Presentation on theme: "Modifications to the Waiver In response to Board Comments May 5 th 2008 Tim King Sisters Web Academy and Marcola Web Academy."— Presentation transcript:
Modifications to the Waiver In response to Board Comments May 5 th 2008 Tim King Sisters Web Academy and Marcola Web Academy
Concerns we are trying to address in our waiver and its modifications: 1.Why should only the Charter Sponsoring district benefit from the Web Academies and the provided software and increase in revenue and resources? 2.Cut down on the “carbon footprint” 3.Can we assist all interested districts (small or large) in a cost effective manner? 4.Sending Districts (Partners Districts) should have a voice 5.Money should be spent directly on student education, management expenses should be minimized. (Economy of Scale, shared management expenses going back into education, not profits)
Concerns we are trying to address in our waiver and its modifications: 1.A district that is not sponsoring the Web Academy, but allows students to attend the Web Academy, by contractual agreement much like an inter-district transfer, will be called a “Partner District” and the Web Academies will: Offer the Partner District free use of the software Train teachers in the use of the software Offer resources in setting up after school e-schools and regular day Credit Recovery classes Offer software to help with Special Education Offer software that increases the overall selection of courses in the school Give an average of 6.75% of the ADM money
Partner School Districts Agreement is like an inter-district transfer agreement No Students from a Partner District admitted unless they have been out of a district school for over 1 year, or by district request.
2 ) Can we assist all interested districts (small or large) in a cost effective manner? Web Academy boards manage the Web Academies and the Web Academies are non- profit We could take advantage of the economy of scale by have a few, geographically well placed, sponsors and having the rest of the districts act as District Partners allowing everyone to benefit at a fraction of the cost to manage the system
We are already modeling this through the Clackamas Web Academy. We currently have allowed many districts to use our software license and have facilitated its use for Credit Recovery, E-schools, and Special Education. – Banks S.D. – Oregon City School District – Forest Grove School District – Marcola School District – Sisters School District – Some Charter Schools in PPS – Estacada School District – Rex Putnam. Clackamas
Waiver details Modified 150 in district, 150 out of district. In District uses new “Attending” language, as adopted (pending) 300 students Remaining students (up to 1200) from “Partner School Districts”, by agreement with the district, equivalent to a district transfer Charter serves contiguous counties (this includes Partner Districts)
Why Contiguous Counties Cuts down on Expenses. (Daily mileage equivalent per student would be less than.5 miles) Allows us to better serve students (field trips, enrichment experiences, technology assistance) Allows for greater local input and board control Teachers spend Less spend less time in a car, more time teaching
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