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  –  May 19, 2017

Upcoming Events


May 30 - June 1, 2017

State Board of Education Meeting 


June 13, 2017

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

Action Items Due

April 22 - May 19, 2017

Accountability Roster (School Verification)

May 19, 2017

myON Sign Up


Weekly - May 2017 

NC School Jobs Webinar - Please visit this website to learn more about and register for the training opportunities

Action Items Due Next Week


May 20 - June 2, 2017

Accountability Roster (District Verification)


Eligible Schools Summary Report (ESSR) Webinars - (See Dates Below)

May 22nd 10am


May 22nd 2pm


May 23rd 10am


May 23rd 2pm


May 24th 10am


May 24th 2pm


May 25, 2017

OCS Monthly Audible

May 26, 2017

IDEA Grant Due


Future Action Items


June 1, 2017

Latest EOY Home Base News - Please Review and Respond

NC Health and Human Services Charter School Reporting Survey - Please Respond


June 8, 2017

CSADM Webinar


June 13 - 14, 2017

New Charter Schools Leaders Institute


June 15, 2017

McKinney-Vento Data Submission


June 16, 2017

Home Base Opt-In


June 30, 2017

EC Summer Institute Registration Due 

July 27-28, 2017

FBS Summer Conference

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates

Henderson Collegiate Offers Leadership Training


Henderson Collegiate is excited to expand its impact by launching Want More? Do More! Leadership Training starting this June in Charlotte! They are eager to work with school leaders across a wider area to help share techniques that help make their school successful, namely effective coaching of teachers and creating a joyful student culture. Spaces are filling up fast.


Please like and follow their Facebook page and check out Henderson Collegiate's promotional video here.  Contact Barb Roeder with questions or concerns. at

NC Reads

Sign-up by May 19 to Boost Summer Reading with myON

As part of North Carolina’s new statewide reading initiative, NC Reads, NCDPI is partnering with myON, a division of Capstone, to offer preK-5th grade students access to the personalized literacy tool myON Reader.

Students will be able to use this tool during the summer months to select from thousands of titles and download free books that are well matched to their reading level and personal interests. As an added bonus, parents, teachers and others can access data from this tool on how many pages and hours students spend reading. There is even a feature to help measure students’ literacy growth while they are away from the classroom.

If you would like to offer your students free access to the myON Reader this summer, please contact Darren Drye (704.219.9624) myON account manager by Friday, May 19, or visit the myON website for more information. 

New Partnership Expanding K-12 Capacity Launches Statewide

Upwards of $5 Million in Loans Available to Fuel Rural Public Charter and Private School Growth

Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) and Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) announces an exciting partnership to boost educational outcomes, and the number of public charter and private schools statewide, particularly in rural counties. 

The partnership will create opportunities for new public charter and private schools to access capital, but will also ensure these schools have the necessary programs and protocols in place to open and operate successfully. Also, existing schools of choice will have access to capital to improve educational outcomes at schools that apply for and receive a level of support from CSBDF. Please see the attached for specifics.

Attachment:     New Partnership Expanding K-12 Capacity Launches Statewide 

Financial and Business Services Newsletter

Financial Business Services (FBS) Summer Conference

Please see the attached about the Financial Business Services Summer Conference on July 27, 2017. The Office of Charter Schools will host a half-day session on July 28, 2017. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.


Attachment:     2017_FBS SummerConference.pdf

Webinar Charter School ADM (Average Daily Membership) Projection System: Phase II Final Verification - Initial ADM Confirmation


Please register for the Charter School Average Daily Membership (CSADM) Projection System webinar: Phase II Final Verification - Initial ADM (CSADM) on Jun 08, 2017 3:30 PM EDT at:

The CSADM is an online system designed to assist each charter school administrator and board chair with improving the accuracy of key components in the budgeting process. Phase II will be used for the first installment of the annual allotment and will be the maximum actual ADM that the school may be funded on for School Year 2017-18.

Phase II Final Verification - Initial ADM submissions are required of all:

• current charter schools with 2016-17 school attendance,

• charter schools approved by the State Board of Education to open in School Year 2017-18, and

• University of North Carolina (UNC) laboratory schools scheduled to open July 1, 2017.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please contact Ms. Angela Harrison at or 919-807-3734 with questions or concerns. 


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


The OCS monthly Audible (webinar) will be held Thursday, May 25 at 9:00 am

This month’s webinar will feature a presentation on the Digital Learning and Media Inventory (DLMI) from Nathan Craver, Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant, NCDPI, and a presentation on the variety of programs available to educators at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) from Elizabeth Joyce, Digital Learning Specialist, NCCAT. 

Webinar registration and access information is provided below:

Register for the webinar here



Use the following number if calling in: +1 (213) 929-4232 (Access Code: 777-885-538)

NC School Jobs by PeopleAdmin

There are over 70 districts live in the system and 40 charter schools are beginning to post positions as well, so we encourage you to take advantage of this resource as soon as you can. We have thousands of applicants in the system which your school will have access to when you go live in the system.

