Charters 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


Upcoming Events



January 4 - 5, 2017

State Board of Education Meeting


January 9 - 11, 2017

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

Action Items Due 

December 16, 2016

SAR Report Due

Action Items Due Next Week


December 19, 2016

EVAAS Survey Due

Future Action Items


January 16, 2017

Planning Year #5 Registration

January 25, 2017

Planning Year Session #5

January 27, 2017

Community School of Davidson Fresh Take Conference


February 1, 2017

CRDC PowerSchool Submission Due


March 20 - 27, 2017 

CCSA Conference Information and Registration

April 18, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Application Due

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates

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, January 25th.  Registration is now open for this session, which will focus on planning for day one and beyond.  Agenda topics will include licensure, grants, EDDIE, and other items of importance. Registration ends on Monday, January 16th. 


Please use this Planning Year #5 Registration Link to register.

For questions, please contact Dr.  Kebbler Williams at 

NC State Board of Education Seal

Community Charter School Assumption Notice


On November 16, 2016, the Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) interviewed Community Charter School to determine its renewal status.  The interview, board discussion, and data review of enrollment, finances, and academic performance, resulted in an “Assumption” recommendation to the State Board of Education from the CSAB for Community Charter School. 


At its December 1, 2016 meeting, the State Board of Education (SBE) accepted the recommendation of the CSAB to allow another entity to assume Community Charter School.


Attached is information on the assumption process. Please contact the Office of Charter Schools with questions or concerns at 919-807-3491.


Attachment:     (pdf, 116kb)

NCStar Training Opportunity



Mr. Alessandro Montanari will host a training on NCStar on December 21, 2016 from 9 am - 12 pm at Rocky Mount Preparatory Academy.  Any charter school that is classified as Low-Performing or Continually Low-Performing and has not previously attended training should participate in the training. 


There are 15 slots remaining for this awesome opportunity. Please contact Mr. Alessandro Montanari via email at to register and with questions or concerns. 

CCSA Save the Date

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA) Call for Proposals


The Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement welcomes proposals that highlight innovative practices to improve educational outcomes for students of today and tomorrow. Priority will be given to proposals that clearly connect content and objectives to proven techniques to increase student achievement, focus on best practices for 21st century educators, connect to conference strands in innovative ways, and or create/revive excitement for both student and adult learners.


Proposals will be submitted between December 1, 2016-December 30, 2016.



SESSION ABSTRACT - 50 words or less

The abstract succinctly describes your session and should be written in a manner so as to apprise participants of content and outcomes. Abstracts should be carefully reviewed prior to submission. The abstract will appear as written in the conference program.

SESSION DESCRIPTION - 200 words or less

This section provides reviewers an in-depth description of the proposed session content and design. The presenter should include details of the session including purpose, session format, and materials that will be used during the session. Remember, all sessions should be informative, engaging, and outcomes-based.


If you have questions about any aspect of the CCSA conference, please call the CCSA hotline at 919-835-6133 or email

Exceptional Children - Initial Allotment for PRC 060


Please see the attached regarding a reduction in the initial allotment of PRC 060.

If you need additional information, please contact or Lydia Prude at


Attachment:     Memo+-+Initial+Allotments+for+IDEA+Part+B+611+funding+%28PRC+060%29.pdf

NC Professional Development

Professional Development on the Topic of Dyslexia

Please see the attached information regarding regional professional development on the topic of Dyslexia. 

If you need additional information, please contact Lynne Loeser at 919 807-3980 or

Attachment:     Memo+Dyslexia+PD+1216.pdf

Exceptional Children - 2017 Spring Tuition Reimbursement

Please see the attached information and application for 2017 Spring Tuition Reimbursement.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Moffitt at 919 807-3997 or

Attachments:     Memo-Tuition+Reimb+Spring+16+-+Application.doc




Financial and Business Services Newsletter

Children with Disability Transfer System Updates



All charter schools have completed their first 60-days of school and the deadline for submitting transfers for FY 16-17 has ended. The Headcount transfer system will be disabled today, December 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm.  

Submission of Transfer Requests will not be allowed after the system is disabled.  Please contact School Allotments at 919-807-3739 with questions or concerns. 

State Board of Education to hold Dec. 20 Meeting on HB 17



The State Board of Education (SBE) will hold an onsite meeting in the Board Room in the Education Building (301 N. Wilmington Street) in Raleigh on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM.  

The agenda for the meeting will include a review of the provisions of House Bill 17.  Following the review, the Board will go into Closed Session; after the Closed Session, the Board will return to Open Session.  


We anticipate a meeting of approximately two hours. The agenda for this meeting is attached and will be posted by Monday morning on eBoard at Click on SBE Meetings in the top right corner. Also, a copy of House Bill 17 will be posted there. 

If you have questions, please contact Vanessa Jeter, Communication director,

Attachment:     sbe+conference+call+agenda+1612-20.docx

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The North Carolina Homeless Education Program (NCHEP) 2017-2020 Application and Subgrant Announcement

Date and Time:

A video presentation will be posted to the NCHEP website on December 15, 2016 and remain available for on-demand viewing through the NC McKinney-Vento Subgrant Application Submission cycle. Access the on-demand video presentation.


The video presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Purpose of the subgrant
  • Who is eligible
  • Funding Tiers
  • Application requirements
  • Strategies for submitting a strong proposal
  • Submitting the application in CCIP


Additionally, those who still have questions after reviewing the video, can use the on-line form to submit their questions related to submitting their 2017-2020SY McKinney-Vento subgrant application. Questions will be used to prepare an FAQ section, which will be posted on the NCHEP McKinney-Vento Subgrant web page.

Application Dates:

Application Release Date:     January 17, 2017

Final Submission Date:         February 28, 2017 at 11:59PM

Purpose of Funding

The purpose of McKinney-Vento subgrants is to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth.

Eligible Applicants

All North Carolina local educational agencies (LEAs) are eligible to apply. LEAs may subcontract with other agencies; however, the local school system assumes responsibility for setting program goals and monitoring program accomplishments. The LEA will serve in the capacity of fiscal agent.


U.S. Department of Education, through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001 (Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act, P.L. 107-110). Subgrant funding is contingent upon the annual state allocation.

Size of Grants

Based on the LEAs’ reported count of homeless students in the 2015 -2016SY CSPR, grants are expected to be in the following ranges:

  • Tier 1: 50-150 homeless students – Grant range up to $15,000 for each year of the grant
  • Tier 2: 151-400 homeless students – Grant range up to 30,000 for each year of the grant
  • Tier 3: 401-650 homeless students – Grant range up to 45,000 for each year of the grant
  • Tier 4: 651-900 homeless students – Grant range up to $60,000 for each year of the grant
  • Tier 5: More than 900 homeless students – Grant range up to $75,000 for each year of the grant

LEAs with less than 50 reported homeless students may submit an application with a consortium of districts whose number of identified students is at least 50.


Please submit your questions regarding planning and submitting your 2017-2020SY in CCIP using the online form.

Questions received will be used to prepare (and update) the FAQ section, which can be found on the NCHEP McKinney-Vento Subgrant web page.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Accepting Applications for Student Science Enrichment Program


The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) has opened its application for the 2017 Student Science Enrichment Program (SSEP) grant awards. SSEP supports diverse programs with a common goal: to enable primary and secondary students to participate in creative, hands-on scientific activities for K-12 students and pursue inquiry-based exploration in BWF's home state of North Carolina. These awards provide up to $60,000 per year for three years. The application deadline is April 18, 2017.


For more information or to access the application, visit