Charter Schools Advisory Board Newsletter for October 2018

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Charter Schools Advisory Board Highlights

OCTOBER 8, 2018

Charter School Advisory Board October Meeting


The North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board met October 8, 2018 at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.   

The agendas are available on the State Board of Education’s website under the Meetings tab. There you can also find presentation materials for each agenda item, where applicable.

Charter School Advisory Board meetings are live-streamed and available on the NCDPI YouTube Channel.


Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to NCDPI Communications at 919-807-3450.

Reflections from Mr. Alex Quigley, Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB)


The Charter School Advisory Board met for its monthly meeting on October 8th. The highlight of the meetings was certainly the Office of Charter Schools’ presentation regarding the Charter School Performance grant. We have submitted for this grant multiple times over the past 3-4 years and been rejected each time. By successfully earning selection this year, Director Machado and the Office of Charter Schools have done a tremendous service to our state. This is a multi-year $23 million dollar grant that will ensure the growth of successful charter school models in our state with an eye toward equity. We look forward to working alongside OCS as they build the systems and structures to make this grant possible. 


In other matters, we took some time to get an update from the virtual charter school operators and heard from a number of schools up for renewal. We look forward to next month when we will dive into our first round of clarification interviews. We hope your year is off to a tremendous start!


The CSAB discussed two charter amendments this meeting and voted to recommend approval of each amendment to the State Board of Education.

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OCS Presentations

The Office of Charter Schools presented updates in many of the office’s workflows. Dr. Allen presented an update regarding the status of the application portal which has now closed. Clarification interviews for applicants will begin next month.  Ms. Cooper presented the 2019 renewal schools report and the CSAB will vote on renewal schools in December 2018. Lastly, Ms. Baquero presented the CSAB with an overview of the 2017-18 academic data.

Renewal Presentations

A.C.E. Academy, Charlotte Learning Academy, Dillard Academy, Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School, KIPP Halifax, United Community, The Capitol Encore Academy, and Research Triangle Charter were selected to give renewal presentations and address the CSAB regarding their academic data and school improvement plans.

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The Office of Charter Schools announced its official Twitter account to the CSAB. OCS hopes to raise awareness and promote positive news about our charter schools through this social media initiative. In addition this will serve as another communication tool for the office. Find us at @NCCharterOffice.