Community Schools Sponsor Update

Community Schools Sponsor Update

March 2018 Articles


Community School Five Year Forecast SKYPE meeting

Community School Treasurers and Sponsors,
Over the past several months the Ohio Department of Education worked with stakeholders and the Auditor of State's office to update the format for the Five Year Forecast. Under ORC 3314.03 (A)(11)(d) all community schools must submit a forecast of revenues and expenditures twice a year to the Department using the prescribed format. The deadline for submission of the second or final forecast for this school year is May 31.   

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Sponsor Evaluation Compliance Item #120 Submission Update

Good morning community school sponsors,
It has been brought to the Department’s attention that the logic formula for Item #120 on the Compliance Worksheet for Oversight of Schools is not properly functioning. The worksheet posted on the Department’s website prevents sponsors from entering text in the cell for the response to Compliance Question 2. To address this, the Department has created a submission type in Epicenter for sponsors to provide their response. The submission type, Student Assessment Time, can be accessed under the Sponsor Compliance Review in Epicenter.

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Charter School Program Intent to Apply now available

After reviewing the eligibility requirements for the Charter School Program subgrant competition on the webpage, interested and eligible community schools must submit an intent to apply between March 16-April 6, 2018.  The Department will post the Request for Application on April 6, 2018 on the Charter School Program webpage.  The grants are for Fiscal Year 2019.  The Department will accept applications in the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP) system from April 20-May 21.
If there are questions regarding the Charter School Program, please email
Karl J. Koenig
Office of Community Schools

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Five Year Forecast Stakeholder meeting

Dear Community School Treasurers and Sponsors,
The Ohio Department of Education will host a Community School Five Year Forecast Stakeholder meeting for school treasurers and sponsors on Friday, March 9, 2018.
To help us better understand the stakeholders’ perspective the Department invites you to attend this meeting to share your comments and suggestions.  The meeting will be an opportunity for community school treasurers and sponsors to provide feedback to the Department on the current forecast template and its review criteria.

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