The technical assistance session for the 2018-2019 sponsor evaluation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in the General Session Room of the OCLC Conference Center at 6600 Kilgour Pl in Dublin, Ohio. The session will begin at 9am, with sign-in from 8:30 – 9am.
The technical assistance session will provide information on the three components of the sponsor evaluation- academic, compliance and quality- focusing primarily on those areas for which sponsors have requested more information as well as providing information on any differences or updates from the previous sponsor evaluation cycle. The afternoon portion of the agenda will cover Sponsor Improvement as sponsors work to support schools identified as Priority or Focus.
The Office of Community Schools is sending this reminder that Sponsor Expenditure Reports are due by Aug. 15. The submission type has been assigned in Epicenter. If you have questions, please contact your Office of Community Schools’ consultant for assistance.
In late May, sponsors were required to submit five-year forecasts on behalf of their schools using the template provided by the Department. The Department now is utilizing a new review process to provide feedback on the forecasts. You will receive an email with feedback for each of your schools from your assigned consultant from the Office of Community Schools. The vast majority of five-year forecasts are being returned to address specific areas. We ask that forecasts are updated on the May 2018 template (available here) and resubmitted in Epicenter by Friday, Sept. 14. To facilitate this, the submission will be returned and the submission type deadline for any school that we are requesting a resubmission. We also will provide specific feedback on the notes in Epicenter.
Greetings Community Schools and Sponsors,
As we prepare for the opening of the 18-19 school year, the Office of Community Schools (OCS) wanted to provide some updates to schools/sponsors.
Since the initial publication of the 2018-2019 Sponsor Evaluation documents, minor changes were made to provide additional information/guidance to assist with the evaluation process. The changes are:
• Guidance on the submission of documents that exceed 25 pages
• Using the compliance templates provided by the Department for the 18-19 evaluation
• A reminder the Department may validate compliance indicators