Support the #CEAMCares Covid-19 Family Emergency Relief Fund
The CEAM Team is working in real-time with hundreds of highly vulnerable Missouri families whose lives are being drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In all corners of the state, our families’ needs are already at the critical phase. We urge you to consider supporting CEAM’s most vulnerable families and please keep in mind… no contribution is too large.
Open enrollment frees families from their assigned traditional public school. There are two kinds of open enrollment:
Charter public schools are publicly funded, nonprofit schools with an independent governing board. They are held accountable by their sponsor (usually a university) for producing positive academic outcomes.
Charter schools are tuition-free schools that are required to enroll all students who live within their boundaries. In order to expand the number of quality charter options available, CEAM believes the following issues need to be addressed:
CEAM supports the effective implementation of Missouri’s new virtual education program – the Missouri Course Access Program (MOCAP).
MOCAP gives district schools direct access to a wide range of courses for their students, providing an economical way to give their students the courses they need. Missouri’s new MOCAP system offers cost savings, real-time feedback on student successes, the ability to create your own state-wide courses, opportunities for early graduation, and access to CTE programs.
The new law also gives students the freedom to enroll in a full-time virtual program to meet their schedules and needs outside of a tradtional brick-and-mortar school.
CEAM supports efforts to create Missouri’s first Education Savings Account (ESA).
Proposed ESAs would be funded through private tax-credit donations and would allow families to use scholarship funds to:
Missouri law allows students who attend school in a district that is classified as “unaccredited” to transfer to a neighboring school district. This law has affected families in the Normandy Schools Collaborative and the Riverview Gardens School District over the past several years.