The State Board of Education held the first day of their monthly meeting today. One of the items up for discussion was the Public Charter School Advisory Council Charter Recommendations.
The Public Charter School Advisory Council reviewed 54 applications in subcommittees for charter schools looking to open in the 2013-2014 school year. Of those applications, 30 were granted an interview before the full Council July 16-18. After the interview with each applicant group, the Council recommended 25 applicants to the State Board of Education for approval.
The 25 proposed charters were in the Leadership for Innovation Committee of the State Board of Education for discussion today. Advisory Council Representative Kwan Graham and Dr. Joel Medley of the Office of Charter Schools presented the public charter applicant review process and were available to answer specific questions from board members.
The Advisory Council was praised for their strong work and high standards for application review. Since the proposed charters were for discussion only this month, there were limited questions regarding the individual charters. The State Board of Education vote on the charter schools will occur at their September 5-6 meeting.
To see the full August 1-2 State Board of Education agenda, click here. One of the items that will be presented at the State Board meeting tomorrow are the 2011-12 ABCs results. The report will also be published electronically at http://abcs.ncpublicschools.org tomorrow afternoon. The site will have ABCs growth and performance for each individual school in the state.