Charter Schools Weekly Newsletter (Includes Action Items)

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Office of Charter Schools

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

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  –  October 14, 2016

Upcoming Events


November 2 - 3,  2016


State Board of Education Meeting

November 15 - 16, 2016


Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

Action Items Due 

October 16, 2016

Planning Year Session #2 Registration 



October 16 - 18, 2016

13th Elementary School Conference

Action Items Due Next Week


October 21, 2016


 OCS Customer Service Survey


Future Action Items


October 25, 2016


Annual Report Survey Response Form

October 26, 2016


Planning Year Session #2


November 1, 2016


Kindergarten & 7th Grade Immunization Report Due


Health Assessment Compliance Report


November 15, 2016


NC Governor's School Nominations Due


November 18, 2016


Language Instructional Education Plan (LIEP) Due

SS200 Online Report Due

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates

Hurricane Matthew Disaster Notification and Relief Effort

The Office of Charter Schools, the Charter Schools Advisory Board, and the charter school community is concerned about the charter schools experiencing difficulties due to Hurricane Matthew. If your charter school has been impacted by this devastating event, please notify Dr. Townsend-Smith at or 919-807-3263 in the Office of Charter Schools.


Once you notify OCS, we will facilitate the process of notifying you of resources and potential partnerships with other charter schools who may be willing to assist you during this difficult  time. Any charter school leader who wishes to provide assistance during this time, please contact Dr. Townsend-Smith and she will connect you with schools who need assistance. 

In Case You Missed It

Training Opportunity


Board members from charter schools that are opening in 2017 are required to attend 5 face-to-face planning year sessions from September to January.  The school leader and some of the board members are also required to attend the New Charter School Leaders Institute in June.  
As a customer service, the Office of Charter Schools continues to open up these sessions to all charter schools.  If you have a new school leader and/or a new board member interested in attending any of the sessions, he or she must register to attend.  

The next session is scheduled on Wednesday, October 26th.  Registration is now open for this session, which will focus on Charter School Finance. Registration ends on Sunday, October 16th. Please use this link to register:  Planning Year Session #2
For questions, please contact Dr.  Kebbler Williams at

Survey Response Needed


As OCS prepares the Charter Schools Annual Report we want to collect information from all charter schools on awards and recognition received during the 2015-16 school year. Please fill out the Annual Report Survey Response Form by October 25, 2016.


The survey is optional; however, we encourage your to complete the survey to help us prepare a comprehensive report to the General Assembly. Please contact Cande Honeycutt at with questions or concerns. Thank you for your participation.

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


Fayetteville, Tarboro ESSA Public Comment Sessions Canceled; Sessions Will Be Rescheduled

The public comment sessions scheduled for Fayetteville and Tarboro to receive feedback from educators, parents, students and other stakeholders on the state’s K-12 Education Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) have been canceled due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew in these communities.


The Fayetteville ESSA public comment session was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Long Hill Elementary School. The Tarboro ESSA public comment session was scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Tarboro High School.


The sessions will be rescheduled with advance notice provided. The remaining public comment sessions will take place as scheduled:


*  Oct. 24, Waynesville: Tuscola High School, Auditorium, 564 Tuscola School Road, Waynesville.

*  Oct. 25, Burlington: Career and Technical Education Center, 2550 Buckingham Road, Burlington.


The sessions will be held from 5-7 p.m. Anyone may attend a session in any region. Audience members who want to speak (up to 3 minutes) should sign in by 5:15 p.m. at each session and are invited (but not required) to bring a copy of their remarks to submit into the record of the event. A recording and notes from each session also will be taken.


In addition, the public is invited to submit comments to NCDPI through Let’s Talk. Simply click on the Let’s Talk link on the NCDPI website and select the ESSA dialog topic when prompted.

If you have any questions, please contact NCDPI Communications at 919.807.3450.

Financial and Business Services Newsletter

SS200 Full-Time Personnel Report 



The SS200 Online Report is due by Friday, November 18, 2016 for districts and charter schools. The link to the SS200 online application is located at the Financial and Business Services website under "What’s New": .


The SS200 Full-Time Personnel Report is an online system that collects race/ethnicity, gender and fund source of full-time personnel employed as of during October 1 of the current school year (2016 – 2017).


You may reference your Human Resource Management (HRMS) SS-200 Full-Time Personnel Report to assist in completing this report.


The information will be completed online and the individual submitting the report will need a North Carolina Identity Management identification (NCID) login. If you (or your staff) need an NCID, you must contact your LEA NCID administrator to set up an account for you. A directory of the LEA NCID administrators is available at:  .


NCDPI cannot assign an NCID or reset NCID passwords.

If you are not responsible for submitting this report, please share this information with other staff in your district or charter school that may be involved with data collection and reporting for the SS200.


If you have questions, please contact Angela Harrison, 919.807.3734 or

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