CSMC Workshops and Presence at the 26th annual California Charter Schools Conference

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CSMC Workshops and Presence at the 26th annual California Charter Schools Conference

We are looking forward to the 2019 California Charter Schools Association Conference, taking place at the Sacramento Convention Center from March 11-14.

As always, CSMC will be exhibiting at the Exhibitor Fair, so please find us there when you want to connect with our staff experts. We will have staff expertise present from every division.

Be sure to Register for this event! For more details please visit the California Charter Schools Conference webpage.

In addition, CSMC presenters will be speaking on a range of topics during the four-day conference. Please mark down the following workshops on your calendars:

10 Things I Wish I Knew When Starting a Charter

Monday, March 11 TBD
Sacramento Convention Center

CSMC’s Nick Driver will be co-presenting this workshop in cooperation with a seasoned charter school leader. They will discuss the pitfalls they faced when they started their schools so that new school leaders can learn from them.

Blue Light Your Dashboard

Tuesday, March 12 1:30 pm–2:45 pm
Sacramento Convention Center – 307

CSMC’s Nick Driver will be co-presenting this workshop, in which presenters will discuss how to incorporate personalized learning strategies to meet and exceed the Dashboard College/ Career Indicators (CCI). This workshop will explore creative strategies for ensuring CCI success, including student choice integrated units, real-world project-based learning, hands-on learning, blended learning, and model schedules.

Tracking Your School’s Financial Viability

Wednesday, March 13 8:15 am–9:30 am
Sheraton – Bondi

CSMC’s Nick Driver will be co-presenting this workshop, in which presenters will lead a discussion about the key school financial indicators schools need to track, what are the red flags (e.g., cash on hand), and how schools can demonstrate to their authorizers that their school is financially viable.

Show Me the Money: Misuse and Misappropriation of Charter School Funds

Wednesday, March 13 8:15 am–9:30 am
Sacramento Convention Center – 202

CSMC’s Miles Denniston will be co-presenting this workshop, in which presenters will guide participants on ways to avoid the financial pitfalls that often lead to school closure. Over the last several years, charter schools across the State have come under fire for misuse or misappropriation of public funds, personal use of school funds or property, and failing to follow generally accepted accounting principles.

Show Me The Money: What Charter Boards Must Know About Financial Oversight

Wednesday, March 13 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Sacramento Convention Center – 307

CSMC’s Nick Driver will co-present this workshop, in which presenters will train board members how to comprehend the reports your finance team is presenting, and discuss with finance team members how to present financial reports that generate financer committee members’ best advice and assistance.

5 Steps to Raising Your Bond Rating and Lowering Your Facilities Costs

Wednesday, March 13 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Sacramento Convention Center – 310

CSMC’s Eileen Logue will be co-presenting this workshop, in which presenters will discuss how while getting bond financing for your school facility may be relatively easy, obtaining it cheaply enough to afford on a tight budget is far harder. Workshop leaders will lay out the top five factors that will get your school to an investment grade bond.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Supporting Foster and Homeless Youth

Thursday, March 14 8:15 am–9:30 am
Sheraton – Carr

CSMC’s Tom Nichols will be co-presenting this workshop, in which presenters show what a comprehensive support for homeless and foster youth really looks like. Participants will learn how a school leader’s vision translates into daily practice and how it impacts school operations and financial planning.

Be Ready For Financial Reviews: A Cautionary Tale of Escalated Scrutiny

Thursday, March 14 9:45 am–11:00 am
Sacramento Convention Center – 302/303

CSMC’s Tom Nichols will be co-presenting this workshop, in which presenters will show how charter schools are experiencing escalating scrutiny from authorizers and regulatory adjuncts like the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team, Office of Inspector General, State Auditor, and others. Audience members will gain knowledge on what oversight bodies are looking for this year, what their authority limits are, and how should schools respond when they overstep.

All of us at CSMC are looking forward to visiting with those of you who can make it to Sacramento. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information, or if you cannot attend the conference.