Representing 10 schools, within three school districts, the newly formed Sacramento Charter Families Federation strives to give a face to charter school students and families, with the goal of showcasing the exceptional efforts of charter schools statewide to legislators, city officials, school board members, and the communities they serve. As more schools and families learn about the Federation, there has been a growing interest.
During the first half of the year, parents met with Education Committee members in both the state Senate and Assembly. The focus was to demonstrate the negative impact that SB 808 would have on our schools and to promote the efforts of Assemblymember Blanca Rubio’s bill AB 950.
Members of the Federation also joined many families from all over California to testify before the Senate and Assembly. They attended town hall meetings and informal meetups with local legislators to build relationships that will benefit charter schools and students. Most recently, Lighthouse Charter School in West Sacramento gave Senator Richard Pan a tour of their school.
If you live in the Sacramento region and are interested in attending the next meeting, please contact CCSA Parent Organizers for the Capital Region, Tracy Ikemire at firstname.lastname@example.org or Adolfo Mercado at email@example.com.