Charter Schools Weekly News (Includes Action Items)

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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  –  November 11, 2016

Upcoming Events


November 15 - 16, 2016

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

November 30 - December 1,  2016

State Board of Education Meeting


Action Items Due 



November 1 - 15, 2016

(CSADM)  Phase 0 data collection, Material Increase in ADM or Grade Expansion

Action Items Due Next Week


November 15, 2016

NC Governor's School Nominations Due


November 16, 2016

Planning Year Session #3

US Department of Education Charter Reporting Requirement


November 18, 2016

Language Instructional Education Plan (LIEP) Due - 16 17 LIEP Template

SS200 Online Report Due

Future Action Items

November 29, 2016

NCDPI ELA Section’s webinar on November 29th

December 2, 2016

CTE Fall Training Opportunity

LEA_Charter Survey


January 27, 2017

Community School of Davidson Fresh Take Conference

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 and Wednesday, Nov. 15-16, in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.


The tentative agendas are attached but also available on the State Board of Education’s website under the Meetings tab.



The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend. Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to NCDPI Communications at 919.807.3450.



Attachments:     1115 CSAB Draft Agenda.pdf



                              1116 CSAB Draft Agenda.pdf

Reporting Deadlines

US Department of Education Reporting Deadline Extended - All Charters Must Respond



The US Department of Education initiated a data collection for all public charter schools for  2016-17 which the Office of Charter Schools (OCS) is tasked with conducting. OCS will collect the requested data using the SharePoint database. Please go to: to submit your information. Your login credentials are the same username and password used for the 2016 Charter School Performance Framework. For your reference, step-by-step instructions are attached. This reporting requirement is now past due. Thanks to the 53 charter schools who have complied with this mandatory reporting requirement.

All charter schools are required to submit the information into the collection system on November 16, 2016 by 5:00 pm.


The information each school will enter includes:


  • Indication of your school’s partnership with an EMO or CMO

  • The name of the EMO/CMO

  •  The EIN number for the EMO/CMO

  • The mailing address of the EMO/CMO

  • The physical address of the EMO/CMO


For technical assistance regarding your username and password, please contact Marianne Latham at or (919)807-3256. Please contact Cande Honeycutt at or (919)807-3493 with any other questions or concerns regarding this reporting requirement.



Attachment:     NCDPI Charter School Reporting for US Dept of Education Submission Instructions

Charter Schools 2017-2018 Enrollment Increase and/or Grade Expansion 



Per NC General Statute 115C-218.5(e-f), a school must request approval from the State Board of Education if the school is planning to grow student membership more than 20%, unless this growth is approved in the planned growth in their charter.  A school must also request approval from the State Board if the school is planning to add more than one grade than is approved in their charter.  The legislation states that schools must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for greater than 20% increase:



1. The actual enrollment of the charter school is within ten percent (10%) of its maximum authorized enrollment.


2. The charter school has commitments for ninety percent (90%) of the requested maximum growth.


3. The charter school is not currently identified as low-performing.


4. The charter school meets generally accepted standards of fiscal management.


The 2017-18 Enrollment Increase and/or Grade Expansion data will be collected using the Charter School ADM Projection System (CSADM) beginning November 1, 2016 and ending November 15, 2016.  This system replaces the Office of Charter Schools “Statement of Intent” (hard copy form) requesting enrollment growth greater than 20% or grade expansion. Requests not submitted using the CSADM and do not meet this deadline will not be included in the State Board of Education approval meeting.


All Charter School administrators are required to go into the CSADM system, certify and submit the school’s intent, even if the school is not requesting State Board of Education approval.

If your school will require State Board approval, you should assess your school’s eligibility per the criteria above and obtain approval from the school’s board to submit your request to the State Board.  These requests will be submitted to the State Board for discussion in January and approval in February.


The link to the 2017-18 Charter Schools ADM Projection System will be located at the Financial and Business Services website under “What’s New”: .


The Charter School administrator or Charter School Board Chair will need an active North Carolina Identity Management identification (NCID) login.


If you do not have an active NCID, you must contact your Charter Schools’ NCID administrator

to set up an account for you.  A directory of charter school NCID administrators is available at . DPI cannot assign an NCID or reset NCID passwords.


For your reference, the 2016-17 CSADM data (prior fiscal year), if applicable, is now viewable from within the application.


If you have questions about your school’s eligibility for grade expansion or enrollment increase, please contact Brain Smith, Education Consultant, NC Office of Charter Schools, 919-807-3492.

If you have questions about navigating the Charter School ADM Projection System, please contact Angela Harrison, School Business Division,, 919-807-3734.

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


Driver Education Advisory Committee to Meet

The Driver Education Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., in Room 504, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.
The agenda for this meeting is attached.
For those who cannot attend, you may join the meeting via GoToMeetings. You also can dial in using your phone (toll-free) 646.749.3131. The access code is 200-401-549.
For more information, please contact NCDPI Communications at 919.807.3450.
Attachment:     Nov. 15 DEAC Agenda.pdf

Legislative Building

2016 Report on Education Legislation 


NCDPI’s  2016 Report on Education Legislation is now complete and ready for you to review and share.  The attached report is 341 pages, and chronicles all of the 2016 Session Laws (including relevant Budget provisions) related to K-12 public education.  If you prefer printed copies, please visit the NCDPI Publications and Sales website at



Attachment:     NCDPI 2016 Report on Education Legislation

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