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.
The Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General's recent filing gives us some insight into the thought processes moving forward into the RP 25 hearing on June 11, 2018. The AG’s Office declares that RP 25 is clear enough to move onto the November, 2018 ballot if the signatures are collected.
Ways you can help prevent theft against your school.
This is what I hope all Oklahoma educators are feeling as they move into summer breaks: A STATE OF URGENCY! I am quite confident that Oklahoma professional educators cringe every time a new statistic or decision regarding education makes headlines, such as the 5th & 8th grade spring writing tests being invalidated.
Unlike some legal matters that may have grey areas, the law is quite clear when it comes to strikes. 70 O.S. Section 509.8 reads as follows: