What is the renewal process for charter schools? What information is taken into consideration by the district in making a renewal decision?
The law stipulates that the renewal should be based on the review of the charter school’s annual performance reports, annual audit of accounts and annual site visit and any other information mutually agreed upon by the public charter school and the sponsor.
* The Corbett School Board APPROVED the renewal of the Charter on January 22, 2014. ( Read here for more )
NWCEO FAQ on Charter terminations ( select the below pull out to read at a larger view ) Select here to view the full page of NWCEO FAQ as a pdf as of July 2014 ( before it was removed from their web site.)
SPECIFIC CRITERIA LANGUAGE
(8)(a) The sponsor shall base the charter renewal decision on a good faith evaluation of whether the public charter school:
(A) Is in compliance with this chapter and all other applicable state and federal laws; 1 Chap. 136 OREGON LAWS 2013 (B) Is in compliance with the charter of the public charter school;
(C) Is meeting or working toward meeting the student performance goals and agreements specified in the charter or any other written agreements between the sponsor and the public charter school governing body; (D) Is fiscally stable and has used the sound financial management system described in the proposal submitted under ORS 338.045 and incorporated into the written charter under this section; and(E) Is in compliance with any renewal criteria specified in the charter of the public charter school. (b) The sponsor shall base the renewal evaluation described in paragraph (a) of this subsection primarily on a review of the public charter school’s annual performance reports, annual audit of accounts and annual site visit and review as required
by ORS 338.095 and any other information mutually agreed upon by the public charter school governing body and the sponsor.
For what reasons can a charter school be terminated?
A charter school can be immediately terminated if the health and safety of students is at risk. A charter school may also be terminated for failing to meet the terms of an approved charter or ORS 338, failing to meet the requirements for student performance, failing to correct a violation of a federal or state law that is described in ORS 338.115, failing to maintain insurance as described in the charter, or failing to maintain financial stability.
Timeline of this process
Select here for the timeline: http://corbettpost.com/csd/charter-school/