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ERIC Number: ED528996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
California Charter Oversight: Key Elements and Actual Costs. CRB Briefly Stated
Blanton, Rebecca E.
California Research Bureau
The Legislature mandated the California Research Bureau (CRB) explore known best practices for charter school authorizers and survey California authorizers about their practices and costs. Additionally, the Legislature mandated CRB provide an analysis of current reimbursement for charter school oversight and include suggestions for improving oversight in California (SB537 (Simitian), Ch. 650, Stats. of 2007). This "Briefly Stated" summarizes CRB's findings. Key findings include: (1) The authorization process lacks transparency; (2) Authorizers differ in both their over-sight activities and the reported costs incurred for these activities; and (3) Most authorizers do not account for staff time or oversight costs. CRB was asked to provide recommendations for improving charter school oversight. It has four key recommendations: (1) Increase charter school transparency; (2) Determine what oversight activities the state should pay for; (3) Require accounting for Education Code section 47613 funds; and (4) Encourage the use of multiple metrics. (Contains 3 figures.) [For the full report, "California Charter Oversight: Key Elements and Actual Costs. CRB 12-001," see ED528991.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Library, California Research Bureau
Identifiers - Location: California