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  –  February 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

March 1 - 2, 2017

State Board of Education Meeting


March 6, 2017

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

Action Items Due


February 10, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief Survey Due

January 12 - February 10, 2017

Hope Street Applications Due

Future Action Items


February 21, 2017

EC Directors' Webinar


February 24, 2017

Recruitment and Retention of Special Educators Summit


February 25, 2017

Annual Registration of Legally Blind Students


February 28, 2017

Performance Framework Submission Pt. 2 Due

OCS Monthly Audible


March 6 - 9, 2017

EC March Institute


March 20 - 27, 2017 

CCSA Conference Information and Registration


March 31, 2017

Performance Framework Submission Pt. 3 Due


April 13, 2017

SECU Nominations Due to OCS


April 18, 2017

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Application Due


April 30, 2017

Performance Framework Submission Pt. 4 Due

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates

Disaster Recovery (Hurricane Matthew Oct 2016 / Wildfires Nov 2016) Reporting - Charter Schools - Due Today Reminder

The Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 (SL 2016-124 Section 5.7) provided flexibility to charter schools affected by Hurricane Matthew or wild fires on making up instructional days in 2016-17. The Bill requires charter schools to provide information to the Department of Public Instruction on the implementation of the legislation.

The survey link is and is to be completed by each charter school. Please complete and submit by February 10, 2017. If you have questions, contact Gwendolyn Tucker at

Contact Us

October 2016 Leadership Institute Conference Reimbursements



The Office of Charter Schools (OCS) has formalized the process to return the October 2016 fees charter schools. If your school submitted a fee for the October Leadership Conference (which was cancelled due to weather) please submit to Ms. Mary Brown via email the following:


  •  W-9 form - required by NCDPI accounts payable 

A check will be sent the week the form W-9 form is received. Ms. Brown can be reached at Please contact the OCS directly with questions or concerns at 919-807-3491.

Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Monthly Audible (Webinar)

This month’s OCS Audible (webinar) will be held Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30 amRegistration details for the webinar will be provided next week. We will provide important updates and information on the NC School Jobs program.

Please contact Mr. Craig Tucker at with questions or concerns. 

NC Professional Development

Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Launches Training Camps for Low-Performing and Continually Low-Performing Charter Schools- Save the Date

As part of our new professional development model, OCS is launching Training Camps. The Training Camps are intended for schools categorized as low-performing or continually low-performing. 



Please see the OCS Training Camp dates below:



OCS Training Camp @ Henderson Collegiate (Henderson, NC)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


OCS Training Camp @ Sugar Creek Charter School (Charlotte, NC)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


To ensure a productive training camp for attendees, we will host a pre-camp webinar Wednesday, March 8 from 9:00-10:00 am. Registration and additional event information will be provided in subsequent newsletters. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Craig Tucker at

Charter Schools to Submit Combined Expenditure Report (CER)



Please review the attached list to determine if your school has not completed the CER which was due January 31st. Should you have questions or concerns contact Ms. Sherry Thomas at



Attachment:     Charters Missing CER

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates

Charter School High School (HS) Math Summit


We have secured a date, time and place for the Charter School HS Math Summit. It will occur during the CCSA conference Greensboro, and charters will have a separate (free) registration. 
Please use registration link below to register for this specific session and see the information below for the training specifics. 
Tuesday, March 21 10:00 - 4:00
10 a.m. - 12:00 pm morning sessions
12:00 pm - 1:30 lunch on your own
1:30pm -3:30 pm afternoon sessions
Registration Link:

NC State Board of Education Seal

State Board of Education (SBE) Launches Revamped Online Policy Manual


Finding state education policy is important in your role covering public schools and public education. To help you locate state-level policies, the State Board of Education office has reformatted the online State Board of Education Policy Manual, providing users with a more easily understood coding system and a more modern user experience. The new policy manual site launched Feb. 1, and we encourage you to visit the site to see the changes firsthand.


Finding the Policy Manual


SBE Policy Manual access is through the same link on the State Board of Education website, which also can be accessed from the Department of Public Instruction’s home page (in the green banner at the top of click on State Board of Education). You will see a number of tabs, including the “Policy Manual” tab. All of the policy manual “categories/subjects” appear on the left navigation bar on the page. 


If you are a frequent policy manual visitor, you may want to consider bookmarking the direct link.

Thanks for your attention, and if you need additional assistance, please contact the NC Department of Public Instruction Communication division, 919-807-3450.

Significant Cognitive Disability Foundations of Math

Please see the attached regarding upcoming Significant Cognitive Disability Foundations of Math (SCDFM) professional development. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ronda Layman at or 919 807-4059.


 Attachment:     Memo+-+SCD+Math+0217.pdf

Home Base Symposium 2017

Early Registration Deadline Has Been Extended!


The early registration deadline has been extended to this Friday for the 2017 Home Base Symposium.  Please watch this video for more information. Superintendent Mark Johnson will be the keynote speaker for this event.


You can also find more information at or click here to register. 

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