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State Board of Education Meeting
August 6, 2014Nick LeRoy, Executive Director
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Agenda
Overview of the ICSB history and organizational structureICSB results to date on chartering activitiesSchool performance
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Overview of the Indiana Charter School Board (ICSB)
Established in July 2011 as a statewide charter school authorizer and is an independent state agency.Per IC 20-24-2.1-2, the Indiana Charter School Board’s duties are the following: establish a process to:(a) review a proposal to establish a charter school(b) make a decision on the proposal; and(c) monitor charter schools sponsored by the charter board.Seven (7) voting board members are appointed to the ICSB for four-year terms.Per statute – can charge up to 3% of basic state grantICSB currently charges 2% and maintains a state appropriationIn FY2013 – the ICSB charged the 3 schools in our portfolio $64,182
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A full copy of the ICSB annual report can be foundathttp://www.in.gov/sboe/2532.htm
FY 2013 Budget
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Vision and Mission
Vision: The ICSB’s visions is that students throughout Indiana have access to high performing public schoolsMission: To authorize and hold accountable a portfolio of high performing charter schools in which students achieve high levels of growth and graduate prepared for college and careersGuiding PrincipalsStudents FirstHigh ExpectationsExcellence in LeadershipCommitment to InnovationRigorous and Transparent Accountability
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Accomplishments since inception
Establish the ICSB as a high quality authorizerPolicies and procedures based upon best practices of authorizers nationwideUse of expert 3rdparty review teams to ensure high quality application reviewsRigorous accountability standards communicated and applied to our schoolsObjective and transparent closing proceduresContinuous benchmarking against some of the top authorizers in the countryNACSA, the National Association for Charter School Authorizing recognizes that the ICSB follows all 12 of their 12 best practices for Charter school authorizingAuthorize a portfolio of high performing schools with a focus on bringing innovation to the marketThe ICSB maintains a portfolio of 9 schools throughout the state
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ICSB Portfolio
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Charters Rescinded / Withdrawn
The ICSB has granted charters to a number of organizations that have failed to open a schoolThe ICSB has not closed a school
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Performance Analysis of charter schools: 2012-2013
ICSBAccountability Plan (http://in.gov/icsb/2434.htm) measures Academic Success, Financial Stability, and Compliance.*N size was less than 30.**N size was less than 10.
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Questions?
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