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Colorado League of Charter Schools Virtual Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
Peter Mason
17:20
Welcome everyone —
Susan Marshall
17:46
Should we be hearing anything?
Richard Barrett
17:47
Good Morning all :) Happy Friday!!
John Kaufman
17:50
Hello. Great to be here. Hello, Dan.
Rosann Holmes
18:02
Good morning.
Kathy Benzel
18:14
John Kaufman- it’s me Kathy Duran!!!! (Benzel)
Kia Murray, Colorado League
18:30
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Griselda Velazquez
19:12
Thank you Kia!
Peter Mason
20:32
League COVID-19 resource pagehttps://coloradoleague.org/COVIDTown Hall FAQshttps://coloradoleague.org/covid19faq
Peter Mason
21:06
This recording will be posted to: https://coloradoleague.org/COVID
Sam Todd
24:58
Is there any guidance available for how COVID relief funds are to be spent?
James Cryan
25:09
Hi all and thank you to the league for pulling this together. Our question for the Governor is how to think about PPP and CAREs act funding. Our district is considering withholding CARES act funding to charter schools who have received PPP loans. We want to maximize federal dollars in our CO communities int his time of need and find equitable sharing of resources.
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
26:38
Hi Sam - see the next slide for a link on allowable uses. We’ll also post the answer in the FAQ after the webinar on the COVD page at the League’s site
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
27:09
Links from this page: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdefinance/coronavirusrelieffundallocationsFor costs incurred during the period March 1 to December 30, 2020Complete list of allowable uses: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RzgRYUtMg1h7moPr5Woupd0PTe6Xbx8E/view
Cynthia French
27:15
Charter schools, like the Windsor Charter Academy, are often most impactful to students learning and future needed skills - what will Colo due to help these schools?
Joey Vollmer
27:31
Audio just dropped.
Michael Hayes
27:31
Dan, you muted yourself
Lynne Habberfield
27:43
yes
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
28:54
Hi James - good question. We’ll try to get that in front of him.
Sam Todd
29:56
What does the $510M translate to on per pupil basis?
Jonathan Nye
30:07
will this presentation be made available to attendees?
Bill Kottenstette
30:37
I anticipate that the application for districts to apply for ESSER funding will be released late today.
Selina Sandoval
30:53
This recording will be posted to: https://coloradoleague.org/COVID once it is over
Bill Kottenstette
31:00
This will be included in a CDE update that I will send to charter schools as an FYI.
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
31:13
This presentation will be available after the call (along with the recording) at coloradoleague.org/COVID
Patti Glock, Colorado League
31:19
Sam Todd, the $510 million translates to an average of about $500 per pupil, but it depends.
Carol Bowar
34:34
any comments about PPP and how that may help or hurt charters?
Lynne Habberfield
34:52
Can the links that are in the slides be posted in chat? I can't copy them or open them from the slides.
Megan Hyten
35:05
Is there a link where we would be able to find an updated list of grants that have been cut next year?
Kyle Morin
35:19
Can you comment on the approximate PPP funding for the 2020 to 2021 school year
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
35:31
Yes the links are inside the chat now. They will also be in the deck posted to the League’s website
Lynne Habberfield
35:41
Thank you.
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
35:56
http://www.cde.state.co.us/planning20-21
Tillie Elvrum
37:09
Are there parents on the advisory committee?
Tauna Esslinger
38:01
I also wonder about parents being on the advisory committee?
Marcia Fulton
38:11
Don’t want the question above to get lost: Is there a link where we would be able to find an updated list of grants that have been cut/reduced next year?
Marcia Fulton
39:10
Such as the School Professional Grant...
Tillie Elvrum
39:11
I would encourage CDE to add parent voices to the committee.
Carol Bowar
40:48
Bill, maybe in the weeds, but any thoughts on high school credits needed for graduation? As we try to plan for remote hybrid in the fall, that is a hard parameter with health restrictions and amount of face time with teachers...
Andrew Collins
41:14
Will local health departments' guidance for school operations trump CDE's guidance?
