New Information about Federal Start-up Funds for Charter Schools
The United States Department of Education (US ED) changed the application process for start-up funds for new charter schools. In years past, the Department applied for and sub-granted those funds to charter schools.
In the future, if the school wants to be considered for start-up funds, it must apply to the US ED directly. The grant process is competitive. Thus, applicants will not be able to include federal start-up funds in the projected years one to three budgets required for the Delaware Department of Education application to open a charter school.
The budget that applicants submit must be based on estimated state and local appropriations and any documented private contributions.
Applicants may submit their applications from November 1, 2012, through January 2, 2013, at 4:30 pm EST. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.
DOE staff are offering two sessions about the new charter school application.
7 November 2012, Wednesday, from 1 am to 3 am.
15 November 2012, Thursday, from 9 am to11 am.
Both sessions will be held at the John W. Collette Center, located at:
35 Commerce Way
Dover, Delaware 19904.
Directions are available at: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/ddoe/aboutdoe/location/dir_collette.shtml.
Applicant teams ought to be no more than three individuals. If you need to bring additional staff, contact Dr. Patricia Bigelow at 302.735.4135 or email@example.com.
RSVP to Ms. Sheila Kay Lawrence, firstname.lastname@example.org about which session you will attend and the number of people who will be present.
For more information, contact the Charter School Office at 302-735-4020.
Budget Sheets Five year projected budget of revenue and expenditures.
Revenue Estimates Required for each year of the five-year revenue budget projection.
Charter School Unit Review Rubric Reviewers of the submitted units of instruction use this rubric to evaluate the units.
Curriculum Scope and Sequence Unit Review Applicants use this document to provide an overview of the proposed units. This document is part of the application and reviewers will evaluate the Scope and Sequence relative to Department of Education standards.
Charter School Unit Modification This document will assist applicants in modifying a previously approved unit of instruction.