From Special Education Instruction and Budgeting to SELPA Status

February 9, 2012

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Because charter schools are designed to offer innovative educational strategies, they are uniquely situated to provide individualized support to meet the needs of students with disabilities and other unique challenges. However, there are a number of barriers that have previously inhibited charter schools in the area of special education. CCSA's Special Education mission is to empower charter schools to provide high quality and compliant special education services to an increased number and broader range of students with exceptional needs, by building a statewide infrastructure of resources that supports the flexible and autonomous nature of charter schools. Among the resources we offer are specialized trainings and workshops, including breakout sessions at the 19th Annual California Charter Schools Conference.

The special education strand at the conference will take on all of the latest issues facing special education leaders. Our sessions take in a wide range of topics from instruction and budgeting to SELPA status:

Tuesday, February 28

  • It Takes a Village: Working with Stakeholders and Building Charter Networks. 10:45 a.m. - Noon. Room 308
  • Special Education and Charter Schools: Building a Budget. 2 - 3:15 p.m. Room 310
  • Switching SELPAs: when should my charter school consider this? 3:45 - 5 p.m. Room 310

Wednesday, February 29

  • It Begins with a Partnership: Going All-In for Student Success. 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Room 310
  • YOU can do Behavior RTI; Enjoy a Year without Suspensions. 2 - 3:15 p.m. Room 310

Thursday, March 1

  • Avoiding Special Education and Section 504 Pitfalls. 9 - 10:15 a.m. Room 313
  • Designing and Implementing Cross Curricular Units. 9 - 10:15 a.m. Room 310

Note: Times and dates of sessions are subject to change. Please check the printed program you receive at registration or visit at the time of the event.

The 19th Annual California Charter Schools Conference will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA, February 27-March 1, 2012. Get details on these, and all of the conference's excellent sessions, at

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