Kelly Wynveen, Colorado Department of Education
41:53
My contact information - wynveen_k@cde.state.co.us
Nikki Myers
43:18
Yes, thank you Dan. :) We need that clarification
Lori Grant
45:09
If a school chooses to operate completely remotely, will they only be eligible only for the base funding like schools that originally set themselves as online learning schools?
Lori Richardson - Thomas MacLaren
46:39
Any update on potential Kinder funding for next year?
Andrew Collins
46:56
Thanks Bill!
Nikki Myers
47:14
In addition to special education, do you have gifted education represented on the advisory panel?
Bill Kottenstette
50:52
Hi Nikki. Here is a link to the advisory committee page:
Bill Kottenstette
50:54
http://www.cde.state.co.us/planning20-21/advisorycommittee
Bill Kottenstette
51:50
We will have membership information posted here. I will see if I can find more details for you in the meantime
Michael Girodo
53:14
is the gov. suggesting we can keep 'classroom/cohorts' together regardless of size?
Sharon Collins
54:13
Should students remain 6 feet apart in class? Most classrooms cannot support more than 10-15 students. Is Hybrid an option?
Joey Vollmer
56:21
Excellent question.
Michael Girodo
57:53
ECE guidelines are minimum of 36 sq ft per student
Shannon Molnar
57:53
25 in a classroom- does that have to be 6ft apart? also, will there be a max number in the school?
Catherine Norton Breman
58:21
Given the scope of unknowns to simply conduct our own k-12 education, and the significant budget cuts we are facing, would the Gov and Legislature consider waiving requirements for high schools to provide and pay for concurrent enrollment with colleges and universities?
Susan Marshall
59:02
When are 20-21 budgets due? Any change?
Christine Ferris
59:24
DPS is saying no more than 15
Rebecca Teeples, Windsor Charter Academy
59:50
Mixing of cohorts…what would that look like with a MS and HS model?
Jeff Casey
59:52
What about high schools where kids are mixing cohorts every different period?
Christine Ferris
01:00:08
They are saying charters have to do the same
Kyle Morin
01:00:48
In terms of cohorts, I am at a small school. Can we allow passing periods for 3 classes of about 15 kids each? Or is that too much?
Sonja Netzer
01:01:04
How do you think we will be able to teach children, especially young children with masks?
Letia Frandina
01:01:21
About 20% of our parents don’t want to return.
Scott Hanley
01:02:47
How concerned are you about the impact to assessed values in 2024 reassessment with residential rate going below 6% and commercial/oil gas dropping as well. Seems like we're setting up for a big ratchet down effect with long term implications.
Kathy Benzel, Denver Language School
01:02:53
What about October Count- I recognize many of us will have declining enrollment and we want to support schools. Also, what about schools that are increasing in enrollment?
Tammy Crafts
01:02:57
When are 20-21 budgets due?
Tauna Esslinger
01:03:41
What are the plans for teaching children who have speech and hearing challenges, masks could hinder that?
Tamie Peterson
01:04:25
Is there plans to have communications with families/parents letting them know that they need not feel *pressure* to return their children to in class instruction in the fall?
Christopher Holgate
01:04:38
Will this recording be made available? It would be greatly appreciated.
Tamie Peterson
01:05:37
... And along the same lines, communication to parents/families that are comfortable with in class instruction? It seems as though it is being communicated right mow that it's an all or nothing and some families are feeling great anxiety b/c they aren't comfortable - -
Rebecca Teeples, Windsor Charter Academy
01:06:02
To offer an online learning strand for one year to address contingencies, do we have to submit an application?
Michael Hayes
01:09:12
I may have missed this, Are there any waivers, flexibility, or considerations for October count next school year?
Tillie Elvrum
01:09:39
The Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families is here to support schools and families as they use online/remote learning in the new school year. We have a robust online community in Colorado with experience delivering remote learning. We have also established a group to support families with learning at home. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SupportforOnlineLearning/about/
Heather
01:10:04
What precautions are being put in place to protect educators
Bill Kottenstette
01:10:53
Hi Rebecca. Right now, my advice is that you should consider writing an online application if you are planning to create something permanent that is intended for something more long-term as opposed to a short-term response to COVID.
Deborah Kelley
01:11:19
Can schools offer or require COVID testing for staff? Any initiatives for state sponsored testing for families?
Kim Walter
01:13:14
There's a great face shield available that we purchased for $7 each from Zay products online.
Nikki Myers
01:14:15
An online principal told me any kind of participation for that day counted
Nikki Myers
01:14:29
Assignments, checking in on a class, turning things in. We were looking for the policy
Heather OMara
01:14:34
I'm happy to help and talk about how HOPE does it
Tillie Elvrum
01:14:44
Online schools take daily attendance.
Michael Girodo
01:15:09
if we offer year round remote learning for sub group of our population, will we be held to current remote learning guidelines or will these be upgraded by CDE?
Torgun Lovely
01:15:54
Any advice for JH/HS classes which are not the typically scheduled using a cohort-type model?
Amy Fleig
01:16:24
Thank you so much for taking the time! this was so helpful!
Tammy Crafts
01:16:26
Thank you for your time, Governor.
Laura Smallwood
01:16:28
Thank you, Governor!
Sue Toricelli
01:16:28
Thank you.
Lynne Habberfield
01:16:34
Thank you Governor!
Emily Van Luit, Vanguard Classical School East
01:16:40
Thank you, Governor!
Darcy Walters, Mountain Village Montessori
01:16:41
Thank you, Governor Polis!
Nikki Myers
01:16:41
Thank you. We appreciate your perspective, Governor.
Karen Casgrain
01:16:42
Thank you, Governor!
Leah Roy-Ehri, The Juniper School Durango
01:16:48
Thanks for your time, and for being so reasonable and responsive
Cynthia French
01:16:56
Thank you for hosting this valuable session
Steven Bartholomew
01:16:56
Thank you for your calm and strong leadership Governor!
Julie Dalton
01:16:57
Thank you Governor Polis! We appreciate your support and guidance!
Tammy Hogue
01:16:59
Thank you, Governor Polis!
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
01:17:00
thanks to you all for your great questions. We’ll post Q&A onto our FAQ at coloradoleague.org/COVID
Jessica Wilson
01:17:05
This has been very helpful, thank you!
Kyle Morin
01:17:06
Thank you Governor.
Sarah Kreger
01:17:06
Thank you, Governor! We so appreciate your time. Well wishes!
Nikki Myers
01:17:55
Using a 7-10% budget number, versus using the base number is much more stressful- worrisome for planning
Kim Hurt
01:18:07
Thank you Governor. Your leadership has been strong during this time. Colorado is fortunate to have you working for us.
Maria Stafford
01:18:26
Has there been any discussion about suspending CMAS another year?
Carol Bowar
01:18:41
Thank you Gov. Polis!
Sam Todd
01:18:47
Kudos Governor! You are leading strong through the pandemic!
Lisa Weir
01:18:53
Thank you for your time and leadership!
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
01:19:20
coloradoleague.org/ed20
Joey Vollmer
01:19:23
Thank you Gov. Polis!
Kaci Coats, Colorado League
01:19:25
I am supporting schools with planning for their special education students. Reach out if you need support! kcoats@coloradoleague.org
Peter Mason, Colorado League of Charter Schools
01:19:44
Please send us any additional questions: charter411@coloradoleague.org
Andrew Collins
01:19:45
Thanks Dan!
Michael Hayes
01:19:51
Excellent Forum, Thank you League
Marcia Fulton
01:19:53
We appreciate all you are doing!
Susan Marshall
01:19:53
thanks Dan!
Laura Smallwood
01:19:55
Thank you!
Darcy Walters, Mountain Village Montessori
01:19:55
Thanks!
Kia Murray, Colorado League
01:19:57
Thank you all for attending!
Lynne Habberfield
01:19:58
Thank you Dan!