Charter School Governing Board Primer: School Leadership

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 is an excellent way to have a substantial, and ongoing, impact on a school and in your community. Charter Board Partners (CBP), a national nonprofit, supports charter school boards to be their best.

The key to focusing relentlessly on academics is to have a strong school leader. The board needs to know how to effectively recruit for a great school leader while supporting him/her as well as working collaboratively.

This resource provides best practices and support designed to ensure great school leadership and an guidance in developing an effective relationship between the board and leadership. You can also find a video produced by CBP on school leadership here, along with other related governance resources.