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The 'Renewal School System' model provides charter-like flexibilities for all 35 Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Teachers will be empowered to lead, design, and create how instruction is offered to students. This allows us to do things we never thought possible in traditional public schools such as:
Opportunity for teacher-led teams to design new curriculum with the possibility to be exempt from some standardized testing.
Opportunity to receive state funds in one lump sum, rather than in multiple restricted funds that allow us to use our money in the way we need to support our students.
Opportunity to hire teachers with industry expertise to teach in their areas of strength regardless of their teaching license.
Opportunity to create a school calendar that meets the needs of students, parents, staff, community and the designed curriculum.
Funds & personnel will be reallocated to support unique learning opportunities, which may include, but are not limited to:
Allows Rowan-Salisbury the opportunity to become the first 'Renewal School System' with charter-like flexibilities in NC
The first year will be planning; however, some schools may start implementing different pieces of their plan immediately.
Renewal status will be reviewed in 2023 with annual reports to the NC State Superintendent.
We will still: