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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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2022 Charter Chat Schedule:

  • August 31, 2022
  • September 28, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
  • November 30, 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.

Quarterly Regional Training Schedule

  • October 2022
  • January 2023

October 2022 CASI Quarterly Regional Trainings

The October CASI Quarterly Regional Trainings will be presented on Fiscal Oversight by the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT). All in-person sessions are hosted by CASI COEs.

  • Virtual: October 14, 2022 (all welcome)
  • Salinas (Monterey COE): October 19, 2022 (In-person, authorizers only)
  • Placerville (El Dorado COE): October 21, 2022 (In-person, authorizers only)

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Charter Authorizing and Oversight 101 More information to be announced

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: Friday, September 23, 2022
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