The Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) is committed to a rigorous and meaningful reauthorization process that evaluates the accomplishments of each school through the terms of its charter contract as well as the likelihood of future academic and financial success. OCCS will examine the reauthorization application and ensure it is both consistent with Ohio law and the principles and standards for quality authorizing established by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), and reauthorize those schools that have met the terms and standards of their charter contract, statutory requirements, and are financially and organizationally viable.
During the reauthorization process, OCCS measures the school’s progress toward achieving four core expectations during its charter contract:
1. The educational program is a success.
2. The organization is effective, well managed and well governed.
3. The school is meeting agreed upon conditions for success.
4. The school has the capacity to implement strategic plans for future success.
OCCS will provide schools seeking renewal with a "Reauthorization Data Dashboard," which outlines the school’s performance over the term of the contract. Additionally, schools will be provided an opportunity to answer a series of narrative responses in order to demonstrate evidence of progress.