Saturday, March 26, 2022
On March 26, the Charter Support Unit hosted the seond annual Florida Charter School Governance Conference as a hybrid conference. 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 .
Rep. John Snyder
We started our 2022 2nd Annual Governance Conference with a keynote presentation from Rep. John Snyder who represents the 82nd District in the Florida House of Representatives. He is a strong advocate of public school choice. He will join us at the conference talk about recent developments during the 2022 legislative session and the importance of providing strong alternatives for students and families to choose from in the public school environment.
Opening Session Recording
Orlando Science Academy
Orlando Science Academy was gracious enough to host our conference at their high school facility. Orlando Science is a high performing charter school that was founded in 2008 and current serves over 2,000 students.
Breakout Session #1
Charter Schools as Employers: Emerging Workplace Litigation Trends in K-12 Schools
Andy Jimenez and Brett Schneider
We are Getting Sued….What Should We Do?
Increasing Community Presence
Governing Boards and Compliance
Overseeing Multiple Schools (Real Life Things to Consider if looking at Expansion)
Dr. Alan Hall
Breakout Session #2
Facilities and Finances
Richard Moreno and Greg McKenna
Legal Mistakes, Board Scandals, & Charter Myths: Governing for Good
Dr. April Willis
Authorizer and Governing Board Partnerships that Ensure Quality Charter Schools
Valerie Hyer and Stephen Ayres
Florida School Safety Requirements for Schools
Finding the Right School Leader
Dr. Donna Marie Cozine
Breakout Session #3
Governance in the Sunshine
Parents As Advocates of Chartes Schools
Lynn Normal Tack
Onboarding New Board Members – What Do They Need to Know?
Transitioning From Founding Board to Operating Boards
Breakout Session #4
Conflicts of Interest
Jeff Wood and Thomas Sternberg
Money Matters: What Board Members Should Know About Charter School Accounting
Role of the Board