Legislation

The North Carolina Charter School Act

Click here and scroll to Part 6A where the complete Act starts.

Or link to each section listed below:

Links of Interest

Charter School Tools

John Locke Foundation analysis

For Charter School Administrators

North Carolina Public Schools Website:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/

Office of Charter Schools Website

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/charterschools/

Calendars of due dates for DPI reporting requirements can be found at:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/data/calendar/

Common NC Education Acronyms

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acronyms/

Exceptional Children

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/

Handbook of Parent’s Rights

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/policy/resources/

EC Behavioral Support Program and Funding

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/supportprograms/

EC Funding Applications: One stop shop for VI B, Sliver, PRC 29 and more

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/funding/applications/

Financial

Link to chart of amount of dollars allotted per ADM by County:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs/allotments/charterschools/current/dollarsperadm.xls

Link to your school’s planning allotment for state, EC and LEP funds: (Enter your school number to get your school’s allotment figures.)

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs/allotments/planning/charterschools/statefunding.xls

Link to your school’s maximum funded ADM for the 09/10 school year:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs/allotments/planning/charterschools/maximumadm.xls

Link to Poverty Count for each School

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs/allotments/planning/federal/freelunch.xls

Law and Policy

Link to NC Charter Law: (Scroll down to 115C-238.29A)

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_115C/Article_16.html

Link to NC Public School law Article 27 regarding Discipline: (Referenced in each school’s Charter.)

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_115C/Article_27.html

Link to NC Open Meetings Law: (Charter School Boards of Directors are subject to this law) Something new in this law: “If a public body has a Web site and has established a schedule of regular meetings, the public body shall post the schedule of regular meetings to the Web site.”

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_143/Article_33C.html

Link to Attorney General’s Opinions regarding Charter Schools:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/charterschools/manual/opinions/

Link to the NC General Assembly: (Includes bills being proposed to become law.)

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/

Link to NC Statute requiring teacher Health Certificate:

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_115C/GS_115C-323.html

Link to Health Examination Certificate Form: (Required for NC Public School teachers)

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs/personnel/benefits/healthcertificate.pdf

State Board Policies

Charter School Policies can be found in the TCS Series under “TCS-U” (Or you can click on the links in the chart below)

http://sbepolicy.dpi.state.nc.us/

Policy Number Policy Title
TCS-U-001 Charter School Accountability Requirements
TCS-U-002 Policy regarding criminal history checks for individuals handling fiscal matters in charter schools
TCS-U-003 Policy on charter schools racial and ethnic balance
TCS-U-004 16 NCAC 6G.0501 Policy regarding liability insurance for charter schools
TCS-U-006 Policy for charter schools on financial and governance noncompliance
TCS-U-007 Policy regarding charter schools renewal process
TCS-U-008 Policy regarding the definition of a charter school
TCS-U-010 Revocation of Charter for Lack of Academic Performance
TCS-U-012 Charter School Application and Review Process
TCS-U-013 Policy regarding Planning Year for New Preliminary Charter Schools

Student Accounting

Link to Each School’s monthly enrollment/withdrawal data / Principal’s Monthly Reports

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs/accounting/data/

Link to Student Attendance and Student Accounting Manual:

(Includes info about: Age for eligible enrollment, early Kindergarten, retention/promotion, required days of school, legal reasons for absence, homebound, definition of absence etc.)

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs/accounting/manuals/

NC Report Card

Link to your school’s report card and all other NC Public School reports cards:

http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/

Link to the NC School Report Card Sources of Data guide

http://www.ncreportcards.org/src/DatasourceGuide

Teachers and Teachers Licensure

Link to Licensure Salary Website (Licsalweb):  HQ status, individual teacher licensure status, and licensure forms can be found at:

https://licsalweb.dpi.state.nc.us/

(This website has limited access and requires a password which your school should have. If not, instructions and application form are at the Link)

Link to NC public Schools Licensure Division website:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/licensure/

Regional Accrediting Agencies Website

http://www.chea.org/institutions/index/ctm

New Teacher Evaluation Instrument (Required for use with teachers in the Beginning Teachers Licensure Program)

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs/personnel/evaluation/

Praxis Information

www.ets.org/praxis

Regional Alternative Licensing Centers

http://www.ralc.ccs.K12.nc.us/index.htm

NC TEACER WORKING CONDITIONS SURVEY RESULTS: (For individual Charter School survey results click on “Charters” in School District drop-down box – All charters are listed) (Also note a new area of extensive “Tools” for schools to use for self-correcting specific areas of need.)

http://www.ncteachingconditions.org/reports

STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL SINCE 2002

Avg. Daily Membership, Membership demographics by race and sex
EC membership, Per Pupil Expenditures

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs/resources/data/

Miscellaneous

English Language Arts list serve Newsletters

Join the ELA list serve(s) for the grade(s) you teach:

 

SUBSCRIBE TO DPI EMAIL NEWS SERVICE

Subscribe to DPI e-groups to ensure that you receive timely information on events, meetings, and/or issues affecting North Carolina’s public schools, including the Accountability Curriculum and Reform Effort (ACRE).

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/egroups/#admins

Curriculum – Standard Course of Study

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/

Easily reproducible materials for parents and guardians regarding cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, human papillomavirus and vaccines (as required in GS 115C-238.29F(a)

http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/common-clinicians/InsertParents.pdf

and http://www.immunizenc.com/Schools.htm

 

DPI CONTACTS:

Mailing Address: Office of Charter Schools

6303 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6303

Main: 919.807.3491     Fax: 919.807.3496

Staff Contacts for the Office of Charter Schools

Joel Medley, Director     919.807.3491 joel.medley@dpi.nc.gov

Thomas Miller, Consultant 919.807.3492 thomas.miller@dpi.nc.gov

Lisa Swinson, Consultant 919.807.3495 lisa.swinson@dpi.nc.gov

Cande Honeycutt, Consultant 919.807.3493 cande.honeycutt@dpi.nc.gov

Vacant, Consultant 919.807.3263

Patricia Gillott, Program Assistant     919.807.3491 patricia.gillott@dpi.nc.gov

 

Finance and Student Accounting

Karen Frazier, Charter School Fiscal Analyst: kfrazier@dpi.state.nc.us 919-807-3738

Gene Bruton, Audit, gbruton@dpi.state.nc.us 919-807-3726

Alexis Schauss, School Business: aschauss@dpi.state.nc.us 919-807-3553

Ozella Wiggins, Student Accounting: owiggins@dpi.state.nc.us 919-807-3757

 

Exceptional Children’s Programs

EC Division Main Number: 919-807-3969 (Tell the receptionist your school name, and she will be able to tell you the correct consultant or monitor or the person serving your school in a particular program area.  A full directory can be found at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/directory/specialty

Valencia Davis, Consultant for Charter Schools, IDEA VI B Grant:

vdavis@dpi.state.nc.us 252-535-3718

 

HELP Desk (For resetting DPI passwords, etc) 919-807-4357

Help@dpi.state.nc.us

 

Student Academic Accountability, Testing

Link to Regional Accountability Coordinator Contact Info:  http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/directory/racs

 

For general charter school student accountability/testing questions, Butch Hudson: mehudson@dpi.state.nc.us 919-807-3806

 

Teacher Licensure

General Number: 919-807-3310

Personnel Line to Specialists 919-807-3315 (Press #3 to bypass prompts)

Portia Reese, Licensure Specialist: preese@dpi.state.nc.us

 

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