• TABLE OF CONTENTS

     
     

    SECTION 1 - Description of Applicant

    SECTION 2 - Governance and Administrative Structure

                  A.      Selection of the Board of Trustees

    B.      Steps to Maintain Continuity Between Founders Vision and the Board

    C.      Roles and Responsibilities of the Board

    D.      Role and Responsibilities of School Director

    E.       Role and Responsibilities of School Principal

    F.       Parent and Community Involvement in Governance

    G.     Accountability and Grievance Procedures

    H.      Facilitating Productive Relationships Between Administrators &Teachers

    I.        Board Information and Individual Resumes

     
    SECTION 3 - Mission, Goals and Assessment Procedures

    A.      Mission Statement

    B.      Core Philosophy

    C.      Non-Sectarian Statement

    D.      Overarching Vision

    E.       Goals & Objectives

    F.       Expanding Educational Opportunities within the School System

    G.     Improving Learning Opportunities

    H.      Innovative Teaching Methods

    I.        Curriculum Overview

    J.        Additional Aspects of the Educational Program

    K.      Classroom Materials

    L.       School Calendar and Hours of Operation

    M.    Evaluation to Ensure School Meets Its Goals

    N.     Evaluation of Teachers and Administrators

    O.     Student Assessment Procedures and Accountability

    P.      Learning Progress Reporting to Parents

    Q.     Using Evaluation Data to Improve Student Achievement

    R.      8th Grade Exit Outcomes

     

    SECTION 4 - Admissions Policy & Criteria; Students with Disabilities; English Language Learners

    A.      Timetable for Admitting Students, Including Lottery Plan

    B.      Non-Discrimination in Admissions

    C.      Unique Demographics of the Student Population to be Served

    D.      Student Enrollment Projections

    E.       Meeting the Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities

    F.       Meeting the Educational Needs of English Language Learners

     

    A.      Code of Conduct

    B.      Attendance Policies

    C.      Guidelines and Consequences of Student Behavior

    D.      Discipline of Students with Disabilities

    E.       Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy

     

    SECTION 6 - Community Involvement & Support, Founding Members

    A.      Demonstrated, Sustainable Support by the Community

    B.      Recruitment & Outreach Efforts

    C.      Signed Pre-Enrollments from Parents

    D.      Core Founding Members

    E.       Ongoing Parent Involvement

    F.       Efforts to Maintain a Collaborative Relationship with School Districts

     

    A.      Reviewing and Auditing of School Budgets and Financial Records

    B.      Purchasing Procedures

    C.      Fundraising Efforts to Generate Capital or Supplement Pupil Allocation

    D.      Implementation of Required Financial Procedures

    E.       Transportation Program

    F.       Maintaining Accurate Student Enrollment Information

    G.     School Enrollment and Attendance Procedures

     

    A.      Description of Physical Facility Under Consideration

    B.      Site Suitability

    C.      Facility Maintenance

    D.      Facility Financing or Leasing Plans

    E.       Acquisition of Additional Facilities

     

    A.      Hiring of School Staff

    B.      Teacher Student Ratios

    C.      Professional Development

    D.      Proposed Faculty

     

    A.      Program of Activities

    B.      Agreements with Local School District

    C.      Food Service

    D.      Free or Reduced Lunch or Breakfast

     

    A.      Criminal History Record Policy

    B.      Official Clearance Statement Regarding Child Injury or Abuse

     

    A.      Insurance &Liability Coverage

    B.      Human Resources

    C.      Maintaining School Records, FERPA Requirements

    D.      Statement of Intent to Comply with All Applicable Safety Requirements

    E.       Description of School Health Services

    F.       Description of School Nursing Services


     

     
    LIST OF APPENDICES
     

    Appendix A - Corporate Documents (Articles, By-Laws)

    Appendix B - Individual Resumes of Prospective Board of Trustee Members

    Appendix C - Detailed Curriculum and Assessment Rubrics in the Context of PA Core Standards at Each Benchmark Level

    Appendix D - Admissions Policy

    Appendix E - Special Education Evaluation Protocol and Support Process

    Appendix F - Rights and Responsibilities of Students

    Appendix G - Rules for School Conduct

    Appendix H - Policies on Student Suspension or Expulsion

    Appendix I - Letters of Community Support

    Appendix J - Pre-Enrollment Information

    Appendix K - Budget

    Appendix L - Lease Proposal

    Appendix M - School Campus Design

    Appendix N - Agreement on Joint Professional Development

    Appendix P - Background Checks and Reporting Requirements

    Appendix Q - Model Notification of Rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools

    Appendix R - Medication Administration Procedures