Topics: HR & Employment
Learn how the March 15th deadline for employee layoff notification applies to charter schools.
This Wednesday, January 31, don’t miss this workshop and opportunity to meet one-on-one with a credentialing specialist to get your questions about teacher credentialing answered. Register for the online webinar today!
Learn about AB 168, the purpose of the law, and how it applies to charter schools.
Learn about SB-3, which aims to raise California’s mandatory minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, and how it applies to charter schools.
Don’t miss this in-person workshop and webinar that will provide you with essential elements needed to build a strong HR framework for your charter school’s success, answers to your HR questions, and employment laws for 2018. Register here.
Learn about changes to Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts designated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for 2018 and how this will affect your school’s employees.
Question: Does AB 2393: School employee: sick leave: parental leave apply to charter schools?
Question: Does Senate Bill 3: Minimum wage: apply to charter schools?
Question: Is CalPERS accepting new charter school employees?
Question: Is there any way for our school to drop out of the STRS retirement network? We are facing renewal and would like to transfer all of our employees to a 401K system.
Question: Do the new sick leave requirements under AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act of 2014 apply to charter schools?
Question: Can a contractor’s evaluation be covered under a Brown Act closed session exception? The contractor is not an employee.
The State of California’s new sick leave law goes into effect on July 1. All employers, including charter schools, must be ready to comply with the new Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act of 2014.
The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) and the CCSA Employee Welfare Benefit Trust (CCSA EWBT) program are pleased to announce a collaborative transition of relationship and the establishment of “CharterLIFE” that will continue to provide health insurance benefits and services for the California charter school community.
As of July 1, there are three very important new compliance requirements which go into effect for employers, including all charter schools in California.
From CharterSAFE: The rules for recognizing, designating and tracking leaves are complicated and can be confusing. Inside are some solutions to implement quickly and easily.
Question: Can Credentialed Elementary Instructors Teach Preschool?
Question: Is there a state law which guarantees teachers 10 sick days a year? How many paid sick days are typically offered at a charter school?
Join us for the session, “What Teachers & Staff Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income,” coordinated by your Regional Director and offered by CCSA Vendor Member, First Investors.
From CharterSAFE: In a survey by The HR Specialist, they asked readers whether an employee had ever sued them and, if so, what piece of advice would be they give to other HR professionals? The number one suggestion was: “Document! Document! Document!”
Twenty Tips from HR Peers, brought to you by CharterSAFE.
From CharterSAFE: Have you ever sent a business-related email to another individual using your personal account? How about a work-related attachment? If so, your privacy could be compromised.
From CharterSAFE: Are you giving your employees all of the pamphlets and information you required to provide under the law?
From CharterSAFE: At CharterSAFE we receive many questions about workers’ compensation claims. Read on for couple of quick, but very important tips about reporting such claims.
From CharterSAFE: One of best investments a school can make is to create high-quality job descriptions for all of its employees.
A new website has launched offering online reading and math strategy courses for teachers.
Read the paper and invite E4E to your school for an interactive presentation on this topic. The teachers recently presented their information to LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy.
Question: Are charter school employees subject to the requirement that all public employees in California must sign an Oath of Allegiance?
Question: If we are paying STRS for our teachers, would it be possible to pay some teachers over a 12-month period and other teachers over a 10-month period? Or, because of STRS, do we have to have all teachers on the same pay schedule?
Question: Which credential is needed to teach 6th grade math and science at our site-based charter school?
Upcoming school developer webinars include Insurance 101 for Developing Schools and How to Start a Charter School
Question: Is there any way for our school to drop out of the STRS retirement network?
Working in the charter school sector has some unique challenges and opportunities. That’s why several graduate schools and organizations have created degrees, fellowships and programs targeted specifically at educators from charter schools.
What’s it like teaching in a charter school versus teaching in a traditional public school? How are teachers feeling? CCSA recently did a statewide poll of teachers to find out.
Question: Is a principal of a charter school in California required to hold either an administrative services credential or a California teaching credential?
Many people have been asking me about the proposed IRS regulation regarding STYRS/PERS.
At the California Charter Schools Association, employees have the goal of supporting member schools and the charter school movement more broadly. Keep reading to see a list of open positions!
Proposed federal regulations will affect 90% of the charter school workforce - including California teachers — so take action today.
California Court of Appeal Sides With Charter School in Teacher's Challenge to Exemption from District Employment Rules
A California Court ruled in favor of Ridgecrest Charter School in a lawsuit brought by a probationary teacher challenging her termination, claiming that the school was required to comply with laws applicable to school districts.
More than 90% of the charter school workforce - including California teachers - will be affected by proposed federal regulations. Take Action today!
The San Diego Education Association, the local teacher’s union in San Diego Unified, has been very active in the charter community since last spring. They have organized three charter schools over the last several months and continue to reach out to more schools.
CCSA Answers: Length of time to become eligible to make a claim on California State Disability Insurance
Question: How long does it take to become eligible to make a claim on California State Disability Insurance (CASDI)? I know that employees have to pay $300 in CASDI before making a claim but it is not clear whether or not the “base period” wages would include wages earned while they were not paying into CASDI.
One of the great things about charter schools is that public school teachers can take on a much greater role in the ownership, vision, operation, and leadership of a charter school than they can in a traditional public school. This is particularly valuable if a teacher is interested in “moving up” to a position of more responsibility within their school - but without having to totally leave the classroom.
Question: Do part-time vocational teachers have to be Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certified?
The Fifth District Court of Appeal accepted CCSA’s amicus curiae brief filed in Squillacote v. Ridgecrest Charter School. In this case, an “at-will” teacher filed a lawsuit challenging her dismissal by the charter school, claiming it did not comply with the Education Code provisions applicable to school districts. CCSA weighed in to protect charter school freedom from these statutorily imposed teacher employment practices.
Question: I understand that the CDE has ruled that charter schools may reduce their instructional year from a mandatory 175 days to a mandatory 170 days. How will the reduced school year impact staff retirement?
In today’s litigious society you can never be too careful. No matter how insulated you think you may be from harm, or the close-knit your community you teach in, misunderstandings, accusations, and accidents are common when working with some else’s children.
We are now in search of a SELPA Director for the new LAUSD Charter Operated Programs Division and are reaching out to you in hopes of identifying a qualified candidate for the position.
CCSA currently has a number of job openings; be sure to share these opportunities with your network of charter school supporters!
The California Department of Education (CDE) is currently recruiting for Division Director of the Charter Schools Division. The application filing deadline is October 4, 2011.
Attend a quick, 45 minute webinar on Charter Employee Services and be entered into a drawing to receive a scholarship to cover full registration to the 19th Annual California Charter Schools Conference in Sacramento!
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