School Development Webinars Coming Up Soon
September 6, 2011 CCSA offers online charter school development webinars on topics ranging from incorporation to designing a realistic school budget. Each session provides expert instruction and a forum for questions and answers. All are free to Association Members.
- Get additional information on how to start a charter school.
- Register for these upcoming information sessions at the Events page.
Proactively Garnering Support for Initial Approval
September 15, 2011, 10 am - 12 pm
Presenter: Rosaline Zylstra, Director of Special Projects, CCSA and Steven Holguin, Senior Manager of School Development, CCSA
Learn how to garner support for your charter. Whether or not your charter is approved is not solely dependent upon the strength of your petition--it is largely about who you know and who knows you. This webinar will provide a description of tangible steps that you can take to build relationships with those that can influence your charter's approval and a description of Association tools that can help you put these steps into action.
Forming a Non Profit Corporation with 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Status
September 20, 2011, 4 - 6 pm
Presenter: Anne Lee, Senior Legal Counsel, CCSA
This webinar will cover the basic information you need to know about becoming a California Public Benefit Non Profit Corporation with Tax Exempt IRS 501(C)3 status: • Introduction to Charter School Corporate Formation and Governance • Articles of Incorporation • Bylaws • IRS and California Tax Exemption Applications • CCSA Pro Bono and Reduce Rate Legal Services
Why, What, How: Crafting Vision, Mission, and Value
September 21, 2011, 4 - 6 pm
Presenter: Jeff Sands, Senior Manager of School Development
At the core of every high-quality public charter school are a series of statements that define the school's identity and work. Often overlooked as merely symbolic, strong and clear Vision, Mission and Values statements have a powerful effect on families, staff, funders and the larger community, propelling the school toward continual improvement and innovation.
This workshop will provide a clear definition and understanding of these critical statements, as well as the steps for creating them. Once completed, these statements provide context and purpose for the rest of the charter petition and the writing process.
Decoding the 16 Elements: Writing a Charter Petition
September 22, 2011, 4 - 6 pm
Presenter: Willow Harrington, Director of School Development
This webinar will help participants understand the required elements of a California charter school petition and the development process. This presentation provides an overview of the development process, breaks down the CDE regulations using everyday language and examples to provide developers with an outline of the topics that must defined in their charter petitions.