Capitol Update 9/20/14

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September 20, 2014

Legislation Restricting Charter Facilities Vetoed by the Governor

Good news! Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill 1263 (Pavley) yesterday.  SB 1263 would have removed the authority of a charter school to locate outside the jurisdiction or geographic boundaries of the chartering school district without the approval of the school district in which it is located. CCSA strongly opposed this measure because it would have removed critical flexibility in current law for charter schools to address unique facilities challenges. We asked you to express your concerns to the Governor about SB 1263, and you responded with more than 700 veto request letters. Thank you for participating in this effort! 

We would like to thank the Governor and his team for listening to our concerns about SB 1263 and recognizing that the solution offered in the bill would have been harmful to many charter schools. We look forward to working with the Governor’s office and other stakeholders in the near future to develop sound policy in this area that strikes a reasonable balance between the concerns of charter schools and authorizing districts.

You can read the Governor’s full veto message here: