Registration Open!

Learn about Charter School Authorizing and Oversight at one of our upcoming trainings.

$275 includes all materials, continental breakfast, and lunch each day

Two locations to choose from:

February 24-25, 2020
San Diego COE
6401 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego, CA

May 7-8, 2020
Fresno COE
1111 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA

Charter School Facilities Workshop

February 7 2020
9am – 2pm
Los Angeles County Office of Education
9300 Imperial Highway, Room 281
Downey, CA 90242

This workshop will be led by Attorney Jeff Frey from Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
(AALRR). Mr. Frey has many years of experience litigating and advising school districts
(including charter schools ) on facilities issues. The main focal point of his presentation will be
an overview of best practices when conducting facilities operations under Proposition 39 and other
state and federal programs.

Joining Mr. Frey will be Rob Corley from the CDE, Rob has extensive experience advising charter
schools and authorizing school districts on education code mandates concerning school facilities.

Katrina Johantgen, from the California State Finance Authority (CSFA) Treasurer’s office is an
expert in school finance. She will present on the tools necessary to finance educational facilities,
and provide school districts and community college districts, access to fund facilities and obtain
working capital.


If you have questions, please contact Gerald Yarbrough via e-mail at or by telephone at (562) 922-6122.

A-GAME California Network Meeting

February 27-28, 2020

Alameda County Office of Education
313 West Winton Ave., Hayward, CA 94544

ACOE is currently part of a three year federal Charter Schools Leadership grant, Advancing Great Authorizing & Modeling Excellence (A-GAME). We are working with 10 other authorizing states in the nation along with the National Charter School Institute and Momentum Strategy & Research to develop resources and build capacity for measuring the quality of alternative education campuses. Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about our upcoming California Network!

For more information contact Teresa Kapellas at

New Charter Authorizer Resources for Oversight

A-GAME Resources
contain research-based recommendations around authorizing practices and alternative school performance which are part of a federally funded initiative, Advancing Great Authorizing and Modeling Excellence (A-GAME) project. The resources are designed to help charter public school authorizers create rigorous, yet attainable, measures for use when determining school effectiveness.

California Charter Schools Act and Other Selected Laws and Regulations (2020)
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo is pleased to present the 2020 edition of its Legal
Resource Guide on Charter Schools. This Guide contains the current law including revisions that
went into effect January 1, 2020, as well as changes that will go into effect on July 1, 2020.

AB 1505 & AB 1507 Toolkit
This toolkit will help California charter school authorizers implement the recent legislative changes

Summary of Major Changes to Petition Review and Appeal Process and Criteria Under AB 1505

Your Input Wanted!

Measuring Quality: A Resource Guide for Authorizers and Alternative Schools


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PODCAST: Teaching districts the ABCs of charter oversight

EdSource Today, June 22, 2019

Interview with Teresa Kapellas, the executive director of CARSNet.

PODCAST: How many charter schools are too many charter schools? A statewide debate

Lozano Smith, March 28, 2019

PODCAST: Fulfilling the Promise of the Charter Schools Act – How Competition Sparked Trilingual Immersion in a Traditional Public School

Lozano Smith, January 7, 2019

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admin | June 19, 2019 | Category: Charter News

Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Karen Monroe, who chaired the task force, said the most important need is to have a plan for training and technical assistance for charter authorizers. That, she said, was especially critical in very small districts or counties, and school personnel are “wearing lots of hats and don’t have the bandwidth” … Read More...

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admin | June 11, 2019 | Category: Training

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