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  1. Charter School Recommendations March 2007

  2. Charter Schools Grant • Allows 25 new petitions to be funded under this grant • Allows ten new petitions to be funded for 07-08 school year • Allows for previously approved and non funded charter schools to receive funding

  3. Petition & Rubric • The rubric to score petitions was reviewed by KSBE in September 2006 • A perfect score on the rubric is 188 points • Minimum score of 144 points to be recommended for Charter School Status • Petition and Rubric will be reviewed and modified prior to use in 2007-08 school year

  4. Petitions • Twenty–one charter school petitions approved by local boards were submitted to KSDE for review • Out of 21 petitions reviewed, 17 scored at or above the minimum of 144 points and 4 scored below 144 points

  5. Timeline • March – Board receives recommendations for establishment of Charter School and funding • April 15 – Required date for Board approval of Charter School status and funding

  6. Committee of Eight • A committee of eight met to review and score petitions • Max Wilson: Director Shawnee Prevention & Recovery Services • Sonny Rundell: Former KSBE Member • Climentine Clayburn: Retired Curriculum Director USD 497 • Peg Dunlap: KNEA • Jan Neufeld : Curriculum Coordinator, USD 373 • Michelle Wilson-Skinner: Former Director of Big Brothers & Sisters, Substitute Teacher, USD 501 & 450 • Phyllis Farrar: Education Program Consultant KSDE • Dr. Charles Rankin: KSU- Midwest Equity Assistance Center

  7. Funding Formula • Year 1- Planning grants of $60,000 • Traditionally planning has been from the time of approval to July 1, with the school opening during August of the same year • Federal Charter School Grant allows funding for a planning period of up to 18 months • Section 5202 (C)(2) GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS- Grants awarded by the Secretary to eligible applicants or subgrants awarded by State educational agencies to eligible applicants under this subpart shall be for a period of not more than 3 years, of which the eligible applicant may use — • (A) not more than 18 months for planning and program design; • (B) not more than 2 years for the initial implementation of a charter school • Years 2 & 3 – Two times base student funding or actual expenses; whichever is lowest. Total funding not to exceed $155,000.

  8. Kansas City USD 500 Parsons, USD 503 Hutchinson, USD 308 Elkhart, USD 218 Newton, USD 383 Pratt, USD 382 Renwick, USD 267 Erie, USD 101 Haysville, USD 261 McPherson, USD 418 Top Ten District Petitions

  9. Kansas City USD 500 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Maurice R. Holman Academy of Excellence • Petition received an average score of 177.17 • Public charter school will provide: • A self-paced, performance-based learning for grades K-5 • An emphasis on core curriculum, government, and entrepreneurship • Character development; and educational enthusiasm in preparation for participation in a global economic society • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 • USD 500 wishes to take a full year in planning and not receive first year funding during the 2007-08 school year

  10. Parsons USD 503 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment Parsons Health Career Academy • Petition received a score of 177.17 • Public charter school will provide: • Increased learning opportunities for students in a special area of emphasis, specifically Health Careers • Increase the percentage of student from low income families and students who are under represented minorities in choosing Health Careers • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  11. Hutchison USD 308 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Salthawk • Petition received an average score of 172.13 • Public charter school will provide: • Individual Learning Plans • Project centered learning • Condensed classes focused on curriculum Essentials, (groupings of necessary skills derived from state standards) • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  12. Elkhart USD 218 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Point Rock Family Academy • Petition received an average score of 169.4 • Public charter school will provide: • At risk students experience in establishing and running a business while earning credits to complete high school • A day care for student parents who currently can not consistently attend school because of childcare issues • Increased learning opportunities for pupils in business and economics • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  13. Newton USD 373 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Walton 21st Century Rural Life Learning Center • Petition received an average score of 165.29 • Public charter school will provide: • A connection for elementary school children to the richness of rural life by: • feeding lambs, • hatching chicks, • establishing pond ecosystem • Integration of 21st Century technology in all aspects of standards aligned curriculum • Emphasis on healthy lifestyles • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  14. Pratt USD 382 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Walden Center • Petition received an average score of 161 • Public charter school will provide: • Career training and academic essentials in the areas of: • The Arts • Communication • Business management • Technology • Health and human services • Technology rich curricula • Service learning • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  15. Renwick USD 267 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of St. Mark’sCharter School • Petition received an average score of 158.13 • Public charter school will provide: • Individual learning plans • Student leadership in technology • Newscasts • Gen Y, Robotic • Project Based learning • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  16. Erie USD 101 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Project Based Learning Charter School • Petition received an average score of 157.88 • Public charter school will provide: • Increased pupil learning opportunities • Authentic learning opportunities • Methodologies and structures that promote student learning, performance and achievement • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  17. Haysville USD 261 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of HaysvilleCharter School • Petition received an average score of 156.13 • Public charter school will provide: • Student career interest identification • Story Centered Curriculum • Individually designed academic programs • Integrate curriculum and technology through pod casting, streaming video and video conferencing • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  18. McPherson USD 418 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of McPherson CountyCharter School • Petition received an average score of 155.63 • Public charter school will provide: • Career awareness and assessment • Applied vocational technical skills • Employment opportunities in areas of high demand • Students with skills to compete in local and global job markets • Funding • Recommended funding is for a planning grant of $60,000 and first year funding of $155,000

  19. Non-Funded Charter Schools These schools are eligible for funding from the current grant • Approved 2005 by KSBE • Stafford High Charter • Approved 2006 by KSBE • Turner Virtual Learning Center • Sterling Academy

  20. New Petitions eligible for non-funded Charter School Status • Kinsley-Offerle • Burrton • Abilene • Independence • Little River • Ulysses • Waconda

  21. Kinsley-Offerle USD 347 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Kinsley-Offerle Jr./Sr. High Charter School • Petition received an average score of 153.25 • Public charter school will provide: • A non-traditional school setting • Individualized instruction • Funding • No funding recommended

  22. Burrton USD 369 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Burrton Technical Trades Charter School • Petition received an average score of 150.75 • Public charter school will provide: • Hands on exposure to mechanical systems • Construction of homes and businesses • Funding • No funding recommended

  23. Abilene USD 435 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Dickinson County Learning Exchange • Petition received an average score of 150.25 • Public charter school will provide: • Alternative curriculum • Work experiences • Career information for workforce preparation • Community connected learning experiences • Funding • No funding recommended

  24. Independence USD 446 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Twin Rivers Academy • Petition received an average score of 149.2 • Public charter school will provide: • An alternative high school setting • Individualized program for each student • Funding • No funding recommended

  25. Little River USD 444 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Kansas Career and Technical Virtual Charter School • Petition received an average score of 149.0 • Public charter school will provide: • Career based individualized learning opportunities • Career focused educational program • Funding • No funding recommended

  26. Ulysses USD 214 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of • Petition received an average score of 147.5 • Public charter school will provide: • Differentiated Instruction • Cultivating Home/School Partnerships • Student leadership opportunities • Funding • No funding recommended

  27. Waconda USD 272 • Submitted an approved petition for the establishment of Tipton Community School • Petition received an average score of 144.14 • Public charter school will provide: • Strong community partnership • Emphasis on character education • Funding • No funding recommended

  28. New Petitions not eligible for Charter Status • Greeley County • Wellington • Paradise • Oswego