SECC staff worked with SCDE staff to present a day-long workshop for charter school authorizers to include a question and answer session with Tammie Knights, former director of the National Charter School Resource Center, and a summary of what to expect from a high-quality charter school application from AIR Senior TA Consultant John Bray. Also during the session, SECC staff facilitated an activity to ensure that authorizers were reviewing applications according to SCDE standards and rating sections.
SECC is meeting with SCDE to plan for Year 4 work and serve as a thought partner as SCDE staff work on providing support to applicants, authorizers, and existing charter schools. Survey results from the previous two TA sessions will be shared with SECC, and future modules will be developed with SCDE. In addition, SECC is planning to meet with SCDE staff to provide assistance to the charter school unit based on the $30 million award from ED for planning and implementation activities designed to increase the number of high-quality charter schools in the state.