Performance Framework and Contract 4.0
The Charter Contract outlines the rights and responsibilities of the Commission and the Charter School. The Charter Contract is an essential agreement articulating school autonomy, funding, administration and oversight, outcomes, measures for evaluating success, performance consequences, and other material terms.
Please contact the Commission’s Frameworks Team at email@example.com for more information regarding Charter Contracts, Charter Contract Amendment Requests, and the Charter Contracts Renewal process.
Contract 4.0 - May 13, 2021
After a year-long process of engagement with all public charter schools that involved working with commissioners and staff, the Commission negotiated and adopted an updated Charter Contract 4.0 with revised Academic, Organizational, and Financial Framework expectations. On June 10, 2021, the Commission offered new five-year charter contracts to 13 charter schools that included a new Performance Framework.
Charter Contract 4.0, adopted by the Commission at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, included a new Performance Framework that encompassed a year of listening, engagement and working with schools to develop a performance framework that uses multiple measures and provides individual schools the opportunity to share measures of student growth aligned with their individual school initiatives.
Performance Framework and Contract 4.0 Draft Contract 4.0 - April 15, 2021
The Commission will be deliberating on the 23 charter schools, whose contracts are ending on June 30, 2023, in January 2023. If you are interested in reviewing any of the submitted renewal applications, please visit the Commission's meeting page for the documents.
Draft Contract 4.0 - April 15, 2021
This draft is from the Commission's Working Group and incorporates the feedback and suggestions of charter schools and Commissioners from the numerous feedback sessions as noted below. This draft will be reviewed at the Performance & Accountability Committee meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
Draft Contract 4.0 - April 15, 2021 (revised on April 19, 2021)
Draft Performance Framework and Contract 4.0
Please send any questions on the draft framework and/or contract 4.0 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the feedback sessions, the draft performance framework and contract 4.0 was revised in January 2021.
Revised January 2021- Draft Performance Framework and Contract 4.0
Revised February 2021- Draft Organizational Performance Framework
Draft Contract 4.0 Article IX though Article XX (compared to Contact 3.0)
Draft Performance Framework and Contract with P&A Committee Meeting Notes from the January 22 & 28, February 4,16, & 25, and March 9, 2021 Meetings
The below draft document contains the comments received at the P&A Committee meetings held on the above mentioned dates and written comments received on March 10, 2021
Draft Performance Framework and Contract 4.0 with notes
Written Feedback Submitted March 10, 2021
Questions and Answers
Questions from the feedback sessions and those received by email have been compiled and answered in the below document.
Q&A Draft Performance Framework and Contract 4.0
|April 23, 2020||Update on upcoming draft contract/framework discussed at Commission General Business Meeting|
|May 14, 2020||Working group assembled consisting of Commissioners Alencastre and Ikeda||Minutes|
|May 18, 2020||Listening session conducted on upcoming draft framework|
|June 9, 2020||Listening session conducted on upcoming draft framework||Participants|
|June 30, 2020||Listening session conducted on upcoming draft framework||Participants|
|July 9, 2020||APF survey sent to schools||Survey Results|
|August 27, 2020||Update on upcoming draft contract/framework discussed at Performance & Accountability Committee||Agenda|
|November 6, 2020|
Draft Contract 4.0 and Framework posted
|November 12, 2020||Draft Contract 4.0 and Framework discussed at Performance & Accountability Committee||Agenda/Submittal|
Solicit feedback from schools
Draft Contract 4.0 and Framework (with adjustments) presented to Performance & Accountability Committee
|January 2021||Draft Contract 4.0 and Framework (with adjustments) presented to Commission|
When will the new framework/contract 4.0 apply to my school?
