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Charter Authorizer Support Initiative (CASI)


The Charter Authorizer Support Initiative (CASI) is a program managed collaboratively by the California Department of Education (CDE), Charter Schools Division and two CDE sub-grant recipients: the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Charter Schools Department and the California Charter Authorizing Professionals (CCAP). The initiative will expand professional development and networking opportunities for authorizers through statewide and regional activities, with a special emphasis on supporting small and rural authorizers. CASI is funded through the Public Charter Schools Grant Program Charter School Authorizer Technical Assistance Provider Sub-Grant, under the federal Charter School Programs.


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Upcoming Events

Event Details
Monthly Charter Chats

Monthly virtual statewide meetings with regional breakout rooms to discuss the latest information, best practices, and hot topics in charter authorizing. Charter Chats are held from 10 to 11 a.m. (PST) on the last Wednesday of the month.

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2024 Charter Chat Schedule

  • May 29, 2024
  • June 26, 2024
  • July 31, 2024
  • August 28, 2024
  • September 25, 2024
  • October 30, 2024
  • November 27, 2024
Quarterly Regional Trainings

CASI Quarterly Regional Trainings will include both in-person and virtual trainings. In-person trainings will be hosted by partner County Offices of Education (COE) and are for charter school authorizers only. Non-authorizers are welcome to participate in virtual trainings. CASI Quarterly Regional Trainings offer opportunities for authorizers to collaborate with colleagues from their region on a topic of authorizing responsibility, with resources and support from CASI representatives.

2024 Quarterly Regional Training Schedule

  • July
  • October

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Presentation Archives

The archived CASI presentations below include abbreviated descriptions of the meeting contents. The content provided in the resources in this section, including recorded webinars and PowerPoint slides, is accurate as of the date of posting.

Statewide Introductory Kickoff Meeting (February 28, 2022)
Topics include: CASI Mission, Upcoming Events, Contact Information, and Hot Topics in Charter Authorizing

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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