Education One, LLC., in accordance with IC 20-24-4-1, has developed a fair and timely decision making process for charter renewal.
The Education One team compiles a detailed academic, financial, and organizational overview of the school’s performance throughout the term of the charter, all in accordance with the school’s Accountability Plan Performance Framework. The school may submit additional evidence, beyond data contained in the performance report, supporting its case for charter renewal.
Education One understands that the school is an important part of the community. Families, students, and staff all have a vested interest and their thoughts and opinions should be considered when making high stakes decisions related to the future of the charter school. Therefore, an important part of the charter renewal process is collecting stakeholder survey data. Families, students, and staff have the opportunity to share their overall satisfaction and thoughts with Education One via an electronic survey, prior to a school’s renewal decision being made.
In order to objectively obtain a snapshot of a school’s performance, Education One assembles an External Review Team to conduct a multi-day review of the school. The External Review Team is responsible for meeting with the school leadership team, interviewing board members, conducting classroom walk-throughs, and reviewing stakeholder survey data. Upon completion of the review, the External Review Team compiles a report for the Education One team, detailing the school’s performance in accordance with their Accountability Plan Performance Framework.
With careful consideration of all evidence, including but not limited to, the External Review Team report, stakeholder survey data, and the School Performance report, Education One’s Executive Director makes a formal recommendation to the Education One Board regarding whether or not to renew a school’s charter contract. This recommendation will be shared with the school board chair and principal in advance of the Education One board meeting. If the recommendation is to non-renew, the Organizer may respond in writing within 20 days, showing cause as to why the charter should be renewed and/or proposing to cure the specified condition. All submitted documents will be presented to the Education One Board, along with the Executive Director’s recommendation.
The Education One Board will vote on the renewal of a school’s charter, including the term of the charter, based on the Executive Director’s recommendation, the School Performance report, the External Review Team report, and any additional documentation received from the school. The Education One Board’s vote to renew or non-renew a school is final. Within 24 hours of the board vote, the Organizer will be notified of the decision via the school’s board chair and principal.