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Charter schools are unique public schools in that they have a board of directors at the school level, where traditional public schools are governed by the local school district's board of directors.
With this being the case, effective governance is a critical component to a high-quality charter school. It is a best practice for charter school boards to engage in professional growth opportunities and focus on continuous improvement as a board and a school. The League offers a number of support services, resources and training opportunities for charter schools including the following.

For more information about the League's governance trainings, or other board resources, contact Teresa Tate at 303-989-5356 ext. 112.
Customized Governance Training
The Colorado League of Charter Schools offers customized governance trainings designed to meet a school's unique needs around board development. Workshops are held at your charter school or location of your choosing and are facilitated by a member of our cadre of experienced charter school professionals.
League trainings generally focus on the following themes, but all workshops are customized via a pre-session survey and conference call to determine your school's unique needs, goals and key issues. Themes may include:
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Building a strategic board
  • Board committees
  • Financial oversight
  • Policy development
  • External relations
  • Running effective meetings
  • Board continuous improvement
Best Practices in Charter School Governance

This workshop introduces basic roles, responsibilities and general practices essential to creating and/or operating an effective charter school board. This training can be applied to boards of new schools, individual board members, or existing boards needing assistance with structure and operations.

Performance Management for Charter School Boards

This training provides the foundation for understanding the board’s role in ensuring improved student performance and school success. The workshop focuses on understanding student performance data, key questions board members should know how to answer, and how boards can establish sound practices in providing academic performance oversight and monitoring.


Half-day and full-day trainings are available

Strategic Planning Facilitation

Charter school boards are responsible for ensuring effective organizational planning. Developing a sound strategic plan is key to supporting effective governance and leadership. Strategic plans range from specific goals such as facilities acquisition to more general purposes such as guiding the school’s strategic priorities and continuous improvement.

During this workshop, a League facilitator assists charter schools with items such as strategic planning process design and facilitation, SWOT analyses, transition from founding board to policy setting board, and identifying key performance indicators, measures, metrics and targets.


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