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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.

Annual Authorizer Support Survey

The CASI Annual Authorizer Support Survey provides an opportunity to capture the charter school monitoring and oversight needs of California charter authorizers.

Please complete the CASI Annual Authorizer Support Survey External link opens in new window or tab..

CASI Listserv

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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.

Monthly Charter Chat Zoom Webinar Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

2022 Charter Chat Schedule:

  • May 25, 2022
  • June 29, 2022
  • July 27, 2022
  • August 31, 2022
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 30, 2022
  • December 28, 2022
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.

2022 Quarterly Regional Training Schedule

  • April 2022
  • July 2022
  • October 2022

July 2022 CASI Quarterly Regional Trainings
In July CASI will host one virtual training, with up to three in-person regional trainings dependent upon sufficient interest in meeting in person.

July 2022 In-Person Quarterly Regional Training Interest Survey External link opens in new window or tab.

  • North: July 19, 2022, El Dorado COE (authorizers only)
  • Central: July 21, 2022, location to be determined based on interest (authorizers only)
  • South: July 14, 2022, Los Angeles COE (authorizers only)
  • Virtual: July 22, 2022, 9 to 11 a.m. (all welcome)

July 22, 2022, Virtual Quarterly Regional Training Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

Charter Authorizing and Oversight 101

CASI Pre-Conference @ CCAP Conference in Costa Mesa, CA

CASI Pre-Conference Information

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Content exclusively focused on Charter Authorizing and Oversight 101
  • Cost: $50, lunch included
  • See attached CASI Pre-Conference flyer External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) for more information

CCAP Conference Information

  • June 22–24, 2022 (includes CASI Pre-Conference on June 22)
  • Content on a variety of topics, including understanding and implementing recent changes in charter school law; strengthening your oversight process; measuring academic progress post-COVID-19; using the new CCAP Toolkits; and New Charter Petition Reviews, to name just a few
  • Exclusive keynote presentations, sessions for district and county school board members, and networking opportunities
  • Cost: $525 for CCAP members, $600 for non-members; lunch included
  • See attached CCAP Conference information External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) for more information and additional session topics

Registration

Register for the CCAP Conference (July 22–24) or CASI Pre-Conference (July 22) at CCAP's California Charter School Authorizers Conference Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

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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Questions:   Charter Authorizer Support Initiative | CASI@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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