Oakland’s Community School for Creative Education was the site of a voter registration drive, where CCSA Families and charter leaders and parents teamed up to make sure folks are registered to vote. Elected officials and lawmakers shape the education policies governing charter schools, so charter advocates are committed to getting charter supporters involved in the political process.
Caliber: Beta Academy is growing and they’ve found a great site owned by West Contra Costa Unified. As the school board considers whether to sell the site to Caliber, 183 parents recently packed the house at the school board meeting and explained how the property would help their charter school thrive. Such a huge turnout demonstrated the passion that charter families have for their school, leaders and teachers! Parents will keep pushing for the district to help their school grow.
Charter schools are public schools. But still, some school districts are reluctant to provide charters with the same level of funding as traditional schools. Parents in San Juan want to make sure their district doesn’t make that mistake.
A few weeks ago, charter families spoke at the San Juan Unified board meeting and urged the board to include charters in the bond that is being drafted for the November ballot. They made a powerful case that charters deserve to be included alongside district schools, as they are an essential partner in providing a high quality education in the community.
Charter parents will continue to monitor the bond’s development and respond accordingly.