Charter Authorizer Boot Camp

Spring Boot Camp training sessions now accepting applications

April 10-11, 2019 in San Bernardino & May 20-21, 2019 in Fresno

California Charter Authorizers Boot Camp is an intensive training designed to prepare district and county office personnel to conduct effective charter petition review and charter school oversight. Participants must be district and county office employees who have responsibility for review of charter petitions, oversight of operating charter schools, and/or charter renewal responsibility.

CARSNet: Shift in Name Not Focus

Our CARSNet acronym, “Charter Authorizers Regional Support Network” is now “Charter Accountability Resource & Support Network”. This new name values our continued purpose of providing resources and support to California school district and county office charter school authorizers for the common good of holding charter schools accountable.


5th Annual Charter School Authorizers Conference

September 23-25, 2019

Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport-Waterfront

More Information to follow soon!

Advisory Board Meeting

January 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Audio Podcast

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

In this Lozano Smith podcast, moderator Sloan Simmons engages with Dr. Daryl Camp, Superintendent of the Riverbank Unified School District, and Lozano Smith Partner Megan Macy, regarding a burgeoning and healthy competition between two separate dual immersion programs operated in Riverbank, one through a dependent charter school and another through in a traditional district school. Their discussion explores how this existing dynamic in Riverbank serves one of the original purposes of the Charter Schools Act, the benefits of this unique situation, and some of the challenges which arose along the way.

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