Charter School Specialists offer services to various organizations involved in the educational field. Our experience covers a range of services. Select the one that describes your organization.
Sponsors (Authorizers) of Charter Schools
Charter School Specialists has significant experience reviewing charter school contracts for developers and authorizers. Charter School Specialists can provide the necessary recommendations for changes and enhancements to developers and can provide the necessary guidance to authorizers regarding charter school proposals.
Comprehensive Services for Schools
Charter School Specialists has provided technical assistance to nearly 80 schools in Ohio and nationally in all phases of operation. Whether your need is in pre-operations, early operations, or ongoing operations, our staff has the experience to provide you with the technical support you need to be successful.
Charter School Development
Charter School Specialists are proven experts in charter school development, providing support services, developing partnership opportunities, application development and ongoing school support across the nation. Charter School Specialists is a leading support service provider, state wide sponsor of charter schools, and oversees compliance in Special Education and Federal programs for more than 40 schools. This blend of authorizing, as well as experience in providing direct services to charter schools, uniquely positions Charter School Specialists to provide advice, support, and management to charter school groups and community leaders across the country.
Sponsorship (Authorizer) Services
Charter School Regulation Guidance
Charter school regulation comes from the state revised code and administrative code statutes. As your authorizer, Charter School Specialists can assist your school in maintaining compliance with these requirements.
Monitor State Reporting Services
Charter School Specialists has the expertise to monitor and review the status of data in each of the following systems to assist schools in completing each required task timely and accurately.
In Ohio, Charter School Specialists’ State Reporting Staff can help your school with:
School Options Enrollment System (SOES)
Education Management Information System (EMIS)
Education Monetary Assistance Distribution (EMAD)
Federal Low Income Count System (FLICS)
Charter Schools are educational institutions that are operated independently and much like a small business entrepreneur. Budgets, projections, purchasing procedures, and audits are a part of this landscape. To date few charter schools have closed due exclusively to poor academic performance, however more have closed due to poor fiscal performance. Charter School Specialists will conduct, at a minimum, bi-monthly reviews of your financial reports to help your school stay on track.
Guidance and Oversight for Corrective Action Plans
Corrective Action Plans are vital to ensure that any violations or areas of weakness are corrected efficiently and effectively. Charter School Specialists can provide guidance and oversight to ensure that your school’s Corrective Action Plans, if needed, fix the problem right the first time.
Regional Provider for Local Professional Development Committee
As a Regional Provider for a Local Professional Development Committee, Charter School Specialists can assist your teachers in tracking their professional development, creating their Individual Professional Development Plans, ensure timely renewal of licensure, and ensure high quality professional development is made available to the its’ members.
School Compliance Assessments
Charter schools have been released from some of the operating standards that govern traditional schools in exchange for a higher level of accountability. Charter schools still face a daunting list of state revised code and administrative code statutes. Our experts perform ongoing site visit reviews and provide an expert assessment of your school’s current compliance with all charter school statutes. Charter School Specialists can provide you with all the technical assistance necessary to achieve 100% compliance with charter school requirements. Many new schools have already taken advantage of our comprehensive compliance assessments and have found it to be an integral part in preparing for their authorizer’s formal site visits.
School Improvement Planning Assistance
Improving the public education system is what charter schools are all about and as your authorizer; Charter School Specialists will provide school improvement planning assistance to promote the success of your students, teachers, and school.
Charter School Specialists has provided technical assistance to nearly 80 schools in Ohio and nationally in all phases of operation. Whether your needs are in pre-operations, early operations, or ongoing; our staff has the experience to provide the technical support you need to be successful.
Charter School Contract Review and Recommendations
Charter School Specialists has significant experience reviewing charter school contracts for developers and authorizers. Charter School Specialists can provide the necessary recommendations for changes and enhancements to developers; and provide the necessary guidance to authorizers regarding charter school proposals.
Opening Assurance Evaluation
Know that you have everything in place when you open your doors by allowing Charter School Specialists to be your authorizer and conduct an Opening Assurance Evaluation. Our expert knowledge of state revised code and administrative code statutes will ensure that your school is in compliance from day one.
Professional Development Training
Keep your teachers and staff up-to-date as Charter School Specialists facilitates Professional Development Training with speakers that are experts in their field. We provide training opportunities that include: enrollment requirements, state data reporting requirements, board operations, fiscal management/reporting, Federal Title Program planning, academic accountability, special education coordination, Blood Bourne pathogens, CPR/First Aid, and much more to meet your needs.
Representation at Board Meetings
Charter School Specialists will attend your board meetings and be there to assist your board in proper meeting operations, as well as, offer necessary guidance when needed to enable your board to work efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of your students.