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SSDA & CCAP Announce Partnership to Advance Quality Authorizing in Public Education
SSDA & CCAP Announce Partnership to Advance Quality Authorizing in Public Education
Corrie Pelc
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The California Small School Districts’ Association (SSDA), and California Charter Authorizing professionals (CCAP), announce a new partnership to advance quality authorizing in public education.  

 SSDA is the leading association supporting small school districts in California by addressing, supporting, and lobbying for their unique needs. CCAP provides charter authorizing professionals in school districts and county offices with resources, individual consultations, and a collective voice. Collectively CCAP and SSDA are now positioned to provide resources and assistance to 57% of the state’s charter school authorizers ensuring quality education for all students.

 “The majority of charter authorizers in California are small school districts, who face many challenges in the areas of human capital, resources, and time,” says Tim Taylor, SSDA Executive Director. “SSDA is very excited to collaborate with CCAP through our mutual desire to support these districts with a strong, collaborative network of professionals that provide expertise, high-quality resources and support.”

  “High quality charter school authorizing is critical to educational quality,” says David Patterson, CCAP President. “CCAP is excited that our partnership with SSDA provides a direct connection to small school districts with the support and resources to foster high-performing and accountable charter schools.”

 Through this unique partnership, members of SSDA will automatically receive a free introductory membership to CCAP for the 2020-2021 school year. CCAP membership benefits for SSDA members will include:

  • Priority access to all CCAP trainings
  • Consultation time to answer specific questions related to charter petition review, oversight and renewal.
  • Subscription to CCAP's monthly newsletter with legal updates
  • Exclusive SSDA-only virtual office hours for technical support

 Click here to view a video announcing the new partnership featuring SSDA Executive Director Tim Taylor and CCAP Board President David Patterson.

 For more information on becoming members of both SSDA and CCAP, contact Corrie Pelc, SSDA Director of Member Services, at

 About Small School Districts’ Association (SSDA)
The Small School Districts’ Association (SSDA) is California’s leading organization in terms of addressing, supporting, and lobbying on issues specific to the unique needs of small school districts. The mission of the Small School Districts’ Association is to provide relevant information and proactive assistance to small school district governing boards and superintendents through legislative advocacy, collaboration, professional development, and support services. To learn more, visit

 About California Charter Authorizing Professionals (CCAP)
The mission of California Charter Authorizing Professionals (CCAP) is to advance quality public education for all students by providing charter school authorizing professionals with the support, resources, and collective voice necessary to foster high-performing, fiscally sound, autonomous, and accountable charter schools. For more information, visit