Understanding the LCAP’s Increased or Improved Services Requirement

By Jennifer Reyes, Ed.D., Educational Support Services Manager January 15, 2019 California school leaders, are you confused about the LCAP’s increased or improved services requirement? If so, you’re not alone!  Read on for a breakdown of the basics of this critical LCAP component. Unduplicated Pupils To begin, a charter school’s unduplicated count refers to the total number of students who … Read More

Register for EdTec’s LCAP Workshops!

EdTec is excited to offer small group LCAP workshops again this year! The workshops will be held in February in Los Angeles & Emeryville. Read on for more workshop details and register using the links below. Workshop Overview EdTec’s charter school LCAP experts will lead you through a hands-on workshop designed to strengthen your LCAP and provide you with practical … Read More

EdTec is Ready for CSDC 2018!

November 30, 2018 EdTec will be attending the 2018 Charter Schools Development Center Conference as a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter! The conference takes place December 10-11 in San Francisco at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. We’ll be at Booth #18 at the Exhibitor Fair, so be sure to stop by to say hello and learn more about how we support … Read More

Prepare for Your Audit! Steps 5 & 6: Review and Submit Your Audit 

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By EdTec Staff November 14, 2018 You’ve made your way through the first four steps of the audit cycle – now all that’s left to do is review the audit report and submit!  For California charters, these last two steps occur in November and December.    Contents of an Audit Report An audit report contains 14 sections. See the chart below for a summary … Read More

Why Now is the Best Time to Revise Your LCAP for next year!

by Jennifer Reyes, Ed.D., Educational Support Services Manager October 2, 2018 California charter schools, think back to your experience updating your 17-18 LCAP.  Did you feel overwhelmed by too many goals and metrics?  Outdated actions and services?  Unclear budgeted expenditures?  Lack of available data for any of the sections?  If you experienced any of these frustrations, now is a great … Read More

CALPADS Update for CA Charter Schools

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By Gerald Cockrell, Data and Categorical Program Specialist September 19, 2018 For California charter schools, it can be hard to stay on top of all the changes to CALPADS. Use the list below as an easy checklist to make sure your school isn’t forgetting anything this year. Check out our previous CALPADS post to see our list of the most … Read More

Part 2 Rethinking Compensation: A Tactical Guide

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By Allison Wyatt, Founding Partner, Edgility Consulting September 10, 2018 In our last blog post, we noted that compensation ought to address the needs of teachers and staff, as well as to the organization’s own objectives. We recommend that you start with establishing a sense of just how competitive you want your compensation to be, and in what specific roles … Read More

Part 1 Rethinking Compensation: A Matter of Value

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By Allison Wyatt, Founding Partner, Edgility Consulting August 31, 2018 Staffing is a critical ingredient for any education organization — and finding the right people has never been tougher. For decades, the supply of new teachers has been slowing down, particularly in critical subject areas such as math, science, and English language learning, as well as in high-need low-income schools. … Read More

Prepare for Your Audit! Step 4: The Main Audit.

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By EdTec Staff August 8, 2018 You’ve selected an auditor, communicated with them frequently, and completed the pre-audit steps. Now it’s time for The Main Audit. This phase involves all information as of the fiscal year close and occurs between August and November. During this stage the audit firm will perform fieldwork at your school and request sample financial transactions from … Read More

EdTec to Present at 2018 New Mexico Public School Leadership Conference

EdTec is excited to attend the 2018 New Mexico Public School Leadership Conference as a presenter and exhibitor! The conference will take place June 21-22 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Katie Rarick, Client Manager at EdTec, will present a double session of training on each day of the conference. The training, “Charter Finance”, which has been approved … Read More