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12 Facility Planning Mistakes…. That You Won’t Make

National Webinars Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Undertaking a facility development, acquisition, or construction project for your permanent school home is a BIG deal. This informative webinar will show you the 12 most common, fixable – but often devastating – mistakes charter school founders, board, …

 

20 Essential Points: What All School Leaders Should Know About Special Education

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

School leaders play an important role in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. School leaders who effectively manage special education in their schools have to be one part lawyer, one part counselor – and a little bit fearless. The need for …

 

7 Strategies to Enhance School Safety In Your Charter School

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Without a doubt, one of the most pressing issues in schools today is safety. It seems like a week can’t go by without hearing about a school shooting or someone talking about school safety fears. The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news …

 

A Positive Approach to Misbehaving Students: An Introduction to Positive Discipline in the Classroom Incorporating Self-Regulation Strategies

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars School Operations

In this session, we will introduce Positive Discipline in the Classroom as an alternative to discipline systems that depend on rewards and consequences, extrinsic motivation. Developed by Dr. Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott Positive Discipline in the Classro …

 

Accelerate Learning Recovery by Strengthening Student-Teacher-Family Relationships

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Join nonprofit organization PowerMyLearning for an interactive session describing how school leaders can leverage student-teacher-family relationships to accelerate learning recovery. PowerMyLearning has more than 20 years of experience partnering with …

 

Accounting and Financial Management

Florida, National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts, Webinars

Charter schools are required to use accounting processes that align to the “Financial and Program Cost Accounting and Reporting for Florida Schools”, commonly known as the “Redbook.” This presentation will talk about the Redbook accounting requirements …

 

Aligning Your Budget to Educational Priorities

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Balancing budget priorities is difficult for all charter schools in Florida, but trying to prioritize the budget for high needs / turn-around schools is an even more complex puzzle. Aligning your educational priorities to your plan for spending money i …

 

An Overview of the E-Rate Program

National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts, School Operations

E-Rate is a federal program schools can take advantage to help pay for Internet access and network equipment. While this is a free resources for schools, many find the E-Rate program intimidating, time consuming and confusing. This webinar will provide …

 

An Overview of the E-Rate Program

National Webinars

E-Rate is a federal program schools can take advantage to help pay for Internet access and network equipment. While this is a free resources for schools, many find the E-Rate program intimidating, time consuming and confusing. This webinar will provide …

 

Anti-Bullying Programs in Charter Schools

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Florida Statutes expressly prohibit bullying and harassment of any student or employee in public schools in Florida. The statutes lay out specific steps which schools must take in order to ensure that bullying is addressed. How can these statutes be im …

 

Anxiety Disorders in Students

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations, Webinars

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illness among youth, seriously affecting the way students function in school, experience life, and engage in relationships. This workshop will (1) describe different kinds of anxiety disorders and their r …

 

Anxiety Disorders in Students

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illness among youth, seriously affecting the way students function in school, experience life, and engage in relationships. This workshop will (1) describe different kinds of anxiety disorders and their r …

 

Anxiety, Trauma & Emotional Dysregulation in the Classroom

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Understanding the manner in which stress, anxiety, and trauma impact a student’s observable behavior and ability to learn is imperative for educator success. Explore the basic physiology of the autonomic nervous system, identify life stressors with imp …

 

Assessing ELLs for Special Education: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Charter Schools need to be careful about navigating the waters regarding Special Education as well as English Language Learners … but what exactly is required when those two issues overlap? When educating ELLs who seem to be struggling, how do you know …

 

Assistive Technology

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

One of the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Act is ensuring students have the services and equipment that they need in order to be provided a free and appropriate public education. Charter Schools may be required to provide an implemen …

 

Attract the Teachers You Need: Create a Year-Round, Multi-Channel Teacher Recruitment System

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Today’s teaching candidates have more choice than ever on where they can teach and work. In this hands-on session, reflect on how recruiting teachers has radically changed for school districts in the last five years, uncover what candidates are seeking …

 

Avoiding Chaos: Leadership Development and Succession Planning

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

The charter school movement started over 20 years ago and organizations that were new and novel are now mature and possibly in transition. As these organizations grow from founder lead to management lead,  they may experience growing pains and challeng …

 

Beating the Insurance Game – A Webinar on Insurance Solutions & Building a Risk Management Program

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

A proper insurance program for a charter school consists of a number of different complex coverages. This webinar will review the proper coverages and endorsements needed for your business insurance program and focus on how to build a proper safety and …

 

Behavioral Data To Support MTSS

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Charter Schools are always concerned about supporting students and ensuring they are learning effectively. One of the important concepts of Florida Education is the idea of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) to help students succeed. In order for …

 

Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Simple, Research-based ways to Improve Teacher AND Student Motivation at Your School

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Students’ engagement in learning and teachers engagement in teaching are what makes a school thrive. Motivation in both, though, are on the decline, in part due to the high-stakes learning environment we are all in, compounded by the global pandemic. I …

 

Bias and Microaggressions in the Classroom

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

LEAD will explore the impacts of implicit biases, stereotypes, and microaggressions on BIPOC students, educators, and their communities. By the end of the webinar, participants will feel empowered to employ various means of allyship, including self-edu …

 

Board Myths & Mistakes: How to Avoid Them and Govern for Good

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts

With over 10 years of charter administration experience and six years as a charter board member, Dr. April Willis will share experiences, research, and headlines that highlight significant moments in charter governance. From myth-busting to line-drawin …

 

Boards: How Healthy Is Your School?

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

The board’s role is to ensure the school is successful and sustainable, but how do you know? This presentation will help board members better understand what data they should be reviewing, questions they should be asking and what to do once they have t …

 

Bomb Threat Protocols for Schools

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

In this session attendees will learn how a positive school climate will reduce the risks of both bomb threats and all school violence. We will discuss how to develop relationships with First Responders to develop bomb threat protocols and how a school’ …

 

Breaking Free from Toxic Leadership

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Whether you are starting a brand new school or taking over an existing one, the culture and climate can help the school soar to success or drive it into the ground. As the leader of the school, the choices made in regard to school climate and culture n …

 

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: When and How to Fire a Teacher

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

It is one of the hardest conversations to have as a school leader, but we cannot shy away from the duty of pruning the garden. This session will provide practical information about preparations for these difficult conversations, as well as opportunitie …

 

Budget Template Tool Webinar

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

The Charter Support Unit has developed a budget template tool which assists with developing a comprehensive budget for operating a charter school. This webinar will present the tool and walk through the recent changes added to the tool. The presentatio …

 

Building A School Culture of Leadership

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Building a school culture with a mindful purpose is imperative. Whether you like it or not, a culture will be established at your school. It may be a positive culture or a negative school culture. But establishing a positive school culture is only the …

 

Building an Effective Tier 2 and 3 Tiered Support System to Meet The Needs of Youth Who Are At-Risk

Florida, National Webinars School Operations

As charter schools build their Multi-Tiered System of Supports, schools should consider how more intensive supports will be provided to those students who are not successful in more typical environments. You’re invited to join Ms. Catherine Raulerson a …

 

Building on a Foundation of Engagement through Stay Interviews

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Are you looking for ways to more effectively engage and build on the culture of your charter school? After all, engagement and culture are proven key drivers of performance and retention. Engagement is that magical thing that happens when employees con …

 

Can They Really Ask for That?

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Increasingly, charter schools are receiving public records requests from the media and others. Responding to requests improperly or without thought can cause legal and public relations nightmares. Learn about public records, maintenance requirements, r …

 

Cannabis Conundrum

Florida Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida and can be prescribed for minors. However, it is still illegal under federal law, so what does this mean for Florida charter schools? This webinar, presented by attorney Kathleen Schoenberg, will review how other s …

 

Changes to Public Records Statutes

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Public Records Requests have been on the rise for charter schools, and lawsuits for those who do not properly respond to such requests are a reality for charters throughout Florida. The public records statute was recently changed to require that if som …

 

Charter Board Governance 101

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts

To deliver exceptional results for kids, your charter needs a well-structured, well-staffed, and well-trained governing board. In this webinar, Mike Mizzoni, BoardOnTrack’s Chief Governance Officer, will share his expertise on the ins and outs of recru …

 

Charter Conversations: Dan Fishman

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations, Webinars

As VP Strategy and Growth, Dan leads the charge for IDEA’s goal of serving over 100,000 students, across twelve regions, by 2022. From his South Texas home, he will share his insights on growing new schools, and valuing the people who make it all possi …

 

Charter Conversations: Dr. Marco Clark

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, Webinars

This Founder & CEO’s tough love approach to inspiring his Washington D.C. students to academic achievement earned him the reputation for being America’s Toughest Principal. He brings his passionate and purposeful guidance to us on how to “Man the B …

 

Charter Conversations: Jana Wilcox Lavin

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

In her role as Executive Director of Opportunity 180, Jana spearheads the organization’s investments to provide more kids a high-quality education, more resources and data about schools to families, and more great neighborhood schools in Clark County, …

 

Charter Conversations: Matt Strong and Monica White

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations, Webinars

The Founders of a game-changing technical education academy in Idaho infuse into their student’s beliefs in second chances, social-emotional development, and ownership of their own lives as critical pathways to success. They will share with us the crit …

 

Charter Conversations: Paul Morrissey

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations, Webinars

The Founder & Director of San Antonio’s successful Compass Rose Academy pushes for excellence by raising the bar on education. His “high expectations, productive struggle, and fanatical support” pillars lift the students and staff to reach that bar …

 

Charter School & EMO Ethics: Not Just Do’s and Don’ts

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Charter school boards are subject to public ethics laws.  In general, charter school management companies are not.  Both must comply with state employment, whistleblower, deceptive trade practice, and false claims act laws.  This session examines the p …

 

Charter School as Employer. HR Dos and Don’ts

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Charter School Administrators are not just educational leaders, but also human resource leaders. What exactly does that mean? Join us for this informative webinar presented by Attorney Jeffrey Wood, a Director with Tripp Scott as he reviews the key “do …

 

Charter School Facilities 101

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

For new schools, or schools looking to expand, facilities issues often cause issues for charter schools in providing the best possible program. Questions around how to go about getting the best deal on a lease, or exploring the possibility of purchasin …

 

Charter School Financing Options During the Pandemic

National Webinars Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This webinar will explore current financing options in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters will explore rapidly evolving market conditions and examine interim financing options alongside traditional fixed rate financing to help schools bridg …

 

Charter School Funding Sources

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

FEFP. CSP. Title I. NSLP. PECO. IDEA. Does this list of acronyms get you excited about next year? It should! All of these are various funding sources that charter schools should understand as they work to develop their budgets and ensure their schools …

 

Charter School Grants: How to Save Time and Write a Better Grant

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Compliance & Grant Admin, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

A shared vision; learn how to partner with donors to make a difference. This session will change the way you think about grants. Find out how to see your grant proposal from the funder’s perspective. Learn how to craft your message to meet their needs, …

 

Charter School Insurance

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

How is your Charter School protected if your board is sued because a student bullies another student who commits suicide? This and other real life issues will be discussed in this webinar that will help your charter school protect its assets, its staff …

 

Charter School Law Highlights for Board Members and School Leaders

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

The Charter School statute (1002.33) is over 17,000 words long and includes many requirements for charter schools and their sponsors. What are the essential pieces governing board members should be focused on? Join us for this informative webinar where …

 

Charter School Marketing 101

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC OldPosts

Do you have a fantastic Charter School but aren’t sure how to market it to parents, community and local business. Tap into the perspective of a professional who has a Marketing and Public Relations Overview that might work for your school.

 

Charters.Link

Florida, National OldPosts

In conjunction with the Department of Education, the staff of the Charter Support Unit have been working to develop a new compliance tool available to charter schools and districts throughout the state. The goal is to help districts and schools organiz …

 

Child Trafficking and Exploitation

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

What Youth Serving Organizations Need to Know: Child sex trafficking is happening all across America – rural, urban and suburban, yet far too many parents and child-serving professionals don’t know what to look for or how to help. This session will emp …

 

Class Size Reporting and FTE Essentials

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Survey week for survey two is coming soon (October 8-12, 2018). What does this mean for you and your school? What last minute thing should school leaders remember going into this critical week to ensure proper funding? This webinar will be presented by …

 

Coaching for Change: Coaching Structures & Conversations

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Over the last decade, there has been a significant growth in instructional coaching initiatives in schools nationwide. As one of the top three key levers instrumental to schools’ ability to implement and sustain lasting change and drive school improvem …

 

Collaboration for Student Success

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

When the adults in students’ lives work together collaboratively, students can succeed. This is especially true when it comes to exceptional students. Teachers must work collaboratively between the regular education and special education settings to en …

 

Community Engagement – From Pre-Application through Opening

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Authentic community engagement is an integral part of creating, starting and sustaining a high-quality charter school. In this session, we will walk participants through effective community engagement processes and practices from the point of concept t …

 

Conflict of Interest

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

Conflicts of interest are almost inevitable with any nonprofit endeavor. People who come together with the same passion for charter schooling may end up having other ties that bind them. A policy and culture anchored in disclosure allows beneficial int …

 

Cracking the Code: Your Guide to Financial Statements

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Do you dread the part of the board meeting when it is time to review and discuss the financial statements? Do you think they are speaking in code? This webinar will decode the fundamentals of accounting and budgeting so that you are prepared to effecti …

 

Creating a Successful Partnership with Your Project Manager

National OldPosts

Building new, renovating existing, or expanding campus facilities can be an exciting, but chaotic time for your school. Planning and executing construction on campus introduces an entirely new layer of activity and expectations of Administration that d …

 

Creating Mathematical Thinkers using Number Strings and Math Talks

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Our goal in teaching is not just to prepare students for their next math class, but to prepare them for their future careers. Helping students be mathematical thinkers is a way to prepare them for the future. Learn how number strings and math talks hel …

 

Deteriorating Financial Condition: Avoidance & Recovery

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

One of the quickest ways for a charter school to find themselves facing closure is to be labeled as having a deteriorating financial condition. If you find yourself already facing this situation, there is still hope! There are steps you can take to rec …

 

Developing A Charter School Website

Florida, National OldPosts

The recent legislation signed into law by the Governor requires for the first time that Charter Schools maintain a website with information about the charter school, the academics, finances and governance. While most schools have a website, many have n …

 

Dissecting the Diagnosis – Why Accommodations Fail to Ensure Long Term Academic & Social Success

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

There are accommodations the real world makes for employees with disabilities. The majority of these accommodations are for physical disabilities covered under A.D.A. Corporations don’t provide shadows for workers or aides to repeat instructions multip …

 

Distance Learning for Charter Schools using MOODLE

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

We’ve all heard the term “uncertain times” more often than we can count recently. No one knows for sure what school is going to look like when August rolls around, and now that summer is upon us, school leaders everywhere are trying to plan for how bes …

 

Diversity in Staffing: Doing vs. Being

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

The public is shining a light on diversity and inclusion in the charter sector. What’s lurking in the shadows is something we’re just coming to grips with – charter school staff don’t always reflect the communities served. How do we begin to change thi …

 

Do you have questions about school security personnel?

National Webinars

During this webinar, Gary and the attendees will exchange ideas about School Resource Officers, School Guardians, private armed and unarmed security guards. How do we make one of these options or a blend of these options work for your school or distric …

 

Due Process for Exceptional Student Education

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

One of the most common legal areas charter schools run into is with regards to special education services. Schools must fully understand the the due process rights of the students and families receiving ESE services. This presentation, presented by an …

 

Dyslexia, Early Literacy Intervention, and Legislative Requirements

Florida Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

During this webinar, the Just Read, Florida! office will provide an overview of dyslexia and multisensory instruction and the statutory requirements for charter schools related to reading intervention, training, certification and the reading endorsemen …

 

E-Rate Overview and Updates for 2020-21

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

E-Rate is a federal program schools can take advantage to help pay for Internet access and network equipment. While this is a free resources for schools, many find the E-Rate program intimidating, time consuming and confusing. This webinar will provide …

 

Education Privacy Requirements: FERPA and Your Responsibilities

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, School Operations

Student privacy is a hot topic in today’s culture and it is imperative that educators remain knowledgeable in how to protect their students’ rights. Not doing so could result in personal and financial liabilities with long-lasting negative results. Thi …

 

Edutainment Learning: Connecting your students with the world through zoom

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

In this presentation, educators will learn about the amazing opportunities that can be afforded through video conferencing technology. Holocaust survivors, first hand accounts of September 11th, Authors, leading Professors from various fields, Grammy w …

 

Effective Board Meetings & Members

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This webinar will discussed the three “R’s” – recruiting, running and retaining the right mix of people on your charter school board of directors. This presentation focused on ideas for filling vacant board seats and share tips for organizing your boar …

 

Effective Committee Use

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

Active engaged committees doing strategic work in between board meetings is vital for your board to function effectively. But, most charter school boards have committees in name only. Come to this lively interactive session where you will learn: Which …

 

Effective Website Design

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

There are several critical factors when creating an effective school website, including design, content, and purpose. When all of these elements are strategically implemented and managed, your school’s website will improve school communications, your b …

 

Effectively Using Social Media as a Marketing Tool

National OldPosts

Marketing charter schools can be a complicated task. With limited budgets, and the ever present need to ensure the school meets enrollment targets, finding inexpensive and effective ways of recruiting new families is essential. Join us for a webinar pr …

 

Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) / E-Rate – What to Know

National Webinars

Congress recently passed the American Rescue Plan which included $7.1 Billion for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF). ECF will provide schools and libraries with the opportunity for funding to purchase (or perhaps be reimbursed for) laptops, tablets …

 

Enrolling for Next Year: Marketing, Lottery, Etc.

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Just when you feel your finally starting to get a handle on this school year, it’s time to realize that next year is only six months away, and the recruitment, marketing and planning for next year needs your attention. This presentation will focus on s …

 

Enrollment Marketing 101: Attract and Engage Prospective Students

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, School Operations

Increasing charter school enrollment is vital to the health of your school—your business. But if you aren’t able to effectively connect and communicate with your prospective and current parents, increasing those all-important enrollment numbers for you …

 

Ensure Long-Term Success Through Succession Planning

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

To ensure the long-term success of your school, it is critical to navigate leadership transitions effectively. Schools can proactively prepare for both planned and unplanned transitions in order to ensure that your school can continue to achieve succes …

 

Ensuring that your Social and Emotional Learning Initiatives Get The Attention They Deserve

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

As many schools learned last year, quality Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs essential for helping students succeed — especially during challenging and uncertain times. As we enter a new school year, it is important to help educators and stu …

 

ERate – What is it and how can it benefit my school?

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

ERate is a federal program operated by the Universal Service Administration Company. ERate provides funding to schools and libraries throughout the country for telecommunication services. This includes telephone and internet services, as well as possib …

 

ESE 101

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This webinar focused on the charter school’s responsibilities for accommodating the needs of ESE students, as well as how to work effectively with your School District to ensure compliance.

 

ESE Implementation: School and District Collaboration

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

A collaborative relationship between charter school and district is key to ensuring quality services for exceptional students. Understanding the roles, responsibilities and resources available will help the school and the district meet the needs of all …

 

ESE Inclusionary Practices

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Interested in making your school more inclusive? Charter schools are committed to providing exceptional public education. In line with a commitment to set high expectation for students, charter school operators must ensure that schools are not just acc …

 

ESE Service Delivery Models

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

A single type of service or service delivery can’t be expected to adequately meet the needs of all the exceptional students in your school. Understanding when more intensive or different instruction is needed, and how to provide it, will help ensure qu …

 

Establishing Business and Community Partnerships

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance, School Operations

Building business and community partnerships is like dating.  But there is a distinct formula attached to the process that often times we take for granted. Attendees will gain insight into how to expand their relationships beyond the walls of the board …

 

Federal and State Tax Compliance Issues

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Here in Florida, charter schools must be organized as or operated by a nonprofit organization, generally classified as a 501(c)(3) school by the Internal Revenue Service and the Florida Department of Revenue. This webinar will provide participants with …

 

Feeding More of Florida’s Children with the Community Eligibility Provision

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Florida Impact to End Hunger recently released a report entitled “Feeding More of Florida’s Children with the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).” CEP allows schools and school districts in high-poverty communities to serve meals at no cost to all s …

 

Fiduciary Responsibilities of the Board

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

This discussion will discuss the legal and policy based obligations of governing boards in Florida, with some case studies on issues created by a lack of goverance by charter school boards in Florida.

 

Fighting Founders Syndrome

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Your school is achieving success with a strong founding leader — hurray! But, is your board prepared for the inevitable moment of leader transition? Are you confident that the outcomes you have achieved will survive the baton pass? Great boards maintai …

 

Finding and Planning for Facilities

Florida, National Webinars Facilities Planning

Facilities is one of the most common difficulties faced by new charter schools. The facilities most charters are able to secure to get their school started may not be the ideal situation to support their future plans. This presentation will talk about …

 

Finding Freedom In Your Own Facility

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance, Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget

Having your own facility is a crucial step in every charter’s journey! Options abound for the facility itself and the financing can leave you feeling like you are chained to your circumstances.   We will help you to wade through options and their pro’s …

 

Finding staff with Teachers-Teachers.com

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Teachers-Teachers.com is contracted by the FLDOE to provide its service/website for FREE to all Florida Charter Schools. With currently more than 30,000 certified, Florida-resident, Florida-certified educators in the Teachers-Teachers.com resume databa …

 

Finding the “Right Fit” in Board Members

National Webinars

Boards need to understand who should actually be at the table when governing for sustainable success. This webinar highlights some practical strategies at determining the needed resources, the right diversity that represents and reflects the student po …

 

Finding The Upside of Risk

Florida, National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This webinar will provide a broad overview of how insurance affects the specific needs of charter schools. The presentation will range from general liability insurance policies to employee health insurance policies, and how you can use your insurance p …

 

Firing an employee – Make sure you cross your “T”s and dot your “i”s

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Charter Schools have the option to be a public or private employer. Florida is an at-will employment state. Many people believe that this means you can just terminate an employee when necessary. While this is true, terminating an employee does open the …

 

Five Types of Videos to Enrich Your Learning Environment

National

The inclusion of various types of videos is an aspect of creating an equitable learning environment to reach ALL of your learners whether at home or in-person at school. Learn how you can continue to provide students with high-quality direct instructio …

 

FL Department of Education – New Offerings

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

The Charter Schools Office at the Florida Department of Education will highlight what’s new in the federal Charter Schools Program in Florida.

 

FLDOE Disciplinary Action Search and Mandatory Hiring Practices

Florida Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Hiring employees is a critical task for school administrators. Not only do you need to focus on hiring the best and brightest candidates, but you also need to be focused on statutory requirements regarding vetting of new hires. In addition to the crimi …

 

Florida Charter School Evaluation Site

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This webinar provided an overview of the Florida Charter School Evaluation Site. The training site is intended to sustain the onsite teacher and principal evaluation training funded by the Department of Education and delivered by Houghton Mifflin Harco …

 

Florida Parent Network

Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

In Florida, the number of parents who choose charter schools continues to grow. They love their children and are the most effective advocates for educational choice. This webinar will focus on how to grow a community of moms and dads who advocate for b …

 

Florida’s Single Sign On

Florida Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

The Department of Education has many resources and services available. In order to simplify logging into these multiple services, the state has developed the “Single Sign-On” (SSO) Portal. This SSO allows one username and password to access numerous re …

 

Founding Vs Operating

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance, School Operations

This session will draw attention to the different aspects of starting a charter school vs. operating a charter school.  We will take a look at what is needed to start a charter and then move into the operational phase once the charter application is ap …

 

Fraud Protection – The Vigilance of Charter Schools

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

An update on fraudulent attempts in the financial marketplace and the countermeasures available to combat. This presentation will focus on various attempts of fraudulent activity on charter schools and foundations in an attempt to gain access into bank …

 

Freedom for Gifted Students

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Gifted students are unique in many ways. However, these students are not always identified in school. Teachers need to understand how to identify gifted students and ways to help them succeed in the classroom.

 

From Here to Facility: Overview of Constructing a Charter School Facility

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Facilities Planning

“A school is a building with four walls – with tomorrow inside.” This informative webinar will guide you in the multi-year process of planning and constructing your dream school building that will empower you to best teach the leaders of tomorrow. We w …

 

From the Courtroom to the Classroom: Understanding the Intersection of Criminal and Family Law and Our Campuses

National Webinars Boards & Governance, Facilities Planning, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Charter schools are constantly forced to deal with issues involving students that extend far beyond the classroom. Parents fighting over custody of the child, court orders that split time sharing of a student between parents, restraining orders limitin …

 

FTE Class Size Information

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This webinar will review recent Class Size data; steps for calculating Class Size; discuss best practices for accurately reporting Class Size data; provide an overview of the Class Size appeals process; and discuss the reduction calculations to the Cla …

 

FTE Re-Calibration

Florida, National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts, Webinars

Starting with the 2013-14 school year, FTE payments are recalibrated at the state level so that no student is paid for being more than one full time student. Student FTE reported by more than one district is recalibrated and shared by both districts. T …

 

Getting FTE Correct and Preparing for an FEFP Audit

Florida, National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This presentation will review the state reporting requirements addressing FTE reporting and steps to be taken to prepare for state FEFP audits. The presentation will review the specific components that are required to report students for funding under …

 

Getting Started on the Road To Accreditation

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

School accreditation is designed to help educational institutions boost their ongoing performance efforts as they challenge and inspire their students and the communities they serve. This presentation will inform attendees about the accreditation proce …

 

Getting the Most Out of Strategic Planning

National Webinars

This session will show school leaders how to establish or refine their annual process of determining goals and strategies for the upcoming year. Participants will learn 1) how to identify a planning team, 2) how to collect and analyze school-specific d …

 

Getting the Right People on the Bus: Rules and Techniques to Assemble an All-Star Staff

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

It doesn’t matter how good your plans are. If you don’t have good people in place, the school won’t work. Hiring is probably the single most important factor in determining a school’s success or failure, but it remains a mystery or crapshoot for so man …

 

Gifted Education for Charter Schools

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Florida defines gifted students as students who have superior intellectual development and are capable of high performance. While charter schools are required to address their plans for gifted education in their charter application, many schools find t …

 

Google Apps for Education – A powerful free services for schools

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a free version of the Google Apps suite which typically costs business users $60 per user per year which is offered to schools and non profit organizations. The tool provides a free-cloud based email solution along w …

 

Governance in the Sunshine

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

As a charter school, your Governing Board is a public entity, and subject to all of the rules and regulations of the “Government in the Sunshine” act in Florida Statutes. Understanding these rules is essential to ensure you have a properly operating Bo …

 

Governance Training Overview

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

The presentation will provide an overview of state-approved governing board training that is available through the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools (FCPCS). Through self-paced, computer-based modules, participants are able to meet the requi …

 

Governing Board Meetings in the Age of Zoom

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

When schools closed last March boards had no choice but to conduct their meetings by video conference. Join us for a refresher on electronic meetings and Sunshine Law compliance and come share your board’s experiences using electronic communications. W …

 

Governing Board Resources Presentation

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

The CSU has developed a presentation geared towards charter school governing boards. The goal of this presentation is to open a dialogue among the board about the role of governance at the school, and to provide the Board with answers to questions they …

 

Government in the Sunshine – Part 1

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Florida Charter Schools are required to comply with the state’s complex Government in the Sunshine requirements. The current Government in the Sunshine manual is 326 pages long, and contains numerous requirements that public entities must comply with. …

 

Government in the Sunshine – Part 2

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Florida Charter Schools are required to comply with the state’s complex Government in the Sunshine requirements. The current Government in the Sunshine manual is 326 pages long, and contains numerous requirements that public entities must comply with. …

 

Growing Healthy Students with Gardening and Cooking Classes

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This course will focus on the ways in which gardening and cooking classes can positively impact a school learning environment by creating a space for students to learn about food and nutrition through engaging hands-on experiences. This course will foc …

 

Hacking Google Analytics: Measuring ROI

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Learn secrets to measuring marketing analytics that Google will not tell you.Over 4,000 Google Analytics campaigns have taught us that Google’s online information will focus on raising your budget. We will cover data collection and reporting metrics th …

 

Hacking Google Analytics: Setup

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

This powerful new webinar teaches Marketers and Webmasters the secrets to Google Analytics’ setup and goals that Google’s online help leaves out. Setting up the foundation is the key to measuring return on investment. These will be very clear, superbly …

 

High Expectations = Positive School Culture: Strategies for Success

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

With the many demands on educators, setting high expectations AND maintaining a positive school culture is a challenge for any school. By participating High Expectations = Positive School Culture: Strategies for Successin this webinar, attendees will h …

 

How a Board Can Successfully Review An Administrator

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

The presentation will provide an overview of a principal’s effect on student achievement and the characteristics of an effective school leader. Participants will be introduced to practices and leadership behaviors that produce positive outcomes for stu …

 

How a lender looks at a charter school

National Webinars Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Parents entrust their children’s education to you… and many charters face difficulty with building their dream facility. In order to make it a reality, schools need a lender willing to invest millions of dollars into the school. During this webinar, th …

 

How can charter leaders communicate and collaborate with neighboring districts?

National OldPosts

When traditional public schools and public charter schools communicate and collaborate effectively, students and families in both sectors benefit. This session will provide guidance about how to communicate effectively across sectors as well as example …

 

How Engaging Staff Can Be the Gamechanger for Spending Waste

Florida, National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Spending waste is a top concern for K12 leaders, and especially at charter schools where funding is so limited. Charter schools can not afford to waste funds and resources on inefficiencies. Join us for a webinar presented by Brent Lomas and Jason Isaa …

 

How to Effectively Create a Professional Development Plan Using the Teacher Evaluation

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Educators often talk about building life-long learners in our students. Equally importantly for charter school leaders is facilitating a process to make your staff members life long learners as well. This webinar will focus on providing an interactive …

 

How to Increase Student Engagement in Remote Learning Environments

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Do you ever wonder why your students struggle with learning, yet know every word to their favorite songs? The answer involves engagement, attention, and the neuroscience of learning. In this breakout session, global learning expert, Dr. Lana Israel, sh …

 

How to Navigate Student Recruitment During Extended School Closure

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations, Webinars

As schools around the country adjust to life without school buildings, one challenge is looming large for charter schools: student recruitment. With many of our top referral sources — canvassing, events, school tours, and info sessions — no longer av …

 

How to Navigate Your Charter Renewal: Tips for a Successful Outcome!

Florida Webinars

If you have a charter school in operation, then it is time to consider your renewal! Whether you have just opened your doors or have been through a renewal in the past, your charter’s future is reliant on a positive renewal process and we are here to s …

 

How to Pitch Your School and Stories to the News Media

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

This session will provide practical tips on promoting your school, staff and students to the media from John Boyd, a former reporter and editor for the Houston Chronicle, Des Moines Register, and others, who now works as a school PR leader for one of T …

 

How to Use the New Florida Budget Projection Tool

Florida Webinars

The Charter Support Unit recently released a new Budget Project/Template Tool. This tool is intended for schools who are already running and have at least one year of financials. The tool will convert a Budget Versus Actual report into a new budget, an …

 

How to Use Virtual Platforms to Reimagine Professional Development and Collaboration

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

New technology and online platforms have created the opportunity to reimagine what professional development and collaboration look like in education. There is no reason why educators’ access to professional development should be confined to specific ro …

 

Identifying Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Adolescents: Learning How to Label and React

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Chrysalis Health works with male and female clients, ages 2 to 18, displaying a wide range of sexual behavior problems through the Sexual Trauma & Risk Reduction Therapy (STARRT) program. This training will focus on teaching school personnel how to …

 

Identifying Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Children and Adolescents: Learning How to Label and React

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Chrysalis Health works with male and female clients, ages 2 to 18, displaying a wide range of sexual behavior problems through the Sexual Trauma & Risk Reduction Therapy (STARRT) program. This training will focus on teaching school personnel how to …

 

IEP Development and Implementation

Florida Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

IEP Development and Implementation – The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is the cornerstone for the education of a child with a disability. It identifies a child’s unique needs and defines the goals and objectives that guide the delivery of a quality e …

 

If We Build It They Will Come – Or Will They?

National Webinars School Operations

The days of “If you build it, they will come” are long gone for charter schools across the country. Schools leaders are having to work smarter to ensure the full enrollment which is so critical to their mission and their budget. Learn the leading stude …

 

If You Build It, They Will Come. Restorative Justice in Charter Schools

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Restorative Justice is quickly becoming the process to implement in making schools a better, safer place for students and staff. There are practices that campus leaders can explore to help build an environment to which individuals will gravitate. If yo …

 

Implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Florida Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Most school staff are familiar with the process of using MTSS to support students who are academically struggling, but the concept is also important when it comes to behavioral supports in school as well. PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Sup …

 

Important 2020-21 Changes to Florida School Funding

Florida Webinars Boards & Governance, Compliance & Grant Admin, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Charter School Funding for 2020-21…what are the facts and what is still “up in the air”. Join us for an important discussion on what to expect for the 2020-21 school year, in regard to Pre-Covid FTE, teacher salary increase, allowable COVID expenses …

 

Improving the Climate for Rural Charter Schools

Resources, Webinars

Charter schools – whether urban, suburban, or rural – tend to share many of the same, broad needs. The challenges in addressing these needs, however, can be greater for rural charter schools. This session will address challenges related to transportati …

 

Improving Your School Climate: A Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Approach

Florida, National OldPosts

Improving your school climate can lead to an increase in school achievement and better staff retention. In this webinar, we will provide information to support your school climate improvement efforts through the use of data collection tools and data-ba …

 

Innovation Through Classical Education

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Classical Education, often described as ‘traditional’ or ‘back-to-basics’, has succeeded in developing the world’s most influential minds for centuries. As educators, we are challenged to continuously innovate our practices, but perhaps innovating can …

 

Insurance and Risk Management for Charter Schools

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance, Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget

Join us for a review of the unique liability exposures and insurance needs of Florida’s Public Charter Schools. Charter School Risk Management professionals will share some of the available resources and mitigation strategies that can help Governing Bo …

 

Interpreting your Financials

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget

Do you dread the part of the board meeting when it is time to review and discuss the financial statements? This session will decode the fundamentals of accounting and budgeting so that you are prepared to effectively engage in financial discussions and …

 

Introducing the Budget Template Tool

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

The CSU has developed a comprehensive budget template tool which provides users with a question/answer format which automatically takes the answers and develops a comprehensive charter school budget based on the function and object codes outlined the F …

 

Introducing the CSU

Florida OldPosts, Webinars

The Charter Support Unit presented the introduction to the CSU presentation below on August 30, 2012. If you are having difficulty viewing the embedded version, you can access the presentation directly by clicking here. You may also download a PDF vers …

 

Introduction to the Charter Support Unit

Florida OldPosts

The Charter Support Unit was recently renewed for a second year to provide assistance to charter schools through their first contract renewal. This webinar will provide basic information about the background and services offered by the CSU as well as a …

 

Is Your School Equitable for Trauma/Poverty Affected Students

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

One thing more important than what you teach is who you teach. Knowing and understanding your students emotionally yields tremendous relational dividends. This webinar will explore the causes of poverty and trauma on students. Participants will also ex …

 

It’s Not Just A Facebook Page, It’s a Communication Plan

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Running a charter school requires not only providing a top-notch educational program, but also effectively communicating with the school’s stakeholders. This engaging webinar will provide a social media boot camp to learn how to make your school’s inte …

 

Item Bank and Testing Platform

Florida Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

The Office of Race to the Top Assessments with the Florida Department of Education has developed the Florida Item Bank and Test Platform (IBTP); a dynamic resource that allows teachers, schools, and districts to build and administer high quality, stand …

 

Keeping Writing Simple for Students and Teachers

National Webinars

This presentation will show educators how to keep writing simple for students and teachers. Teachers will learn tips and tricks to teaching writing and strategies that work with students of all levels. They will walk away with a plan for teaching writi …

 

Key Focus Areas of High Performing Schools

Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Charter School leaders are challenged with many demands, and often too little time to accomplish them. With the rigorous demands of the Florida Standards, being able to effectively establish priorities is essential to successfully leading a school. Thi …

 

Keys to Effective Fundraising

National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Many charter schools throughout the State need to raise funds to help support their program, especially newer schools. Many board members and school leaders do not have the knowledge or experience to run a successful fundraising campaign. However, by f …

 

KidSmartz and NetSmartz safety resources

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

How do you talk to your students about internet safety, and personal safety? Learn about the resources from The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and how they can help you prepare students for the many things they come across online a …

 

Know Your Charter Contract

Florida Boards & Governance, OldPosts

For Charter Schools fully understanding the charter contract is essential. The contract defines the relationship between the district and the school, and the requirements the school must abide by. When charter school leaders reach out for help, usually …

 

Leading a Robust Mentor Program

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

How do you provide more leadership opportunities for you students? What is the best way to acclimate incoming new students to your school environment? Is there a quicker way for students to get to know their peers, develop new friendships, and get exci …

 

Leading the Way – Authorizer and Governing Board Partners

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

Building a strong Authorizer and Governing Board partnership is essential to ensuring high quality charter schools.  During this session, Florida district authorizers will share lessons learned, best practices, and valuable insights used to establish w …

 

Legal Priorities for New Charter Schools

Florida Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This presentation was for people or groups who are thinking about submitting a charter application. Mr. Woodring discusses the process and common legal priorities that charter applicants should be aware of as they work to develop their charter applicat …

 

Legal Update on Charter School Law

Florida Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Each year Attorney Daniel Woodring of the Woodring Law Firm presents one of the most popular sessions at the Florida Charter School Conference regarding legal updates and changes to charter school law and related cases. Mr. Woodring will provide his 20 …

 

Legislative Updates

Florida Boards & Governance, OldPosts

The 2013 Legislature passed several bills that include numerous changes that charter schools operators need to be aware of. These include changes related to the application process, contract negotiations, financial statements, closure protocols, and th …

 

Local School Performance Frameworks in the Age of ESSA and Multiple Authorizers

Florida Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Many leaders express the need to better identify which schools are working in a city or district and which ones are not in a way that would allow system leaders or parents to make good decisions. Although ESSA calls for state measures, a locally develo …

 

Look Twice Before You Leap: The Essential Art and Science of Charter School Site Selection

National Webinars Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Whether you are looking to bring your educational model to new markets, or are pioneering a brand new charter organization, site selection will be one of the most important decisions you make in opening a new campus. Being proactive in the selection pr …

 

Making Your Vision a Reality: Best Practices in Designing your Own Charter School

National

Opening a school is a monumental task and often requires the expertise of many individuals, working as a team. Often webinars are focused on the busincess operations of a startup, but in this session we will discuss best practices in designing your own …

 

Maximum Tech, Minimum Fuss

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

The best edtech-tools are time-efficient and propel learning into interactive experiences filled with active participation, creation, collaboration, and reflection. Join Richard Brummer, Technology Coordinator at Ben Gamla Palm Beach Charter School, fo …

 

Meaning-Centered Leadership – Skills and Strategies for Increased Employee Well-Being and Organizational Success

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

All leaders need to hear this important message about the power of meaning. Backed by research, Dr. Jackson will share the proven impact that meaning has on company productivity and worker well being. Developing your skills as a meaning-centered leader …

 

Media Relations and Crisis Communications for Charter Leaders

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

A proactive media strategy is a great way for charter leaders to build awareness and support for their schools. It is also critical to effectively navigating a crisis. Learn the steps for building relationships with reporters, earning positive media co …

 

Meeting the Needs of Exceptional Students Through School-Wide PBIS

Florida Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports provides a way of meeting the needs of all students at a school through a Tier-1 approach to supporting students. This presentation will briefly review the laws related to special education and how PBIS can play …

 

Mind The Message: What Message Is Your School Sending?

Florida, National OldPosts

Until recently, a school did not have to concern itself with a marketing campaign or marketing budget. However, as school choice comes into play and families have more options available to them, school marketing is becoming more common. Most schools do …

 

Mindfulness Techniques

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Rooted in Buddhist meditation techniques, mindfulness is a grounding and compassionate self-help approach and healing practice. This workshop will (1) describe how mindfulness can be used to promote awareness of thought and acceptance of feeling, (2) e …

 

Multi-Hazard Planning for Schools

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

This course covers basic information about developing, implementing, and maintaining a school emergency operations plan (EOP). The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the importance of schools having an EOP and basic inf …

 

Negotiating a Facilities Lease for Charter Schools

National Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

The two largest expenses charter schools face are typically employees and facilities. Negotiating a favorable lease is essential to not only ensuring that the school is paying an appropriate amount for their space, but also to be sure they are protecte …

 

New Goals for New Times

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Students’ learning has been interrupted and the complexities associated with re-engagement and learning gains will not be captured by standardized state assessments alone. This session is designed for public charter school leaders and authorizers inter …

 

New Salary Schedule Requirements

Florida Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Florida Statute 1012.22 requires that schools develop a performance salary schedule by July 1, 2014. Charter Schools are not exempt from this new requirement. This presentation will review the legal requirements, and share a potential template that sch …

 

New School Safety Requirements for Charter Schools

Florida Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

As a result of school shootings across the country, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. This legislation outlines significant reforms to make Florida schools safer for all stakeholders. Part o …

 

New Schools Check List Webinar

Florida OldPosts

Getting organized with a “To Do” checklist. There’s a lot to do before you open the doors of your new school. Make sure you’re prepared by going through a simple check list that will ensure you the best possible start.

 

New State Financial Reporting Template

Florida Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

In October the State Board of Education approved an amendment to Rule 6A-1.0081 regarding Monthly Financial Statements and Financial Conditions for charter schools. This presentation will give a brief description of the rule, and demonstrate how to get …

 

New Updated Sample Policy Manual & How it Impacts Your School

Florida Webinars

The Charter Support Unit has had a sample policy manual available for schools to use since 2013. A new version of the manual was just completed and released. The update includes many policies related to statutory requirements (such as the Marjorie Ston …

 

Online Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Word-of-mouth marketing is one of the most effective avenues of marketing and public relations, especially for charter schools. There are several websites which schools should be aware of – including Google My Business, Niche.com, and GreatSchools.org. …

 

Parents and Caregivers as Co-teachers

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Parents and caregivers have always been their child’s first teacher. And families also serve as co-teachers, supplementing and facilitating the education learners receive from school. In this session, families of learners in Pre-Kindergarten through 12 …

 

Parents and Charter Schools

Florida OldPosts

Parents and Charter Schools: Achieving Excellence through Innovation. A key component for a successful charter school is parental participation and looking to innovative ways your school can achieve a level of excellence.

 

Part I: Educating the Brain Without Embracing the Mind: Why We Can No Longer Ignore Mental Health in Schools

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

If 20% of children in a school were walking around with broken arms, every adult on campus would rush to help—and figure out why the injury happened. Why is the same not true for mental illness? One in 5 children struggle with mental health issues, yet …

 

Part II: Educating the Brain Without Embracing the Mind: Why We Can No Longer Ignore Mental Health in Schools

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Part II: If 20% of children in a school were walking around with broken arms, every adult on campus would rush to help—and figure out why the injury happened. Why is the same not true for mental illness? One in 5 children struggle with mental health is …

 

Payroll Math and Salary Schedules

Florida Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

As we prepare to make plans for next school year, it is time to start considering salaries. Florida statute requires charter schools to have a performance-based salary schedule. What does this mean? How do we calculate salaries for employees next year, …

 

Planning a Strong School Leader Succession: Lessons from Across the Charter Sector

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Succession is one of the most critical chapters in a charter organization’s life span. A strong and intentional approach to succession has the potential to place the organization on a positive trajectory; a poor approach can have the opposite effect, s …

 

Planning for Professional Development

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Most schools claim that they want to create life-long learners of their students. If this is your goal, professional development should be an essential component of your program so that our teachers are demonstrating life-long learning. Dr. Tim Kitts, …

 

Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

The purpose of this course is to provide the tools and confidence to become more effective in planning and meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to …

 

Preparing for and running student lotteries

Florida Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, School Operations

Charter Schools are required to ensure that all applicants shall have an equal chance of being admitted through a random selection process. What exactly is required for the lottery process? The presentation will focus on those legal requirements and co …

 

Preparing for Survey Two – Ensuring Your School Is Funded

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

The Florida Educational Finance Program provides funds to public schools, including charter schools. The funding is based on the data reported during the state reporting weeks. The first reporting week is quickly approaching falling on October 12-16 th …

 

Preparing for your Audit

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Florida statutes contain several requirements for Charter Schools when it comes to conducting an annual audit. The laws state not only that an audit must be conducted by have specific requirements about how that auditor must be selected. This presntati …

 

Problem-Based Learning in Science

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, Webinars

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) can be a powerful instructional tool to overcome these challenges. Equipped with PBL, teachers are able to infuse real-life application throughout the instructional unit increasing student buy-in. The problems used are teac …

 

Professional Learning Communities are Key to Raising Student Academic Achievement

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) provide schools with a cohesive structure to analyze data and sure continuous growth among staff. This webinar will focus on the role of PLCs as they relate to data-driven instruction and the implementation of R …

 

Protecting Your School from Ever-changing Ransomware Threats

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

While IT Security may not be your area of expertise, it is something that you as a school leader needs to be aware of and pay attention to. Ransomware attacks are computer programs which will lock all of your computer data and only give you access them …

 

Public Records Laws

Florida Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Charter schools are subject to Florida’s Public Records Laws. Almost any document the school creates from financial reports, to emails to payroll reports are subject to public records requests. Join us for this presentation presented by Daniel Mantzari …

 

Public Records Laws

Florida Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Charter schools are subject to Florida’s Public Records Laws. Almost any document the school creates from financial reports, to emails to payroll reports are subject to public records requests. Join us for this presentation presented by Daniel Mantzari …

 

Record Management Compliance and Going Paperless

Florida, National Compliance & Grant Admin, OldPosts

The value to staff of having necessary records at their fingertips is immeasurable. Electronic documents provide secure instant access for staff to be able to do the job they were hired to do, eliminating the hurdles of paper documents. This webinar wi …

 

Renegotiating Facilities Leases

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance, Facilities Planning

Force Majeure and COVID-19 Design Build/Build to Suit Leases Purchase Options and Right of First Refusals Leasing from Faith Based Institutions Subleases and license considerations Ad Valorem Tax Exemption

 

Renewal Starts the Moment A Board Receives Its Charter

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Many schools and boards wait until the year the charter is up for renewal to understand the obligations of the authorizer and to take a hard look at data – both academic and non-academic. For many schools, this is too late and they run to catch up on w …

 

Respiratory Health and School Safety: What We’ve Learned from COVID-19

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Now that we have stepped into the world of the “new normal” for charter schools following the 2020 pandemic, there are many lessons learned and ideas to share in these challenging times for everyone involved. Building Solutions and dozens of school fac …

 

Restorative Practice: Breaking the Out-of-School Suspension Cycle through Restorative Circles

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Developing a comprehensive behavioral plan for a charter school is essential to ensure smooth operations. This presentation will look specifically discuss how to lead “Restorative Circles”. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the need to r …

 

Restorative Practices within PBIS

National Webinars

Come learn how to integrate preventative strategies of restorative practices within your PBIS framework. Participants will learn about affective statements, community building circles, and restorative chats. Opportunity to practice will be provided.

 

Roadmap for Successful Technology Implementation in New & Growing Schools

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Having a well-defined IT roadmap is critical to ensuring your charter schools are using technology strategically. Technology is evolving daily and charter schools must innovate in order to stay ahead of the curve in the classroom. When charter schools …

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

How is your board doing? Do the members understand roles and responsibilities? Do you have members who want to get into the operations side of your organization? Do you know the mission or vision of the organization?  Do you believe your board can be m …

 

School Cybersecurity – Know The Threats & How To Mitigate Them

National Courses, Documents, Presentations, Resources, Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

This presentation will be just what you need to brush up on cybersecurity and how you can protect your school from threats. We will discuss the various techniques you can use to keep your school safe by identifying potential threats and taking correct …

 

School Mental Health Toolkit

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Do your students’ mental health issues affect your classroom? More than ever mental health support is a necessary component of addressing the needs of students and ensuring school safety as well as student success. Using Mental Health Colorado’s School …

 

School Nutrition Program

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Whether you currently are using the local district, a vendor or operating a school nutrition program in-house, this webinar will provide valuable insights into ways to improve and/or change your current meal program. From becoming your own SFA, to menu …

 

School Resource Officers: Fact vs. Fiction

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

The session will address the primary role of the school resource officer through an in-depth examination of best practices as they relate to this unique assignment in the law enforcement profession. The definition of the SRO will provide the foundation …

 

School Safety

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

The presentation focused on the connection between educational success for students and the school safety climate. The presenter focused on emergency planning and the types of plans schools should have in place to address potential crisis situations. T …

 

School Safety 101: Saving Lives One Threat Assessment at a Time

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Research indicates that there are almost a half million acts of violence in our schools annually with over 20% of students in grades 9-12 reporting that they have been bullied. School safety and security in these modern times is more than just policing …

 

School Safety and Charter School Responsibilities and Requirements

Florida Webinars

There are a number of requirements laid out in Florida Statutes that address school safety for charter schools. Recently, the State Board of Education approved Rule 6A-1.0018 which further outlines the responsibilities and what is needed for compliance …

 

Section 504: 21 Myths and Realities

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is perhaps the most misunderstood law applicable to the education of students with special needs. Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities in progra …

 

Shifting the Prototype and Expectation for Leadership Training through Leadership Content Knowledge

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Many recent studies have focused on acknowledging that administrators should have a content specific focus. The research has tended to focus on general best practices for instruction and administrators’ beliefs and perceptions about instruction, rather …

 

Social Emotional Health in Crucial Times

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Preparing for the new school year, this event will focus on one of the most pressing topics educators face in 2021 – cultivating a culture around social-emotional learning during a global pandemic. With a special focus on effective SEL implementation d …

 

Spotlight: Athenian Academy Charter School

Athenian Academy Charter School opened in 2000, and has just started their 16th year educating students in Pinellas County, and have opened in a brand new facility this year. When it opened, the school was first Greek immersion charter in the United St …

 

Spotlight: Bay Haven Charter Academy

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Bay Haven Charter Academy opened in 2001 with just over 200 students and has grown into a network of schools serving nearly 3,000 students, receiving almost exclusively “A” grades from the state grading system each year for every school.  The school cr …

 

Spotlight: Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School is a public charter school opened in 2007. Founded by Pro Football Hall of Fame Bucs Linebacker Derrick Brooks and the Edward J. DeBartolo Family, the school has always been focused on the goal of providing a hig …

 

Spotlight: Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Gulf Coast Academy of Science and Technology is a public charter school that opened in 2003. The school has been awarded an “A” by the State’s school grading system for the last 11 years. The school’s mission is to provide a unique education through we …

 

Spotlight: River City Science Academy

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

River City Science Academy is a public charter school that opened in 2007 with the focus on providing best-in-class STEM education to students in Duval County. The school is committed to graduating every student college ready through the variety of edu …

 

Spotlight: Sigsbee Charter School / Place Based Education

Florida Webinars Compliance & Grant Admin, OldPosts, School Operations

Sigsbee Charter School is a public charter school located on the Naval Air Station Key West (NASKW). Sigsbee is one of only a handful of charter schools in the United States located on and focused on servicing children of military families in grade k-8 …

 

Spotlight: St. Petersburg Collegiate High School

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

St. Petersburg Collegiate High School has just opened their doors for their twelfth year. The school offers high school students the opportunity to graduate with both a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree from St. Petersburg College. Their vi …

 

Standards for Effective Charter School Governance

National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

While a great board is not the only ingredient for success, it is essential to the recipe, great schools need great boards. This webinar will represent the best thinking of charter school leaders, governance experts, researchers, and practitioners on t …

 

Staying True to Your Mission or Are You Drifting? A Conversation on the Organizational Life Cycle

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, School Operations

We will look at the life cycle of organizations and look how that can affect the mission of the organization. Part of the discussion will be looking at a doctoral study that involved 85 Texas Charter Schools Superintendents’ perception on mission clari …

 

Strategic Planning 101

National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Unless you know where you are going, you’ll never know if you’ve arrived. Strategic Planning is the process of envisioning where you want to be as an organization, and building action steps to get there. As each charter school matures, strategic planni …

 

Strategic Planning for School and CMO Success

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, School Operations

A strategic plan serves as an essential foundation and road-map for all your improvement efforts for your school or CMO. It ensures all educators are on the same page and serves as a “”living document”” that is referenced throughout the year to check o …

 

Student Data Strategies and Best Practices for 2020-21 Distance Learning

National

In this session, webinar attendees will be exposed to best practices and some of the most innovative data strategies school leaders are implementing during these unique times. Schoolrunner’s CEO/Founder and Chief Data Wizard, Charlie Coglianese, will h …

 

Student Recruitment Post-COVID

National Webinars

Thanks to COVID, enrollment is down in schools across the country. The challenge is compounded by the fact that many of our most successful recruitment tactics — high-tough, community-based outreach — aren’t available to us. Learn how organizations a …

 

Suicide: Warning Signs & Crisis Intervention

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young people aged 15-24 in the United States, and the first leading cause of death for college-aged women (NAMI). This ‘Suicide Prevention’ workshop will (1) explore the warning signs and risk factors of su …

 

Supporting the Governing Board as an Administrator

National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

A charter school administrator serves not only the traditional educational leadership role, but also the role of a CEO of a non-profit organization. This often means coordinating the activities of, and interacting with, the Governing Board. While this …

 

Teacher Leadership: Fostering a Culture of Adult Learning

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

How can teacher leadership help you tackle the most challenging issues your school or network faces? Teacher leadership is more than a title and task, more than a microphone for announcements, or a monitor for compliance; it is the essential ingredient …

 

Team Up with Families

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Join nonprofit organization PowerMyLearning for an interactive session focused on how school leaders can support their teachers in building effective relationships with their students’ families. Research shows the type of family engagement that matters …

 

Technology Integration in all Tiers of Instruction

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) describes an evidence-based model that uses data driven problem solving to maximize student outcomes. In order for schools to build a strong MTSS culture, effective data management is essential. For timely colle …

 

Technology Readiness: Making Sure Your School’s Technology Meets Expectations

Florida, National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

From new schools getting the campus set up to schools looking to expand upon their technology infrastructure, school leaders need to have a basic understanding of the requirements they will face. This ranges from bandwidth requirements for your teacher …

 

Telling the Story of Your Charter School

How you choose to tell your school’s story influences whether a diverse set of families choose your school (and which philanthropists, policymakers and elected officials support you). In this session, communications professionals with experience at the …

 

The B.E.S.T. Standards: What Leaders Need to Know to Prepare for the B.E.S.T.

Florida Webinars

In this webinar, you will receive the essentials that a leader needs to know to help implement the B.E.S.T at your school. Walk away with key changes, answers to your questions, and resources for your staff. Presented by a former building leader and cu …

 

The Budget Process and Best Practices

Florida, National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

As we enter into spring, Charter Schools should not be focused only on the upcoming state assessments, but also starting the budgeting process for next year. Consider joining us for an informative webinar presented by Ms. Alina Chester, the Budget Dire …

 

The E-Rate Program and its New Rules

National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts, School Operations

Do you know about the changes to E-Rate or are you looking to learn about the program in general? E-Rate is a federal program schools can take advantage of to help pay for Internet access and network equipment. While this is a free resources for school …

 

The Importance of an Effective Well Organized Policy Manual

Florida, National Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

Charter schools are small independent schools, so they don’t need to worry about such bureaucracy such as a policy manual, right? Wrong!  A detailed policy manual protects the Board, the staff, and the school.  A policy manual is the Board’s direction …

 

The Importance of Data Reporting to Ensure Full FTE Funding

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

The Florida Educational Finance Program provides funds to public schools, including charter schools.  The funding is based on the data reported during the state reporting weeks.  The first of which is October 8-12 this year.  Ensuring you have the data …

 

The Intersection of Board Governance & Finance: What Every Board Member Should Know

Florida, National Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This webinar will not be your average facilities financing discussion. This presentation will provide some of the best board governance practices, coupled with relevant financial metrics and concepts to proficiently guide their school. This presentatio …

 

The Life and Times of an Independent Charter School Operator

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, School Operations

This session will be an informative and interactive workshop that encourages independent charter operators under 5 years old to engage in a journey of a charter school operator’s ups and downs in developing a successful program. The goal would be to ha …

 

The Life Cycle of Charter School Financing

National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Charters have been operating for over 20 years, and access to facilities is still one of the biggest challenges charter schools face. As the charter school market has grown, Financing Options have grown as well and now charter schools have more than a …

 

The New Work of Boards and School Leadership

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

It’s back to business as usual after a pandemic; a new normal. Charter school boards and leaders have learned some valuable lessons – good and bad. In this session we will talk about a valuable way to collect and use data (academic and non-academic) to …

 

The Power of Google in the Classroom

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Why go Google? This presentation will focus on how and why to implement Google’s GSuite for Education in the classroom. Tools like Docs, Sheets, and Slides become powerful tools for student engagement when put into the hands of a well prepared educator …

 

The Power of Partnerships: Adding Evidence-based Pre-Kindergarten to boost Charter School children’s outcomes

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Early education is increasingly seen as a fundamental educational strategy that is necessary to children’s lifetime success. For that reason, a number of states are giving it increasing prominence. For over 15 years, AppleTree has operated full-day ear …

 

The Power of Shared Reading and Writing

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Are you looking for ways to differentiate with your students in an engaging way? Shared Reading and Writing are interactive experiences that boost student engagement and can be implemented in any classroom setting. During these interactive experiences, …

 

The RIGHT way to hire

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Now is the time to start recruiting, interviewing and offering positions to your teachers if you have not already done so. During this presentation we will talk about some free tools to charter schools to recruit staff, processes to organize the applic …

 

The Road from Leasing to Owning – Charter School Facilities

National Webinars Facilities Planning, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Finding a permanent home for a charter school is one of the most complicated tasks the school will face. Options abound for the facility itself and the financing of those facilities. This presentation will share the various options which are available …

 

The Role of Insurance for Charter Schools

National Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Charter Schools face very unique exposures to risk on a daily basis. Ignorance of these exposures is not a valid legal defense. Understanding methods in which to minimize or ways to transfer risk is essential. Insurance is a practical option to providi …

 

The Role of School Leadership in Influencing Student Outcomes

Florida, National OldPosts

Does school leadership play a role in influencing classroom instruction, student learning and achievement? When school administrators and teacher leaders collaborate, can all students succeed? Research shows that effective leaders use teacher leadershi …

 

The Role of the Board

Florida Webinars

A strong Board is an integral part of any high quality charter school, but too often well-meaning board members are not clear on their role in the organization. Focusing your board on the right topics — strategy, finance, leadership, and governance — …

 

The Role of the Board and the CSP Grant

Florida Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance, Compliance & Grant Admin

Has your charter school received a Charter School Program (CSP) Grant? The CSP grant is a competitive grant available to assist with charter school start-up costs within the first five years of operation. This session will provide an overview of govern …

 

The Secrets to Retention: How to Keep Your Most Effective Educators

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

By retaining effective teachers, schools and CMOs can save thousands of dollars every year, maintain positive work environments, and possibly increase student achievement. In this session, participants will: learn how the most successful schools are be …

 

The Three Levers for School Improvement

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Despite best efforts, most school improvement initiatives—especially in high needs, disadvantaged schools—fail or show little improvement. And with all the pressing challenges educators face each day, it is easy to get caught up in the day-­to-­day fir …

 

The Use of Explicit Instruction to Intercept the COVID-19 Slide

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

When our students returned to school for the 20-21 school year, in brick and mortar or virtually, the academic, behavioral, and social emotional impacts of the extended school closures as a result of COVID-19 became increasingly evident, specifically w …

 

Tips for Effective Board Functioning

Florida, National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

An effective governing board is an essential component to a successful charter school. Operating the governing board efficiently is not an easy task. This presentation will cover a variety of important topics ranging from how to recruit and retain memb …

 

Title I, Part A Basics

National Webinars Boards & Governance, Finance & Budget, OldPosts

How to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on State academic achievement standards and assessments. This free webinar will be presented by Sonya Morris- Chie …

 

Title IX Compliance

National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Understanding how each individual charter school that offers athletics must comply with Title IX and are evaluated on their own compliance without regard to services provided by the their school District. Unfortunately there were technical errors with …

 

Transportation 101

Florida OldPosts

Florida statutes requires that ” transportation is not a barrier to equal access for all students residing within a reasonable distance of the charter school.” This webinar will focus on what school leaders need to know before you select a transportati …

 

Transportation Essentials

Florida OldPosts

Florida statute requires that: “The charter school and the sponsor shall cooperate in making arrangements that ensure that transportation is not a barrier to equal access for all students residing within a reasonable distance of the charter school…” Ke …

 

Trauma-Informed Teaching

National OldPosts

Working in a variety of school settings, it’s important to have an understanding of how to support students who have dealt with trauma. Trauma is the #1 risk factor for young people to develop a mental illness. This workshop will (1) define trauma as a …

 

TSIA and How to Calculate your School’s Allocation

Florida Webinars

The DOE recently released the new instructions for the 2021-22 Teacher Salary Increase Allocation funds. We here at the CSU have developed a calculator that schools can use to assist in calculating the distribution of these funds. The calculator also i …

 

Turn Your Mission and Vision Statements into Clear Guiding Principles with a Colorful Graphic to Help Shape Your School Culture

Florida, National OldPosts

A charter school’s mission and vision are essential decision-making tools to keep the school on track. They also play an important role in shaping a successful message for the school. This webinar will help school leaders to clearly align their school …

 

Two New SEL Tools to Support Every Student

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

What new tools exist that align with PBIS and a restorative approach? In this session, educators will explore the significant ways in which social emotional learning and restorative practices work in tandem to support the foundations for a safe, health …

 

Understanding Your Required Financial Documents

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Accounting and financial reporting for charter schools are complicated and often counter-intuitive. This webinar will focus on how to understand the basics of these financial reports. This presentation will be particularly beneficial for Governing Boar …

 

Using the CSU Budget Template for Charter Applications

Florida Webinars Finance & Budget, OldPosts

The Charter Support Unit has developed a comprehensive budget template designed to help create a complete budget. Many groups writing charter applications have used the template to write new charter applications. This webinar will be presented to speak …

 

Utilizing Tech Resources to Deliver Project-based Learning

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching, School Operations

Babcock Neighborhood School is deeply rooted in Project-based Learning. When COVID hit and everything changed, the team had to redesign our delivery model, fast. It seemed like an impossible hurdle to overcome. During the Spring and through the summer …

 

Voice, Choice, and PBL

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an approach to student learning that relates to solving real-world problems. PBL enhances content learning and provides unforgettable classroom experiences. When students have a voice in the content they want to learn an …

 

We’re Getting Sued… What Should We Do?

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Presentations, Webinars Boards & Governance

The unfortunate truth is that we live in a litigious society. As a not-for-profit corporation, charter schools are not exempt from lawsuits and should have a plan for how they respond if they are ever sued. When the school is served regarding a lawsuit …

 

We’re getting sued … what should we do?

National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

The unfortunate truth is that we live in a litigious society. As a not-for-profit corporation, charter schools are not exempt from lawsuits and should have a plan for how they respond if they are ever sued. When the school is served regarding a lawsuit …

 

We’ve Attained, Now Maintain- Strategies for Continued School Success

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Once you get your school up and running, it is important to focus on developing systems to ensure you can maintain your success into the future. This presentation will provide step by step solutions and strategies to build and maintain academic school …

 

We’ve Attained, Now Maintain: Strategies for Continued Success

National Webinars

Learn how two administrators were able to turn around a toxic school culture and increase student achievement at the same time. Attendees will leave with ideas to implement quickly and easily.

 

Website Accessibility and Legal Issues

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

With website accessibility lawsuits on the rise, it’s important to protect your school from unnecessary legal fees. We will discuss some of the most common accessibility barriers we see and what you can do to ensure your school’s website is compliant w …

 

Website Content to Engage & Convert

National Webinars OldPosts, School Operations

Every year the number of families that have a choice about where their child attends school increases. Your school website influences those parent choices. What can you do to have a positive impact on conversion and engagement? Learn how the power of y …

 

What Every Board Member Should Know About Special Education

National Webinars Boards & Governance, OldPosts, School Operations

It is a fundamental responsibility of a charter board to ensure that its school is serving all of its students well, including students with disabilities. For many board members, special education oversight and all of its accompanying legal, financial, …

 

What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports?

National Webinars

What is this PBIS thing all about? How does it work for my school? Learn about the fundamentals of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the 10 critical elements for implementation. Next steps and resources will be provided.

 

What is Rigor and How Do I Get It?

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Rigor is the most talked-about topic when discussing education and standards-based instruction and assessment. Most educators are still confused about what rigor is and what it looks like. This webinar will examine the idea using different models that …

 

What You Need to Know About Starting Your Own Charter School

National OldPosts

The charter school concept started by Ray Budde was initially designed to allow teachers an opportunity to develop and create a program that fits different students and their needs. The program would be housed in the district and students would go to t …

 

Winning Messages for School Choice

National OldPosts

What has the polling shown for the past five years when it comes to school choice? What are the key messages to winning and growing support for educational options? What does the landscape look like for the next five years? Hear from a polling expert a …

 

Working Effectively with EMO/CMOs

National Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This presentation will cover a variety of topics for schools who may already or who may be considering working with either an Educational Management Organization or a Charter Management Organization. Topics will include a variety of topics ranging from …

 

Workplace Fatigue: Preventing Burnout

National Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations, Webinars

In the midst of a pandemic, many of us are experiencing heightened senses of stress anxiety and trauma in both our personal and professional lives. The things that used to work may no longer be relevant. Many professionals are struggling to keep their …

 

Writing is E-A-S-Y! Debunking the Myths and Uncovering the Secrets to Success

National Webinars OldPosts, Planning & Launching

If you ever thought about one, several, or all of the following myths, then your attendance is a MUST! ~ Teaching writing is hard ~ Scoring papers is impossible within the school day ~ My low performing students will never be able to write a complete e …

 

You’re on! Using Podcasting and Livestreaming to Tell Your School’s Story and Promote Your Vision

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars

Podcasting and livestreaming provide schools with a fantastic opportunity to tell their story and turn their faculty, administrators, students, and parents into thought leaders. And thanks to new technology, it has never been easier (or less expensive) …

 

You’ve heard of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: What do we do?

Florida, National, New York, Texas, Washington DC Webinars Facilities Planning, OldPosts, School Operations

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearin …

 

2012 – Florida Statutory Requirements (1002.33)

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This document contains a list of the statutory requirements of charter schools based on the 2012 Florida Statutes. This document is meant to be a checklist for currently operating charter schools to ensure they are meeting statutory requirements of 100 …

 

2017 HB 7069 Statute Updates

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts

The 2017 Legislature approved House Bill #7069 which made many changes to educational and charter school statutes in Florida. The CSU has created a summary of the bill for the changes that are most likely to affect charter schools. Please be aware that …

 

2018 HB 7055 Statute Updates

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts

The 2018 Legislature approved House Bill #7055 which made many changes to educational and charter school statutes in Florida. The CSU has created a summary of the bill for the changes that are most likely to affect charter schools. Please be aware that …

 

2018-19 New School Institute Training Binder

Florida Resources OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Access the binder directly here. 2018–19 NSI Binder Table of Contents 2018–19 NSI Binder Table of ContentsTraining SlidesOct. 16, 2018Dec. 11, 2018OperationsFeng PMNew School ChecklistSample Style GuideGovernanceApproved TrainingGov in the Sunshi …

 

2019 Florida Charter School Legislative Update

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This document is a summary, written by the Charter Support Unit, of changes to the statutes as a result of the 2019 legislative session. The summary includes changes as a result of: House Bill 7070 Senate Bill 7030 House Bill 7123

 

Applying for 501(c)(3) Status

National Resources Finance & Budget, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

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 mea …

 

Auditors with Charter School Experience

Florida Resources Finance & Budget, OldPosts

The Florida Auditor General posts all charter school audits on their website. In order to help charter schools find an auditor, we’ve gone through the posted audits and compiled a list of auditors who completed those audits. The list below is an alphab …

 

Chart of Accounts

Florida Resources Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Charter Schools are required to utilize the Financial and Program Cost Accounting and Reporting for Florida Schools, commonly known as the Red Book. This document breaks down the basic requirements that charter school staff members need to understand t …

 

Charter School Insurance Guide

National Resources Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This charter school insurance guide provides insurance about what types of insurance charter schools should consider and might be required to have based on their charter contract. The guide discusses the insurance requirements of the model charter scho …

 

CSP Budget Development Tool

Florida Resources Finance & Budget, OldPosts

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 De …

 

Florida Attorney Contacts

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts

The following list of attorneys has been generated by CSU staff. We do not make any assertions about the qualities or expertise of these attorneys, only that they have worked with charter schools in the past. If you know of other attorneys who should b …

 

Florida Charter School Legal Handbook

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Charter School Leaders and Board Members have a variety of laws and administrative rules they need to be aware of. This information is readily available online, but sometimes it is convenient to have a booklet available with all of this information. Th …

 

Florida New School Checklist

Florida Resources OldPosts, Planning & Launching, Presentations

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. …

 

Florida Performance Based Salary Schedules

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Florida Statute 1012.22 requires that schools develop a performance salary schedule by July 1, 2014. Charter Schools are not exempt from this requirement. Below are resources available to help schools develop their performance based salary schedules: W …

 

Links to Attorney General Legal Opinions related to Charter Schools

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts

Last Updated July 21, 2013 The list below is a list of Attorney General opinions that specifically reference charter schools in their subjects. A complete list of opinions is available online at http://myfloridalegal.com/ago.nsf/Opinions, and the other …

 

Renewal Tookit

Florida Resources OldPosts, Planning & Launching

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 a …

 

School Improvement Plans – Administrative Rule Summary (6A-1.099827)

Florida Florida, OldPosts, School Operations

This document is a summary of the administrative rule 6A-1.099827 which was approved August 21, 2012.  This rule defines the requirements for charter schools to complete a School Improvement Plan, and potential Corrective Actions which can be taken by …

 

Summary of 1012.31 – Personnel Files

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

According to Florida Statute (1012.31), the personnel files for public school employees are eligible for public inspection, and certain requirements exist for the process to add additional information into the employee record.  This document provides a …

 

Teacher Evaluation Requirements of the Student Success Act

Florida Resources Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

In 2011 the Florida Legislature passed a bill commonly referred to as SB736, otherwise known as the “Student Success Act.”  This bill was signed into law in 2011, and altered the way teacher evaluations occur in Florida.  It required that schools devel …

 

 

 

2021 Florida Governance Conference

Charter School Governance Conference Saturday, March 27, 2021On 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.  Thank You! We couldn’ …

 

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About Us Your partner in charter school quality, offering a broad range of resources and customized advice. We work for your school Operated by the nonprofit Building Hope, the CSU provides a variety of broadly useful resources and customized advice to …

 

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Charters.Link Facilitating compliance tasks between schools and their sponsors. What We Offer Platform Charters.Link is a compliance and communication platform designed by Building Hope on behalf of the Charter Support Unit to assist districts to monit …

 

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CSU can help charter schools with grant administration and compliance.

 

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Get in touch We have team members strategically placed throughout the country to help our partner schools with local needs.   Regional Contacts FLORIDA Curtis Fuller cfuller@charter.support (727) 286-3185 Office (727) 286-3186 Fax TEXAS Lisa Nyquistlny …

 

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CSU Courses Online and in-person classes to get your charter school started. The CSU takes a deeper dives into broader topics, allowing for exploration, knowledge-sharing, and connection. New School Trainings Targeted to a specific region, the CSU runs …

 

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CSU Trainings

CSU Training Programs Ongoing (and free) trainings for new schools, professional development seminars and online courses for charter school leaders.  Upcoming Events 26 Mar All Day 2022 FL Governance Conference Saturday EVENT DETAIL No event found! CSU …

 

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Facilities Planning

CSU services that help charter schools plan for facility improvements.

 

Finance & Budget

CSU services related to finance and budgeting for your charter school.

 

Florida

Charter Support Unit: Florida

 

Florida Charter School Conference 2021

2021 Florida Charter School Conference Recorded Sessions The Charter Support Unit is proud to partner with the Florida Department of Education and the planners of the Florida Charter School Conference to bring you recorded sessions from the 2021 Florid …

 

Launch Year Training (TX)

Launch Year Training (Texas) It’s like school…for new schools. Your charter was approved!Now what? Upon a new school’s charter approval by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Charter Support Unit Texas offers a year of free training, planning, and …

 

Library

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 c …

 

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Charter Support Unit National

 

New School Institute (FL)

New School Institute It’s like school…for new schools. Online Courses to Get Your School Started The New School Institute is a series of Florida-specific trainings provided for free to school leaders who are working to open a new charter school openi …

 

One-on-One Consultations

The Charter Support Unit can offer one-on-one support to Charter School leaders on a variety of topics.

 

Planning & Launching

Planning and Launching a New School A journey of a thousand miles begins with these steps.   What We Offer Charter Application Training Opening the doors on a new charter school starts with getting approval from an authorizer. The Charter Support …

 

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CSU services related to School Operations

 

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Overview of the Services that the Charter Support Unit offers to schools and school leaders.

 

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Terms of Use The Charter Support Unit (CSU) is an advisory service and is designed to provide support and advice to public charter schools. The advice and services provided by the CSU are provided as informational only, and should not be considered leg …

 

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Charter Support Unit: Texas

 

Webinars

Webinars Small-dose professional development, aired live and archived for viewing anytime. Upcoming Webinars Nov 30 November 30, 2021 1:00 pm Is Your School Equitable for Trauma/Poverty Affected Students One thing more important than what you teach is …

 

Avoiding Chaos: Leadership Development and Succession Planning

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/99970603164 Description: The charter school movement started over 20 years ago and organizations that were new and novel are now mature and poss …

 

Board Myths & Mistakes: How to Avoid Them and Govern for Good

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/92239754309 Description: With over 10 years of charter administration experience and six years as a charter board member, Dr. April Willis will …

 

Breaking Free From Toxic Leadership

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/95351496885 Description: Whether you are starting a brand new school or taking over an existing one, the culture and climate can help the school …

 

Charter Application Training Meeting

────────── Curtis Fuller is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://bhope.zoom.us/j/93670260320?pwd=Nk16Q1A4dmM4WXdDY3ZOZXkzZkM3UT09 Meeting ID: 936 7026 0320 Passcode: 1234 One tap mobile +13126266799,,93670260320# US (Chic …

 

Charter Board Conference

Register at:https://whova.com/portal/registration/gover1_202011

 

Charter School Financing Options During the Pandemic

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/94427684621 Description: This webinar will explore current financing options in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters will explore rapi …

 

Community Engagement – From Pre-Application through Opening

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/95375339542 Description: Authentic community engagement is an integral part of creating, starting and sustaining a high-quality charter school. …

 

CSU NSI Live Meeting #2

How is your opening going? What is something that has been rewardingWhat are the biggest issues you are facing right now?What questions do you have that you’re looking for answers to? Any questions from posted trainings? Branding and Rec …

 

Deteriorating Financial Condition: Avoidance & Recovery

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/94198302023 Description: One of the quickest ways for a charter school to find themselves facing closure is to be labeled as having a deteriorat …

 

E-Rate Overview and Updates for 2020-21

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/92140483780 Description: E-Rate is a federal program schools can take advantage to help pay for Internet access and network equipment. While thi …

 

Five Types of Videos to Enrich Your Learning Environment

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/99623914226 Description: The inclusion of various types of videos is an aspect of creating an equitable learning environment to reach ALL of you …

 

Getting the Right People on the Bus: Rules and Techniques to Assemble an All-Star Staff

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/93787978726 Description: It doesn't matter how good your plans are. If you don't have good people in place, the school won't work. H …

 

Getting the Right People on the Bus: Rules and Techniques to Assemble an All-Star Staff

Presenter: Arthur Samuels Executive Director MESA Charter High School, Pagee Cheung Principal MESA Charter High School Date: January 26, 2021 1:00 pm Target Region: National Target Audience: Administration, Business Managers, Governing Board Members Re …

 

Hacking Google Analytics: Measuring ROI

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/323444058 Description: Learn secrets to measuring marketing analytics that Google will not tell you.Over 4,000 Google Analytics campaigns have t …

 

Hacking Google Analytics: Setup

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/480827218 Description: This powerful new webinar teaches Marketers and Webmasters the secrets to Google Analytics’ setup and goals that Google’s …

 

How to Increase Student Engagement in Remote Learning Environments

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/94702805085 Description: Do you ever wonder why your students struggle with learning, yet know every word to their favorite songs? The answer in …

 

How to Pitch Your School and Stories to the News Media

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/96805682086 Description: This session will provide practical tips on promoting your school, staff and students to the media from John Boyd, a fo …

 

Identifying Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Adolescents: Learning How to Label and React

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/99626228240 Description: Chrysalis Health works with male and female clients, ages 2 to 18, displaying a wide range of sexual behavior problems …

 

If You Build It, They Will Come. Restorative Justice in Charter Schools

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/92908021295 Description: Restorative Justice is quickly becoming the process to implement in making schools a better, safer place for students a …

 

Important 2020-21 Changes to Florida School Funding

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/91481196356 Description: Charter School Funding for 2020-21…what are the facts and what is still "up in the air". Join us for an imp …

 

Improving the Climate for Rural Charter Schools

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/93456987097 Description: Charter schools – whether urban, suburban, or rural – tend to share many of the same, broad needs. The challenges in ad …

 

New Goals for New Times

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/94999381404 Description: Students' learning has been interrupted and the complexities associated with re-engagement and learning gains will …

 

Parents and Caregivers as Co-teachers

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/92489501320 Description: Parents and caregivers have always been their child’s first teacher. And families also serve as co-teachers, supplement …

