The CSU Library

Open-source resources on many, many topics. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when you can download it here for free.

Sample Documents

Below are sample documents that have been added to our library recently. You can use the search console on the right to find more that are specific to your school’s needs. If you need something but can’t find it, drop us an email. We can help you find or develop it.

Former Versions of the Budget Template Tool

The Charter Support Unit has developed a budget template tool to assist schools in developing a comprehensive budget.  To find the current version of the budget template tool, please go to: In order to make...

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Florida Teacher Salary Increase Calculator 2020-21

In response to 2020 HB641 the Charter Support Unit has created this calculator to assist schools with calculating the teacher salary increase amounts and to complete the state's preliminary expenditure report template. We strongly encourage before you complete begin...

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Online Resources

Below are some commonly downloaded references from our library. Search on the right to find more that are specific to your school’s needs. Contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Applying for 501(c)(3) Status

Charter Schools in Florida are required to incorporate as not-for-profit agencies.  This means that when the school files their articles of incorporation with the state the articles specifically state that you are a non-profit group.  This does not mean that the IRS...

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Florida New School Checklist

The new school checklist was developed for newly approved charter schools working to open a new school. The document lists the various tasks to be completed from the time the charter application is approved until the day students walk through the door. This document...

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Renewal Tookit

The Charter Renewal Toolkit is a reference document intended to help schools organize their corporate documents and performance records to help schools prepare for their renewal.  The guide is developed to be reviewed quarterly so that the school can add resources to...

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CSP Budget Development Tool

The Charter Support Unit has been asked by the State of Florida's Department of School Choice to provide assistance to CSP grant recipients with the development of grant budgets. In order to provide this assistance the CSU has developed a CSP Budget Development Tool...

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