Massachusetts Charter Schools
Annual Report Guidelines for the 2004-2005 School Year
|To:||Charter Leaders and Board of Trustee Chairs|
|From:||Sally Bachofer, Coordinator of Accountability|
|Date:||May 16, 2005|
Each August, a charter school must submit an Annual Report to various constituencies, including the Department of Education. The Annual Report summarizes the progress made by the school during the preceding school year. In accordance with the charter school statute, Annual Reports are due to the Department of Education on or before Monday, August 1, 2005. As this is a statutory deadline, no extensions will be given to any schools. Please be sure to plan well so that your report is in our office on or before the deadline.
As you prepare the Annual Report for your school, be sure to follow the contents of the Annual Report Guidelines for the 2004-2005 school year. As is the case each year, the main content of the Annual Report is the school's report on its progress in meeting Accountability Plan goals. There is also additional information required by the Department that is included in a checklist in the Guidelines to aid schools in ensuring that each required element is included.
The Annual Report is an important component of charter school accountability, documenting the school's progress in meeting the goals articulated in its Accountability Plan, providing evidence in each of the areas guiding charter school accountability, and providing valuable information for charter renewal. Please read the Guidelines carefully to ensure that your school is including all the required information. The format of the report may be unique to the individual school as long as all the content is covered and easily found.
Please submit two (2) paper copies of the Annual Report to the Charter School Office, as well as Word and PDF versions of the document by disk. Electronic versions of each school's annual report will be put on the Department of Education's web site.
If you have any questions regarding the Annual Report, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 781-338-3219, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Report Guidelines for 2004-2005