The steps associated with implementation are: 

  • Contact Craig Tucker at to request an NC School Jobs workbook
  • Complete the workbook and submit your school’s logo
  • Participate in Training
  • Familiarize yourself with the system
  • Execute a few cutover steps and go-live in the system

Webinar training classes are scheduled on a weekly basis with the next one scheduled for Monday, May 22. Please visit this website to learn more about and register for the training opportunities. Webinars will last 1.5 hours with the ability to continue an additional 30 minutes if requested. Team members from the service provider, Jeff Davenport and Bill Barry, will lead the trainings and assist you with the implementation process.  

Home Base

Home Base Opt-in Update - Reminder


As of Friday, May 19, thirty-three charter schools have opted-in to the Home Base suite of tools for the 2017-18 school year. 


To access the opt-in tool please go to


June 16 is the closing date for your decision.  Please contact Jamie Woodlief, Project Coordinator at or 919-807-3745 if you have any questions or see our FAQ's.


NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates

Exceptional Children Indicator 14 Updates


On behalf of NCDPI Exceptional Children Director William J. Hussey: LEAs/Charter Schools receiving this notification are included in the random sampling for Indicator 14 – Postsecondary Outcomes Data Collection.  The due date is September 15, 2017.

Charter Schools included in this random sampling and who must respond include:

  • Carolina International School
  • Grandfather Academy
  • Lake Lure Classical Academy
  • Neuse Charter School
  • Woods Charter
  • Voyager Academy


Please see the attached memorandum for more information and contacts if you have any questions.

Attachment:     NCDPI Exceptional Children - Indicator 14

NC Global Education (Larger)

Global Education Quarterly Webinar  - May 25 @ 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

The final quarterly update webinar on Global Education for the 2016-2017 school year will focus on Global-Ready Districts and the Global Educator Digital Badge Process.  Register for the May 25 webinar here or view more details on the Global Education webinars page.


Congratulations to those educators from Cabarrus, Edgecombe and Union that have earned their North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge!  For names and how to locate their Global Education Curriculum Units in Home Base click here. We anticipate more teachers earning the designation soon and their names will be added to the list as this occurs!

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Global-Ready School Designees (Carolina Forest International Elementary, East Mecklenburg High School, Harrisburg Elementary and Harris Road Middle) and the 2016-2017 Global-Ready District Designees (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Onslow County Public Schools). You can find more information on these schools and districts along with the application process here .


For more information on these or other Global Education initiatives please contact Special Assistant for Global Education Helga Fasciano at 919-807-3864 or visit the web page: .


Exceptional Children (EC) Directors' Webinar 

Please submit any question you want the Division to address during the June webinar to Tish Bynum ( no later than May 22, 2017.


EC looks forward to continued collaboration during the June EC Directors webinar. Webinar invitation information is listed below.


Please register for EC Directors' Webinar on June 6, 2017 10:00 AM EST at:

EC Director's Bi-monthly information session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Exceptional Children (EC) IDEA 611 Grant and Fiscal Accountability Training 


This full day training will be in two parts. The morning will be related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 611 Grant and how to complete the application and the afternoon will relate to fiscal accountability. 


It is recommended that the LEA/Charter send a team of two consisting of the EC Coordinator/Lead teacher, the School Administrator, and/or the Finance Office Representative. 


The training will be held at the DPI Education Building at 301 North Wilmington Street in Raleigh on August 16, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The EC grants training, scheduled from 9:00-12:00, is intended for all individuals who will be responsible for completing the IDEA 611 Grant for the first time. The EC Grants training will be hands-on as LEAs/charters are walked through how to complete the grant application.

The Fiscal Accountability training, scheduled from 1:00-4:00, will also be hands on and LEAs will receive information on preparing documentation for fiscal review.

To register follow this link:

Lunch will be available on your own at several locations within walking distance. Parking is available in nearby lots for a daily fee.

If you have questions, please contact Keashia Walker for questions regarding content of this training by email at or Wendy Stevens for questions regarding registration at

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National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) Homeless Liaison Toolkit


The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) has updated the Homeless Liaison Toolkit to reflect the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new 2017 edition of the Homeless Liaison Toolkit includes requirements of the law, good practices, sample forms, and links to helpful resources. With sixteen chapters on topics essential to implementing the McKinney-Vento Act, new and veteran local liasions will find the essentials of what they need to know in order to carry out their responsibilities in supporting the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. 

Download the 2017 edition of the NCHE Homeless Liaison Toolkit at:

NC Health and Human Services Charter School Reporting Update


North Carolina’s charter schools are required to comply with both the Care of Students with Diabetes law (G.S. 115C-375.3) and the School Supply of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors law (G.S. 115-375.2A). As a result, the Division of Public Health administers the Charter School Health Annual Report.  In addition to compliance reporting, responses are also used to inform future training topics and allows the Division to better assist you with addressing the health care needs of your students.


This year’s report will again be completed via a Survey Gizmo link (below) and is due no later than June 1st.

Survey Link: