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  –  November 9, 2017

Upcoming Events


December 6 - 7, 2017

State Board of Education Meeting 


December 11 - 12, 2017

Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting

Action Items Due 


November 10, 2017

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


November 12, 2017

Planning Year Session #3 Registration

Action Items Due Next Week


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)

SS200 Full-Time Personnel Report FY 2017-18

Future Action Items  


November 21, 2017
Planning Year Session #3
December 4, 2017
PowerSchool Student Participation - October Headcount Due
December 31, 2017
Charter Schools Transportation Grant Application

NC Professional Development

NCDPI Office of Charter Schools (OCS) Updates


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

Education Consultant - Compliance, Evaluation and Reporting


We are seeking to fill our vacant Education Consultant - Compliance, Evaluation and Reporting

position. Interested candidates should apply using the link provided. 


Please contact OCS at with questions or concerns about this position. 

Reporting Deadlines

NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates 


SS200 Full-Time Personnel Report for FY 2017-18


To be completed by all LEAs, Charter, Regional and UNC Laboratory Schools.


The SS200 Online Report is due by November 17, 2017 and the SS200 online application is available by accessing the Financial and Business Services website under What’s New: or


The SS200 Full-Time Personnel Report is an online system that collects race/ethnicity, gender and fund source of full-time personnel employed through October 1 of the current school year (2017 – 2018).


You may reference your Human Resource Management (HRMS) SS200 Full-Time Personnel Report or the SS200 report provided by LINQ to assist in completing this report. The information will be completed online and the individual submitting the report will need an active North Carolina Identity Management identification (NCID) login.


If you (or your staff) need an NCID, you must contact your LEA NCID administrator to set up an account for you. A directory of the LEA NCID administrators is available at: DPI cannot assign an NCID or reset NCID passwords.


If you are not responsible for submitting the SS200 report, please share this information with other staff in your LEA or charter school who may be involved with data collection and reporting for the SS200.


If you have additional questions about the SS200, please contact Angela Harrison at 919.807.3734 or

Multi-Tiered System of Support Updates


This month we celebrate the 85 Charter Schools who have committed to join Cohort 5. These schools are demonstrating their dedication to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support. The reason for our excitement is not only the increased interest in total school improvement but because there are concrete evidences of shifts that are happening within current cohorted charter schools.

We appreciate schools like East Wake Academy who share the benefit of structuring teams and installing a data evaluation system to catch struggling students. In the video linked below, you will hear how this school installed a systems approach which enabled their team to respond early to students who previously may have been overlooked. Another example of MTSS implementation is that East Wake Academy, like other schools are moving from assisting struggling students to establishing academic and behavior layers of support that maximize growth for all. Listen to the brief video for more on the impact of this framework.

For information on joining Cohort 5, please access the MTSS wiki or contact Amy Jablonski, Director, Integrated Academic and Behavior Systems(IABS).

Public Schools of North Carolina

Driver Education Advisory Committee to Meet

The Driver Education Advisory Committee will hold its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The agenda is attached.


The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend. For more information, please contact NCDPI Communications at 919.807.3450.


Attachment:     11.14.2017+DEAC+Agenda.pdf

B-K Graduate-Level Professional Development Opportunities


UNC-Greensboro (UNCG) has two options for graduate-level professional development in Birth through Kindergarten, and is accepting applications between now and January 15, 2018.

Both programs are totally on-line with classes that meet in the late afternoon/early evening. The options are:

1) BK Initial Licensure Program

UNCG received a grant from the US Office of Special Education programs to help students pay for this graduate program. The program allows persons with an undergraduate degree in early childhood or a related field who do not have a BK license to complete courses and receive their initial BK license in three semesters. In addition, the courses students complete count toward requirements for the Masters degree, so students can receive the BK license and also be half-way toward their Masters degree.

The grant provides funding to pay for all tuition costs plus a modest stipend to cover other costs. Classes meet at 5:00 to accommodate working students, and meet using computer technology so students do not need to be in Greensboro. Students participate in practica and student teaching experiences, which can be done field-based placements in their own community. This is a particularly great opportunity for teacher assistants or community-based providers who do not have their license.

Additional information about the grant opportunity and how to apply are found at the following website:



2. Masters of Education--Advanced Teaching License

UNCG also offers a Masters of Education program that prepares teachers for their Advanced BK Teaching License. The Masters is a two-year program and all courses are offered on-line in a synchronous format, which means classes meet over the computer in the evenings. This program is a great opportunity for teachers with a BK License who want to further their education and training in early childhood, and complete the requirements for an Advanced Teaching License.

Additional information about the Masters of Education program is found at:



Application materials should be submitted by January 15, 2018 to allow time for processing before the February 1, 2018 deadline.

Applications can be submitted at the following web address:


For further information, contact Catherine Scott-Little at

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