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Resources: Starting a Charter School in Colorado

Below are a variety of resources for new charter school developers. If you need a resource not listed below or have questions, please contact Kathy Zlomke or Lori Ventimiglia.

 

 

1 - New School Startup Plans and Timelines

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
All Phases- Colorado Charter School Startup Plan DOC (614.5 KB) Administration 4/24/2018
Phase 0 Charter School Startup Plan DOCX (17.39 KB) Administration 4/24/2018
Phase 1 Charter School Startup Plan DOCX (40.55 KB) Administration 4/24/2018
Phase 2 Charter School Startup Plan DOCX (26.38 KB) Administration 4/24/2018
Phase 3 Charter School Startup Plan DOCX (50.9 KB) Administration 4/24/2018

2 - New School Application Planning & Development

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Charter Schools Act - Part 1 PDF (240.93 KB) Administration 3/3/2017
Helpful Website for Charter School Developers Link Administration 10/10/2016
Charter Application Review Overview Link Administration 10/10/2016
Starting Strong Charter Schools PDF (4.03 MB)  more ] Administration 8/17/2016
Special Education in Charter Schools PDF (1.27 MB) Administration 10/23/2015
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
League's Quality Standards for Developing Charter  Link Administration 9/21/2015
Charter Plan Self-Assessment Tool DOCX (37.85 KB) Administration 1/28/2015
New School Development Program Overview PDF (121.41 KB) Administration 10/18/2018
School Design Exercise DOCX (15.92 KB) Administration 1/28/2015
Start a Colorado Charter Website Link Administration 5/1/2015

3 - New School Board Development

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Board Documents ZIP (1.14 MB) Administration 4/24/2018
Board Matchmaking PDF (141.33 KB) Administration 4/10/2018
Recruitment and Training of New Board Members DOCX (38.73 KB) Administration 4/10/2018

4 - New School Accountability Committee Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
SAC Bylaws DOC (57.5 KB) Administration 7/29/2014
SAC Informational Brochure PUB (178.5 KB) Administration 7/29/2014
SAC Membership Application DOCX (13.26 KB) Administration 7/29/2014

5 - New School Financial Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
GG Consulting Categorical Funding Presentation PDF (395.06 KB) Administration 10/18/2018
Navigating Charter School Finance PDF (73.15 KB) Administration 10/18/2018
Charter School Budgeting Worksheet PDF (72.93 KB) Administration 11/2/2015
Essential Financial Reports for Your Board PPTX (148.15 KB) Administration 10/23/2015
Board, Committee, Staff Roles Financial Oversight DOC (126 KB) Administration 7/9/2014
Board Guide for Reviewing Key Financial Documents DOC (368 KB) Administration 7/9/2014
Financial Transaction Checklist PDF (8.79 KB) Administration 7/9/2014

6 - New School Health & Wellness Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
CLCS NSD Resource Page PDF (828.15 KB) Administration 10/18/2018
All Kids Deserve Safe Routes to School PDF (321.19 KB)  more ] Administration 9/18/2017
Opening a Healthy School Link  more ] Administration 8/12/2018
New School Health & Wellness Funded Resources PDF (130.12 KB) Administration 7/29/2014

7 - New School Assessment and Perf Mgmt Tools

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Conducting Sound Due Diligence PDF (104.76 KB) Administration 10/18/2018
Achieve 3000 - College and Career Readiness Link  more ] Administration 10/18/2018
Assessment Matrix PDF (59.84 KB) Administration 1/28/2015
Critical Component Best Practice PDF (140.62 KB) Administration 1/28/2015

8 - New School Purchasing Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Tips for Purchasing Furniture Timeline PDF (100.96 KB)  more ] Administration 9/18/2017
Conducting Sound Due Diligence for your CharterSch Link Administration 10/23/2015
Furniture Purchasing Timeline PDF (64.27 KB) Administration 7/9/2014
School Purchasing Calendar DOCX (34.36 KB) Administration 7/9/2014

9 - New School Marketing Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Stand Out: A Guide to School Marketing PDF (683.7 KB) Administration 11/24/2015
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