Birch Grove Community School NewsMar 20, 2021 01:53PM ● By Editor
Birch Grove Community School earned a 5-year contract renewal with its school authorizer Volunteers of America MN, amid a pandemic! Go Birch Grove!
· Minnesota Statute § 124E.10, Subd.3 requires an authorizer to conduct a formal evaluation and report on the performance of a charter school before a charter school's contract is renewed for another contract term. Per state law, Volunteers of America-Minnesota (VOA-MN) regularly monitors and evaluates the performance of the school. VOA-MN views contract renewal as an on-going process that is engaged in by the Board of Directors, school leadership, and the authorizer throughout the entire life of the school’s contract with its authorizer. Using the results of ongoing site school site visit reports, performance on the VOA-MN Annual Reports on Governance, Finance, and Academics, board meetings monitored, as well as the evaluation and observations from the end-of-term site visit, VOA-MN determines whether to renew its contract with the charter school and if so, for what length of time. Contracts can be renewed for up to five years.