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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  –  February 19, 2016

Upcoming Events


March 3-4, 2016

State Board of Education Meeting


March 7-8, 2016

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting


April 16,  2016

SECU Scholarship Information due to Office of Charter Schools


NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates

North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) Central Region Conference


NCCTM will host free 45 minute sessions focusing on math for the following grade levels: K -2, 3 - 5, middle and high school. Registration is free but you must sign up to attend this event.  Please direct questions to Maria Hernandez via email at


Conference Title:   


NCCTM Central Region Conference - “It’s All Connected!”


Location, Date, and Time:


Saturday, March 19, 2016

9:00 am to 12:30 pm

The NC School of Science and Math

1219 Broad Street

Durham, NC 27705


Accepting Proposals:


Interested speakers please click here to submit proposals by February 29, 2016.


Conference Registration:


To pre-register to attend the conference click here to fill out and submit the registration form by March 11,2016.




Multi-Tiered System of Support

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) - Integrated Academic and Behavior Systems


Visionary administrators in every district and charter school across the state are critical to developing the school wide capacity and infrastructure required to implement and sustain an MTSS.

Development of this capacity and infrastructure for implementation will need to include ongoing professional development and coaching.  NCDPI offered Leadership in an MTSS Framework which was attended by several charter schools. If you would like to access the handouts as well as guides for use of the tools provided,visit this page: Additionally,

registration is still available for a few teams to attend one of the Problem-Solving in an MTSS Framework Sessions offered this month.


Please contact Amy Jablonski or your Regional Consultant with feedback on the resources or other questions related to implementation of an MTSS.



Finance Officers' Updates



Attached below is the Finance Officers' Newsletter.  Please review the information and contact the individual listed in the newsletter with any questions or concerns.



Attachment: Finance Officers' Newsletter

Request for Charter School 2016-17 Projected Initial Average Daily membership (ADM) using the Charter School ADM Projection System (CSADM)



Attached below is the memo from Ms. Schauss, Director of School Business, outlining the requirement for charter school Lead Administrators or Board Chairs  to project  ADM for the 2016-17 school year. The submission of the initial ADM information is due on February 19, 2016 using CSADM.



Attachment: CSADM 2016_17 Initial ADM Reporting Memo

In Case You Missed It

Exceptional Children's Lead Representative Meeting



Please see the attached memo providing regarding the spring 2016 meeting of district and charter lead/representative for school psychology, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and audiology practitioners. 


Questions about the meetings can be directed to the appropriate consultant:


Lynn Makor, Consultant for School Psychology, at

Laurie Ray, Consultant for Physical Therapy, at

Rachel Ragin, Consultant for Audiology, at

Lauren Holahan, Consultant for Occupational Therapy, at

Perry Flynn, Consultant for Speech-Language Pathology, at



Attachment: LEAD Meeting-March 2016 Memo

NC Global Education Webinar Opportunities




In September 2011, the North Carolina State Board of Education formed a Task Force on Global Education to assess the state's effort to produce globally competitive graduates ready to live, work and contribute in an interconnected world. Based on its findings, the Task Force made a number of recommendations that would help to ensure that all public school students are well prepared.



NC Global Education will host a series webinars during February and March 2016 . Please see the attached information  to participate in the meetings. Contact Helga Fasciano with questions or concerns at



Attachment:  Global Education Webinar Opportunities

NC Global Education

Expiration of Flag Order Honoring US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia  


The Feb. 14 flag order lowering United States and North Carolina flags to half-staff in honor of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will expire at sunset on Saturday, Feb. 20.  At that time and date, flags are to return to full-staff.

Summer School Testing 



Please find the attached document from Dr. Rebecca Garland and Dr. Tammy Howard regarding Summer School Testing.



AttachmentSummer School Testing Memo


Policy Changes for the Evaluation and Identification of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

Attached is information on recent State Board of Education approved changes to Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities relating to the definition, evaluation and identification of students with SLD.

Attachments:  Memo_SLD Policy Changes

                         SLD Policy Changes 0216

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