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Office of Charter Schools

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Upcoming Events

May 10, 2016

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting


June 14-15, 2016

New Charter School Leaders Institute

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates

NC Charter Schools Advisory Board to Meet

The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board will meet next Tuesday, May 10, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.

Agenda items include the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program Grant, interscholastic sports policy, and charter school closure process.

The draft agenda is attached. The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend. Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to the NCDPI Communications division at 919.807.3450.

Attachment:     CSAB May 10 Mtg. Agenda.docx

Professional Development

New Charter School Leaders Institute


Registration is now open for the 2016 New Charter School Leaders Institute.  This 2-day event will be held June 14-15 at the DPI Building in downtown Raleigh (301 N. Wilmington St.).  


Participants will have an opportunity to hear from experts from DPI, DHHS, DPS, and local charter schools on various topics.  Some of the topics will include the Multi-Tiered System of Support, School Safety, State Health Requirements, Building Culture Through the Hiring Process, and more! 


Please use this link to register:

The registration deadline is Sunday, May 22.  Please contact Dr. Kebbler Williams at or 919-807-3598 if you have any questions about the Institute.

Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grant for State Educational Agencies - April 29, 2016 Webinar PowerPoint





Last Friday, April 29, 2016, OCS hosted a webinar about the CSP Grant and NC's work to apply. Please see the attached document which outlines the webinar from last week. Please contact the Office of Charter Schools with questions, concerns, or to be considered for a reviewer. 






Attachment:    CharterSchools_ProgramGrantProposal_Webinar_04292016 

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


Legislative Update


Please see the attached document detailing the Legislative updates for the week ending April 29, 2016. Please contact Rachel Beaulieu at with questions or concerns.  



Attachment:     Legislative Update 4.29.16.pdf


Seeking Feedback on Math I, II, and III Content Standards

Parents, educators and others are invited to provide feedback regarding proposed revisions to the content standards for high school math courses Math I, II and III via a survey available at survey will be available through May 20. 

The NC Department of Public Instruction reviews the state’s Standard Course of Study on a five-year cycle per subject, and mathematics is currently under review. The State Board of Education approves content standards for all subjects.



So far in that review process, the Department has engaged local teachers and curriculum leaders in reviewing content standards in small groups, through detailed surveys and in focus groups. Information from other resources, including the Academic Standards Review Commission’s December recommendations, was also included in the process. 



As a result of this feedback, modifications to the sequencing and revisions for clarity of the standards have been proposed. Background documents regarding these changes are attached below. 



As proposed, the changes could go into effect as early as the fall of 2016. The State Board of Education has heard presentations on the revision process and the specific revisions proposed over the past two months. Action could occur at the June meeting of the State Board of Education.







Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Permissive Use

Please see the attached information regarding significant disproportionality within LEAs/charters and the requirements relative to Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS).  The CEIS Permissive Use form is due June 17, 2016.


If you have questions, please contact Tracy Riddle at or 919 807-3948.





Attachment:     CEIS Permissive Use

Common Education Data Analysis and Reporting System (CEDARS) Update



The NC DPI CEDARS team reminds LEAs and charters  to review accounts in order to assist with record keeping.  Please review the CEDARS accounts to determine if there are any users whose status needs to be updated.  For example, there may be an administrator who is no longer employed with the school, or there may be an employee who is currently listed for a role that he/she no longer uses.


Because users authenticate using their NCID User Name and Password, it is important to regularly review the CDW registration system and disable any users that are no longer employed in your LEA or charter.  Once each user role for that account is disabled there is no longer any risk that your previous employee will be able to access your LEA’s or charter's data if their NCID is re-activated in another LEA or charter.  Please note:  if the user role you are trying to disable is ‘Security Office’, please contact the CEDARS team with the user name.


It is also important to remember that users rarely need multiple roles for the CDW.  For example, if a user selects the role of LEA/Charter Detail Answers, this role includes report writing capabilities, access to LEA and School level Detail dashboards, and LEA and School level Aggregate dashboards.  This person does not need to register for any other role in the system.  If you notice users selecting more than one role for the CDW, determine if they are asking for access to multiple schools within your LEA  or charter or if they are just selecting more roles than they need.


For more information about security administration and user roles, please the following webpage:


The CEDARS Team hopes this notice proves useful to all Security Officers. Please contact Terra Dominguez with questions or concerns @

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Triad Math and Science Academy (TMSA) Student Receives Gold Medal at the International Olympiad



Please see the attached press release about a senior at TMSA who received a gold medal at the International Olympiad. 




Attachment:     TMSA Press Release




NC Public Health and Human Services Health Care Compliance Report Notification



Each school year charter schools report on compliance with Care of Students with Diabetes and the School Supply of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors to provide information on related staff educational needs and support to ensure compliance.

Please see the attached memo from the Division of Public Health outlining the requirements for the June 1, 2016 compliance report. Contact Catasha Williams at with questions or concerns.



Attachment:    Charter School Health Reporting Memo 

Presidential Charter School Week Proclamation

Outlined below is the 

Presidential Proclamation - National Charter Schools Week 




Please use the link below to read the proclamation of National Charter Schools Week issued by President Obama.




National Charter Schools Week -  Presidential Proclamation