Butte County Sup, Assemblymember Logue Fete 20th Anniversary of Charters

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October 13, 2012 The crowd overflowed to a beautiful outdoor patio in Chico during the Butte County Charter Leaders 20th Anniversary Reception last week. Principals, parents, teachers and board members from charter schools throughout the county mingled and recalled touching memories from school:

  • A Nord student transformed by the school's Ukeleke program
  • A parent from Children's Community Charter in Paradise talked about what a great fit the school was -- she wished she'd found it earlier
  • A founder of Four Winds recalled their first day of their start-up year, when teachers where holding class outside in Bidwell Park while their facility got sorted out

During a short speaking program, Assemblymember Dan Louge's representative presented a Legislative Certificate of Recognition marking the 20th Anniversary of the Charter Schools Act to Casey Taylor, CCSA Region 2 Member Council Representative and principal at Achieve Charter School of Paradise.

Tim Taylor, Butte County Superintendent of Schools, spoke about his vision for continued collaboration between charter schools and the county office.

CCSA CEO, Jed Wallace, rounded out the program by reflecting on how far the movement has come - now serving nearly 480,000 students statewide - and encourage attendees to seek ways to grow and improve all public schools by sharing innovative practices with traditional schools in the region.

Thank you to all the schools that participated: Achieve Charter School of Paradise, Blue Oak Charter, Children's Community Charter, CORE Butte, Forest Ranch Charter, Ipakanni Early College Charter, Learning Community Charter (Four Winds and Hearthstone), Paradise Charter Middle, Sherwood Montessori, and Wild Flower Open Classroom. Photos from the event can be found here.