2022-2023 Existing and Transfer School Application

  • This application is for schools currently operating who wish to apply to or transfer sponsorship to St. Aloysius. Please review all accompanying documentation before beginning this application. Please note that all file uploads are required to be in PDF format and titled according to their attachment number. You also have the option to "copy and paste" text from a document into a text box. At the bottom of the Application, there is a Save and Continue Later option for your convenience.

    This application is for schools currently operating who wish to apply to or transfer sponsorship to St. Aloysius. Please review all accompanying documentation before beginning this application. Please note that all file uploads are required to be in PDF format and titled according to their attachment number. You also have the option to "copy and paste" text from a document into a text box. At the bottom of the Application, there is a Save and Continue Later option for your convenience.
  • General Information

    Name of the Primary Contact for the application and the Organization completing the application on behalf of the school:
  • If applicable. If not applicable, enter "N/A" in the box below.
  • Reason For New Sponsorship

  • Non-Renewal or Transfer Notice

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      • Upload the most recent high-stakes or renewal review conducted by the current sponsor as a PDF document titled Attachment 3. To receive a "Meets" the most recent review must be uploaded and the school must have performed satisfactorily. You may use the box below to explain any information in the review and discuss if any issues found have been resolved.
      • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 512 MB.
      • Governance and Oversight

        The governing authority plays a vital role in the school’s success and future existence. The governing authority sets policies, establishes the budget, is the fiduciary agent, and is responsible for compliance with the community school contract and applicable local, state and federal laws. The governing authority of the school is the responsible entity and Ohio Revised Code requires no fewer than five (5) board members.
      • Provide the names and email addresses for each governing authority member. Click the plus button to add additional rows. Upload a resume for each governing authority member as Attachment 4. To receive a Meets, a resume must be received for at least five members containing current contact information.
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      • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 512 MB.
      • Please upload the following as Attachment 5:
        • • A copy of the governing authority's meeting schedule for the past 12 months, and
        • • The minutes from those meetings.
        • To receive a "Meets", both items above must be provided and the information will be reviewed to ensure the meetings are conducted according to open meeting laws and the minutes are complete and thorough.
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        • In the box below, provide the following:
          • •Explain the history and continuity of the governing authority, and
          • • If the governing authority has fallen below five (5) members within the last year, discuss the recruitment of new members.
          • To receive a "Meets" all requested information must be provided.
        • Academic Information/Data

        • CSS will be using the education plan attached to the school's current contract found on ODE's website.
          • • If the education plan is different than the one in the contract on ODE's website, upload the current version as a PDF document titled Educational Model .
          • • If necessary, provide a brief summary of the educational model used, including any modifications, in the box below.
          • • If there have been no modifications, please type "No changes" in the text box.
          • Note: please refer to the scoring rubric for details on how the Education Plan will be scored.
        • Max. file size: 512 MB.
        • Please provide the following:
          • • Nationally normed assessment results for your school by grade for the last three (3) years as Attachment 6.
          • • Provide a brief explanation of the data in the box below.
          • • If nationally normed assessments were not given, or if the data is not provided, a score of "Does Not Meet" will be given.
          • Note: Please only upload redacted data. Do not upload any data that includes student identifiable information. Please refer to the scoring rubric for details on how this item will be scored.
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          • Please indicate if the school is designated as any of the following:
          • As part of the application process, the school’s local report cards for the past four (4) years will be collected and reviewed. Provide an explanation below of the local report card data, noting any strategies that have been implemented to improve/sustain performance..
            • To receive a "Meets" the data must show stable or improved performance year over year.
          • Please provide the following as Attachment 7:
            • • Provide copy of the performance and accountability plan (performance framework) from your current sponsor contract,
            • • Provide data showing how the school is meeting the goals established in this plan.
            • To receive a "Meets" there must be evidence that school is meeting the established goals.
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            • Enrollment

              Provide the enrollment reported by the school on September 1, January 1 and June 1 for the past five (5) years in the table below.
            • September 1January 1June 1 
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            • September 1January 1June 1 
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            • Financial Performance

            • Upload the governing authority approved financials from the last twelve months as Attachment 8.
              • To receive a "Meets" the school must consistently maintain a positive cash balance.
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              • As part of the application process, five (5) years of audits for the school will be collected and reviewed. If the Auditor of State has identified findings for recovery, please provide details below describing how these findings have been resolved. If there have not been any findings for recovery, please note that in the text box.
                • Note: Unresolved findings for recovery cannot receive a "Meets".
              • As part of the application process, five (5) years of five-year forecasts submitted by the school to the Ohio Department of Education will be collected by CSS and reviewed. If any of the five-year forecasts show a negative cash balance, please provide details below describing how this will be resolved by the school. If necessary, provide additional explanations of the five-year forecasts.
                • Note: A five-year forecast that shows a negative cash balance cannot receive a "Meets".
              • Upload the most recently submitted Annual School Budget provided to ODE as Attachment 9.
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                • Upload copies of the last six (6) months of financial and enrollment reviews conducted by your current sponsor as Attachment 10.
                  • Note: School cannot receive a "Meets" if current sponsor has reported deficiencies in financials or enrollment.
                  Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 512 MB.
                • Upload a copy of the most recent FTE review conducted by the Ohio department of Education as Attachment 11. If necessary, provide a brief explanation of the FTE review below, including if and how any findings have been resolved.
                  • Note: School cannot receive a "Meets" if issues are noted in FTE review.
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                  • Organizational Performance

                  • Please provide the following:
                    • •Upload copies of the two (2) most recent sponsor compliance site visit reports as Attachment 12.
                    • •For items noted as non-compliant and/or deficient, provide a brief explanation of how the school has remedied any deficiency cited by the sponsor.
                    • Note: These can be any reports in which the sponsor has reviewed and provided feedback on the school's compliance.
                    • School cannot receive a "Meets" if non-compliance items have not been remedied.
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                    • If the school received any notice of probation, suspension or request for corrective action in the past two (2) years, upload as Attachment 13 and provide explanation of deficiency and how it was remedied below. If the school has not received any notices, type N/A in the text box below.
                      • Note: School cannot receive a "Meets" if deficiencies have not been remedied.
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                      • Please provide the following:
                        • • Describe below the school’s current facilities (age of building(s), number of classrooms, common areas, etc.),
                        • • Provide a description of grade levels served at each location,
                        • • Describe any planned facility improvements or changes, and
                        • • Provide any updates to the deed/mortgage or lease as compared to the information included in the contract on ODE's website as Attachment 14, or indicate in the text box that no changes have been made.
                        • To receive a "Meets" all of the requested information will be provided. It must also be evident that the facilities are appropriate for the students being served and the lease/mortgage terms are reasonable.
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                        • Please provide the following:
                          • • If the school contracts with a CMO/EMO, upload any update(s) to the Management or Operator Agreement as compared to the one on ODE's website as Attachment 15, or indicate in the text box if no changes have been made.
                          • • If the school has made changes to its management structure as compared to the contract on ODE's website, please explain below.
                          • • If the school does not have an operator, provide the name(s) of people responsible for day-to-day operations of the school and upload their resumes.
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                          • Upload a copy of the school’s most recent annual report as Attachment 16. If necessary, provide a brief explanation of the annual report below.
                            • To receive a "Meets" the report must be provided and include the required elements.
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                            • Provide the staff and school leader retention rate for the past three (3) years. Please provide any additional comments that may clarify the retention rates.
                            • Explain the school’s transportation plan and upload a copy of the plan as Attachment 17.
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