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 17, 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 17, 2017
SS200 Full-Time Personnel Report FY 2017-18

Action Items Due Next Week


November 24, 2017

Language Instruction Educational Program LIEP Chart: See template

November 21, 2017
Planning Year Session #3

Future Action Items  


December 4, 2017
PowerSchool Student Participation - October Headcount Due


December 9, 2017

PBS Pre-K Teacher Summits - Dec. 9, 2017
December 31, 2017
Charter Schools Transportation Grant Application

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 closed for the November session.  For questions, please contact Dr. Kebbler Williams at

Reporting Deadlines

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


Charter Schools Transportation Grant Opportunity


2.5 million dollars was provided to the NC Department of Public Instruction to establish a Charter School Transportation Grant Program for the 2017-18 school year.



The purpose of the Charter School Transportation Grant pilot program is to reimburse a charter school that has a student enrollment of at least fifty percent (50%) of its students residing in households with an income level not in excess of the amount required for a student to qualify for the federal free or reduced price lunch program. 



The Letter of Intent was the first step in the established process and was due September 1, 2017. Attached is the Letter of Intent for any school who did not complete initially and the Grant Application which is due December 31, 2017.  



Contact with questions or concerns. 






2017-18 Transportation Grant Letter of Intent



Charter Schools Transportation Grant Application


NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Updates


Recipients - 2017 Educator of Excellence Award


Please see the attached announcement of the 2017 Educator of Excellence Award recipients that will be honored at the 67th Conference on Exceptional Children.


Attachment:     Memo-Recipients+Educator+of+Excellence+2017.pdf

Annual Registration of Legally Blind Students

Please see the attached information regarding changes and timelines for the annual registration of students who qualify as legally blind.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Campbell at 919 807-3988 or


Attachment:     Memo-Legally+Blind+Registration+2018.pdf

NC Elementary Students

PBS Pre-K Teacher Summits - Dec. 9, 2017



UNC-TV, PBS, and the NC Department of Public Instruction Digital Teaching & Learning Team invites Pre-K teachers to join us for a day devoted to learning and sharing technology integration strategies and networking with colleagues. 


Pre-K teachers will learn about Sesame Street’s new site and its hundreds of activities and tips on topics like early learning, health and wellness, and coping with tough topics. As you connect with other providers, you’ll explore the many multimedia resources available on the platform. You’ll learn how to leverage these resources to directly benefit members of your community… all with the help of the furry, friendly Muppets.


Date:                      December 9, 2017

Time:                      9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:               Winston-Salem State University

                               601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

                               Winston-Salem, NC


This is a FREE event open to educators in North Carolina. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Participants may earn Digital Learning Competency CEUs.  Space it limited!


Click on the following links for more information:

Pre-K Invitation  | Agenda |  Registration

English as a Second Language (ESL)/Title III November Updates


Submission of LIEP Chart has been extended until November 24th, 2017

Please be reminded that if your Charter School has identified at least 1 English Learner, you are required to design a Language Instructional Educational Program (LIEP) Chart and submit it by email*.

Use the LIEP Guidance to help you fill out the template. 

LIEP Chart: See template


Share the link with by Friday, November 24, 2017. Use "LIEP 2017-2018 for (LEA/Charter Name)" in the name of the document and in the email subject line.


*If your school receives Title III Funds, this chart was submitted through CCIP in August 18, 2017. Your CCIP administrator would be notified, if the LIEP is not uploaded.


Information Session:  Implications of the Supreme Court’s Endrew Case for Special and General Education

Please join the Hill Center with special guest Dr. Ann Turnbull for a free information session on: 

Implications of the Supreme Court’s Endrew Case for Special and General Education


Tuesday, November 28

8:30 – 10:00a.m. (formal program from 9-9:45a.m.)

Link to full details:

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Biogen Foundation Spark Video Contest


The Biogen Foundation is inviting middle and high school students in Massachusetts and North Carolina to create 30-second to 3-minute videos on the topic of genetic mutations. Please make sure the video is accurate and creative. Work with a teacher at your school to submit your video soon, because the first 200 eligible videos submitted will win $500 for your school (up to two submissions per school)! Grand Prize winners will receive $10,000 for their schools and three GoPro video cameras for the students who created and starred in the winning videos!


Submissions are open until December 8th. ALL NC schools are eligible to enter. Teachers MUST be the ones to submit the videos; students and parents are not allowed to submit videos. See for more information about the contest and to submit your video today!


Questions? Contact the Biogen Foundation here