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Office of Charter Schools

6303 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6303  •  919.807.3491

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  –  June 24, 2016

Upcoming Events


June 30, 2016

Charter Schools Advisory Board Special Called Meeting

July 7, 2016

State Board of Education Meeting

Action Needed

June 23 - July 8, 2016

PF Data Collection

June 30, 2016

Military Student Identifier Collection



PRC 118 Autism Coaching Team End-of-Year Reporting



July 1, 2016

Update & Verify EDDIE Information



Form 479 Submission

July 15, 2016

HB 237 Survey Response

Educator  Effectiveness PD Survey Response

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates


2017 Teacher of the Year Nomination Process


The NC Department of Public Instruction is pleased to coordinate the 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program. OCS will specifically coordinate the TOY process for charter schools. The program provides an opportunity to honor and recognize exemplary school teachers, including teachers in charter schools,  in North Carolina and to call attention to the importance of the teaching profession.


Each school should select a TOY Coordinator. As the TOY Coordinator, you are asked to submit one teacher from your charter school to proceed in the regional process.   Your nomination must hold a Continuing License, be employed full-time, and spend at least 70% of his or her time in direct instruction of North Carolina public school students. The 2017 NC Teacher of the Year schedule includes changes to the processes this year. Charter school TOYs will participate earlier in the local processes of interviewing and will compete in their region.


The top two charter school candidates from each region will be forwarded to the Office of Charter Schools. The Office of Charter Schools will evaluate those portfolios, conduct interviews, and visit the top two charter school candidate’s school. The Office of Charter Schools will submit the Charter Teacher of the Year to participate in the state process. One of the remaining regional Teachers of the Year/Charter TOY will be named the State Teacher of the Year.


We will communicate directly with your selected Charter Teacher of the Year to collect their nomination packet/portfolio.  We will work collaboratively with you to support your teacher and to ensure we receive their portfolios by the deadline of September 15, 2016. The State Teacher of the Year will advance as a finalist and compete for the national title.  For more information on the National Teacher of the Year process, please visit


The 2017 TOY selection schedule is attached.  Please complete the electronic Nomination Form once your teacher has been selected: Thank you for your commitment and dedication to this process and for all the ways you support the retention of qualified professional educators in our state.  Please contact Brian Smith @ with questions or concerns.  





Attachment:     NC TOY Selection Schedule


NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


Report for House Bill 237, An Act to Repeal Personal Education Plans and Modify Transition Plans


On June 2, 2015 the General Assembly enacted House Bill 237, An Act to Repeal Personal Education Plans and Modify Transition Plans.  The link to this House Bill can be found at  Section 3.5 of this reads: “The State Board of Education shall report the to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee…on how at risk students are identified and being served through interventions to prevent academic failure”.

Gathering this information requires your responses. Please complete this survey by clicking on the provided link by July 15, 2016. District and school information is not identifiable within this survey. The intention of the survey is solely to gather the required information for this report.
Survey link:
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Jablonski at

Educator Effectiveness Data Training Sessions

Please see the attached memorandum from State Superintendent June Atkinson and NCDPI Educator Effectiveness Director Lynne Johnson regarding Educator Effectiveness Data Training Sessions in July and August. Please contact Paul Marshall at with questions or concerns. 




Attachment:     Educator Effectiveness Data Training Opp..pdf

NC Global Education

Global Education Professional Development

The Department of Public Instruction in partnership with three of the Regional Education Service Alliances (RESAs) will be offering two Global Education Professional Development Workshops this summer.  Outlined below are the workshop details. 

  • The Global Educator Digital Badge Capstone Project Workshop is for educators enrolled in the process of attaining the digital badge and also for school and district personnel leading the local evaluation of these projects before submission for state level review. 
  • The Global-Ready School and/or Global-Ready District Applicant Workshop is for those intending to submit or exploring submission of an application to NCDPI. 

For more information and registration please click here or contact Special Assistant for Global Education Helga Fasciano at 919-807-3864 or

2015-16 READY Accountability Report and School Performance Grades Key Dates



Please see the attached memo, Key Dates for the 2015-16 READY Accountability Report and School Performance Grades, from Dr. Rebecca Garland and Dr. Tammy Howard to all Charter School Directors.

Attachment:     Key Dates Memo


Educator Effectiveness Survey to Coordinate Charter School Professional Development (PD)


Educator Effectiveness is conducting  a survey to support PD for charter schools across the state. The data collected will determine professional development needs to support charter schools. In conjunction with the Office of Charter Schools we plan to offer a Charter Ready, similar to Principal Ready,  geared toward charter school needs. Your voice matters, so please take the time to complete the survey by July 15, 2016.

Please contact, Dr. Terry L. Cline, Service Support Coordinator -at with questions or concerns.

Charter School Professional Development



Exceptional Children Autism Team Reassignment Notice


Please see the attached regarding Autism Team new regional assignments.


If you have any questions, please contact



Attachment:     Autism Team Reassignment

Legislative Building

Legislative Update


Please see the attached document detailing the Legislative updates for the week ending June 24, 2016. 


Please contact Rachel Beaulieu at with questions or concerns.  



Attachments:      Legislative Update 6.24.16.pdf


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