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Though largely unseen, and too often misunderstood, the work of charter school authorizers (aka sponsors) is a key factor in the ultimate success of charter schools. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers promotes “12 Essential Practices” that are critical for authorizers, based on the group’s highly regarded Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing. According to NACSA, these fundamental practices establish a foundation of practice that pave the way for great educational options for children.
OCCS is pleased to announce it recently received a perfect 12-of-12 score on NACSA’s Index of Essential Practices. This top rating puts OCCS in the same league with just 31 other sponsors nationwide.
Lenny Shafer, Executive Director of OCCS, commented on the score: "At OCCS, we set high expectations for our schools and expect no less of ourselves. This recognition is another confirmation of the expertise, experience, and hard work the OCCS team brings to overseeing our charter schools".