The North Carolina Charter School Act
Click here and scroll to Part 6A where the complete Act starts.
Or link to each section listed below:
- § 115C-238.29A. Purpose.
- § 115C-238.29B. Eligible applicants; contents of applications; submission of applications for approval.
- § 115C-238.29C. Preliminary approval of applications for charter schools.
- § 115C-238.29D. Final approval of applications for charter schools.
- § 115C-238.29E. Charter school operation.
- § 115C-238.29F. General requirements.
- § 115C-238.29G. Causes for nonrenewal or termination; disputes.
- § 115C-238.29H. State and local funds for a charter school.
- § 115C-238.29I. Notice of the charter school process; review of charter schools; Charter School Advisory Committee.
- § 115C-238.29J. Public and private assistance to charter schools.
- § 115C-238.29K. Criminal history checks.
Links of Interest
For Charter School Administrators
North Carolina Public Schools Website:
Office of Charter Schools Website
Calendars of due dates for DPI reporting requirements can be found at:
Common NC Education Acronyms
Handbook of Parent’s Rights
EC Behavioral Support Program and Funding
EC Funding Applications: One stop shop for VI B, Sliver, PRC 29 and more
Link to chart of amount of dollars allotted per ADM by County:
Link to your school’s planning allotment for state, EC and LEP funds: (Enter your school number to get your school’s allotment figures.)
Link to your school’s maximum funded ADM for the 09/10 school year:
Link to Poverty Count for each School
Law and Policy
Link to NC Charter Law: (Scroll down to 115C-238.29A)
Link to NC Public School law Article 27 regarding Discipline: (Referenced in each school’s Charter.)
Link to NC Open Meetings Law: (Charter School Boards of Directors are subject to this law) Something new in this law: “If a public body has a Web site and has established a schedule of regular meetings, the public body shall post the schedule of regular meetings to the Web site.”
Link to Attorney General’s Opinions regarding Charter Schools:
Link to the NC General Assembly: (Includes bills being proposed to become law.)
Link to NC Statute requiring teacher Health Certificate:
Link to Health Examination Certificate Form: (Required for NC Public School teachers)
State Board Policies
Charter School Policies can be found in the TCS Series under “TCS-U” (Or you can click on the links in the chart below)
|Policy Number||Policy Title|
|TCS-U-001||Charter School Accountability Requirements|
|TCS-U-002||Policy regarding criminal history checks for individuals handling fiscal matters in charter schools|
|TCS-U-003||Policy on charter schools racial and ethnic balance|
|TCS-U-004||16 NCAC 6G.0501 Policy regarding liability insurance for charter schools|
|TCS-U-006||Policy for charter schools on financial and governance noncompliance|
|TCS-U-007||Policy regarding charter schools renewal process|
|TCS-U-008||Policy regarding the definition of a charter school|
|TCS-U-010||Revocation of Charter for Lack of Academic Performance|
|TCS-U-012||Charter School Application and Review Process|
|TCS-U-013||Policy regarding Planning Year for New Preliminary Charter Schools|
Link to Each School’s monthly enrollment/withdrawal data / Principal’s Monthly Reports
Link to Student Attendance and Student Accounting Manual:
(Includes info about: Age for eligible enrollment, early Kindergarten, retention/promotion, required days of school, legal reasons for absence, homebound, definition of absence etc.)
NC Report Card
Link to your school’s report card and all other NC Public School reports cards:
Link to the NC School Report Card Sources of Data guide
Teachers and Teachers Licensure
Link to Licensure Salary Website (Licsalweb): HQ status, individual teacher licensure status, and licensure forms can be found at:
(This website has limited access and requires a password which your school should have. If not, instructions and application form are at the Link)
Link to NC public Schools Licensure Division website:
Regional Accrediting Agencies Website
New Teacher Evaluation Instrument (Required for use with teachers in the Beginning Teachers Licensure Program)
Regional Alternative Licensing Centers
NC TEACER WORKING CONDITIONS SURVEY RESULTS: (For individual Charter School survey results click on “Charters” in School District drop-down box – All charters are listed) (Also note a new area of extensive “Tools” for schools to use for self-correcting specific areas of need.)
STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL SINCE 2002
Avg. Daily Membership, Membership demographics by race and sex
EC membership, Per Pupil Expenditures
English Language Arts list serve Newsletters
Join the ELA list serve(s) for the grade(s) you teach:
- K-5 send an email to join-nceela_Kfirstname.lastname@example.org
- 6-8 send an email to email@example.com
- 9-12 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBSCRIBE TO DPI EMAIL NEWS SERVICE
Subscribe to DPI e-groups to ensure that you receive timely information on events, meetings, and/or issues affecting North Carolina’s public schools, including the Accountability Curriculum and Reform Effort (ACRE).
Curriculum – Standard Course of Study
Easily reproducible materials for parents and guardians regarding cervical cancer, cervical dysplasia, human papillomavirus and vaccines (as required in GS 115C-238.29F(a)
Mailing Address: Office of Charter Schools
6303 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6303
Main: 919.807.3491 Fax: 919.807.3496
Staff Contacts for the Office of Charter Schools
Joel Medley, Director 919.807.3491 email@example.com
Thomas Miller, Consultant 919.807.3492 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Swinson, Consultant 919.807.3495 email@example.com
Cande Honeycutt, Consultant 919.807.3493 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacant, Consultant 919.807.3263
Patricia Gillott, Program Assistant 919.807.3491 email@example.com
Finance and Student Accounting
Karen Frazier, Charter School Fiscal Analyst: firstname.lastname@example.org 919-807-3738
Gene Bruton, Audit, email@example.com 919-807-3726
Alexis Schauss, School Business: firstname.lastname@example.org 919-807-3553
Ozella Wiggins, Student Accounting: email@example.com 919-807-3757
Exceptional Children’s Programs
EC Division Main Number: 919-807-3969 (Tell the receptionist your school name, and she will be able to tell you the correct consultant or monitor or the person serving your school in a particular program area. A full directory can be found at: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ec/directory/specialty
Valencia Davis, Consultant for Charter Schools, IDEA VI B Grant:
HELP Desk (For resetting DPI passwords, etc) 919-807-4357
Student Academic Accountability, Testing
Link to Regional Accountability Coordinator Contact Info: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/accountability/directory/racs
For general charter school student accountability/testing questions, Butch Hudson: firstname.lastname@example.org 919-807-3806
General Number: 919-807-3310
Personnel Line to Specialists 919-807-3315 (Press #3 to bypass prompts)
Portia Reese, Licensure Specialist: email@example.com