Presentation on theme: "Nea Community Learning Center K-12 Public Charter School Proposal."— Presentation transcript:
Nea Community Learning Center K-12 Public Charter School Proposal
Nea Community Learning Center Our Goals with the Nea Community Learning Center Replicate the successful ACLC educational Model for more families Fulfill the original ACLC vision for a K-12 school Fully Implement the Alameda Communitys Vision for Public Education
Nea Community Learning Center Responsible Kids become Responsible Citizens Learners take responsibility for their: Learning: Time & Project Management Democratic Community: Serve on all Committees, Judicial, etc. Adults model self governance in a democratic community Parents: On Board, finance, other committees Facilitators: Run the school and share administrative duties
Nea Community Learning Center Introduction - Core Action Team Maafi Gueye –NCLC Lead Facilitator Paul Bentz – CLCS / CEO / Development Director Lowry Fenton – CLCS / CFO Elementary Action Team Linda McCluskey James Venable Betsy Weiss
Nea Community Learning Center NCLC Consultants Peter Laub – VP EdTec (NCLC Budget) Carrie Blanche – ACLCs Resource Specialist for AUSD Special Education Services
Nea Community Learning Center Introduction of Charter Petitioners All Charter Petition Signers Present Please Stand
Nea Community Learning Center Introduction of CLCS / ACLC Governing Board All CLCS / ACLC Governing Board Members Present Please Stand
Nea Community Learning Center Introduction of NCLC Supporters All NCLC Supporters Please Stand
Nea Community Learning Center Criteria for the Evaluation of a New Charter Petition Ensure the charter petition does not fail on these criteria: (1) The charter school presents an unsound educational program for the pupils to be enrolled in the charter school. (2) The petitioners are demonstrably unlikely to successfully implement the program set forth in the petition. (3) The petition does not contain the number of signatures required by subdivision (a). (4) The petition does not contain an affirmation of each of the conditions described in subdivision (d). (5) The petition does not contain reasonably comprehensive descriptions of all of the following: Ed. Code § 47605(b).
Nea Community Learning Center The NCLC Charter Presents a Sound Educational Program The NCLC seeks to replicate the highly successful ACLC Educational Model Alameda Countys first and only charter school to receive the California Distinguished School Award U.S. News and World Reports Bronze Award – Top 8% of high schools in the nation API Rating of 10 for five years in a row Recipient of prestigious state Dissemination Grant to replicate model programs
Nea Community Learning Center What State Superintendent Jack OConnell Says… Schools like (ACLC) with a good track record should be replicated.
Nea Community Learning Center ACLC has, and NCLC will work to close the achievement gap
Nea Community Learning Center NCLC Core Action Team brings a track record of successful implementation at K-12 schools. Core Action team Includes: Maafi Gueye – 22 years of science/math teaching experience, 6 years of experience in the ACLC educational model, current ACLC Assistant Lead Facilitator Paul Bentz – ACLC Founding Facilitator, 12 Years of experience in the successful ACLC educational model, 21 years of experience as a 6-12 science facilitator, 7 years of experience operating a charter school in a sound financial manner, ACLC charter school startup experience Lowry Fenton – Has been around ACLC for 12 years as a parent, Community Board Member for 5 years, current CLCS / CFO for 3 years
Nea Community Learning Center K-5 Team Experience is also Substantial Linda McCluskey James Venable Betsy Weiss
Nea Community Learning Center Linda McCluskey AUSD Teacher of the Year – 1997 AUSD Team Diversity Member Media Center Teacher, Science Teacher (K-8) Paden School – 4 years Special Day Class Teacher – (3-5) Miller School – 4 years Teacher/Director (Pre K-3) Sara Project Day School – 12 years Credentials: Elementary Education, Special Education, Mathematics, Administrative Leadership (K-12)
Nea Community Learning Center James Venable Title 1 Coordinator / Literacy Coach – Washington School, BTSA Support Provider 30 years experience teaching in grades K-5 Reading and Writing Expert – Started NCTE Reading Initiative at Washington School, Consultant to schools on Louisville Writing Project Credentials: Master of Arts in Teaching, Clear Multi-subject, Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Certification
Nea Community Learning Center Betsy Weiss 20 years of Elementary Teaching Experience – (K-5) including 10 years of K-1 Multiage Grouping AUSD Mentor Teacher – 4 years Math, Science, Best Practices, and Development Education Title 1 Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach – 5 years Owner/Director/Teacher – Secret Garden Preschool – 5 years Credentials: MS Environmental Education, Elementary Credential
Nea Community Learning Center Petition has Required Signatures The petition exceeds the staff signature count requirement by 200%. All are highly qualified credentialed teachers with vast educational experience.
Nea Community Learning Center Petition Contains Required Statements The petition does contain affirmations for each of the conditions. The NCLC will be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, shall not charge tuition, and shall not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.
Nea Community Learning Center NCLC Community Outreach NCLC will market the school to all members of the community In an effort to reach out to all parts of the community and achieve an ethnic balance representative of AUSD, NCLC has requested from AUSD mailing labels for all K-12 families so that it can market to all of them in multiple languages. NCLC will admit its learners by a random lottery system described in the charter
Nea Community Learning Center NCLC Will Serve All Learners NCLC will serve all learners regardless of disability or special education needs (13% of ACLCs current learner population receive services) NCLC will not dis-enroll learners except under extreme conditions – expellable offences described under state law (ACLC charter school has only dis- enrolled 4 learners in its 8 year history)
Nea Community Learning Center ADescription of the Educational Program BMeasurable Learner Outcomes CMethod of Measuring Learner Outcomes DGovernance Structure EEmployment Qualifications FProcedures to Ensure the Health and Safety of Pupils and Staff GMethod of Achieving Racial and Ethnic Balance HAdmission Requirements IAnnual, Independent Financial Audits JDisciplinary Procedures including Suspension and Expulsion KManner of Retirement Coverage for Staff LPublic School Alternatives for Pupils Who Do Not Choose the Charter School MRights of Return for Charter Employees NDispute Resolution Procedures OEducation Employment Relations Act PSchool Closure Procedures Petition addresses Ed. Code § 47605(b).
Nea Community Learning Center …Ed. Code § 47605(b). continued The petition has 160 pages of detailed descriptions to meet this requirement.
Nea Community Learning Center In Conclusion We are all here tonight for the same reasons: Provide quality education for all students Provide parent/student choice within the public school system Student Success - Whatever It Takes! Thank you. We are available to answer any questions from the Board as well.
Nea Community Learning Center Together We Can Make a Difference
Nea Community Learning Center Nea Community Learning Center Vote Yes on January 8 th !