May 2022 CSAB Highlights

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Charter Schools Board

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Charter Schools Advisory Board Highlights


May 9, 2022

CSAB Basics

  • CSAB meetings are streamed live every month on the DPI Youtube page
  • Meeting agendas are posted to Eboard approximately a week prior to each meeting. 
  • The next regularly-scheduled CSAB meeting is June 7th at the DPI Building in Raleigh. 
  • CSAB member lists, previous minutes, and other information is housed on the OCS web page
  • CSAB action items are heard the following month at State Board of Education meetings. Those meeting agendas are also found on Eboard. 

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Amendments & Ready to Open

May Amendment  Requests

CSAB voted to approve the mission change amendment request proposed for Shining Rock Classical Academy.  This approved requests will go forward to the State Board of Education in June.


For questions about the amendment process, reach out to All amendment materials can be found on Eboard. If you have feedback/input regarding guidelines for school board mergers and situations where one board is responsible for multiple schools, please feel free to reach out to Ashley Baquero at the email above or 984-236-2708. 


As a reminder, amendments requiring SBE approval take a minimum of 2-3 months AFTER all materials are accurately submitted. OCS will begin to enforce strict guidelines for submitting materials at least one week prior to a CSAB meeting. With over 200 schools, staff needs more time to prepare materials properly. Please plan ahead for all requests. 


Ready to Open

Ms. Claire Porter, OCS Consultant, provided Ready to Open (RTO) facility and enrollment updates for schools slated to open in Fall 2022. Final RTO recommendations for SBE will be made by CSAB at the June CSAB meeting.





May Applications Update

In April, SBE sent back two applications to CSAB - Wayne STEM and Greenville Prep. These two applicants provided updated information for CSAB to review at the May CSAB meeting. After the additional review and reconsideration, the CSAB voted unanimously to approve the schools for SBE recommendation.


Ms. Melanie Rackley, OCS Consultant, provided updates for the 2022 application cycle. OCS received a total of twenty applications for schools that, if approved, would open in the 2023-24 (accelerated) or 2024-25 (standard) school years.

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Other Business 

  • Dr. Darian Jones announced the SECU Scholarship finalists. 
  • NC ACCESS presented on the newly created Executive Transformational Leadership Program.
  • Dr. Thomas Tomberlin presented the Pathways to Excellence for Teaching Professional proposed licensure model.

For questions regarding meeting logistics and agenda, please contact If your board/school has an innovative or exciting program you'd like to showcase, let us know! We are always happy to have schools present to the board.