March 12, 2017 - Help your board plan for an effective CEO evaluation

Hi James Leonard,

One of the most important ways to foster a healthy board-CEO partnership is to conduct an annual CEO evaluation. It shows you care about the work of your charter organization’s CEO and are committed to excellence.

This month BoardOnTrack is going to help your board plan for an effective evaluation through two action-packed sessions:

Webinar: Conducting An Effective Charter School CEO Evaluation

Thursday, 3/16 from 2 – 3 PM EST

In this educational session, we’ll share our lessons learned from working with 500 charter school boards. Specifically how to:

  • Set up an effective process and appropriate timeline for conducting the evaluation
  • Clarify the board, committee and CEO's role in the process
  • The do's and don'ts of including stakeholder voice (parents, teachers, and students) in the process

Walk-In-Clinic: Custom-Built Tools You Can Use to Conduct an Effective CEO Evaluation

Tuesday, 3/21 from 2 – 3 PM EST

In this hands-on session we will:

  • Put your good intentions into action and conduct a CEO Evaluation your leader will thank you for.
  • See BoardOnTrack’s CEO Evaluation Tool, that was custom built exclusively for charter school leaders, in action.


Team BoardOnTrack
Phone: 844-BOT-TEAM

9 Damonmill Square, Suite 5A-1 Concord, MA 01742

March 10, 2017 - The Scary State of Charter School Leader Evaluations
March 10, 2017 - Special Education Updates



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Ohio's IDEA Part B Application Available for Public Review

All states making application for funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are required to publicize their application packet for those federal funds. These funds support provision of special education services to children ages 3 to 21 in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children has developed their draft application packet for this fiscal year and by this notice is making the application available for review and comment on the Department’s website here.

March 7, 2017 - It isn't too late to register for the 2017 OAASFEP Title I Spring Conference

2017 OAASFEP Title I/Federal Programs Spring Conference, 

Connecting Learning: Every School, Every Day 






Register now for the 2017 OAASFEP Title I / Federal Programs Spring Conference

Connecting Learning: Every School, Every Day

This two-day spring conference, April 4 - 6, 2017, at the Columbus Hyatt Regency Convention Center, will provide important information and updates about federal education programs. It is essential for the new coordinator or those with less than two years' experience, and informative for the Title I or classroom teacher.

Complete Conference Information
Keynote Speakers
Hyatt Regency Hotel

Highlights and updates of new ESSA woven into the conference.

Please forward to others who work with federal programs in your school district.

We'll see you at this important learning event for educators.

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March 3, 2017 - Public comment on Ohio’s draft plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act closes Monday, March 6

There is still time to weigh in! The Ohio Department of Education invites the education community and public to review and provide comment on the draft state plan and technical submission for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Ohio’s plan takes a detailed look at the state’s education system and makes important improvements based on the feedback of our stakeholders and requirements in law.

The Department will incorporate input from the comment survey, which closes Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m., into the final Ohio plan. Here is more information.

March 2, 2017 - Announcing - "Parents for Charter Schools'


For Immediate Release



Ron F. Adler
Parents for Charter Schools
Phone: 937.239.7969 l 877.279.0990


Announcing - 'Parents for Charter Schools'

An organization linking charter school parents throughout Ohio

Parents will advocate with their 'voices and votes' as part of the newly created Parents for Charter Schools (PCS) -- a 501(c)(4) organization to empower parents with a specific focus on advocating and protecting Ohio public charter schools. PCS partners with the Ohio Coalition for Quality Education - a statewide leadership organization representing all of Ohio's public charter schools.


The PCS network organizes and trains charter school parents from across the state with the purpose of developing Charter Parent Ambassadors (CPA) in every school.


Parents for Charter Schools supports families by linking them with other parents to present a united and powerful 'voice' when working with state legislators, other policymakers and the media.

"There are more than 100,000 students being educated at charter schools across Ohio," said PCS Director Ron F. Adler. "Those parents are in the ideal position to know the individual needs of their children - and the best educational setting for them to feel safe and in which to flourish."

This parent-driven organization will offer families a 'voice' to: * protect their child's education; * defend their 'right to school choice'; * and, guard the future of their public charter school of choice. 

"My husband and I searched for an online school to fit the immediate medical circumstances of our oldest daughter's needs," explained Lori Spangler, a Charter Parent Ambassador from Newark Digital Academy (NDA).  "NDA is a perfect fit for Sophie and we are grateful. Protecting her education is crucial to us - and Parents for Charter Schools helps put our family back in charge of Sophie's education."

PCS seeks to break down barriers that often exist around Ohio's public charter schools.  Advocating at the grassroots level and directly to legislators, parents will fight against legislation and other regulatory
changes that would hurt their charter school.


March 2, 2017

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