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Wednesday, April 14 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
WRCCS Micro-credential: School Operations (Valley New School)

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The charter school has implemented a leadership and governance model complete with long-term strategic planning and school policies and procedures for effective school operations.
WRCCS Competencies:
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/revisits the board's role in governance (not management) of the school. Autonomy is developed and extended to school leaders and teachers to make curricular decisions, hire staff, manage day-to-day affairs of the school, interact with parents, report to the board, and implement the board's suggestions and strategies
  • Governance Board: Culture: Defines/revisits what leadership means in relation to the charter school organizational structure
  • Governance Board Legal: Fulfills/revisits policy handbook checklist: employment, teacher contracts, employee handbook, employee harassment policy, HR payroll, etc., student and parent handbook, student policies, nondiscrimination including complaint procedure, grievance policy, service animal, Title IX, bullying, harassment, student records, record retention, open records, weapons on school property, attendance and truancy, discipline – suspension and expulsion, Special Ed policies and procedures -- LEA, 504 policies and procedures, information management system, digital use policy (devices, internet)

Defenders(Presenter): Michael Froehlke and Steve DeMay
Reviewer(s): Sarah Tompkins, Colleen Onsrud, Nicole Beier, Stephanie Aleman, Kay Henrickson
Facilitator: Mia Chmiel

WRCCS Micro-credential 
Come witness the launch of WRCCS Micro-credentials! Planning, opening, and sustaining a successful Wisconsin Charter school requires a ton of commitment, a bunch of learning, and a whole lot of community building. WRCCS Micro-credentials is an opportunity for charter schools to highlight specific strengths, skills, and merits of specific charter schools, elevate their profile in their community, and help other Wisconsin charter schools locate experts in the field. Come learn and gain access to artifacts of success as charter schools from around the state defend a WRCCS Micro-credential live. If you are interested in playing a more active role and want to be a reviewer please click here.  See the full WRCCS Micro-credential process here. Specific defenses will be announced as we get closer.

See session slideshow here

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Steve DeMay

Appleton, Valley New School
Steve DeMay is a co-founder and Advisor at Valley New School in the Appleton Area School District. Steve is a recovering science teacher who quickly realized he needed to develop numerous administrative and business skills in order to push Valley New School towards sustainability... Read More →
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Mike Froehlke

Advisor, Valley New School
Mike Froehlke is an Advisor at Valley New School in the Appleton Area School District. Mike's experience as an English teacher, writer, editor, and technology wiz are a few of the strengths he brings to the VNS team. His other joys are being a family man, basketball coach, and dog... Read More →

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Mia Chmiel

Mia is currently an Associate Director of School Improvement at CESA 9.  Mia is a lead UDL consultant for the state, supports district instructional technology implementation, partners with leadership teams to develop continuous improvement plans, and collaborates with the WRCCS... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT