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Authorizer Tools and Resources
Authorizer Resources and Tools 

The Colorado League of Charter Schools offers a variety of tools, resources and supports to Colorado charters school authorizers. These tools are designed to assist charter school authorizers to improve practices around charter approval, oversight, renewal, and closure. 

Authorizer Best Practices

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
The ABCs of great authorizer relationships PDF (57.28 KB) Administration 4/8/2015
2015 Authorizer Resource DOCX (47.72 KB) Administration 4/8/2015
Holding Charter School Authorizers Accountable Link  more ] Administration 5/19/2015
Principles and Standards for Quality Authorizing PDF (5.86 MB) Administration 7/22/2014
Sample Annual Feedback Tool for Authorizers DOCX (3.24 MB) Administration 7/22/2014
Sample BOE Resolution on Quality Authorizing DOCX (14 KB) Administration 7/22/2014

Authorizer Consensus Frameworks on Quality

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
A Framework for Academic Quality - 2008 Link Administration 7/22/2014
A Framework for Operational Quality - 2008 Link Administration 7/22/2014

Authorizer Sample RFPs for New Schools

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
DPS_Call_Guidance_Document_2015 PDF (350.61 KB) Administration 1/19/2016
DPS_Replication_Application_Spring_2016.docx DOCX (692.17 KB) Administration 1/19/2016
DPS_NewSchool_Application_Spring_2016.docx DOCX (769.74 KB) Administration 1/19/2016
CSI_Call_for_Applications_2016.pdf PDF (877.31 KB) Administration 1/19/2016
CharterSchools_CFQBudgetTemplate_FY16.xlsx XLSX (146.82 KB) Administration 1/19/2016
DPS New Charter Application Rubric 2015 DOCX (148.39 KB) Administration 5/4/2015
DCSD RFP Procedure DOCX (85.78 KB) Administration 7/22/2014

Authorizer Tools

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Standard Application Guidebook & Rubric 2015 [PDF] Link  more ] Administration 8/26/2015
Standard Application Guidebook & Rubric 2015 [docx Link  more ] Administration 8/26/2015
Standard Application Rubric Tool [xlsx] Link  more ] Administration 8/26/2015
District-Charter Collaboration: A User's Guide Link  more ] Administration 8/19/2015
Sample Charter Contract Language & Attachments DOC (2.7 MB)  more ] Administration 12/3/2014
Resource for Developing Charter School Contracts Link  more ] Administration 7/22/2014
Sample Charter Renewal Framework Link  more ] Administration 7/22/2014
Sample Charter Closure Framework Link  more ] Administration 7/22/2014
Authorizer Self Survey PDF (199.48 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Board Certification Form DOCX (26.11 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Board Governance Training PDF (3.54 MB) Administration 7/22/2014
CharterLeader Curriculum Standards PDF (484.25 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Charter Job Description Handbook PDF (300.08 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Charter School Renewal Rubric - DAAC DOCX (30.6 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Charter School Renewal Rubric - District Staff DOCX (31.98 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Charter School Replication Readiness DOCX (26.61 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
CSI Annual Review of Schools PDF (563.87 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
D11 District Relations with Charters Policy PDF (305.52 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
DPS Charter Renewal Application DOCX (184.81 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
DPS School Quality Framework DOCX (56.17 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Observation and Evaluation Guide PDF (776.6 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Quality Authorizing Practices by Month DOCX (26.54 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
Teacher Recruitment and Selection PDF (487.93 KB) Administration 7/22/2014
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