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Office of Charter Schools

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

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  –  July 8, 2016

Upcoming Events


August 3 - 4, 2016

State Board of Education Meeting


August 9, 2016

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

Action Needed

June 23 - July 8, 2016

PF Data Collection

July 15, 2016

HB 237 Survey Response


Educator  Effectiveness PD Survey Response

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates


A Message from the Desk of Dave Machado, Director, NCDPI Office of Charter Schools


It is with excitement that I began my tenure as Director of OCS on June 27, 2016!  During the past week, many have been welcoming as I transitioned from the Chief Administrator of Lincoln Charter School.  I served Lincoln Charter School, a two campus K-12 charter school, in Lincoln County with 1900 students and a staff of 175 for 12 years.

I and the staff of OCS know the challenges you face daily and will continue to collaborate to ensure the existence of quality charter schools to meet the mission and goats of the State Board of Education and the Charter Schools Advisory Board.

As I settle into the Director role, I plan to begin visiting schools. To accommodate requests to visit schools, please let me know when you are planning an event and I will try to attend, calendar permitting. Specific requests should be sent to

Thanks for your service to charter school students in North Carolina!

In Case You Missed It

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


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

Division of School Business No Longer Requires Equipment Disposition Form Submissions

Effective July 1, 2016, the Division of School Business no longer requires LEAs / charter schools to submit Equipment Disposition Forms for review and approval. Please note this does not eliminate the responsibility of LEAs / charter schools to meet property management requirements pursuant to federal regulations. 2 C.F.R. 200.313(e)


NCDPI, as the pass-through entity, will continue to monitor LEA / charter school activities to ensure compliance with Federal statutes, regulations, and the terms and conditions of the subgrant, including the property management requirements in the UGG. 2 C.F.R. 200.331(d).  


Please see the attached memo for additional details and contact Leigh Ann Kerr, Assistant Director School Business with questions or concerns. 



Attachment:     Equipment Disposition Forms no longer submitted to DPI Memorandum

Legislative Building

Legislative Update


Please see the attached document detailing the Legislative updates for the week ending July 1, 2016. 


Please contact Rachel Beaulieu at with questions or concerns.  



Attachment:     Legislative Update 7.01.16.pdf


Home Base End Of Year (EOY) Process Completed Early!

The NCDPI Home Base Team is pleased to announce that the 2015-16 End of Year (EOY) process for the Home Base Suite of Applications completed 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 6 – several days prior to its anticipated end date.  Home Base has been returned to service, and users are successfully logging in and performing their normal duties. 


Note:  The EDDIE feed will not be returned to service until Monday, July 18.  This is strategically planned to give our customers, LEAs and charters, time to update their information in the system.


Many thanks to those NCDPI business owners and users who assisted in making this year’s EOY process a success.  We could not have done this without you! 


If you have questions pertaining to the EOY process, please contact the Home Base Support Center.

Multi-Tiered System of Support

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Data-Evaluation for Implementation


One of the six critical components of an MTSS framework is Data-Evaluation. While student assessment data tells us about student behavior, implementation data tells us how our adults are implementing the critical parts of our Multi-Tiered System of Support. 



Traditionally, School Improvement Plans focus on student assessment data, rather than implementation data. As teams plan for implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support, a shift in focus should occur, with implementation data becoming even more important.



We cannot change student outcomes without changing how our adults support our students to get the outcomes. And, we cannot attribute a change in student outcomes without the implementation data. An example of how the NCDPI MTSS team is providing targeted assistance to support school teams to be intentional about collecting and using implementation data is found in this video housed in the North Carolina Educator Evaluator System (NCEES) modules.



If you have additional questions, please contact Amy Jablonski at 

Course Coding Guidance for New Math Courses

Following an extensive standards review and revision process, the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) approved new high school math standards on June 2, 2016 for Math I, Math II, and Math III. The new standards will be fully implemented during the 2016-17 school year and will now be named NC Math 1, NC Math 2, and NC Math 3.



New course codes will be available in PowerSchool on July 8, 2016, titled NC Math 1, NC Math 2, and NC Math 3. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, districts are to no longer use the course codes for the old standards for Math I, Math II and Math III.



Please see the attached memo which provides additional details on the coding for new math courses. If you have any questions regarding End-of-Course assessments, please contact your Regional Accountability Coordinator. If you have questions or need assistance with PowerSchool scheduling, please submit a ticket to the HBSC (




Attachment:     Coding Guidance for New Math Courses


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