Toolkits

The National Charter School Resource Center produces and gathers templates, best practices, and videos from supporting education organizations to provide the ultimate resource bank for the charter sector.

The Five Dysfunctions of Charter School Boards ToolkitsBrian Carpenter, National Charter Schools Institute25 May, 2016 Similar to other boards, charter school boards often have dysfunctions that make them inefficient and ineffective despite the good intentions of their board members. The National… Read More
Who Has Access to Charter Schools? ToolkitsLauren Bauer, Megan Mumford and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach; The Brooking Institute17 Mar, 2016 The Brookings Institute’s Hamilton Project presents an economic analysis looking at access to charter schools at a market level to measure the share of students who live close… Read More
Officer Job Descriptions Suite ToolkitsCharter Board Partners26 Feb, 2016 To ensure that everyone is on the same page about the responsibilities of board leadership, Charter Board Partners has written job descriptions for the four charter school board… Read More
Standards for Effective Charter School Governance ToolkitsCharter Board Partners26 Feb, 2016 Charter Board Partners’ standards for effective governance are widely used and highly acclaimed by charter school boards. They clearly outline the core responsibilities of charter… Read More
Top 10 Mistakes Charter School Boards Make ToolkitsBoard on Track26 Feb, 2016 Charter school board members have lots of questions about their roles and responsibilities. They can learn a bit of what NOT to do from this insightful piece about mistakes that… Read More
Committee Charges Suite ToolkitsCharter Board Partners26 Feb, 2016 Committees are the backbone of strong governance, and every committee needs a clear charge to define its work. This suite includes charges for six common charter school board… Read More
Top 10 Tips for Being a Great Board Chair ToolkitsCharter Board Partners26 Feb, 2016 Great boards need great board chairs. This tool offers top tips for new (and veteran) board chairs on leading effectively.  
Turning Passion Into Action: Unlocking Your Board's Fundraising Potential ToolkitsSafal Partners26 Feb, 2016 "Turning Passion into Action: Unlocking Your Board's Fundraising Potential" was a presentation given at the National Charter Schools Conference, 2015 by Safal Partners. Among the… Read More
Charter School Civil Rights Checklist ToolkitsCivil Rights Solutions26 Feb, 2016 Use this checklist from Civil Rights Solutions to make sure your school is aware of and in compliance with federal civil rights laws.
Essential Ingredients of Good Bylaws ToolkitsCharter Board Partners26 Feb, 2016 This tool provides great advice about creating strong bylaws from a lawyer with extensive experience advising charter school boards.