Resources & Research

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Governance Best Practices for Highly Effective Charter School Boards

This toolkit from Charter Board Partners provides a nearly comprehensive compilation of best practices to create and sustain a highly effective charter school board. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities, running effective meetings, committee structure, and other practices that align with standards for highly effective boards.

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Creating an Effective Charter School Governing Board (Full Version)

This 2000 toolkit from the Charter Friends National Network outlines the steps required to create an effective governing board, including identifying and recruiting board members, training, governance structures and meetings, legal and financial responsibilities, and explorations of the board’s role in fundraising, parental involvement, and accountability. This is the full version of the toolkit. For the abridged version of this resource, please click HERE.

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Charter School Governing Board Training Handbook

The purpose of this guide is to equip present and future board members with the knowledge they need to fulfill their duties, as board leadership is a key component in successful charter schools.

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Center for Charter Schools Offers 'Board Gear'

Developed by the Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University, this online resource includes a wide range of materials to assist leaders at the schools it authorizes, with a focus on charter school board members. Resources include forms, resolutions, policies, training materials, and reference guides to serving as a charter school board member.

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Creating an Effective Charter School Governing Board (Abridged)

This 2000 toolkit from the Charter Friends National Network outlines the steps required to create an effective governing board, including identifying and recruiting board members, training, governance structures and meetings, legal and financial responsibilities, and explorations of the board’s role in fundraising, parental involvement, and accountability. This is the abridged version of the toolkit.