2022 Conference Sponsors!

Thank you to 2022 CSDC Conference Sponsors! Learn more about how they are serving charter schools below and be sure to visit them in the Exhibit Hall.

Diamond Sponsor

Booth #500
PO Box 969
Weimar , 95747

Founded in 2004 by leaders of the charter school community, CharterSAFE is an intrinsic part of the California charter community. CharterSAFE is a nonprofit, membership organization founded by and for the California charter school community with over 17 years of experience proactively serving and protecting our members.

CharterSAFE doesn’t just support members when a crisis occurs, we provide proactive risk management support and resources that build internal capacity of your team. Our team tracks changes to the regulatory, legal, and political environment to provide member schools with timely, relevant information and tools that keep them safe and up to date with trainings, webinars, site visits, playground inspections, templates, forms, contract review and phone or email consultations upon request.

Through floods and fires, slips, and falls, economic booms, and busts, the CharterSAFE team has developed an intimate knowledge of the risks and opportunities faced by member schools and offers coverage and resources to ensure your organization is safe and sustainable. CharterSAFE acts as a steward of the charter school’s movement by ensuring that members have access to high quality property, liability, and workers’ compensation insurance.

CharterSAFE is squarely focused on the shared interests, goals and needs of member schools.
Our nonprofit status means that member cost-savings are guaranteed. By acting as a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), we can secure stable rates and provide exemplary services. Plus, our size allows for volume discounts and routine competition among vendors.

Reach out to a CharterSAFE team member today at info@chartersafe.org or 888-901-0004.

Platinum Sponsors

Booth #300
P.O. Box 340580
Sacramento , 95834

CharterLIFE is the only statewide health Trust created specifically by and for charter school people. CharterLIFE members enjoy the many advantages of pooling staff, buying power, networking, self-insured plans, customized benefits and wellness programs, electronic billing, online employee self-service, and other valuable resources. Since 2008 CharterLIFE offers medical, dental, vision, life, access to voluntary benefits, budgeting and petition assistance, board presentations, ACA training, and much more!

Please contact a specialist at 1.888.392.3928, www.CharterLIFE.org, or email info@CharterLIFE.org for more information on how you can start benefiting!

Delta Managed Solutions, Inc.
Booth #330,407
1451 River Park Dr Ste 180
Sacramento , 95815

DMS is a 100% employee-owned charter school business services firm now in our 19th year. We provide a comprehensive set of back-office and financial consultation services to charter schools throughout California, assisting them in meeting the complex operational and compliance hurdles of successful charter school operation. As employee owners, our focus is on bringing the highest available levels of service and expertise to you and your school.

Building long-term relationships matters and, as California’s premier service-oriented back-office provider, DMS strives for peace of mind. We focus on keeping you and your board fully informed about all aspects of your school’s business while letting you remain focused on educating California’s children.

DMS services are all completed 100% in-house without outsourcing or subcontracting any functions, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of your data. Our efficient back-office services ensure a stable operating environment for your school, minimizing costs, generating additional revenue, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal oversight and reporting requirements. Our fully in-house services include:

Fiscal Services:
Strategic Fiscal Planning / Accounting / Budgeting / AP / AR

Compliance & Reporting:
SB 740 reporting and monitoring/LCFF & LCAP Support / PCSGP Compliance / Federal CARS & Cash Management Reporting / Attendance Reporting/ CALPADS Reporting / Special Education MOE & Fiscal Reporting

Payroll & HR Support:
Payroll Including Payroll Tax Reporting / Specialized Tools for Teacher Pay with Student Counts/ Retirement Reporting / Benefits & HR Support

Purchasing & Procurement:
High Volume Purchasing/Student Budgets /Integrated Approval Process / Cal-Card Support

Gold Sponsors

Bright Thinker
Booth #415
1800 lakeway dr
Lewisville , 75057

BrightThinker courses are aligned to the University of California A-G standards and to Common Core. Every course is individualized, mastery-based and provides optional resources (such as a digital library) to assist in all phases of development and to provide intervention for students’ learning. BrightThinker is backed by an experienced team of educators, researchers, technologists, and instructional designers who are committed to making learning accessible for all students. The character-based digital learning options equip students to be academically successful, with ample opportunities for practice, deeper learning, and proof of mastery. Courses are flexible for teachers and students to use or modify to meet individual needs. BrightThinker is academically rigorous and provides different levels of learning to meet all the requirements.

Students who use BrightThinker receive SEL and character education which is embedded within the course material. Courses allow students to absorb subject material according to their learning abilities with minimal assistance. Students who are more skilled or have previous course knowledge may proceed through BrightThinker at a quicker rate in the areas of their strengths. Students who need more time to grasp academic concepts are encouraged to do their best, but are able to work at their levels of proficiency and proceed as they are capable. A combination of text, graphics, and videos/ interactive media are used to meet each learner’s needs. Students’ academic progress is maximized through the ease of customizing the content for each student. BrightThinker includes a mix of assessment types, projects, tests, and activities that allow the teacher to integrate authentic instructional feedback. Dashboards are included so students, parents, and teachers can see overall and specific progress at a glance, allowing for timely intervention and analysis of student performance. Reporting is easy to use to ensure that all instruction is data driven. BrightThinker can be used in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.

