Resources & Research

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Sample Individual Trustee Appraisal

This sample individual trustee appraisal is provided by the High Bar, a charter school board governance consulting firm. The self-appraisal asks individuals to rate their own expectations and performance as a member of a charter school board. Reflective questions are provided at the end of the self-appraisal.

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Job Descriptions for Officers

These sample job descriptions for officers are provided by the High Bar, a charter school board governance consulting firm. Samples are available for board chair, vice chair, treasurer, and secretary positions.

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Board Committee Sample Job Descriptions

These sample board committee member job descriptions are provided by the High Bar, a charter school board governance consulting firm. Sample descriptions are provided for academic excellence, development, finance, and governance committees. 

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Charter School Board Member Job Descriptions

These sample board member job descriptions are provided by the High Bar, a charter school board governance consulting firm. In addition to the job descriptions, scroll down to view sample performance expectations and board member agreement samples. The documents are available for download as a PDF on the website.

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Board Effectiveness Quiz

This free online quiz, designed by the High Bar, a charter school board governance consulting firm, is also a self-assessment for individual board members to see their board's strengths and weaknesses. The quiz can also be taken by full boards as a group exercise.

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Food Service Agreement, Odyssey Academy Inc. and Galveston (Texas) ISD, 2012

This 2012 agreement between the Odyssey Academy charter school in Galveston, Texas, and the Galveston Independent School District describes the terms and responsibilities for the preparation of meals by the district for service at the charter school.

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El Sol Science and Arts Academy (Santa Ana, California) Family Handbook, 2011–2012

This is the 2011–2012 Family Handbook for El Sol Science and Arts Academy in Santa Ana, California. It describes the school's policies and procedures and includes the school's parent compact, which sets out expectations for parent involvement.