Charter School Newsletter – September 2016

The September 2016 Charter School Newsletter from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is available online.

Topics in the issue include:

  • Welcome Back Message
  • Finance and Data Training for new business managers
  • Western MA English Learner Leadership Network
  • FY17 Waitlist Update Due
  • FY16 Audit Due
  • The DissemiNATION Fair 11/18/16
  • Fall Leader Meeting for Administrators and Board Members
  • FY16 Charter School End of Year Financial Reports
  • Planning for Computer Based Testing
  • Technology Funding for Charter Schools
  • Enrollment Policy Technical Advisory and Checklist
  • Educator Qualifications Technical Advisory
  • Next Generation MCAS
  • ESSA Resources
  • Changes to McKinney-Vento under ESSA
  • Revised Charter School Performance Criteria (and other accountability documents)
  • Resources for School Site Visits in 2016-17
  • Charter School Renewal Applications
  • Call for Volunteer Site Visitors
  • Dissemination (Editor’s Note: We don’t know what this refers to either)
  • Revamped Access and Equity Webpage
  • New WIDA Workshops
  • Orientation for New Special Education and ELL Administrators
  • Special Education Leadership Institutes
  • Problem Resolution Unit Area Meetings
  • RETELL
  • Guidance for Charter School Board Members
  • Board Member Management System
  • Superintendent’s Checklist
  • Finance and Data Trainings
  • SIMS Training
  • FY17 Revision to Waitlist Data Collection
  • FY 16 Audit and Audit Guide
  • Revisions to the Charter School End of Year Financial Reports
  • Changing Bank Accounts for EFT
  • Resources (Ed. Note: A list of books and websites) to Serve Economically Disadvantaged and Low Income Students
  • Charter Applications and Expansions
  • Communications and Contacts