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Office of Charter Schools

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  –  June 3, 2016

Upcoming Events


June 14, 2016 

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting


June 14-15, 2016

New Charter School Leaders Institute


Action Needed


June 1-15, 2016

CSADM Final ADM Verification

June 15, 2016

McKinney-Vento Data Submission

Home Base Opt-In

June 30, 2016

Military Student Identifier Collection

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


Military Student Identifier Collection


Please open the attached memorandum from State Superintendent June Atkinson regarding Military Student Identifier Collection. Thanks.



Attachment:     Military Student Identifier Collection.pdf

NC State Board of Education Seal

State Board of Education (SBE) Approved Licensure Policies




Please find the attached document regarding the State Board of Education's recent action concerning emergency licensure and local Analyzing Student Work flexibility plans.  




If you have any questions, please contact Tom Tomberlin at



Attachment:     SBE Policy memo (1).pdf

Home Base Opt-In for 2016-17

The period for school districts and charter schools to acquire access to the full suite of Home Base tools for the 2016-17 school year will close on Wednesday, June 15.  In order to access all of the content Home Base offers, please be sure to complete this form. To see if your school district or charter school intends to access all of Home Base during the next school year, please see the running list posted on NCDPI's Home Base website home page

NC School Bus

NCDPI Transportation Services Courtesy School Bus Inspections



NCDPI Transportation Services offers a courtesy inspection for county school bus garages and charter schools. To help deliver service timely, information is needed on the number of school buses operated at your school and if you would like the courtesy inspection. 


Please send an email to in Transportation Services to let her know that (1) you do not operate any school buses, (2) that you request a courtesy inspection and how many school buses you operate, or (3) that you operate school buses but do not request the courtesy inspection. 


Questions can be directed to transportation section chief Derek Graham  (919) 807-3571 or

Alternative Accountability Model Options 2016-17

Please see the attached memo, Alternative Accountability Model Options 2016-17, from Dr. Rebecca Garland and Dr. Tammy Howard.

Attachment:   Alternative Accountability Model Options 2016-17

Financial and Business Services Newsletter

Charter Schools Only: Charter School ADM Projection System

The Charter School ADM (Average Daily Membership) Projection System: CSADM is an online system designed to assist each charter school with improving the accuracy of key components in the budgeting process. This online system is comprised of three phases, each phase has a specific collection period established by the Department of Public Instruction:

·         Phase 0, Material Increase in ADM or Grade Expansion

·         Phase I, Initial Submission for the ADM Projection

·         Phase II, Final Verification: Initial ADM

CSADM is now accepting submission for Phase II, Final Verification: Initial ADM for school year 2016-17 beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2016 through Wednesday, June 15, 2016. 

Please see the attached document for additional detail regarding this process. Contact Angela Harrison at with questions or concerns. 





Attachment:     CSADM Phase II Charter Schools Only

NC Math Standards Revisions



The State Board of Education unanimously approved revisions to the three high school math courses - Math I, II and III – to go into effect in the 2016-17 school year renamed NC Math 1, NC Math 2 and NC Math 3,  The changes modify the sequence of standards covered in these three integrated mathematics courses and improve the clarity of standards where recommended by teachers. We will follow the same process in the fall of engaging K-8 math teachers and fourth level math courses and reviewing math standards in K-8 and AFM, Discrete and Pre-Calculus.


The NCDPI mathematics team is working in conjunction with district math leaders and other external stakeholders to develop an implementation pacing framework and will provide the following supports for local mathematics leaders and high school math teachers: 

  • 2016 Summer Information Sessions
  • In-Personal Regional Math Professional Development
  • Virtual Teacher Support (just-in-time) and
  • Curriculum Leader Implementation Support

The outcomes of this work will be to provide implementation support for local districts and schools; to provide continuous learning and direct support for classroom teachers; increase district capacity to identify quality classroom resources; support teachers' understanding of mathematical coherence and the “big ideas” in high school math courses; and build a digital tool for math teachers that is dynamic, sustainable and growth-oriented in years 2 and 3. 

Legislative Building

Legislative Update


Please see the attached document detailing the Legislative updates for the week ending June 3, 2016. 


Please contact Rachel Beaulieu at with questions or concerns.  



Attachments:      Legislative Update 6.3.16.docx


                              HB 242 Various Charter Schools Law Changes.pdf


                              HB 657 Math Standards Course of Study Revisions.pdf

Home Base End of Year (EOY) Update related to Truenorthlogic (TNL)

The EOY Evaluation process for the Truenorthlogic (TNL) application is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 30.  However, the Professional Development and Analysis of Student Work components will remain open throughout the process.

English Learners Tree

English Learners (ELs) Support Conference: Growing Success for ELs

Location: Embassy Suites Airport, Greensboro, NC

July 26-28, 2016

The 3rd annual EL Support Conference will offer 9 different 3-day training events. 

Participants will choose one (1) event to attend for the full 3 days of training. 


Draft Agenda (download)
Session Descriptions (download)
Hotel Reservations
Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld

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NC Homeless Education Program (NCHEP) Updates



The deadline for McKinney-Vento data submission is:  June 15, 2016.  There will be no extensions granted for submission of data.  

All LEAs and Charter Schools are required to submit McKinney-Vento data, even if there are “0” students to report. 


Visit the NCHEP data collection page, to access the following helpful resources to complete data collection and submission:

  • 2015-2016 Data Collection Training Video
  • 2015-2016 PowerPoint (for printing/sharing)
  • McKinney-Vento Data Collection Checklist
  • New Data Collection User Guide (coming soon)*
  • New Unresolved Data Entry Issues Protocol
  • Updated Data Collection Tips
  • Updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

* Please continue to check the NCHEP Data Collection web page for updates pertaining to the SY 2015-2016 data submission due June 15th. 

End of Year Reports due June 30, 2016 for Current McKinney-Vento Subgrant Recipients

As a reminder, the End of Year reports for current McKinney-Vento subgrant recipients are due June 30th by 5:00 pm.  Please contact one of the following individuals with questions:

McKinney-Vento District Website Information

Please be reminded that your district’s McKinney-Vento web page should include the following information (at a minimum):

  • Definition of the McKinney-Vento Act and who qualifies
  • Parent/Unaccompanied Homeless Youth rights
  • Contact information for the district McKinney-Vento liaison

Under the ESEA reauthorization (Every Student Succeeds Act - ESSA), state homeless education programs must post on their websites links to LEAs’ and charter schools’ McKinney-Vento web pages along with their homeless liaison contact information. To submit your web page URL complete the online form at:

Each liaison is responsible for ensuring that their district's McKinney-Vento web page URL is accurate (and active) before submitting the information to NCHEP.

If you have questions, you may contact Patricia Lentz at

Homeless Liaison Designee

If your district has appointed a new homeless liaison for the 2016-2017SY,  please ask that the new designee visit and complete the information form so we can add them to the NCHEP Listserv as well as update the records in our office.

Professional Learning Opportunities

NAEHCY Conference

The NAEHCY Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida October 30 – November 1, with a preconference on October 29.  The registration rate includes conference materials, CEUs, membership in NAEHCY, training, and networking. 

The preconference workshops delve into topics on special populations and relevant issues. This conference will equip you with the knowledge, skills and inspiration to remove barriers and ensure students experiencing homelessness are successful academically, personally, and socially. Help shape the future and promote access to education for all students by joining NCHEP in Orlando.

Visit for more information or to register.


NCHE June Webinar:

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Friday, June 17, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)




Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of:

  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth, including the U.S. Department of Education's new early FAFSA submission timeframe and "prior-prior year tax information" practice
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
  • Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college