This is the NACSA Core Renewal Application and Guidance that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Revocation & Renewal Decision Making: Conducting a Strong Renewal Process.” This resource is intended as a guide and template for authorizers to use in developing their own renewal application for use by schools seeking to renew their charter.
Knowledge Core Keyword: Renewal
Managing the actual closure of a charter school requires planning, preparation, and attention to details that linger long after a school is closed. This session provides a roadmap through the basic elements of the closure process, including how to prepare the environment for closure, how to monitor the close out of student records, finances, education corporation documents, and other requirements that must be addressed when charters fail. Presenters will provide critical information to help guide authorizers through an effective closure process.
Mary Kay Shields, Gov. John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University; Kathryn Mullen Upton, Thomas B. Fordham Foundation Ohio; Josephine Baker, Education Consultant
The charter renewal decision is one of the most significant high stakes decision in public education. It determines the continuing existence or termination of a school. It has the potential to be a celebration of the accomplishments and success of a school—and its students—that was built from the ground up a few years earlier. On the other hand, it may be the public declaration that a school did not live up to its promises to the public or to the parents and students that chose to attend.
The charter school concept is built on the premise that in return for freedom, charter schools are held accountable to promises made in their charter. It is the authorizer’s role to ensure that charter schools uphold their end of the agreement by providing appropriate oversight of each charter school.
Richard Wenning, former associate commissioner at the Colorado Department of Education and a creator of the Colorado Growth Model, which has become a model for many states, conducted a webinar for authorizers …