Remember: Start Early for Renewal and Approval Success!

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August 16, 2013 Over the past few years, an increasing number of charter schools across the state have faced difficulty when seeking renewal of their charters - from district authorizers delaying the renewal process so there isn't enough time for appeal to school board members voting against the renewal of charters with strong track records.

The Association wants to give you the support you need to be prepared for success! We strongly suggest that petitioning schools submit their renewal petitions early. If you are planning to petition in the 2013-14 school year aim to submit your renewal by September 1, if at all possible. We don't want your school to become the next charter renewal horror story!

Refresh your understanding of the essential steps of the renewal process and your authorizer expectations. (While CCSA's online Renewal Resources are a good starting point for this, you may also want to reach out to your particular district).

Besides technical support, CCSA is happy to work with you on your advocacy strategy and community outreach. Don't hesitate to be in touch!