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.

Financial Performance Framework and Guidelines ToolkitsArizona State Board for Charter Schools10 Oct, 2017 In August 2012, the Board adopted its Financial Performance Framework and Guidance (“financial framework”), which represents one component of the Board’s performance framework.… Read more
Authorizer Voices: Serving Students with Unique Needs ToolkitsNACSA25 Sep, 2017 The fifth video short in NACSA's Authorizer Voices series centers on how authorizers ensure access to charter schools for students with unique needs. Authorizers first give… Read more
A Formula That Works: Five ways to Strengthen School Funding in Ohio ToolkitsBellwether Education Partners and Thomas B. Fordham Institute09 Mar, 2017 This research report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Bellwether Education Partners explores Ohio's education funding policies and includes several recommendations for… Read more
Top Ten Reasons to Join a Charter School Board ToolkitsCharter Board Partners07 Feb, 2017 Here are the top ten reasons to join a charter school board, according to Charter Board Partners.  
Intentionally Diverse Charter Schools: A Toolkit for Charter School Leaders ToolkitsNora Kern, Safal Partners09 Jan, 2017 This toolkit is designed to help charter school leaders and their stakeholders design and implement intentionally diverse charter schools. It presents decisions and actions, along… Read more
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A User’s Guide to Fiscal Oversight for Charter School Governing Boards and Authorizers ToolkitsSuzie Kim & Paul O'Neill30 Sep, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, presents two toolkits to foster proper fiscal oversight of charter schools. One… Read more
SUNY Fiscal Templates ToolkitsCharter School Growth23 Sep, 2016 SUNY’s collection of fiscal resources includes charter revision, renewal financial, and annual budget and audit templates for charter school boards.  
Financial Management ToolkitsCharter School Growth23 Sep, 2016 Charter School Tools has compiled a comprehensive set of resources on financial management including audit checklists, sample expense reports, and sample finance guidelines.
Protect Your Nonprofit's Tax Exempt Status ToolkitsCharter School Growth23 Sep, 2016 The National Council of Nonprofits provides a summary of the “hot button” issues that should be on your radar screen and links to resources about protecting and maintaining tax-… Read more
Fiscal Policies and Procedures Handbook ToolkitsCharter School Growth23 Sep, 2016 A sample policies and procedures handbook that boards can use to create policies and procedures.