Community Schools Sponsor Update

Community Schools Sponsor Update

Community Schools Sponsor Updates

Community Schools Sponsor Updates
3/8/2019

Office of Community School Update - March, 2019

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! 

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2/26/2019

2019-2020 Draft Sponsor Evaluation Instruments Comments due March 4th

Dear Sponsors,

The Department has posted the 2019-2020 Draft Sponsor Evaluation Instruments for Review.  The deadline to submit comments on the draft instruments is 4:59 pm on Monday, March 4, 2019.  

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2/26/2019

February update - 4 School Improvement 'Quadrant Meetings' in March

Dear Sponsors, School Administrators, and SST Staff,

The Office of Community Schools will be hosting 4 School Improvement 'Quadrant Meetings in March. These meetings are open for all sponsors and community schools that were required to complete and submit a Community School Improvement Plan. Schools identified as a 'priority' school or received a 'needs intervention' for special education must send a representative to one of these meetings.  We will be reviewing issues related to school improvement plans including data analysis, needs assessments, root cause, plan alignment, implementation monitoring Implementation and additional topics as time allows.  The discussion will also focus on submission of schools' comprehensive plan later this spring.

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2/12/2019

Dropout Recovery Administrative Rules - Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities

Dropout Recovery Administrative Rules - Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities

In December 2018, Office of Community Schools’ staff presented additional graduation rate benchmark options to the State Board of Education’s Accountability and Continuous Improvement Committee. The State Board subsequently indicated interest in reconsidering previously adopted graduation rate benchmarks for the Dropout Recovery Report Card.

To ensure all interested parties can offer input, the Office of Community Schools posted a survey to solicit your ideas or concerns. All comments from the survey will be compiled and provided to the State Board.
 

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2/6/2019

Monitoring and Epicenter Webinar

Dear State Support Team Consultants and Community School Sponsors,

The Office of Community Schools will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 7, 2019, @ 9:00 – 10:30 AM for all Sponsors & State Support Teams.

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • How to complete the Monitoring Tool and other required actions associated with the Community School Improvement Plans,
  • The use of Epicenter for uploading the completed Monitoring tools and documentation,
  • Q & A period.
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Karl
Karl Koenig, Director
Office of Community Schools


 

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