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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Does the Charter School Board Need to Vote on Everything? ReportsJoe Keeny, Michael Higgins01 Nov, 2013 The actions of charter schools are often at the discretion of charter school boards, which have governing authority and operate under the state’s charter school laws and regulations. Most… Read more
Performance Management: Evaluating Charter School Academic Performance Webinar17 Sep, 2013 to 17 Sep, 2013 This National Charter School Resource Center webinar focused on the Core Academic Performance Framework developed by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). The… Read more
School Quality: Pointed Advice and Guidance for Charter School Boards Webinar28 Aug, 2013 to 28 Aug, 2013 The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar on August 28, 2013, which focused on how governing boards can address school performance issues.The webinar featured Carrie… Read more
Accountability: A Partnership for Improving Charter Schools Academic Performance Webinar13 Jun, 2013 to 13 Jun, 2013 The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar on June 13, 2013, which explored how the Arizona Charter Schools Association (ACSA) and the Arizona State Board for Charter… Read more
Board Governance: Finding, Recruiting and Retaining Outstanding Charter School Board Members Webinar23 May, 2013 to 23 May, 2013 The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar on May 23, 2013, which explored finding, recruiting and retaining outstanding charter school board members. This webinar… Read more
Fix Your Board Meetings, Strengthen Your Boards Webinar13 Feb, 2013 The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar on February 13, 2013, which explored how to improve the effectiveness of your overall governance by improving your board… Read more
Student Progress Over Time: Using Academic Growth as a Determinant of High Quality Schools Webinar22 Jan, 2013 to 22 Jan, 2013 The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar on January 22, 2013, which explored The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board’s (PCSB) performance management… Read more
Governance Best Practices for Highly Effective Charter School Boards ToolkitsCharter Board Partners31 Dec, 2012 This toolkit from Charter Board Partners provides a nearly comprehensive compilation of best practices to create and sustain a highly effective charter school board. Topics covered include… Read more
Standards for Highly Effective Charter School Board Governance ReportsCharter Board Partners31 Dec, 2012 This pamphlet from Charter Board Partners outlines the 6 standards to achieve a highly effective charter school board. The standards “set a high bar for what charter school boards should be… Read more
Board Governance 101 Webinar29 Nov, 2012 to 29 Nov, 2012 The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar November 29, 2012, which explored board governance in charter schools. This webinar featured distinguished presenter: Nora Flood… Read more