Board and Governance

Supporting Boards of Directors

While traditional public schools are governed by the local school district's board of directors, charter schools are unique public schools that feature a board of directors at the school level. Effective governance is a critical component of a high-quality charter school, and their boards are responsible for ensuring effective organizational planings while developing a sound strategic plan to support governance and leadership. 

With that in mind, providing adequate training is essential to both risk management and the success of a school, and should be prioritized annually. To strengthen charter boards throughout the state, the League offers both on-demand and in-person training opportunities as well as strategic planning facilitation for your board and school leadership team.

On-Demand Training

For your convenience, we offer Title IX and sexual harrasment training for school constituent groups that can be accessed on-demand. To explore these educational opportunties and more, visit the Training and Extended Learning page.

CDE Board Trainings

We've compiled free trainings for boards on our Learning Management System, visit the Free and Online Trainings page.

Strategic Planning

Cost: Focus Group Facilitation $500/group  |  Strategic Planning Board Facilitation $1500  | Drafting Strategic Plan $175-$250 an hour

Best practices suggest schools use a strategic plan to drive their goals and work. Updated annually, typical strategic plans cover a three-to-five year period and can be instrumental in preparing for your charter renewal. We can support each step of the process, flexing to meet your needs and budget. The strategic planning process includes gathering stakeholder feedback through focus groups of both staff and parents, facilitating a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis, and developing your strategic plan goals with metrics and timelines.

Customized Board Training

Cost: $700 half day  |  $1,400 full day

Facilitated by a team member from our cadre of experienced charter school professionals, board workshops are held either on your campus or virtually. Our training generally focuses on a theme, but all workshops are customized via a pre-session survey and planning call to determine your school's unique needs, goals and key issues. Most boards cover one topic per hour in a training session. Common training subjects include: Board Roles & Responsibilities, Legal Responsibilities, Financial Oversight, Board Committees, Running Effective Meetings, External Relations, Policy Development, Performance Management, Board Continuous Improvement and Building an Intentional Board.

Board Refresher

Cost: $175-$250 per hour

If you have a specific topic that you would like covered as part of a board meeting or annual board retreat, we can train your full board on a single topic, typically in a one-hour session. 

New Board Member Onboarding

Cost: $175-$250 per hour

As you bring on new board members each year, or have a mid-year addition to your board, we can provide one-on-one live coaching on all of the charter board basics to your new member. Most basics can be covered in a two-hour individualized training. 

Leadership & Executive Coaching

Cost: $175-$250 per hour

If you have a new leader or are going through some transitions and change management, we can provide one-on-one coaching to your board or school leaders to guide them towards sustainability. 

We’re Here to Help

In addition to board and governance services, the League also offers assistance in the areas of academic services, facilities and finance, enrollment and communications, exceptional education, health and wellness, HR and talent and new school development.

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Free Member School Services

The League offers a wide-variety of free services to all member schools, including: 

  • Ongoing access to information, best practices and crisis support.
  • Learning Communities that bring together peers from across the state to discuss current topics in specific areas, including board and governance, leadership, new school development, marketing and more.
  • Resource Library with guidelines, samples, checklists, and on-demand webinars
  • Access to our Member Marketplace
  • Unlimited job postings on the League’s website
  • League Staff Site Visits

Want to learn more? Email us today to start the conversation. 

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