We have updated the Frequently Asked Questions about the 2016-2017 sponsor evaluation process. These questions specifically pertain to the compliance portion of the evaluation.
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Please join the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Association of School Business Officials on May 15 at 10 a.m., for an hour-long session focused on the requirements of the Maintenance of Effort for ESEA and IDEA.
Over the past several weeks, the Office of Community Schools received feedback from stakeholders regarding the 2016-17 sponsor evaluation tools. Based on specific recommendations from stakeholders, the Department updated both the quality practices rubric and the compliance worksheet.
As you are aware, earlier this month, the Department announced the federal Charter Schools Program grant for Fiscal Year 2018. Today, the Department posted the Request for Application on the Charter Schools Program webpage. After reviewing the application process, interested schools must submit an intent to apply by May 1, 2017. The Department will accept applications in its Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan system from May 18-June 15.