What does the Board of Education Do?

The Board of Education sets policy and direction for the A+ Children’s Academy School District and exerts a continuing supervisory responsibility by acting on all contracts, payment of monies, employment, program quality, and development of effective educational programs.

The Board Meeting

Ohio’s Sunshine Law mandates that school board meetings be open to the public with the exception of executive sessions. In an executive session, the board may discuss, but not vote, on personal matters, property purchases, possible legal action, employee negotiations, security arrangements, and items the law says must be kept confidential.

 

 Board President: Sherry Kuehnle

Sherry.kuehnle@yahoo.com

Pam Karnes

pjkarnes@yahoo.com

Dale Peter

Dpeter5008@hotmail.com

Mark Powless

mrmarkie4h@yahoo.com

 

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

Performing arts building- 114 Obetz Road, Columbus, Ohio 43207 at 6:00pm

  • Oct.8
  • Nov. 12
  • Dec.17
  • A special board meeting has been scheduled on Monday, December 17 at 6:00 PM at A + Children’s Academy.
    • Approval of November 12 Board Minutes
    • Approval of 2017-18 Annual Report
    • Approval of ” Application for School Improvement Grant”
    • Approval of Addendum to 2nd grade teacher Tina Osborne’s contract
    • Discussion of the implications regarding HB 210
    • Recommendation to hire third grade teacher
  • Jan. 14
  • March 11
  • Apirl 8th
  • May 13
  • June 10

 

ANNUAL REPORT 2018-2019

 

School Established in 2012

 

Grades served……………………………………K-6th

Number of School Days…………………………167

Number of Hours Served……………………1,085.5

Teachers with at least a bachelor’s degree………100%

2017-18 State AIR Assessment Results

3rd Grade Reading Guarantee

Proficient in Reading

3rd Grade…………………………….…….56.3%

(100% of third grade students passed the reading guarantee)

4th Grade…………………………………..33.3%

5th Grade……………………………………..23.1%

Percentage of core academic subjects taught

by properly certified teachers………………………54.5

 

Enrollment……………………………………………131

Economically disadvantaged………………………100%

Attendance rate……………………………………  91.8%

 

Demographics:

African American…………………………………41.6%

White, Non-Hispanic………………….…………45.1%

Multiracial…………………………………………..15%

Students with Disabilities……………………….23%

 

2017-18 Financial Data

Total Operating Revenues…………….…$ 1,266,478.29

Total Operating Expenses………………..$ 1,244,989.68

 

A + Children’s Academy Vision, Mission and Goal

 

Our VISION is for all APCA students to be excited about learning and empowered to control their own educational pathway.

 

Our MISSION is for all APCA students strive toward their full potential through an engaging, standards-based, arts-integrated curriculum that acknowledges each student’s individuality.

 

Our Goal is to achieve an acceptable grade in the state grading scale. We believe all students should be proficient no matter what level they were when they entered A+ Children’s Academy Community School.

Arts Integration at APCA students and parents appreciate the strong efforts to integrate the arts into everyday learning environment. With visual and auditory learning opportunities we are providing children with additional resources to learn the core subjects. Children come to our school from all walks of life. Our staff strives to provide a nurturing environment while guiding the students to make positive choices in their lives. We look forward to the coming years as we watch our students grow and meet our testing expectations. Through additional support and intervention, all students have the ability to achieve! –  APCA staff

House Bill 410
In December 2016 the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to support a preventative approach to excessive absences and truancy. Absences are no longer counted as how many days missed, but by how many hours of school missed.

APCA is required by law to send the first notification to parents/guardians at 30 consecutive hours missed or when the student reaches the 38 hours within the month, excused or unexcused.  Additionally, if a student misses 30 or more consecutive hours, 42 or more hours in a month or 72 hours in a school year we are required to notify you in writing and have a meeting with the school to develop an Absence Intervention Plan (AIP) for your child.

The following reasons for excused absences are established by state law and by regulations of the Ohio Department of Education:

  • Personal illness or quarantine
  • Illness or death in the immediate household
  • Emergencies or any other occurrences or situations which, in judgment of the superintendent or designee, may necessitate absence from school for good and sufficient cause
  • Religious holiday
  • Medical or dental appointment

A maximum of 3 days (18 hours) student absences from school may be considered excused with written notification within 24 hours.

After 3 days (18 hours) absences, additional information and/or documentation such as a doctor’s excuse, in addition to the parent notification will be required in order for the absence to be excused.  Documentation shall be reviewed by the principal.

Excessive absenteeism may lead to a home visit by school administration.  It will also lead to a referral being made to Franklin County Juvenile Mediation Program and possibly Children’s Service.

 

A + Children’s Academy Governing Board

Mark Powless (email) mrmarkie4h@yahoo.com
Sherry Kuehnle (email) sherry.kuehnle@yahoo.com,
Dale Peter (email) dpeter5008@hotmail.com,
Pam Karnes (email) pam karnes@yahoo.com

Ohio Department of Education Office of School Sponsorship statement:

Ohio Revised Code (ORC) specifies that the sponsor of the school must “monitor and evaluate the academic and fiscal performance and the organizational and operation of the A + Children’s Academy (APCA) on at least an annual basis.

In its evaluation of the school performance, the Ohio Department of Education Office of School Sponsorship assesses the performance of APCA on each of the required Ohio School Report Card Indicators and on performance measures listed in the charter contract.

The Ohio Department of Education Office of School Sponsorship monitors the performance of the community school through our attendance at the APCA Governing Board meetings, visits to the school, monthly review of financial reports and reviews of academic progress along with other reports related to the schools performance.

The Ohio Department of Education Office of School Sponsorship was the sponsor for APCA during the 2017-18 scho0l year. APCA was generally compliant with laws, rules, and regulations throughout the school year. Academically, APCA is progressing towards compliance in academics and we will continue to provide technical assistance and monitoring of school academics.

The Annual Report for APCA related to performance of the school and all other school sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education will be posted on our website www.education.ohio.gov, no later than November 30, 2018.

All Sponsors of community schools in Ohio are required to submit a written report of the evaluation results of the school’s academic, financial, organizational performance, and the school’s legal compliance to the Ohio Department of Education and make the report available of parent of students enrolled in the community school.