Charter Asset Management
633 W. 5th Street, 26th Floor
Los Angeles , 90071

Charter Asset Management has funded over $1 billion to charter schools nationwide since 2012. CAM's mission is to help charter schools reach their full potential via sound lending and investing practices. CAM offers lines of credits, term loans, factoring, and other bespoke financing solutions for working capital, facilities, and beyond.

Charter Impact
Booth #410
8500 Balboa Blvd., Suite 140
Northridge , 91325

Charter Impact is a mission-driven business partner dedicated to empowering charter schools and non-profits with professional, personalized financial management and operational support. Our number one priority is to provide timely, accurate financial information with dependable, responsive customer service at an affordable cost.

Our services equip school administrators, board members and charter school staff with the tools necessary to make the best business decisions possible for their organizations. Our team strives to achieve efficient financial process integration and alignment to increase internal controls and reliability, and to heighten confidence in financial information.

Our model of service resembles more of a hand-in-hand partnership than a “back” office company. We stand with our clients, not behind them, and help navigate from start-up through strategic growth and into long-term sustainability.

EdTec Inc.
Booth #322
1266 66th Street #4
Emeryville , 94608

EdTec is a social enterprise committed to improving public education by supporting charter schools with business, operations, and performance services. We provide a comprehensive range of services in the areas of back office, new charter petitions and renewals, school data and compliance, school software, grant writing, consulting, and more.

Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC
Booth #318
9171 Towne Centre Drive. Suite 500
San Diego , 92122

Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) provides business insurance, employee health & benefits, retirement, and private client insurance solutions to organizations and individuals seeking limitless possibilities. We combine the personalized service model of a local consultant with the global resources of the world’s leading professional services firm, Marsh McLennan.
Your institution requires more than great insurance—you need a partner that does their homework. We approach your organization holistically to help you succeed and grow at every level.

Serving educational institutions across the country, MMA has the resources, products, and expertise to meet—and exceed—your needs. We help schools manage insurance premiums, mitigate costs, and address potential risks. Our risk management programs include comprehensive insurance coverage, competitive pricing, and specialists who are experienced in education and understand your specific challenges.

Newfront Insurance
Booth #308
777 Mariners Island Blvd. #250
San Mateo , 94404

The insurance industry has been slow to modernize, leaving clients frustrated and dissatisfied. By empowering risk management experts with advanced technology, we deliver innovative and effective solutions to our clients' needs.

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
Booth #304
525 B St Ste 2200
San Diego , 92101

Procopio attorneys are dedicated to charter school excellence. During this unprecedented time of constant change and challenges in public education, we are proud to stay at the forefront of new developments to support charter school clients. We offer the expertise and depth of a full-service law firm, with specialized knowledge and experience in the particular needs and nuances of charter schools and their distinctive environments. Our team has a genuine passion for charters, school growth, and innovation in public education. Most of all, we’re responsive to your needs.

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP
Booth #428
655 University Avenue, Suite 150
Sacramento , 95825

Champions of Outstanding Choices in Education

Young, Minney & Corr, LLP (YM&C) has been a leader in charter school representation since the passage of California's Charter Schools Act of 1992. We offer superior legal expertise to more than one-half of the charter schools in California in every facet of charter school creation, expansion, and operation.

YM&C emphasizes a preventative approach to the law – helping our clients anticipate legal difficulties, minimize exposure to legal claims and fees, and prevent operational challenges. When liability arises, YM&C will zealously champion your cause, marshaling unparalleled experience, expertise, practical knowledge, and skill in advocating for your reason.

With 34 attorneys in offices throughout California, YM&C is proud to be a genuinely collaborative group with diverse backgrounds and personalities who are here to serve all your charter school needs. All our attorneys and staff have a story that led them here. We have charter school founders, parents, special education staff, and former public-school teachers in our ranks. Some of us have family members with special needs. But, regardless of what brought us here, we all feel strongly that public education is a pathway for addressing historical inequities for people of color. Our passion for our cause comes through our briefs, oral arguments, and advocacy. It also comes through in our work ethic – we will be right alongside you on nights and weekends, working on getting the job done.

Singularly focused on California's public charter schools, YM&C offers a full breadth of legal services in every aspect of charter school law, including the following primary areas: Labor & Employment, Student Rights & Discipline, Special Education, Facilities, Charter Development, Charter Defense, Board Governance, Insurance Defense, Charter Litigation, Independent Study, Corporate Law, and Public Law.

We look forward to advancing your mission!

Event Sponsors

Grow Schools (formerly Charter School Capital)
Booth #411
1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1800
Portland , 97205

Charter Schools are innovators in education. Charter School Capital (CSC) is in service to Charter Schools, helping school leaders get       where they want to go. For the past 15 years, CSC has provided an unending flow of purposeful services and resources to more than 800 Charter Schools, and the more than 1.8 million students those Charter Schools have served.

