Office of Community Schools’ Update
March 29, 2019
Greetings Sponsors/Community Schools,
Below are updates from our office as we move into last stretch of the school year. Keep up the good work on behalf of our students.
- 2019-2020 SPONSOR EVALUATION FRAMEWORK: As required by Ohio Revised Code 3314.016, the Department of Education posted the 2019-2020 Draft Sponsor Evaluation Framework on the Department’s website for public comment. From Feb. 1-March 4, 2019, three surveys (compliance, quality practices and technical issues) were posted on the same webpage to collect comments and suggestions. The survey results have been compiled and can be found here.
Greetings Community School Sponsors,
The Office of Community Schools is providing a few reminders, announcements and School Improvement updates.
Reminder – March 15, 2019, is the deadline to enter into a preliminary agreement with schools looking to open next school year or the year after. Please provide those to the office via Epicenter as soon as possible.
Reminder – March 15, 2019, is the deadline to submit a completed 2018-2019 Intent to Participate in Quality Practices Interview form via Epicenter.
Announcement – The office is working to release information about the Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant for the 2019-2020 school year. I will contact potentially eligible sponsors next week to talk about opportunities for implementation grants that will be in the first or second year of operation in 2019-2020 and, for the first time, schools that meet a proposed high-quality and expansion definition. Stay tuned!