Saturday, March 27, 2021
On March 27, the Charter Support Unit hosted the first ever Florida Charter School Governance Conference virtually. Below you can find the content from the conference.
We couldn’t have done it without you!
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, presenters, and attendees to the conference for a successful event. We appreciate everyone giving of their time and resources to support this effort to support charter school governing board members .
Mr. Michael Bileca
The session reviewed the highest responsibility of a governing board member – the keeper of the vision and mission of the organization. Mr. Bileca drew from experience on his various board roles from Jackson Hospital, Dental Care Alliance, True North Classical Academy, and current board chair of Miami Dade College as he shares the vital importance of having clarity of the highest purpose of an organization.
Dr. Dakeyan Graham
Relationships are the currency of success. In order to provide the most equitable educational experience for our students we MUST enlist all of our resources to educate every facet of the next generation of world changers. As laboratories of innovation, charter schools have the opportunity to not only serve a niche population in incredibly specific ways, but also serve to provide the blueprint for unlocking the capabilities of success and eliminating existing barriers to achievement.
Breakout Session #1
Renegotiating Facilities Leases
Jeff Wood & Thomas Sternberg
Leading the Way: Authorizing and Governing Board Partnerships
Stephen Ayres, Valerie Hyer and Melissa Brady
We’re Getting Sued… What Should We Do?
Roles & Responsibilities of Board Members
Breakout Session #2
Founding Vs Operating
Dr. Alan Hall
Interpreting your Financials
Fiduciary Responsibilities of the Board
Melissa Gross-Arnold & Shawn Arnold
FL Department of Education – New Offerings
Conflict of Interest
Breakout Session #3
Governance Training Overview
Raquel Espinosa & Tracy Nessl
The Importance of an Effective, Well Organized Policy Manual
Establishing Business / Community Partners
Insurance and Risk Management for Public Charter Schools and their Governing Boards
Andy Jimenez & Brent Grimmel
Mission Creep and How to Avoid it
Dr. April Willis
Breakout Session #4
Effective Committee Use
Finding Freedom in Your Own Facility: The Many Options of Charter School Facility Financing
Richard Moreno & Greg McKenna
How a Board can Successfully Review an Administrator
Tracy Nessl & Raquel Espinosa
The Role of the Board and the CSP Grant
Governing Board Meetings in the Age of Zoom