Colorado Charter School Institute
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COVID-19: Updates & Guidance
June 26, 2020

Dear School Leaders,

It's hard to believe the month of June is ending. I hope you are able to take some time in July to relax!

I know your teams are likely working hard to finalize budgets for adoption by your boards. Just a reminder that adopted budgets are due to CSI by July 2. There are other end of year financial deadlines throughout the summer to be aware of - please see below for more information.

Additional finance updates include:
  • FY20 CSI Rebate: The current estimated CSI rebate is $80 per funded pupil count. This may change over the coming weeks as we close out the books, but it shouldn’t be lower than $80 per FPC. The rebate will process with the same timing as in years past.
  • There is new allowable use guidance from CDE on both ESSER and CRF funding.
  • CSI will be hosting periodic discussion groups for schools to collaborate and share ideas on allowable CRF uses. Please respond to this survey so we can time these most effectively around summer plans.
While we did not hold a Weekly Update Call this past Monday, there will be a call this Monday, June 29 at 1:00pm. We look forward to sharing updates from our board meeting and board retreat, as well as results from the School Leader Survey. The agenda and call-in information will be posted on our Coronavirus Updates page. 

After June, we will likely take a break from calls in July and switch to monthly school leader calls. We will also likely revert back to sending monthly email newsletters and will continue to send out additional email updates whenever necessary. Rest assured you will continue to receive important information as soon as we get it. 

Remember to register by July 5 for the 2020 Virtual New Leader Orientation , which will consist of a series of pre-recorded modules and live office hours in July. This opportunity is targeted to new and emerging leaders at your schools, but we of course welcome returning leaders who are looking for a refresher. See below for more information and to register.
And, we will continue to update our Coronavirus Updates web page as new information and updates are made available. To access these resources and more, click the button at the top of the web page for a comprehensive list of updates organized by department and topic.
CSI Weekly Update Calls
CSI will hold weekly update calls every Monday in June at 1:00pm . The link and call-in information will be the same for each of these calls.

CSI Weekly Update Calls
Every Monday in June from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Meeting ID: 898 4476 6831
Find your local number:  
Virtual New Leader Orientation 2020
We invite all our new school leaders to participate in our virtual new leader orientation. This year’s orientation will feature pre-recorded video modules, allowing leaders to personalize their orientation pacing and content. Orientation will also include office hour opportunities to interface with CSI staff to answer questions and network.

Please register by July 5th to ensure you receive communications with module links and office hour information. Contact Clare Vickland with any questions.
CSI FY20 End of Year Finance Deadlines (through July)
6/30/20 : All funds must be spent prior to June 30, 2020 (exception - eligible July & August accrued salaries/benefits & CCSP extensions)

7/6/20 : Deadline to submit Final Voucher 4 Perkins

7/9/20 : Deadline to submit final FY1920 RFFs for all funds spent by June 30, 2020 (exception - eligible July & August accrued salaries/benefits & CCSP extensions)

7/15/20 : Draft RFF for all FY1920 salary accruals due to CSI

7/22/20 : Deadline to report unspent FY20 Title IIA & Title IIIA allocations due to COVID

7/31/20 : Deadline to submit Transportation Reimbursement Request (CDE-40) and backup documentation

Contact Marcie Robidart with any questions.
PEBC Virtual Events
PEBC, the Public Education & Business Coalition, is offering an exciting lineup of summer online courses:
  • Social Emotional Learning Community of Practice July 9 - August 13: In what ways can we support ourselves and others in managing social and emotional needs? Join us for six weekly study sessions to explore this important question. We will explore research and practices, and take actions that can enhance our own well being and our ability to support our students’ success as learners. 
  • Working the Workshop Online Course Open for enrollment through July 13: This interactive online course is designed for educators at all levels interested in more effective implementation of workshop model instruction. 
  • Tools for Thinkers Online Course Open for enrollment through July 15: In this interactive online course, educators from all content areas will explore how thinking strategy instruction fosters student success. 
  • Remote Learning: How Parents Can Help Self-paced: This course is designed to help parents manage their child’s learning at home in this era of distance learning. Not specific to any content area or grade level, Remote Learning: How Parents Can Help describes systems and structures caregivers can use with children at all levels to facilitate productive learning at home. This course is entirely online and self-paced. 
Continue to check the CSI Coronavirus Updates webpage .
Please contact Michael McManus with any health-related questions. 
Please contact CSI Communications with any communication- or closure-related updates.