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  –  July 28, 2017

Upcoming Events


August 1, 2017 

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting


August 2 - 3, 2017

State Board of Education Meeting 

Action Items Due Next Week


July 30 - August 1, 2017

2017 NCAPCS Conference


August 2, 2017

NC School Job Webinar


August 3, 2017

NCVPS  - Virtual Open House - Follow this link to register today! 

Future Action Items 

August 8-10, 2017

English Learner (EL) Support Conference: Growing Success for ELs

August 15, 2017

Federal Personnel Data Collection 2016-17.pdf


August 18, 2017

Consolidated Federal Grant Application


August 25, 2017 
ArtsR4Life: Registration Deadline 


August 31, 2017

Important 2019 Charter Renewal Information - Due


September 15, 2017

Nominations Due -  Educator of Excellence Recognition


October 12 - 13, 2017

2017 Charter School Leadership Institute

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates


Charter Renewal Notification for Schools with Charter Terms Expiring 2019 - Reminder


Thirty-seven charter schools have charter terms expiring in 2019.  Per G.S. § 115C-218.6. (b), the State Board of Education shall renew a charter upon the request of the chartering entity. 



The attached  letter reminds the board of directors of each respective school on the list below to submit its renewal request to begin the process.  Specifically, the renewal request is due Thursday, August 31, 2017, must be submitted on your school’s letterhead and include the board chair’s signature.


Please contact Ms. Shaunda Cooper via email at or 919-807-3634 with questions or concerns regarding the renewal process.




Attached:     Important 2019 Charter Renewal Information

NC Professional Development

Upcoming OCS Professional Development Opportunities

Save the Date*: 2017 Charter School Leadership Institute

Location: Voyager Academy, Durham, NC


Date: October 12-13


Registration Information: Registration is NOW OPEN! Please register HERE and be sure to read and follow all instructions for registering. 


If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact

2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year Program - Reminder

NCDPI is pleased to coordinate the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program. 


The program provides an opportunity to honor and recognize exemplary teachers in North Carolina and to call attention to the importance of the teaching profession. Instructions for school level TOY coordinators can be found here, including a timeline for the selection process.


If you have any questions about this process, please contact


NC School Jobs by PeopleAdmin

There are over 80 charter schools live in the system and many are already posting positions, 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



If you have been trained and are not currently scheduled for next steps, please contact Craig Tucker via email.


The next webinar training is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2. Please visit this website to learn more about and register for the training opportunities. Webinars 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, lead the trainings and are available to assist you with the implementation process.  


NC Virtual Public Schools Logo

NC Department of Public (NCDPI) Instruction Updates



NC Virtual Public School (NCVPS) Anniversary Symposium



The North Carolina Virtual Public School is turning 10! NCVPS is celebrating a decade in online teaching and learning and invites you to its 10-Year Anniversary Symposium.

The Symposium will bring you and NCVPS together to connect, share, and learn about online and digital learning. NCVPS will commemorate the past ten years and look at the future of learning.

The Symposium begins with a Recognition Banquet on  Friday, October 20, 2017,  at Marbles Kids Museum at  6:00 pm . It will conclude with a day of Concurrent Sessions on  Saturday, October 21, 2017,  at Moore Square Middle School beginning at  8:00 am . Please click NCVPS 10-Year Anniversary Symposium for additional information. 

North Carolina School for the Deaf Advisory Council to Meet


The North Carolina School for the Deaf Advisory Council will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 2-5 p.m., at the Historic Rusmisell Museum on the North Carolina School for the Deaf campus, 517 West Fleming Drive, Morganton. 


A tentative agenda for this meeting is attached. 


American Sign Language and Voice Interpreters will be provided at the meeting. A Spanish interpreter also will be available. Prior notice of other languages requested will be required to make suitable arrangements.


Questions regarding the meeting may be directed Kim Collins.


Attachment:     NCSD+Adv+Council+Aug.+3+Mtg.pdf

NC State Board of Education Seal

State Board of Education Subcommittee Schedules Conference Call

A subcommittee of the North Carolina State Board of Education will meet via conference call on Monday, July 31, from 12 – 1 p.m. 

The conference call will be hosted from the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh.

Subcommittee members will review a request from Aristotle Preparatory Academy Charter School to partner with a charter management organization then develop a recommendation regarding the request for State Board of Education consideration at its August meeting.

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

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ESSA State Plan 
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New English Language Arts Standards 
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