Posts made in March, 2013

Charter School Stats

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Blog

  • 123 charter schools in Oregon
  • Types:
    • 102 Brick & Mortar
    • 12 Virtual
    • 9 Hybrid
  • Sponsor Types:
    • 102 Multi-School School District
    • 16 Single School School District
    • 4 State

Hybrid: A brick and mortar charter school that also offers multiple online courses.

Multi-School District: A school district that has more than one school.

Single School District: A district where the only school in the district is a charter school.

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higher ed sponsorship

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Blog

Today I updated the higher ed sponsorship section on the proposal page. They have to use the same evaluation criteria that the school board uses with one additional item. They can disapprove the proposal if it doesn’t align with their mission. The institutes main campus must also be located within 25 miles of the charter school. That leaves Lane Community College and the University of Oregon as options. Here are their mission statements:

  • Lane Community College
    • Lane is the community’s college; we provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success.
  • University of Oregon

We have not chosen our mission yet, but I’m confident it will align with the mission of the UofO and Lane.

The only criteria that I think a school board will be able to debate on is “Whether the value of the public charter school is outweighed by any directly identifiable, significant and adverse impact on the quality of the public education of students residing in the school district in which the public charter school will be located”. I don’t think Lane or the UO will debate on this criteria once they see our proposal.

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Getting the word out

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Blog

To get the word out about our charter school I think our first step should be to request a list of vacant and unused public buildings and portions of buildings suitable for the operation of a charter school from the following government bodies:

  • City of Lowell
  • Lowell School District
  • Pleasant Hill School District
  • City of Pleasant Hill
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • City of Springfield
  • Springfield School District
  • Lane ESD

ORS 338.045 subsection 5 states: School districts, education service districts and other public bodies, as defined in ORS 174.109, shall make available to the public lists of vacant and unused public buildings and portions of buildings that may be suitable for the operation of a public charter school. The lists shall be provided to developing or operating public charter schools within 30 days of a written request. Nothing in this subsection requires the owner of a building on the list to sell or lease the building or any portion of the building to a public charter school or a public charter school governing body.

ORS 174.109 states: As used in the statutes of this state “public body” means state government bodies, local government bodies and special government bodies.

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Checking the proposal page

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog

This morning I checked the Proposal page against ORS 338.045. During this process I added some additional details to the proposal page. I’m currently on 338.045 (x).

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