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Webinar: Reasonable Accommodation

December 2, 2021

CharterSAFE's Human Resources team will host an interactive webinar on Reasonable Accommodations. You don't want to miss it! Registration will be available soon.

CSDC California Charter School Leadership Update Conference

December 5 & 6, 2021

CharterSAFE will be attending the CSDC California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference on December 6 & 7, 2021. We are excited to see California charter school leaders come together and in person once again. Let us know if you are attending the conference so we can say hello! CharterSAFE will be presenting the following sessions on Monday, December 6:

  • Managing Liability Exposure and Minimizing Litigation Risks @ 11:00AM - presented by Karen Bianchini at CharterSAFE and Wendy Walker at YMC
  • Hire and Supervise Right to Prevent Employee Lawsuits @ 4:15PM - presented by Karla Ksan at CharterSAFE, Stacie Ivey at The Cottonwood School, and Summer Hottinger at Community Learning Center Schools


2021 CharterSAFE Virtual Summit

October 13 and 14, 2021

CharterSAFE is excited to invite you to attend our 2021 Virtual Summit on October 13 for the Executive Track and October 14 for the General Track. Join your fellow CharterSAFE members for a day of education. We have something for everyone, join one or all sessions. We are proud to offer free training sessions that are designed to strengthen your operations and reduce risks in the upcoming school year.

COVID-19 Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (Members Only)

Presented on December 15, 2020

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On November 30, 2020 the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) went into effect. Employers will be required to have a Written COVID-19 Prevention Program (WCPP). We will discuss the required elements within the program, the similarities and differences between the ETS and AB685. Attendees will understand their requirements under this regulation and be equipped to develop a compliant WCPP.

2021 Employment Law Update (Members Only)

Presented December 10, 2020

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Watch this webinar recording for a review of new employment laws specific to charter schools which will be effective January 1, 2021. Topics in this webinar recording include: California Family Rights Act expansion (and the repeal of the New Parent Leave Act), amendments to the California Fair Employment Housing Act’s protected categories, Paid Family Leave expansions, January 1, 2021 deadline for sexual harassment prevention training for employers, amendments to AB5/independent contractors in the workplace, the CalSavers Program for schools that do not have retirement plans, California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement statute of limitations expansion on retaliation claims and recovery of attorneys’ fees for whistleblowers, significant local and state minimum wage changes, expanded penalties for failure to pay wages, and leave law updates for crime victims.

CharterSAFE Virtual Summit

September 29, 2020 - October 1, 2020

CharterSAFE reimagined our Annual Regional Meetings! Due to COVID-19, we have redesigned these annual gatherings to prioritize your safety. The CharterSAFE Virtual Summit was held September 29–October 1, 2020, and featured the same high-quality sessions you would expect during the in-person events. Click on the link above to view the webinars that are highlighted below at anytime.

  • Advocating a Workplace Culture of Respect
  • Employee Injuries: Trends and Prevention
  • How Can CharterSAFE Services Make My Job Easier?
  • Wildfires - Understanding the Threats...Recovering from the Effects
  • Boundaries - Preventing Sexual Abuse Claims
  • How to Keep Your School from Being Sued by Your Employees

Planning 2020-21 School Budgets - What you need to know about the insurance market (Members Only)

Presented May 12, 2020

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Your organization's annual budgets serve as an essential tool to help you achieve your goals as quickly - and as realistically - as possible. Watch this webinar to learn more about properly planning for insurance related expenses, understand the drivers of these increases and how CharterSAFE is uniquely positioned to successfully negotiate on your behalf.

Avoiding Claims - COVID-19 Risk Management Issues (Open to All)

Presented March 31, 2020

CharterSAFE provides access to no-cost resources that help mitigate the organizational risk for charter schools during these unprecedented times.  Topics covered in this webinar including working from home, security property, cleaning schools and workplaces and human resource related updates.

Note: In an effort to provide the charter school community with up-to-date information as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CharterSAFE team is actively developing and gathering guidance and resources.  The information and links provided are for informational purposes only.  CharterSAFE shall not be held liable for the information or its contents.

Executive Order N-62-20 Workers Compensation and COVID-19 (Open to All)

Presented June 3, 2020

On May 6, 2020, Governor Newsom announced Executive Order N-62-20. This executive order creates a rebuttable presumption which provides Workers Compensation benefits to any employee who contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of working for their employer at their job site or at the direction of the employer. Attend this session for a deep dive into the Governor's Executive Order and what it means for employers.

Re-Opening Our Schools Safely (Open to All)

Presented June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the workplace and schools in ways that have never been imagined. After abrupt closures during the 2019-2020 school year, charter schools are faced with many uncertainties as they plan to safely re-open for the 2020-2021 school year. This webinar, the CharterSAFE Risk Management team discussed strategies to re-open safely, exposures to consider and best practices.

How to Prevent COVID-19 Related Employee Lawsuits: Hiring Remotely, Return to Work & Staff Reductions/Layoffs (Open to All)

Presented June 17, 2020 and June 19, 2020

After abrupt closures during the 2019-20 school year, charter schools are faced with many uncertainties as they plan to re-open for the 2020-21 school year. Watch this webinar to hear from the CharterSAFE Human Resources Team on the following critical issues:

  • New & Existing Employees: Remote processing of new hire paperwork and suggestions for employee orientation for the new school year.
  • Return to Work Considerations: What to do if an employee is unable to return versus refusing to return to work.
  • ADA/Interactive Dialogue Process: Refresher in light of COVID issues and employees who are unable to return to work.
  • Staff Reductions: Review of documentation and best practice to effectively implement a layoff.

CharterSAFE Sessions from 2020 CCSA Virtual Conference (Open to All)

CharterSAFE works in partnership with our members providing access to no-cost resources that help mitigate their organizational risk including expert human resources consulting, claims and risk management support, contract review, site inspections, robust online training, and a dedicated service team.  Access CharterSAFE's free, pre-recorded webinars that were developed for the Annual CCSA Conference to learn from our team about the latest claims trends and proactive practices you can put in place to protect your school community.


2018 Fall Regional Workshop Materials (Members Only)

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  • Bob-Coontz-CharterSAFE Safety Grant and Safety and Risk Management Standards Presentation
  • Safety and Risk Management Standards Piece
  • Influencing Your Outcomes: Work Flow and Case Management of Work Injuries Presentation
  • Civility & Schools: Advocating a Culture of Respect by Making "Please" and "Thank You" the New Normal Presentation
  • Civility Handout
  • Lights, Camera, INTERACTION! Presentation
  • Boundaries Handout

2017 Fall Regional Workshop Materials (Members Only)

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  • CharterSAFE General Session Presentation
  • Return to Work and Disability Issues Presentation
  • Staff and Student Boundaries - Avoiding Sexual Abuse Cases Presentation

Other Presentations (Members Only)

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  • Cyber Liability Webinar Presentation.
  • Sex, Lies & Social Media
  • Active Shooter/Lockdown
    • Recommended Steps
    • FBI Reference Guide
    • Questions & Answers