Maximizing Effectiveness: Focusing the Microscope on Charter School Governance Boards

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Author: National Resource Center on Charter School Finance & Governance
Published: September 2011

The National Resource Center on Charter School Finance & Governance makes a compelling case to focus on governing boards: most charter school closures are a result of challenges to finance and governance, not academic performance.  "Maximizing Effectiveness" provides a thorough yet concise review of charter school governing boards.  Topics covered include the role of a governing board, stages of board development, determining the right size of the board, composition of its members, orientation and training, and other relevant subject matter.