CMO/EMO NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR OPERATING AN INNOVATIVE SCHOOL

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY

The North Carolina Innovative School District (ISD) is seeking proven* and/or credible** charter management/education management organizations (CMO/EMO) to partner with our district and local communities to ensure strong outcomes for students in some of our state’s lowest performing schools. All prospective operators for the North Carolina ISD must submit this Notice of Intent to Apply by 5 pm EST on September 29, 2017.

This information will help the ISD team in the planning process, while also ensuring that we are focused on identifying partner operators with a strong commitment to the local communities we will be serving. If you have any questions regarding the process or timeline for applying, please email eric.hall@dpi.nc.gov or call 919.807.3435.


Submissions must be made via email to the address provided.

Draft Timeline:

September 7, 2017 Public Release of Qualifying ISD Schools (for start-up in 2018/2019)
September 29, 2017 Notice of Intent to Apply Due
October 16, 2017 Application for Qualified CMO/EMO Operators Opens
November 17, 2017 CMO/EMO Applications Due
December 7, 2017 Final State Board of Education Approval of ISD Schools
December/January Presentations by CMO/EMO to Local School Boards and Communities Identified for Partnership with the ISD
February 2018 Final State Board of Education Approval of Contracts for CMO/EMO Partners



Definitions

* Proven - “CMO/EMO has a record of results in improving performance of persistently low-performing schools.” NC Statue 115C-75.8

** Credible - “CMO/EMO has a credible and specific plan for dramtically improving student achievement in a low performing school.” NC Statue 115C-75.8

Notice of Intent Application
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