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.

How to Start a Charter School in Ohio ToolkitsOhio Department of Education Community Schools13 Sep, 2016 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Ohio, click "View Resource" above.
Charter School Discipline Toolkit: A Toolkit for Charter School Leaders ToolkitsSuzie Kim, Safal Partners28 Jun, 2016 The NCSRC presents a toolkit on ways that school leaders can rethink student discipline and school climate. The five enabling factors in the planning and implementation of… Read more
How Effective Are You as a Trustee? ToolkitsBoard on Track25 May, 2016 Board on Track’s self-reflection quiz is a tool for board members or trustees to self-evaluate his or her performance.
Charter School Financial Management Guide Toolkits25 May, 2016 This updated 2015 guide features planning tools for boards, highlighting important considerations.
Charter Board Governing Basics ToolkitsBoard On Track, ExED25 May, 2016 This toolkit provides best practices of financial oversight with primers covering roles and responsibilities and general financial management.
Governance FAQs ToolkitsCharter Board Partners25 May, 2016 The Charter Board Partners has compiled a list of frequently asked questions about charter school boards. The publication provides clarifying information about the role of charter… Read more
Open Meetings Pop Quiz ToolkitsBoard on Track25 May, 2016 Broad on Track provides a self-assessment for boards to use to evaluate their familiarity of their state’s open meeting law.
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
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