 

Planning a Strong School Leader Succession: Lessons from Across the Charter Sector

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/99611505937 Description: Succession is one of the most critical chapters in a charter organization’s life span. A strong and intentional approac …

 

Problem-Based Learning in Science

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/92595957165 Description: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) can be a powerful instructional tool to overcome these challenges. Equipped with PBL, teac …

 

Renewal Starts the Moment A Board Receives Its Charter

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/99835549969 Description: Many schools and boards wait until the year the charter is up for renewal to understand the obligations of the authoriz …

 

Respiratory Health and School Safety: What We’ve Learned from COVID-19

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/92589329864 Description: Now that we have stepped into the world of the "new normal" for charter schools following the 2020 pandemic, …

 

Respiratory Health and School Safety: What We’ve Learned from COVID-19

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/96095336557 Description: Now that we have stepped into the world of the "new normal" for charter schools following the 2020 pandemic, …

 

School Resource Officers: Fact vs. Fiction

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/91778840058 Description: The session will address the primary role of the school resource officer through an in-depth examination of best practi …

 

Social Emotional Health in Crucial Times

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/91036168373 Description: Preparing for the new school year, this event will focus on one of the most pressing topics educators face in 2021 – cu …

 

Staying True to Your Mission or Are You Drifting? A Conversation on the Organizational Life Cycle

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/91842245286 Description: We will look at the life cycle of organizations and look how that can affect the mission of the organization. Part of t …

 

Student Data Strategies and Best Practices for 2020-21 Distance Learning

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/95119802183 Description: In this session, webinar attendees will be exposed to best practices and some of the most innovative data strategies sc …

 

Technology Integration in all Tiers of Instruction

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/91010805560 Description: A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) describes an evidence-based model that uses data driven problem solving to max …

 

Telling the Story of Your Charter School

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/93979277335 Description: How you choose to tell your school’s story influences whether a diverse set of families choose your school (and which p …

 

The Power of Partnerships: Adding Evidence-based Pre-Kindergarten to boost Charter School children’s outcomes

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/92768468765 Description: Early education is increasingly seen as a fundamental educational strategy that is necessary to children's lifetime …

 

The Use of Explicit Instruction to Intercept the COVID-19 Slide

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/93024330382 Description: When our students returned to school for the 20-21 school year, in brick and mortar or virtually, the academic, behavio …

 

Utilizing Tech Resources to Deliver Project-based Learning

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/93823800166 Description: Babcock Neighborhood School is deeply rooted in Project-based Learning. When COVID hit and everything changed, the team …

 

Webinar – Bias & Micro-aggressions in the classroom

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Workplace Fatigue: Preventing Burnout

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/92749296379 Description: "In the midst of a pandemic, many of us are experiencing heightened senses of stress anxiety and trauma in both ou …

 

Writing is E-A-S-Y! Debunking the Myths and Uncovering the Secrets to Success

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join. https://bhope.zoom.us/s/95930010870 Description: If you ever thought about one, several, or all of the following myths, then your attendance is a MUST! ~ Teaching writi …

 

 

Annual Facilities Safety Checklist

Florida, National Documents Facilities Planning, OldPosts

This is a sample checklist that your school’s maintenance staff could use to do annual checks of the physical property to ensure that safety issues are addressed and taken care of on a regular basis.

 

Annual Growth Plan

Florida, National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This form can be used when discussing an annual performance plan with employees to document goals and strategies to be attempted for the purposes of continuous improvement.

 

Applicant Rejection Letter

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This is a sample letter a school can use to notify a candidate for a job that they were not selected for the position.

 

Asset Disposition Form

National Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This form is a sample form to document when a school disposes of an asset at the school due to the item being old or no longer of use. This form can be of assistance with auditing to show when materials are taken off of the school’s inventory.

 

Authorization for OTC Medication Administration Form

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This is a form that school can use to allow parents to grant permission to a school to administer over the counter medication.

 

Authorization for Prescription Medication Administration Form

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This is a sample form schools can use to obtain parent and physician authorization to administer prescription medication at school.

 

Authorization to Carry and Self Administer MDI Form

Florida Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This is a form schools can use for parents and physicians to give permission for students to carry and self-administer asthma inhalers.

 

Board Conflict of Interest Disclosure Memo

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts

If a conflict of interest arises during a Board Meeting, it is recommended that the Board document the conflict in case there are ever any questions about the discussion in the future. This memo provides a format for schools to use to document these co …

 

Board Meeting Agenda

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This is a sample template that can be used to create the board meeting agendas for Governing Board Meetings.

 

Board Member Self Evaluation Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This form can be used by Governing Board members following a board meeting to provide feedback on how the meeting went. Periodically collecting such data can help a charter school focus in on areas that may help the Governing Board operate more effecti …

 

Board Response To Formal Concern

Florida, National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This form is a sample form a school could adapt to use to document how the administration and governing board have addressed form complaints or issues which are raised. This documentation is not a statutorily required component of a school’s operations …

 

Budget Projection Tool

Florida Documents, Resources

The Charter Support Unit has long maintained a budget tool to help new schools develop a budget, but there was not an easy way to take previous expenditures into account within that tool. We’ve now developed a new tool to help charter schools build bud …

 

Budget Template Tool

Florida Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

The Charter Support Unit has developed a budget template tool to assist schools in developing a comprehensive budget.  The budget has been developed as a “Question and Answer” tool where individuals put together a budget.  It is designed so that Board …

 

Building Key Signout Form

National Documents Facilities Planning, OldPosts

This is a sample form that a school can use for staff members to acknowledge the sign out of building keys, and to warn staff about the consequences of losing keys to the building.

 

Building Rental Agreement

National Documents Facilities Planning, OldPosts

If you are able to sub-lease your building, we recommend having policies established regarding the process and requirements for outside organizations who wish to rent out your building’s space. If you are leasing your property, be careful to review you …

 

Bullying Investigation Report

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

To document investigations pertaining to the state’s required bullying requirements.

 

Bullying Prevention Plan

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

To document a plan for preventing bullying after it has been determined that bullying is occurring.

 

Bus Driver Daily Route Report

National Documents

This sample form can be used by schools to have the bus driver report information on their daily morning and afternoon bus routes.

 

Bus Driver Evaluation Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This is a sample form a school might use to evaluate a bus driver’s performance.

 

Car Pooling Registration

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

Charter Schools are required to ensure that transportation is not a barrier to attendance. One way that might be part of the school’s plan is to develop a carpooling program for families. The attached form could be used to gather information from paren …

 

Check Request Form

Florida, National Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This is a sample check request form to be used by a school to document when a check needs to be written.

 

Classroom Safety Checklist

National Documents Facilities Planning, OldPosts

This is a sample form the school could adopt to ensure all of the typical safety issues that schools should be concerned about are completed in each classroom. The school may wish to institute a policy whereby this form is completed each semester for e …

 

Complaint & Grievance Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This is a document for staff members to file a complaint about the operations of the school. Each school should have a policy about how such complaints are handled at the school and who is responsible for receiving and investigating employee complaints …

 

Complete Sample Policy Manual

Florida Documents OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This sample policy manual provides a sample comprehensive policy manual that schools can use to craft their own policy manual. It is strongly recommended that schools do not just adopt this policy manual, but instead use it as a reference to develop a …

 

Computer Sign-Out Agreement

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This sample form could be used to sign out computers to staff members and warn them that they are responsible for the school’s equipment while it is in their possession.

 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This is a sample form that schools can use for Governing Board Members and administrators to use to disclose any potential conflicts of interest they may have with regards to issues that the school may address in the future.

 

Corrective Action Plan

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This is a form that a school could adopt to document improvements the administration expects to see in employees who are demonstrating deficiencies in their performance.

 

Credit Card Receipt Form

National Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This sample form can be used by schools to track the receipts from employees and directors who have access to a corporate credit card for the school.

 

Credit Card Usage Agreement

National Documents

This usage agreement is to be signed by all authorized users of school-issued credit cards.

 

Detailed Sample Safety Plan

Florida Documents Facilities Planning, School Operations

This sample safety plan provides guidance and a sample for developing a comprehensive safety plan. School’s should not just adopt this document!, it is important this only be used as a guide for developing a custom plan specific to your facility, staff …

 

Discrimination or Harassment Complaint Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This is a form that a school could adopt to give employees the opportunity to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment against the school or other staff member.

 

Employee Application Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Sample employee application form to use for potential employees.

 

Employee Change Documentation

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Form to be used to document when a change is made to an employee’s salary or position.

 

Employee Dispute Resolution Agreement

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This sample document can be used to document disputes between employees to document the resolution to the problem so that there is a paper trail for the benefit of the school to document the resolutions that were agreed to.

 

Employee Exit Check List

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Form to use to ensure all tasks are completed when an employee resigns or is terminated.

 

Employee Grievance Resolution Agreement

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This is a sample form a school can use to allow employees to file a grievance or complaint against the school regarding a concern they have.  This will allow the school to proactively try to deal with and resolve the issues as well as formally document …

 

Employee Notice of Discipline

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This is a form that schools can use to formally document when disciplinary actions are taken with regards to school employees. It is extremely important that the administration document such incidents so that a paper trail exists in case further action …

 

Employee Purchase Request Form

Florida, National Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This is a sample form that a school could use when an employee wishes to make a request for something to be purchased by the school.

 

Employee Reference Check Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This form is a way to document the employee reference checks conducted on employee applicants.

 

Employee Time Off Request Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Form to use to document when an employee is absent from work and to record paid time off / sick leave / etc.

 

Employee Timesheet

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Sample timesheet form which automatically calculates an employee’s total time for a pay period.

 

Employee Warning Notice

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This is a sample form to document warnings issued for disciplinary issues related to the school’s employees.

 

Employee Written Warning

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

While a warning may seem like it is more of a minor incident that does not need to be documented, it is important that schools do document these employee incidents.  If further action is required, or if the school decides to move towards terminating an …

 

Employment Offer Letter

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Sample employee offer letter which can be used when an employee will be hired prior to signing an employee contract.

 

End of the Year Checkout List

OldPosts

Sample list to give to teachers before they leave for the summer months to ensure all tasks related to closing the school up for the summer are complete.

 

End of the Year Checkout List

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Sample list to give to teachers before they leave for the summer months to ensure all tasks related to closing the school up for the summer are complete.

 

Enrollment Check List Form

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This form is a sample a charter can use to develop their own checklist of all of the forms that they require for students before they attend the school. This checklist helps the office staff to ensure everything is collected from each student.

 

Equipment Responsibility Form

National Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This is a sample form the school may wish to use when issuing expensive equipment to individual staff members, such as a laptop computer, to ensure employees understand the responsibility for caring for such equipment.

 

Event Request Form

National OldPosts

This is a sample form you could use for staff members to request to use the facilities for events and to document such events.

 

Example Florida Salary Schedule Calculator

Florida Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

The Excel file below is offered as one possible solution to how a school may wish to develop a salary schedule. It is not presented as an ultimate solution but as an example.  Schools are free to develop their own schedules based on the needs and desig …

 

Exit Interview Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Sample questionnaire to give to employees once they leave employment with the school to collect data about how the school can improve from the employee’s perspective.

 

Expense Reimbursement Request

National Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

A form to be used to document employee expenses prior to reimbursing the employee for said expenses.

 

Field Trip Authorization Form

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This form is a sample form a school could adopt for teachers to request permission to plan a field trip from the school’s administration.

 

Field Trip Cost Calculator

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This document is a calculator that a school could use to allow staff to quickly calculate the cost that should be passed along to students for field trips. This calculator was implemented at a school where the school was having issues not collecting en …

 

Field Trip Information for Chaperones

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This form is a sample form a school could implement to provide essential information to chaperons for a field trip. We recommend that all chaperons be given information with essential phone numbers, students, and any other relevant emergency informatio …

 

Field Trip Permission Form

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This sample form can be used to get parental permission before students go on an off-campus field trip.

 

Final Paycheck Calculations

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This form is meant to provide documentation to employees who are separating from the school with regards to the amount they should expect on their final paycheck.  This document aligns with the calculations defined within the Sample Compensation Manual …

 

Fire Drill Log Form

National Documents Facilities Planning, OldPosts

While there is no formal requirement that schools have a specific documentation form to document their fire drills, fire drills are required to be held monthly, and we encourage schools to develop a system for monitoring and documenting these drills. T …

 

Florida Teacher Salary Increase Calculator 2020-21

Florida Documents Boards & Governance, Florida, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

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 …

 

Florida Teacher Salary Increase Calculator 2021-22

Florida Documents

In 2020 the Florida Legislature approved a law creating a Teacher Salary Increase Allocation as part of the Florida Educational Finance Program.  These funds are to be used to give raises to full-time teachers at public schools, with the hope of raisin …

 

FMLA Request for Leave Form

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

Sample FMLA Request form to be used if your school is required to offer FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave to your employees. If you are working with an employee leasing or payroll company they may have a form you may be required to use, however …

 

Former Versions of the Budget Template Tool

Florida Documents Finance & Budget

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: https://charter.support/document/budget-template-tool/. In ord …

 

Fundraising Request Form

National Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

This is a form to use for staff members to request permission to conduct a fundraiser at the school.

