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1 Welcome to the Statewide Charter Summit "Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you." - Dr. Wilbert Rose

2 Welcome to NNU – Boise Center Bill Russell General Counsel and Executive Director of Community Relations, Northwest Nazarene University "Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you." - Dr. Wilbert Rose

3 Introduction Terry Ryan, President, Idaho Charter School Network Goals Agenda Housekeeping (restrooms, cell phones, etc.)

4 NNU and Kahn Academy Partnership Eric Kellerer Director of NNU Doceō Center, Northwest Nazarene University

5 National School Choice Week Terry Ryan, President, Idaho Charter School Network Suzanne Metzgar, Director, Idaho Charter School Network National Support for “Big Tent Event” Charter School Profiles Statewide PR Campaign K-12 Student Video Contest January 27 th Event (education, rally & proclamation)

6 Idaho Politics and Charters Emily McClure, Attorney, Givens-Pursley Discussing Idaho’s changing political landscape and what it means for education (new Superintendent, new lawmakers, etc.) Discussing charter school policy opportunities/challenges for 2015 Taking questions and concerns from you

7 Building Community Support Kara Kerwin President The Center for Education Reform

8 Moving to the New School Trust Terry Ryan, President, Idaho Charter School Network The Goal: To improve student achievement while expanding school choice options for Idaho’s children and families. Target: 40,000 students in high-performing charter school seats and new model district schools/programs by Commitment: Share all lessons learned widely so as to help others improve their performance and services for students.

9 Idaho New School Trust Terry Ryan, President, Idaho Charter School Network Andrew Bray, CEO, Tessellated Ventures School Network (Basic membership $1-$3 per pupil) Shared Services (Fee for services, TBD) New School Development (“20 in 10” Growth Support) Advocacy and protecting space for current and new schools Storytelling: awareness building Shared purchasing consortia Communications Technical assistance Trainings Events/Conferences Sharing best practices Strategic planning support Brokering efforts with state charter commission/universities Coordinating with other stakeholders (e.g. ISBA, E-schools, Idaho Leads, etc.) Financial management -Bookkeeping -Basic accounting -Financial reporting -Financial planning -Financial modeling -School CFO/Treasurer Grant Management -Grant Writing -Grant reporting Other -Legal -Academic -Technology -Special education Identifying and recruiting models (in- state and out) for growth Identifying, recruiting, developing new school talent Assisting applicants for new school development Vetting new school/expansion proposals Making case for new school support Working with reform-minded district(s) in new school growth Reporting on successes and challenges Coordinating with partners (e.g. Building Hope, consultants, etc.) CURRENT ACTIVITIES EXPANDED ACTIVITIES FOR 2015 AND BEYOND

10 Building Hope Brett Lee, Director, Building Hope – Idaho Direct loans to quality charter schools Senior and subordinated loans for a short period Obtain security interest in property being financed Short-term loans to help schools bridge longer-term financing options Interest rates lower than market rates

11 Building the Charter Voice Don Keller, Executive Director, Sage International School Emily McClure, Attorney, Givens-Pursley Terry Ryan, President, Idaho Charter School Network Changes to ISBA Bylaws New Opportunities for Members to Contribute to Policy Agenda in 2016 and Beyond Take the Pledge Today!

12 Thank You and Our Partners "Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you." - Dr. Wilbert Rose


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