Board Governance Resources

As the school’s governing body, the board of trustees is legally responsible for the academic, financial, and operational quality of the charter school. Given the centrality of autonomy to charter schools, the board is integral to the proper oversight of schools. The National Charter School Resource Center leverages the existing body of knowledge to offer best practices and tools to enable charter schools to establish and maintain an effective board.

All Board Governance Resources

Webinar: Charter School Board’s Role in Oversight Webinar23 Feb, 2017 This webinar, Charter School Board’s Role in Oversight, is presented by the Colorado League of Charter Schools and Charter Board Partners. Boards have a responsibility to ensure their... Read more
Top Ten Reasons to Join a Charter School Board ToolkitsCharter Board Partners7 Feb, 2017 Here are the top ten reasons to join a charter school board, according to Charter Board Partners.
A User’s Guide to Fiscal Oversight for Charter School Governing Boards and Authorizers ToolkitsSuzie Kim, Safal Partners30 Sep, 2016 The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, presents two toolkits to foster proper fiscal oversight of charter schools. One toolkit is... Read more
Charter School Boards in the Nation’s Capital ReportsJuliet Squire and Allison Crean Davis30 Sep, 2016 Tens of thousands of individuals across the United States volunteer their time, energy, and expertise as members of charter school boards. Yet as the charter sector has grown, we’ve learned... Read more
Financial Management ToolkitsCharter School Growth23 Sep, 2016 Charter School Tools has compiled a comprehensive set of resources on financial management including audit checklists, sample expense reports, and sample finance guidelines.