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  –  October 27, 2017

Upcoming Events


October 31  -  November 2, 2017 

State Board of Education Meeting (Includes the planning and work  session)


November 6 - 7, 2017

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

Action Items Due 


October 27, 2017
NC Prayer Certification and Single Set of Assurances

Action Items Due Next Week


November 1, 2017

Charter Immunization Reporting

Future Action Items  


November 10. 2017

Wait List Survey - click this link to access the Wait List Survey


November 12, 2017

Planning Year Session #3 Registration

November 13 - 16, 2017

Digital Teaching and Learning: The Charter School Connection


November 15, 2017

NCHEP McKinney-Vento Regional Compliance Forum - Socrates Academy - Register Here


November 16, 2017

NC Service Learning Coalition Summit

NCHEP McKinney-Vento Regional Compliance Forum - PAVE SE Raleigh Charter - Register Here


November 17, 2017

Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) chart (See template)


November 21, 2017

Planning Year Session #3


December 4, 2017

PowerSchool Student Participation - October Headcount Due

December 31, 2017

Charter Schools Transportation Grant Application

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates

OCS Staffing Changes


Ms. Cande Wood resigned from OCS effective October 20, 2017. As she transitions to other endeavors, OCS is working to fill this vacancy. 


We wish Cande success as she pursues other opportunities. Please contact OCS at or 919-807-3491 with questions or concerns.


2016 NC Charter School Lottery, Enrollment, and Wait List Survey - Action Needed


The Office of Charter Schools surveys schools annually to fulfill data requests by the General Assembly. Please submit your survey response by Friday, November 10, 2017 to reflect your school's lottery, enrollment, and current wait list information for 2017-18 school year. 


All schools must submit an entry and all fields are required. Please note that we understand that these numbers fluctuate. The intent of this request is to capture a moment in time. Please click this link to access the Wait List Survey.


If you have questions about this survey, please contact OCS at

Training Opportunity


Board members from charter schools that are opening in 2018 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.  Please note the schedule below:


Registration is now open for the November session.  Registration ends on Sunday, November 12th. Please use this link to register.


For questions, please contact Dr. Kebbler Williams at

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates

NC Prayer Certification and Single Set of Assurances due in CCIP by October 27th, 2017 - Only for Charters the Have or Plan to Submit a Title I Application 



The NC Prayer Certification and Single Set of Assurances must be uploaded into the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) by October 1st of each year

As a condition of receiving federal funds, each LEA and charter school must certify in writing to the State educational agency that no policy of the local educational agency or charter school prevents, or otherwise denies participation in, constitutionally protected prayer in public elementary schools. 

If you have not uploaded the document into the Consolidated Related Documents section of CCIP, please do so by no later than close of business on Friday, October 27, 2017.  The document may only be uploaded when the status of the Funding Application is at Draft (or Revision) Started, so you might have to request the Program Administrator return it to you. 

NC State Board of Education Seal

State Board of Education Holds Planning/Work Session and Monthly Meeting Next Week (Oct. 31-Nov. 2)


The State Board of Education will hold its biannual planning and work session and monthly meeting next week, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, in Raleigh.


On Tuesday, board members will hold their biannual planning and work session from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the Engineering Building II, Centennial Campus, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. (Public parking is available on Partners Way.) Following a working lunch, members will receive an overview of the session and deliverables then presentations on Building an Equitable Education System, Financial Context, Teaching and Learning, and conclude with a debriefing. The planning/work session will be audio streamed and the link to listen is available at the bottom of that day’s meeting agenda.


On Wednesday, board members continue their biannual planning and work session at the same location as Tuesday’s meeting. The board will meet from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Public parking is available on Partners Way.) Members will receive presentations on Student Support Services and Issues; Preparing Teachers for the Classroom; DPI Service Delivery Structure, Legislative Agenda and Strategic Plan; and conclude with a recap and discussion of next steps. The planning/work session will be audio streamed and the link to listen is available at the bottom of that day’s meeting agenda.

Board members will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The agenda for this meeting and executive summaries are available online (under Meetings tab). Please note that Board members will discuss all agenda items and take action as appropriate.


The State Board’s regular meeting will be audio streamed. To provide comments or feedback regarding specific agenda items, please email State Board members individually or email general comments/feedback.

Still Time to Present at the Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders Conference

The Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement and the Home Base Symposium have combined to become the Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders conference with the potential to reach more North Carolina education stakeholders than ever before!


In addition to Concurrent and Poster Sessions (75 minutes each), conference staff are debuting Operational Sessions. These 45-minute sessions promise to provide participants ready to use new skills by the end of the session. 


Proposals can only be submitted through the CCES web page. Please click the link at the bottom of the CCES Proposal web page to access the proposal submission form. Remember … Oct. 31 is the deadline to submit a proposal.


Don’t miss out on sharing your message with the expected 2,000 conference attendees.


Allocation for PRC 119 - Preschool Projects (Budget Revision #15)

Please see the attached announcement of release of funds to PRC 119 to support preschool.

If you have any questions, please contact Vivian James (919 218-8384 or


Attachment:     Memo-PRC+119+Allocation+-+Preschool+Projects.pdf

November NC K-3 FAP Webinar Opportunities


NOVEMBER NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process Webinars Coming Your Way:  Check out these 30-minute educational opportunities for teachers, administrators and instructional coaches!


KEEP CALM and Assist Teachers with Making and Finalizing KEA Status Summaries


Audience:  Administrators and Instructional Coaches

Date:  November 2, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Description:  No need for your teachers to stress about determining a Status Summary for each child.  During our time together, learn how to create a report to identify teachers who may need assistance in completing their Status Summaries.  You will also learn how to filter information, as well as helpful hints to assist a teacher if the report is not showing 100% completed.  Register HERE.


KEEP CALM and Finalize KEA Status Summaries


Audience:  Administrators and Instructional Coaches

Date:  November 9, 2017

Time: 3:30 – 4:00


Description:  No need to stress about making a Status Summary determination.  Teachers have been adding evidences and making learning status determinations throughout the first 60 days, and now teachers use their professional knowledge to review all the learning statuses and make final Status Summary determinations.  This webinar will walk you through the steps for creating a Status Summary and answer questions from the field.  Register HERE.


Looking for additional NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process webinar opportunities?  Click HERE for future webinar information or visit our PD Resources page on the NC K-3 FAP Wiki.    

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