Episode 45 Charter School Reforms in the COVID-19 Era



Host Sloan Simmons facilitates a timely and interesting discussion with Lozano Smith Charter School Practice Group Leaders, Ed Sklar and Erin Hamor, regarding the status of charter school reform legislation and the impacts of COVID-19 on the same.

Show Notes & References

  • 2:10 – Review of charter reform legislation over the last two years
  • 2:31 – Assembly Bill (AB) 1505
  • 3:26 – State dashboard
  • 7:20 – AB 1316 and pending Education Budget Trailer Bill
  • 7:36 – People v. McManus; San Diego Super. Ct. Case No. SCD266439
  • 9:17 – Anticipated 3-year renewed moratorium on non-classroom based (NCB) charter schools
  • 9:38 – Anticipated 2-year hiatus for charter renewals
  • 11:57 – COVID-19 pandemic & NCB charter school accountability
  • 13:43 – SB 98 influence on NCB charter school funding (Client News Brief 60 – July 2020)
  • 15:49 – State review of NCB charter schools’ success during pandemic
  • 18:04 – Pending Education Budget Trailer Bill and NCB charter school moratorium
  • 19:30 – Charter school accountability components
  • 25:10 – Pending Education Budget Trailer Bill and anticipated timelines on renewal moratorium
  • 28:40 – Charter school location accountability
  • 28:48 – AB 1507
  • 33:40 – Lack of state regulation and implementation issues
  • 34:44 – Charter school recruitment issues
  • 36:24 – Consequences for ignoring recruitment obligations

 

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