Schools

Today the Seattle Times Editorial Board said, “The Washington Supreme Court should reconsider its ruling that the state’s charter school law is unconstitutional.” It’s unfortunate that the state court’s ruling came days prior to the 2015-16 school year after 11 months with the court, impacting more than 1,200 students and their families. The growth of…

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Big Facilities Win for California Charter Schools

In a big victory for California charter schools, the California Supreme Court ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District was required to reevaluate the method with which they’re assigning facility space to charter schools. According to the California Charter School Association (CCSA), who filed the initial lawsuit, “The Court’s decision affirms CCSA’s position that the district’s methodology…

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CA Legislative Update: Budget Hearings to Begin

This month, budget hearings are set to begin as the California Budget Subcommittees of the Legislature look at the Governor’s January budget proposal. Each subcommittee will start hearing the respective issue areas that they have jurisdiction over. For education this means that Assembly Budget Subcommittee #2 and Senate Budget Subcommittee #1 will start examining the…

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