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Massachusetts Charter Schools

Accountability

Annual Report Guidelines

A charter school's Annual Report must be submitted to the Charter School Office at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on or before August 1, as set forth in the charter school statute. The Annual Report will be used by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to review the school's performance and progress for the past academic year, be corroborated and augmented by site visits, and will serve as one of the primary pieces of evidence that the Board of Education will review when it considers a school's application for charter renewal.

The Annual Report Guidelines provided the required elements that must be included in each report. In addition, there is a sample Recruitment and Retention (R&R) Plan for a variety of potential situations using the new template below. In the sample R&R plan, the areas deleted in track changes are meant to clearly show what elements do not need to be completed based on the chart data included in the sample plan.

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Annual Report Guidelines 2016-17
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Sample Recruitment and Retention Template 2016-17

The webinar reviews the various required components of the Annual Report including updates on how school's should report budget information and changes to the R&R Plan. The focus of the webinar is on the changes to the 2016-17 Annual Report Guidelines. Please contact the Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign, charterschools@doe.mass.edu or 781-338-3227, if you have specific questions about the Annual Report Guidelines or submission.

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Annual Report Guidelines Webinar 2017

As mentioned in the Annual Report Guidelines webinar, the list of charter schools that are located in districts that enroll 10% or more of limited English proficient students is now published. If the charter school is named, the school’s recruitment strategies must include a variety of outreach efforts in the most prevalent languages of the district. Charter schools should check this list and ensure that their recruitment plan reflects the languages listed. If you have any additional questions, please contact Ellie Rounds Bloom.

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List of charter schools located in district that enroll 10% or more of limited English proficient students


Last Updated: August 11, 2017
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