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22-9-106,
 C.R.S.Local board duties concerning performance evaluations
Rationale: The GLOBE administration is charged by the GLOBE Board of Directors with the responsibility for personnel performance evaluation.
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School has adopted the i-observation system from Robert Marzano to stay in compliance with all laws and regulations. The evaluation system will continue to meet the intent of the law as outlined by the statute.
 
22-32-109(1) (b),
C.R.S. Local board duties concerning competitive bidding
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School requires that the Administration use due diligence in making purchasing decisions within the confines of the adopted annual budget. In addition, purchasing decisions in excess of $2500.00 requires Board approval.
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School, in its By-Laws and administrative policies, sets strict limits on purchases and leases. No purchase greater than $2500 and no lease longer than one year can be made without Board approval. In addition, purchases of items not included in the annual budget must be approved by the Board.
 
22-32-109(1) (f),
C.R.S. Local board duties concerning selection of staff and pay
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School will be responsible for its own personnel matters, including: employing its own staff, adopting its own terms and conditions of employment, policies, rules and regulations. All training is provided and decided on by GLOBE Charter School.
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School will be responsible for these matters instead of Colorado Springs District 11. We use "at will" teacher agreements that specify the terms of employment and maintain an Employee Manual.
 
22-32-109(1) (n) (I),
C.R.S. Local board duties concerning school calendar
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School offers a longer school day than Colorado School District 11. However, the regular calendar of GLOBE Charter School is closely aligned to the Colorado Springs District 1 1 vacation and holiday calendar.
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School adds a /2 hour to each school day to accommodate its five specials classes and other additional academic activities.
 
22-32-109(1) (n) (Il) (A),
C.R.S. Determine teacher-pupil contact hours
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School will determine the number of teacher-pupil contact hours to best meet the needs of their students. The local school board will not set these policies.
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School will determine details of teacher-pupil contact hours. Hours will meet or exceed the current requirements in the statute.
 
22-32-109(1) (t),
C.R.S. Determine educational program and prescribe textbooks
Rationale: Colorado Springs District 1 1 has granted to the Board of Directors of GLOBE Charter School the authority to determine the educational program and textbooks to be used in the school. The District 1 1 Board retains the right of final approval of the educational program through this Charter School Agreement.
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School's curriculum is evaluated annually by the School Accountability Committee in reference to the USIP and by the Building Leadership Team. If problems are identified, processes are in place to replace curriculum.
 
22-32-110(1) (h)
Local board powers-employment of personnel
22-32-110(1) (i),
C.R.S. Local board duties-Reimburse employees for expenses
22-32-110(1) (j),
C.R.S. Local board powers-Procure life, health, or accident insurance 
22-32-110(1) (k),
C.R.S. Local board powers-Policies relating the in-service training and official conduct
22-32-110(1) (ee),
C.R.S. Local board powers-Employ teachers' aides and other non-certificated personnel
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School will be responsible for its own personnel matters, including: employing its own staff, establishing its own terms and cénditions of employment (including termination of employees), policies, rules and regulations,
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School will be responsible for these matters rather than Colorado Springs School District 11. GLOBE Charter School has "at will" teacher agreements that specify the terms of employment and maintains an Employee Manual.
 
22-32-126, C.R.S
Employment and authority of principals
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School will be responsible for its own personnel matters, including employing the Director of Education/Principal and providing its own training. This is an "at will" agreement.
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School will be responsible for these matters rather than Colorado Springs School District 11. The school's Director of Education/Principal and teachers will have flexibility in structuring professional development and school policies to meet their needs.
 
22-63-201, C.R.S
Teacher Employment Act-Compensation & Dismissal Act-Requirement to hold a certificate
22-63-202, C.R.S.
Teacher Employment Act-Contract in writing, damage provision
22-63-402, C.R.S.
 Teacher Employment Act-Certificate required paying teachers
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School should be granted the authority to hire teachers and principals that will support the schools goals and objectives as well as the vision/mission. The Director of Education/Principal does not function as a traditional district school principal, but will be responsible for a wider range of tasks and act as the school's Chief Executive Officer. The school will seek to attract Directors of Education/Principals and teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, teachers from out-of-state, persons with several years experience, as well as persons with business or professional backgrounds. All employees are "at-will." All employees will meet Federal Highly Qualified Requirements.
Replacement Plan: The school will, as appropriate, hire certified teachers and principals. However, there may be circumstances where the school should be able to hire Highly Qualified teachers and/or Administrators without a certificate and who possess unique background skills that fill the need of the school.
22-63-203, C.R.S
Teacher Employment Act-Requirements for probationary teacher, renewal & non renewal
22-63-403, C.R.S.
Teacher Employment Act-Describes payment of salaries
Rationale: Globe Charter School should have the authority to develop its own employment agreements and terms and conditions of employment. The school operates differently from other schools with a unique curriculum for which having the proper teaching staff is essential. All employees are on an "at-will" basis.
Replacement Plan: GLOBE Charter School has teacher agreements with terms of non-renewal and renewal of employment and payment of salaries upon termination.
 
22-63-206, C.R.S.
Teacher Employment Act-Transfer or teachers
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School is granted the authority to select its own teachers. No other school or Colorado Springs School District 1 1 should have the authority to transfer its teachers.
Replacement Plan: The school will hire teachers on a best qualified basis.
 
22-63-301, C.R.S.
Teacher Employment Act-Grounds for dismissal
22-63-302, C.R.S.
Teacher Employment Act-Procedures for dismissal of teachers
Rationale: GLOBE Charter School must be able to terminate employees who cannot deliver its education program effectively. Tenure does not apply at this school. All employees are at-will.
Replacement Plan: Continued employment in the school is subject to performance evaluations and behavior.
 
22-63-401, C.R.S.
Teacher Employment Act-Teachers subject to adopted salary schedule
Rationale: GLOBE Charter Schools should be granted authority to determine compensation rates. The workday and year in the school is different from that of other schools in Colorado Springs District 11.
Replacement Plan: The school will adopt its own salary schedule.