SUPERINTENDENTS' MESSAGES 2014

MESSAGES 2014 :: MAY 19, 2014

MAY 19, 2014

Weekly Message for Superintendents: Monday, May 19, 2014

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As statewide testing begins in your school, please remind your principals and testing coordinators of one testing procedure change: students who complete end-of-grade, end-of-course or final exams before the allotted testing time ends are allowed to read novels or other non-textbooks while other students continue to work during the scheduled time. This policy, effective for the 2013-14 school year, is published in the Assessment Guides used to train test administrators. Once students complete the test, the test administrator should verify that they have completed the test, checked their answer sheet to be sure it is complete and turned in their answer sheet, test book and all other ancillary materials before they begin reading a novel, magazine or other non-textbook. If all students complete the test, review their responses and are ready to turn in their tests before the scheduled time is over, the test administration session may end early. All of this, and more, is included in the Assessment Guide available online at www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/accountability/policyoperations/tchandbook1314.pdf.

June Atkinson
State Superintendent


May 15 2014
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May 16 NCDPI Web Highlgihts
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In this Weekly Superintendents' Message:

  1. Legislative Update Webinar Reminder
  2. Legislative Updates to be Posted Online Each Friday
  3. NC Driver Education Advisory Committee to Meet
  4. NC Charter Schools Advisory Board Application Revision Subcommittee to Meet
  5. Financial and Business Services Summer Conference Set for July
  6. Finance Officers' Newsletters Online


Legislative Update Webinar Reminder

Superintendents are reminded that the next Legislative Update Webinar will be held Friday, May 23, from 11 a.m.-noon. To register, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/493234049.


Legislative Updates to be Posted Online Each Friday

Keep on top of the latest legislative happenings by visiting the Legislative Web page at http://legislative.ncpublicschools.gov/legislative-updates/2014-short-session. The Weekly Legislative Update is usually posted each Friday by 5 p.m. Currently online is the May 16 update.


NC Driver Education Advisory Committee to Meet

The NC Driver Education Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow, May 20, from 11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Room, Education Building, Raleigh. Agenda items include discussion of the Driver Education Consultant Report and the Association of National Stakeholders in Traffic Safety Education Technical Assistance request. The meeting will be audio streamed for those who cannot attend. To listen, please visit http://stateboard.ncpublicschools.gov and click on the Live Audio Stream link to the upper right.


NC Charter Schools Advisory Board Application Revision Subcommittee to Meet

On Thursday, May 22, the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board Application Revision Subcommittee will meet from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the 7th Floor Board Lounge, Education Building, 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh. The subcommittee will discuss amendments to the charter application and charter application process. Their recommendations will be brought to the full Charter Schools Advisory Board when it meets in June.


Financial and Business Services Summer Conference Set for July

The Financial and Business Services' Summer Conference will be held Thursday, July 24, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Research Triangle Park. Participants will receive updates on the latest legislative/budgetary matters, personnel, charter school and other essential information. The Superintendents' Quarterly meeting will be held in conjunction with this conference. Conference information, including registration, will be available online beginning May 19 at www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs/conferences.


Finance Officers' Newsletters Online

The May 16 and May 19 editions of the Finance Officers' newsletter are online and contain the following items: Contract Raise List Clarification and Financial and Business Services Summer Conference (May 16 edition); and School Allotments FY 2013-14 Year-End Reminders, School Allotments FY 2014-15 Planning Memo and LEAs Closing Procedures for Fiscal Year 2013-14 (May 19 edition). To read more, please go to the NCDPI's Financial and Business Services Web site at www.ncpublicschools.org/fbs and click on Resources, then Newsletters.