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Policy & Advocacy

The Oregon Coalition of Community Charter Schools works to shape public policy and opinion that supports charter school quality and growth at the local, state and federal level. 

ORC3S Advocacy Committee

The advocacy committee is a special committee of the Oregon Coalition of Community Charter Schools (ORC3S). The committee is organized to aid in the development and implementation of an annual advocacy & legislative agenda for ORC3S. Advocacy Committee members are appointed by the ORC3 S Board of Directors, from interested member school representatives. The committee will make recommendations to the ORC3S Board of Directors for determination of the organization’s advocacy and legislative agenda. For more information about the Advocacy Committee please contact us.


Advocacy Framework

Annually, the Advocacy Committee will, using the organization’s statement of principles and by annually seeking feedback on priorities from ORC3S member schools, will develop the ORC3S advocacy and legislative agenda. The team will work to ensure that proposed legislation will:

  • Support and expand Charter schools that innovate in instructional and operational practices;

  • Increase funding equity for charter schools at the federal, state and local level;

  • Ensure that charter school students have access to the same programs and educational opportunities as traditional public school students

  • Increase charter school facilities access and equity

  • Strengthen and maintain charter school autonomy

  • Continue to hold charter schools accountable for student performance, fiscal responsibility, effective governance, equitable access for students

  • Improve charter school authorizing practices and measures of accountability

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