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The New School Institute is a series of Florida-specific trainings provided for free to school leaders who are working to open a charter school. Governing Board members and newly hired administrators will particularly benefit from these trainings. The institute will meet every two months, and will specifically deal with topics and issues that leaders will be facing over the next two months to prepare them for the tasks they will be working on. In addition regular modules will be posted (about one per week) focusing on topics of relevance to where you should be in your opening process. 

Florida Statute 1002.33(6)(f) requires that all new schools attend the training which is coordinated by the Department of Education.  The Charter Support Unit is partnering with the Office of School Choice in the Department to offer this training online.  The training is required to be completed by the charter school principal and the chief financial officer or his or her equivalents.  Furthermore, the training must be completed at least 30 calendar days before the first day of classes at the charter school. 

Welcome to Business Manager Bootcamp!  The financial operations of  a charter school are critical to school success.  There are many different areas that impact a charter school's financial viability. So where does  a new charter school operator or Business Manager start? This course is designed for individuals new to the Business Manager position.  It provides an overview of all of the major areas required for effective management of school finances and accounting.

Florida Statute 1002.33(6)(f) requires that all new schools attend the training which is coordinated by the Department of Education.  The Charter Support Unit is partnering with the Office of School Choice in the Department to offer this training online.  The training is required to be completed by the charter school principal and the chief financial officer or his or her equivalents.  Furthermore, the training must be completed at least 30 calendar days before the first day of classes at the charter school. 

The New School Institute is a series of Florida-specific trainings provided for free to school leaders who are working to open a charter school. Governing Board members and newly hired administrators will particularly benefit from these trainings. The institute will meet every two months, and will specifically deal with topics and issues that leaders will be facing over the next two months to prepare them for the tasks they will be working on. In addition regular modules will be posted (about one per week) focusing on topics of relevance to where you should be in your opening process. 


Site announcements

We're working on a few new courses to be released soon

by Curtis Fuller -

We are excited to announce we are currently working on three new courses to be posted within the upcoming months: 

  • FTE Report Basics for Charter Schools - We are working with a consultant who advises charter schools on FEFP reporting issues to develop a basic course for school leaders and data management/registrar staff people.  
  • New Business Manager Bootcamp - Have you hired a new person at your school to manage your schools finances?  We will soon have a course available for those people to learn the basics of best practices, red book accounting codes and more! 
  • Charter School Succession Planning - The CSU has been working with attorney Kathleen Schoenberg to develop a succession plan guide.  This document will be available very soon, and we will be developing a course on how to complete the various tasks identified in the succession plan guide. 

Check back in the coming weeks to see if these courses are available yet.

New Applicant Training Course Coming Soon

by Curtis Fuller -

The 2022 New Applicant Training Course (which is required under Florida Statute for all schools that are opening in August, 2022) will be available soon.  Our goal is to have the course available on or around May 1.   Please check back soon to begin the course! 

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