Board Governance

As the school’s governing body, the board of trustees is legally responsible for the academic, financial, and operational quality of the charter school. Given the centrality of autonomy to charter schools, the board is integral to the proper oversight of schools. The National Charter School Resource Center leverages the existing body of knowledge to offer best practices and tools to enable charter schools to establish and maintain an effective board.

Featured Board Governance Resources

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This report labels and categorizes the indicators of distress that…
Reports | 21 Sep, 2020

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Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools Part 1: The Role and Perspective of Charter School Authorizers Reports21 Sep, 2020 This report labels and categorizes the indicators of distress that authorizers encounter as a school’s quality begins to decline. The report can help authorizers and other charter sector… Read more
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The Death Spiral: Identifying Early Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools (A Conversation with Authorizers) Webinar09 Sep, 2020 to 09 Sep, 2020 Charter school authorizers from across the country joined together to explore the findings of NCSRC’s Identifying Indicators of Distress in Charter Schools report. They heard from their… Read more
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The State of the Charter Sector: What You Need to Know About the Charter Sector Today ReportsBellwether Education Partners22 Jan, 2019 Bellwether Education Partners (Bellwether) summarizes policies and trends and the current status of charter schools in the United States in this January 2019 presentation. The data in the… Read more
Charter School Governing Board Primer: School Leadership ToolkitsThe National Charter School Resource Center17 Sep, 2018 Every child deserves to attend an excellent school. Public charter schools are governed by independent boards, and great charter schools need great boards. Serving on a charter school board… Read more
Charter School Governing Board Recruitment Tools ToolkitsThe National Charter School Resource Center17 Sep, 2018 To recruit strategically, boards must know the qualities and skills that already exist around the table and what they are seeking. This tool provides assessments and sample board matrices… Read more
Charter School Governing Board Composition: A Toolkit for Board Members ToolkitsThe National Charter School Resource Center12 Jun, 2018 Every child deserves to attend an excellent school. Public charter schools are governed by independent boards, and great charter schools need great boards. Serving on a charter school board… Read more
September 2017 Newsletter Newsletters18 Sep, 2017 Tracking Outcomes Beyond School Several strong Charter Management Organizations have significantly increased the proportion of their students who complete a four-year college degree after… Read more
August 2017 Newsletter Newsletters17 Aug, 2017 Case Study on Valor Collegiate Academies The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) produced a case study on Valor Collegiate Academies, an intentionally diverse charter management… Read more
Webinar: Recruitment for Governing Boards Webinar27 Feb, 2017 This webinar, Recruitment for Governing Boards, is presented by the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Charter Board Partners. Having the right skills, experiences, perspectives, and… Read more
Webinar: Charter School Board’s Role in Oversight Webinar23 Feb, 2017 This webinar, Charter School Board’s Role in Oversight, is presented by the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Charter Board Partners. Boards have a responsibility to ensure their… Read more