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Welcome to Board Basics!

The Governing Board is responsible for the legal and financial obligations of the school(s) they serve. The Board establishes policy consistent with the school's mission and ensures the school's programs and operations adhere to the terms of the charter including compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.  The members of a charter school's governing board are community members that volunteer their time to ensure charter schools are mission and student focused!

This course provides a bank of relevant information for charter school board members on effective charter school governance as well as resources that boards can use to help facilitate their operations.

Turnover in staff is inevitable.  However, having a clear plan in place helps to make the transition a seamless process that minimizes the disruption of a school's campus.  This Succession Planning Course reviews the Succession Planning Guide that has been developed by the Charter Support Unit.  Its goal is to assist charter schools with the process of planning for employee turnover.

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.

The Launch Year Training 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. 

This course is designed to help people who are interested in writing a charter application to submit in the state of Florida.  We go through each section of the charter application to review specific things to remember and focus on while working to write your charter application.  This course will be particularly beneficial to applicants who have not completed a charter application before and will provide a comprehensive overview of the process and application itself. 

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