Thank you for attending our TA and Sponsor Improvement meeting last week. We are reviewing the feedback from the session and will be providing clarifications/updates in the upcoming weeks based upon questions raised during the event. We understand that a lot of information was discussed at the training and will think about the format going forward.
This is a busy week for sponsors and community schools. As such, there will be several communications coming from our office this week.
2018-2019 Sponsor Evaluation Technical Assistance and Sponsor Improvement Session Sept. 12
Registration is open for the required Sponsor Evaluation Technical Assistance and Sponsor Improvement Session on Sept. 12, 2018. Attendees must register through STARS. This training is for sponsor employees/contracted staff only.
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.