The Oklahoma Public School Resource Center has released the 2019 CSP Grant Request for Application located at https://www.opsrc.net/csp-grant-information. Applications are due by March 29, 2019 and must be uploaded through the Epicenter online system. Please email email@example.com for access beginning February 1.
Information sessions will be available on the following dates. Click the date to register.
February 4: OPSRC Oklahoma City office 12:30-3:00
February 7: OPSRC Tulsa office 9:00-11:30
February 21: Virtual session 9:00-11:30
OPSRC will award subgrants for brick-and-mortar charter schools in the following two categories:
Awarded subgrants of $600,000 will be funded with $150,000 in the Planning Year (up to 16 months) and $450,000 in the Implementation Year.
Grant applicants must conform to the federal definition of a public charter school in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [P.L. 114-95, section 4310(2)] to be eligible for grant funds under the CSP.
Virtual charter schools are not eligible to apply.
All applicants for the Charter School Program grant must have an executed charter with a sponsor and must be no more than 16 months from opening as of the due date of the subgrant. Charter schools in operation, approved charter schools that are more than 16 months from opening and developers that have not yet been approved by a sponsor are not eligible to apply. Grant activities may not extend beyond the first year of operation.
Can you believe the school year is almost over? Just a few weeks remain with your students, and then summer begins! We've all heard the myth that educators “take summers off” while lounging by the pool, but OSPRC knows summers are when the real work begins to prepare for next year.
I hope everyone is having a great end to the school year. I know you're now in a race to the finish and everyone is really busy, but I wanted to let you know about some new training I’m doing.
The U.S. has already seen multiple school shootings this year. We're not talking over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. We're talking 2018. And it's only mid-February. The fact that as the year continues, this number will likely grow should concern every one of us.
Take a moment and consider: when was the last time you reviewed the effectiveness of the communication outlets you use to relay information to your parents and greater community?