Monitoring & Oversight
Osprey Wilds implements the following authorizing practices in order to hold schools accountable and to encourage continuous growth and reflection:
Data Review and Analysis – Osprey Wilds regularly reviews data that is publicly available, supplied by the school, or provided by MDE. This includes a review of state academic data, annual reports, budgets, financial audits, other compliance documents, and any other relevant data available to Osprey Wilds. This also includes a periodic review of financial reports and board meeting materials and minutes. Osprey Wilds reserves the right to request data from the school consistent with data privacy practices.
Site Visits & Board Observations – Osprey Wilds regularly visits authorized schools to verify performance and compliance. Osprey Wilds at its sole discretion determines the frequency and scope of site visits. During site visits, Osprey Wilds staff or contracted evaluators observe classrooms, tour the facilities and interview key school stakeholders including board members, school leadership, teachers, staff, parents and students. In a school’s reauthorization year, Osprey Wilds will send a team of evaluators to conduct Reauthorization Site Visits in preparation for recommendations to the Charter School Committee and Board of Directors.
Osprey Wilds attends at least one board meeting per year for each of its authorized schools in order to observe the school’s governance. Osprey Wilds, at its sole discretion, determines the frequency of attendance at board meetings. Osprey Wilds may also request time on a meeting agenda to present information to the school’s board.
Feedback & Strategic Intervention – Osprey Wilds provides feedback to schools in its portfolio through performance evaluations, presentations at school board meetings, formal written communication to the school leadership and board, and informal verbal communication. Osprey Wilds also gives schools the opportunity to provide additional information on any relevant issues that warrant explanation or clarification.
Osprey Wilds may, at its discretion, implement a formal intervention or provide strategic support to schools that are not in compliance with or are not on track to meet statutory or contractual expectations. ACNW’s Range of Possible Interventions is included as an exhibit in the charter contract.