Full Agenda and Important Parking Information for LA Regional Meeting on Oct. 2

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September 27, 2012 As you may know, Regional Charter Leaders Meetings are right around the corner. Many thanks to those of you that have already RSVPed. It will be a great meeting -- even better if you take part. Please take a moment to register for the meeting, so that we can best plan for the meeting's success:

Region 11 Meeting
Oct. 2, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Celerity (main office)
2069 West Slauson Ave, Los Angeles 90047

Also, a special thank you to our meeting sponsors: EdTec and Staples Advantage.

Important Parking Information:

Parking is limited at Celerity's Main Administration Building, but don't worry- the wonderful team at Celerity figured out an easy solution. Exactly three short blocks from the Celerity's main building- there is Home Depot parking lot. Home Depot has generously allowed CCSA/Celerity to use their facility for parking purposes. Please park at the Home Depot located at 1830 West Slauson Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90047. Also, please see the attached map. Shuttle service will run every ten minutes, so if you are running late or leaving early, you'll be covered!

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During these meetings, you will have the opportunity to network with other charter leaders from your area and provide valuable input for the 2013 legislative year. We will also have lots of breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon, please feel to invite any of your staff that might be interested in attending these sessions!

Morning Sessions 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bridging the Gap - Understanding and Addressing Cash Flow Challenges Presenters: Bryce Fleming, Director of Client Management & School Finance, EdTec and Roger Lowenstein, Executive Director, Los Angeles Leadership Academy Charters are faced with both new and ongoing challenges to maintain adequate cash flow. This presentation will bring you up to speed on the situation for 2012-13, including the implications of the November election. We will also discuss ways that charter schools are dealing with these challenges.

Reinvigorating our Teaching and Deepening Learning through the Common Core Standards
Presenter: Eugenia Mora-Flores, Associate Professor of Clinical Education, University of Southern California
This session will take participants through a holistic look at the pedagogical approaches embedded in the common core standards. Identifying the role of the teacher in facilitating learning through a careful understanding of the common core will deepen student learning.

Reimagining Special Education in Los Angeles Charter Schools
Presenters: Gina Plate, Senior Advisor for Special Education, CCSA and Sydney Quon, Charter Operated Program Director, LAUSD Groundbreaking changes are taking place in Los Angeles charter schools in the area of special education. New special education arrangements will be implemented for all charter schools authorized by Los Angeles Unified during the 2012-13 school year. This presentation will provide detailed information and guidance on these new arrangements, highlight recent collaborations between the district and charter school community, and present data demonstrating that these collaborations have been successful in increasing the number and range of students with disabilities attending Los Angeles charter schools.

Afternoon Sessions from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Confused about the State Budget and how all those deferrals and deficits will impact your school? Business Managers Updates can help!
Presenter: Alice Miller Director of Knowledge Management, CCSA
This session will cover the current funding rates, information on state and federal categorical programs, the EPA, transitional kindergarten, the new mandates block grant - plus legislative and regulatory updates. Aligned with the state budget timeline, the Business Managers' meetings focus on budgetary and financial information schools need to know and on legislative updates with a fiscal impact.

Does Your Board Need a Tune-Up?
Presenter: Peter Laub, Chief Client Services Officer, EdTec
This interactive session provides a practical understanding of board responsibilities and how to recognize dysfunction. Participants will leverage an effective tool to score and self-assess their own board performance - identifying areas requiring improvement and recognizing areas of strength. Participants can take this tool back to their boards to allow the entire governing board to explore its effectiveness.

Prop 39 - The Entire Process from Start to Site!
Presenters: Anne Lee Senior Legal Counsel CCSA, Marisa Quintanar, Regional Director- Los Angeles, Fio Del Carpio and KW Tulloss, Directors of Parent and Community Engagement, Families that Can
In this session, CCSA will provide an overview of the prop 39 process, this includes important deadlines, why you need to participate in our FREE pro-bono review, pitfalls to avoid in your application and how to organize your parents and community! It will also include smaller breakout sessions by board district to discuss open and available space.