RYH Board Member and CPS Dad, Chris Ball, attended the 2015 Illinois Charter Schools Conference held on Monday, October 26. This conference was sponsored by the Illinois Network for Charter Schools (INCS). Below are Chris's reflections on his day at this conference.
There's been some confusion this week regarding the new principal evaluation form and process. A RYH LSC member attended a training on this today & shared the below:
The LSC will evaluate the principal in three key categories: Professional Practice (weighted at 50% of overall score; Rated by the LSC & similar to what has been done in the past); Student Growth & Other Measures (weighted at 50% of overall score; the school's SQRP is used); and Optional Additional Criteria (weight determined by the LSC; I was told that LSCs should view these as "Extra Credit.")
Once again, Raise Your Hand is shedding light on the reality behind the rhetoric. This time, RYH has uncovered the real numbers behind Noble’s “demand” for seats at it’s schools. Please see info below. Feel free to contact RYH with any questions. Amy Smolensky, 312-485-0053
Five of Noble’s campuses can’t fill seats, yet still accepting students this school year — Where’s the waitlist?
Every year and by law, CPS must publish Draft Guidelines for School Actions (Co-locations and Reassignment Boundary Changes this year; in past has included Closings and Consolidations) by October 1. The 2015-16 Draft Guidelines are located here. CPS must announce school actions by December 1.