Charter Schools Advisory Board Meeting Newsletter for February 10, 2020

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Charter Schools Advisory Board Highlights

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Charter Schools Advisory Board (CSAB) February Meeting


The North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board met February 10th at the NC Department of Public Instruction State Board Room.  


Meeting 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.


The NC Charter Schools 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.


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2019 Charter School Applications


The Charter Schools Advisory Board began reviewing the 2019 Charter School Applications at its September meeting. A total of nineteen applications were submitted, five Fast-Track/Accelerations (to open in Fall 2020) and fourteen Traditional timeline applications (to open in Fall 2021).


The CSAB completed all full interviews at its January meeting. A total of six traditional timeline applicants are being recommended for approval to the State Board of Education (SBE). At its February meeting, SBE sent back the Clara Science Academy application to the CSAB for reconsideration. At this meeting, the CSAB recommended approval 6-1.  Those schools approved by the SBE in March will move into the Ready to Open process.


February Presentations


The CSAB heard several presentations from schools this month.


NC Cyber Academy, Essie Mae Kiser Foxx, Charlotte Choice, and Three Rivers Academy all appeared for required updates regarding academics, finances, and operations.


A.C.E. Academy, Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School, The Institute for Development of Young Leaders, and NC Virtual Academy appeared for required low-performing presentations.


District and Charter Collaboration


The CSAB heard an informative presentation about an innovative collaboration taking place in Charlotte between a traditional district school and a charter school. Ashley Park Elementary and Movement School, along with their partner SchermCo, spoke about the parent engagement and empowerment project. Videos about the collaboration project can be found in the agenda materials online. 




The CSAB recommended approval of one amendment in February: Hobgood Charter School’s request to expand to high school.  


Upcoming CSAB Meeting


March 9, 2020




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