Feedback Session Information
Feedback session meeting notes and recordings will be posted as they become available.
|November 23, 2020||1-3 PM||Financial/Organizational Performance Framework||Participants|
|December 1, 2020||9-11 AM||Academic Performance Framework||Participants|
|December 8, 2020||9-11 AM||Academic Performance Framework||Participants|
|December 15, 2020||9-11 AM||Contract||Participants|
Questions and Feedback Received via Email
|November 23, 2020||Louisa Lee|
|November 24, 2020||Pam Elders|
|November 25, 2020||Taffi Wise|
December 4, 2020
|December 15, 2020||John Thatcher|
|December 16, 2020||Taffi Wise|
|CHARTER AMENDMENT REQUEST PROCESS GUIDELINES||LINK|
Amendment Forms for Schools on Charter Contract 3.0
|Charter Amendment Form for Schools on 3.0||Link|
|Instructions for Charter Amendment Form for Schools on 3.0|
Amendment Forms for Schools on Charter Contract 4.0
|Educational Service Provider (ESP) Amendment Form||Link|
|Facilities Amendment Form||Link|
|Grade Level Change Amendment Form||Link|
|Mission Statement Amendment Form||Link|
|School Name Change Amendment Form||Link|
|Virtual/Blended Program Amendment Form||Link|
|Miscellaneous Amendment Form|
Other Amendment Forms
|Admission Policy Amendment Form||Link|
The renewal process is for existing charter schools that are nearing the end of their contract term.
The State Public Charter School Commission approves five-year charter contracts for 22 public charter schools
February 7, 2023- The State Public Charter School Commission approved five-year charter contracts for 22 public charter schools last month. As delineated in Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §302D-5a, as the Authorizer, the Commission is tasked with determining whether each charter contract merits renewal, nonrenewal or revocation. The Commission held five general business meetings in January to review charter school performance reports, hear each school's presentation including their mission and vision aligned work to improve Hawaiʻi educational system, review their application, ask questions, and then determine if the school would be approved or denied for the charter contract 4.0.
The Commission’s Frameworks team presented information on the school's performance report which included standardized test information and information that aligned with contract 3.0. The impact of COVID-19 on the last two years of standardized test scores was noted, adding that the field of education and NACSA concur that such data should not be used for high stakes decision-making. As part of the application process, schools had to complete a 5-year budget workbook and submit documentation regarding their facilities either through their lease agreements, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), or a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). During the renewal process, the Frameworks Team conducted two school site visits to each of the schools up for renewal, three virtual Zoom meetings, a desk review and additional communications as requested by governing boards and school leaders.
Charter contract 4.0 was approved by the Commission in May of 2021 after a year-long process of engagement with all public charter schools that involved working with commissioners and staff.
The updated Charter Contract 4.0 has revised Academic, Organizational, and Financial Framework expectations.
Charter Contract Renewal Applications Available
December 22, 2022 - The Commission will be deliberating on the 23 charter schools, whose contracts are ending on June 30, 2023, in January 2023. If you are interested in reviewing any of the submitted renewal applications, please visit the Commission's meeting page for the documents.
December 2022- The Commission will be deliberating on the 23 charter schools whose contracts are ending on June 30, 2023 in January 2023. If you are interested in reviewing any of the submitted renewal applications, please click on the school's name below for the link to the documents.
Persons interested in submitting written testimony shall clearly identify the agenda item the testimony pertains to and submit the written testimony to email@example.com or 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100, Honolulu, HI 96813. The Commission requests that written testimony be submitted by 8:00 a.m. three business days prior to the Commission meeting to be included in the Commission’s board packet. Written testimony submitted within 48 hours of the meeting will be shared and posted after the start of the meeting. Submitted written testimony is posted online, see agenda(s) for details. Oral testimony provided during meetings are captured in the meeting minutes.
Hawaiʻi Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School (HAAS)
Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA) A New Century Public Charter School
Contract Renewal Timeline, Process and Application form- May 26, 2022
At the May 26, 2022 Commission General Business Meeting, the Commission unanimously approved the following Charter Contract Renewal Timeline, Process, and Application form for the 23 Contracts ending on June 30, 2023. The Commission will issue the actual prepopulated renewal application form to each individual school after the academic data for the 2021-2022 school year is available in November 2022, which will initiate the renewal timeline, per HRS Section 302D-18(b) and Hawaiʻi Administrative Rule Section 8-505-12. Schools may, however, use these application documents to prepare for renewal ahead of the timeline.
Renewal Financial Plan Workbook, approved May 26, 2022
Contract Renewal Criteria, approved October 29, 2018
Renewal Timeline, approved May 26, 2022
Charter Contract Renewal Application and Guidance (including the Board Member Information Form and Five-year Budget Workbook), approved May 26, 2022