IMA Financial Group
Booth #425
3475 E Foothill Blvd, Ste 100
Pasadena , 91107

Bolton, an IMA Company is an industry leader in providing insurance, risk management, employee benefits and retirement plans for educational institutions. Our Education Practice Group works with schools across the country to develop programs and solutions that meet their specific needs. We have a deep understanding of the unique culture that makes schools special and have invested the time, resources and intellectual capital to bring best practices solutions to our education clients.

Bolton is a strategic partner with deep industry expertise in education committed to assisting our clients in support of their mission by managing risks while protecting their long-term financial sustainability.

Bolton’s education clients are served and supported through our Education Practice Group (EPG), a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about schools. We take a holistic approach to serving the school’s needs, in areas related to business insurance and risk management, benefits and retirement programs for faculty and staff, or personal insurance for the school leadership and other key faculty and staff.

Our local presence allows us to be responsive to your needs where physical support is required and the relatively flat nature of our organizational structure facilitates effective and timely decision making on critical issues.

Bolton’s mission is to be the business resource that our clients count on for expert perspective. We seek to provide solutions delivered with professionalism, integrity and excellent customer service. Our people will work with you to ensure you have the options, information and clarity to make the best insurance and benefits-related decisions possible.

Bolton’s commitment to excellent and timely customer service is our number one goal. It is also our goal to deliver ongoing consulting support and value throughout the entire year, not just in advance of and during the open enrollment/renewal season. We assign an experienced team of professionals, many of whom have professional backgrounds in insurance, human resources, employee benefits administration and enrollment, HR technology, claims advocacy, wellness and customer service.

We consider it a privilege to help our school carry out their core missions. We partner with our clients to mitigate the risks they face in day-to-day operations. Bolton provides robust, cost-effective property and casualty insurance, risk management and employee benefit solutions.

Beyond providing the traditional products and services that would be expected to support a school’s insurance and risk management needs, we have consistently sought out additional value propositions to enhance the overall program structure, including a comprehensive forensic and physical audit of the school’s insurance and risk management program, peer-to-peer benchmarking of coverage and limits, on-line training programs, exclusive Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), and much more.

For additional information, please visit https://boltonco.com/industries/education/

Piper Sandler & Co.
Booth #419
800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis , 55402

Piper Sandler is a national leader in charter school finance and has long been a leader in California public finance with offices in El Segundo, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Orange County, and Walnut Creek. Since 2007, we have provided over 190 permanent, long‐term fixed rate financing for over 200 charter schools nationwide. Piper Sandler has financed acquisitions, new construction, renovations, equipment and working capital for charter school facilities throughout California. Integral to our approach is that our focus is not simply the execution of the transaction at hand, but rather the delivery of continuing, superior client service and the establishment of enduring, long‐term relationships.

School Pathways, LLC
Booth #314
PO Box 432
Portola , 96122

School Pathways is a California-based education software company with 20 years of experience working with charters, so we understand the challenges you face. We provide flexible, reliable solutions that simplify school operations and foster student success in a variety of learning environments.

Our Student Information System has all the essential SIS features plus charter-catered additions like seamless CALPADS reporting, application and lottery functionality, online student registration, and differentiated customer support.

We are passionate about partnering with educators to help them open doors to the best possibilities for each of their students.

Used by 200+ California charters.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
533 Airport Blvd, Suite 200
Burlingame , 94010

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. ACS WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, especially in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

The Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC, extends its services to over 5,200 public, independent, church-related, and proprietary pre-K–12 and adult schools, works with 20 associations in joint accreditation processes, and collaborates with other organizations such as the California Department of Education (CDE). CDE has collaborated with ACS WASC in order to align the accreditation process with the planning process for California public schools required by state and federal statutes in the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the Local Control Accountability Plan; the ACS WASC/CDE Focus on Learning (FOL) Joint Process Guide is the collaborative process that helps schools engage in continuous school improvement that focuses on high-quality learning and well-being for all students. Other examples of partnership include working with the International Baccalaureate, the Council of International Schools; the Hawaii Department of Education, and other educational organizations. ACS WASC also collaborates with the University of California regarding the a-g course requirements.

The ACS WASC Commission is composed of 35 representatives from the educational organizations that it serves; this includes representatives from the Association of California School Administrators, Association of Christian Schools International, California Department of Education, California School Boards Association, California Charter Schools, California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, East Asia Regional Council of Schools, Hawaii State Department of Education, National Lutheran School Accreditation, Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the Western Catholic Educational Association.

The philosophy of ACS WASC centers upon three beliefs: (1) a school’s goal is successful student learning; (2) each school has a clear purpose and schoolwide student goals; and (3) a school engages in external and internal evaluations as part of continued school improvement to support student learning.

Accreditation is integral to a school’s perpetual cycle of assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reassessment based upon student achievement. It fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, adult, and postsecondary education by encouraging school improvement through a process of continuing evaluation and to recognize, by accreditation, schools that meet an acceptable level of quality, in accordance with established criteria. In addition to its official title, WASC means “We Are Student-Centered.”