 

General Annual Board Schedule

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts

This document provides a general outline for a schedule schools may wish to consider regarding regular annual topics the governing board must discuss and consider.

 

Hard Copy Request Form

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

Some schools try to cut down on the amount of paper they print and send home.  In an attempt to do this, schools are moving more towards electronic communication, however, not all families have access to the internet.  The school may wish to keep a lis …

 

Head Lice Class Notification

National Documents

This sample form can be used by schools to notify parents if a student in their child’s class has been identified as having head lice.

 

Initial Salary Placement Notice

National Documents Boards & Governance, OldPosts, Planning & Launching

This form is meant to lay out the per-paycheck amount for a new employee so they are clear on the salary they will be paid.

 

Intermediate Behavior Chart

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This is a behavior chart which could be used by schools for students who are exhibiting negative behaviors. This form is geared more towards intermediate students. The form encourages the student to self-reflect on their behavior during the course, as …

 

Internal Student Class Change Form

National Documents OldPosts, School Operations

This form could be used to document when a student needs to have a course change, to ensure that the change is documented, teachers are aware, and that all necessary administrative work is completed prior to the student being moved.  As always, the for …

 

Invoice Form

National Documents Finance & Budget, OldPosts

Sample invoice form to be used to send an invoice to another party.

 

Involuntary Examination Parent Consent Form

Florida Documents

School office personnel can utilize this form to document attempts made to contact a student’s parent/guardian in accordance with SB 590.

 

Job Description – Chief Academic Officer

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A sample job description for a Cheif Academic Officer.

 

Job Description: Accounting Clerk

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A sample job description for an accounting clerk.

 

Job Description: Administrative Assistant

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A sample job description for an Administrative Assistant

 

Job Description: Art Teacher

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A sample job description for an Art Teacher

 

Job Description: Before and After Care Staff

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A sample job description for a Before and After Care staff person.

 

Job Description: Bus Driver

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A sample job description for a Bus Driver.

 

Job Description: Cafeteria Manager

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A sample job description for a Cafeteria Manager.

 

Job Description: Cafeteria Worker

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A sample job description for a Cafeteria Worker.

 

Job Description: Clerical Assistant

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A sample job description for a Clerical Assistant.

 

Job Description: Compliance Officer

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A sample job description for a school Compliance Officer.

 

Job Description: Data Management Technician

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A sample job description for a Data Management Technician.

 

Job Description: Dean of Students

National

A sample job description for a Dean of Students.

 

Job Description: Educational Assistant

National

A sample job description for an Educational Assistant.

 

Job Description: ESE and/or Gifted Teacher

National

A sample job description for an ESE and/or Gifted Teacher.

 

Job Description: Executive Director

National

A sample job description for an Executive Director.

 

Job Description: Floating Substitute Teacher

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A sample job description for a floating (full-time) substitute teacher.

 

Job Description: Guidance Counselor

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A sample job description for a Guidance Counselor.

 

Job Description: HR Resources Clerk

National

A sample job description for an HR Resources Clerk.

 

Job Description: Maintenance Coordinator

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A sample job description for a Maintenance Coordinator.

 

Job Description: Music Teacher

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A sample job description for a Music Teacher.

 

Job Description: Office Manage

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A sample job description for an Office Manager

 

Job Description: Parent Volunteer Liason

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A sample job description for a Parent Volunteer Liason

 

Job Description: PE and Health Teacher

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A sample job description for a PE and/or Health Teacher.

 

Job Description: Principal

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A sample job description for a Principal.

 

Job Description: Reading Coach

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A sample job description for a Reading Coach.

 

Job Description: Reading Teacher

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A sample job description for a Reading Teacher/Specialist.

 

Job Description: Receptionist

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A sample job description for a Receptionist.

 

Job Description: School Resource Officer

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A sample job description for a School Resource Officer  

 

Job Description: Teacher

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A sample job description for a Teacher.

 

Job Description: Title One Teacher

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A sample job description for a Title One Teacher.

 

Job Description: Transitions Teacher

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A sample job description for a Transitions Teacher.

 

Job Description: World Languages Teacher

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A sample job description for a World Languages Teacher

 

Maintenance Request Form

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This sample form can be used for staff members to request maintenance assistance and to help the maintenance staff keep track of the requests being received.

 

Media Release

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This is a form that parents can sign to give the school permission to photograph or record students.

 

Medication Administration Incident Report Form

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This is a form schools can use to record incidents which occur from mistakes with the administration of medications.

 

Medication Administration Log Form

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This is a form schools can use to log the administration of medication to students.

 

Mileage Reimbursement Form

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This is a document that schools can use for employees to record their mileage and request reimbursement.

 

Money Receipt Log

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This is a sample form a school could implement to record money coming into the school.

 

Monthly Facility Safety Checklist

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This is a sample checklist that your school’s maintenance staff could use to do monthly checks of the physical property to ensure that safety issues are addressed and taken care of on a regular basis.

 

New Governing Board Member Checklist

National Documents

Schools can utilize this checklist to ensure that new Governing Board members have all pertinent information on file and receive required school documents needed to successfully operate as a board member.

 

New Hire Checklist

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This sample form can be used to organize all of the paper and tasks which need to be completed when a new employee is hired by the school.

 

New Student Club Request Form

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This is a sample form that could be used in a middle- or high-school environment when students may be requesting permission to establish a new club at the school.  The form lays out the responsibilities of the officers and requests the students to deve …

 

Out of District Student Record Request Form

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This is a sample form a school can use to document a records request to another school to request records for a student. It should be noted, however, that some districts or organizations may have specific requirements for their request, so you may need …

 

Parent – Teacher Conference Form

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This is a sample form to be used for parent-teacher conferences.

 

Parent Feedback Form

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This sample form can be used by a school for parents to provide formal feedback or complaints back to the school so that issues can be addressed by the school.

 

Parent Satisfaction Survey

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This is a sample parent satisfaction that a school can use to gauge parent satisfaction at their school.  We recommend this survey is used each spring so that the data can be compared over time.  The questions on the second page can be customized to fo …

 

Parent Volunteer Survey

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Parental involvement is one indicator of school success. Schools who are strategic about volunteering will try to match volunteer opportunities to the strengths of parents, and to utilize this as a way to increase involvement. This parent survey helps …

 

Personal Conflict of Interest Policy

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This is a sample policy that a school may wish to consider to address the need for governing board members and school administrators to disclose any personal conflict of interests which may arise in their role as a leader of the school.

 

Petty Cash Reconciliation

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This document can be used to track and monitor petty cash if the school is utilizing petty cash.

 

Policy 3.4.4.5 – Employee Bonuses

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This policy is meant to provide the option to provide employee bonuses.

 

Policy 3.4.4.6 – Compensation for Addtional Responsibilities

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This policy is regarding compensating employees for duties above and beyond their typical responsibilities.

 

Policy 3.7.1 – Medical Leave Policy

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This policy is a general medical leave policies that schools are private employers who have less than 50 employees can use in place of the Family and Medical Leave Act policy.

 

Policy 3.9.13 – Employee Grievance and Conflict Policy

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This is a sample policy to address employee complaints and how to professionally manage conflict amongst the staff, as well as the “chain of command” to use when addressing concerns in the workplace.

 

Policy 4.3.11 – Student Conflict Resolution

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This is a sample policy that schools can use to define the process which students should use when they need to solve a problem they are having with someone else at the school, including the proper “chain of command” and including language regarding con …

 

Policy 4.6.2 – Medication Administration

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This policy is meant to to clarify the requirements of the school with regards to students who require medications at the school. It includes details about how the medications are to be delivered to the school and safety procedures with regards to admi …

 

Policy 6.10.2 – Bring Your Own Device Policy

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This policy revision provides a framework for schools who want to allow electronic device for educational purposes put enact rules regarding the use of the devices, and the device’s connection to the school’s network.

 

Policy 6.10.3 – Technology Acceptable Use Policy

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This policy provides schools with a sample acceptable use policy for schools network and technology use. Also provides consequences for the misuse of school owned networks or hardware.

 

Policy 6.14 – School Conflict Resolution Policy

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This sample policy updates a former policy that was in the CSU policy manual regarding conflict resolution. This adds additional language regarding escalating concerns when they happen and the possible chain of command that people can use when issues a …

 

Policy 7.1.14 – Accounts Receivable and Cash Management

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This policy is to ensure strong internal controls and appropriate separation of duties related to accounts receivable transactions.

 

Policy 7.10 – Investment Policy

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Policy to direct the investment of funds not immediately necessary by the school.

 

Policy 7.2.11 – Corporate Credit and Debit Card

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To define the availability and rules related to the use of a corporate credit or debit card for a school.

 

Policy 7.2.12 – Financial Conditions

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Florida statute and administrative rule provide guidelines for declaring a deteriorating financial condition among charter schools. In the event this occurs, the school is required to develop a corrective action plan. The following policy deals with th …

 

Policy 7.2.13 – Expense Reimbursement Policy

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This policy provides clear rules and processes with regards to reimbursing employees, Directors or other school community members for expenses made on behalf of the school.

 

Policy 7.2.15 – Collections

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Policy regarding the collection of funds for school activities.

 

Policy 7.2.16 – Fund Based Accounting Policy

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This policy is meant to identify Fund Based Accounting which will be used by the organization.

 

Primary Behavior Chart

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This is a behavior chart which could be used by schools for students who are exhibiting negative behaviors. This form is geared more towards primary students. The form encourages the student to self-reflect on their behavior during the course, as well …

 

Procurement Documentation Form

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This is a sample document to be used when the school is purchasing items.

 

Procurement Documentation Form

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This is a sample form to be used to document procurement decisions.  This type of a form could be especially helpful if you are purchasing something with federal grant funds and you need to document why a particular vendor or solution was selected over …

 

Professional Learning Community Meeting

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This document can be used for staff to document their PLC meetings as they occur.

 

Property Inventory List

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This document is available as either an Excel version, or in Google Docs. I actually recommend using this as a Google Document and then sharing it with your key office staff who assist with the inventory. This will allow multiple people to access and u …

 

Public Comment Registration Form

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We recommend that each Governing Board approve a policy with regards to public comment at board meetings.  This form could be used for members of the public to register to speak and provide public comment at such a meeting.

 

Public Meeting Notice

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Sample document to use to publically post a meeting notice to comply with government in the sunshine requirements.

 

Public Meeting Notice of Virtual Meeting

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Florida statute 1002.33(8)(p) specifically permits governing board members to “attend in person or by means of communications media technology used in accordance with rules adopted by the Administration Commission under s. 120.54(5).”   The rules that …

 

Public Records Request Estimate

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This document provides a sample estimate that could be given to a party who makes a public records request to the school that will take time to comply with. Pursuant to Florida Statute 119.07 the school is able to pass costs on to the requestor.  Howev …

 

Publicity Waiver

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This is a sample form that a school may wish to adopt to obtain parent permission to take pictures of students and use those pictures for school publicity.

 

Purchase Order Form

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This purchase order form can be used if a vendor requires a purchase order to ensure a purchase has been approved. Purchase Orders can also be used to accrue funds before they are spent.

 

Quickbooks Chart of Accounts

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Charter Schools are required to use the accounting classifications as defined in the Red Book (as known as the Financial & Program Cost Accounting & Report for Florida Schools). The CSU has published a reference guide to assist with building yo …

 

Reimbursement Request Form

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This sample form can be utilized for employees to submit a reimbursement request for expenditures.

 

Release of Information

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This is a document a school can use to get permission to release or obtain student information from another entity. This is especially important with regards to student private and HIPA requirements.

 

Response to Formal Concern

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This is a sample form a school can use for a Principal or school Administrator to document follow up to parent concerns so that the school can keep formal documentation that parental concerns have been addressed, and what steps have been or will be tak …

 

Response to Parent Feedback

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This is an informal form that teachers can use to provide feedback to parents based on their concerns or complaints. This is a form intended for teachers, a separate “Response to Formal Concern” is similarly formatted, but allows feedback from the admi …

 

RFP – Alarm Monitoring

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RFP (Request for Proposal) form to use to solicit bids to find a company to monitor the school’s security system.  This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent information for your school before sending t …

 

RFP – Auditor

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RFP (Request for Proposals) to solicit bids from auditors in compliance with Florida’s statutory requirements that a bid process be used to select an auditor.   This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinen …

 

RFP – Back Office Services Provider

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RFP (Request for Proposal) form to use to solicit bids to acquire a payroll process / employee leasing company. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent information for your school before sending this …

 

RFP – Insurance

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RFP (Request for Proposal) form to use to solicit bids to insurance policies in alignment with the school’s charter contract. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent information for your school befor …

 

RFP – Intercom System

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RFP (Request for Proposal) to solicit bids for an intercom system to be used within a charter school. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent information for your school before sending this out to an …

 

RFP – Payroll Processing Services

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RFP (Request for Proposals) for soliciting bids for payroll processing services. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent information for your school before sending this out to any vendors.

 

RFP – Physical Therpay Services

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RFP (Request for Proposal) form to use to solicit bids to find a company to provide physical therapy services as a contracted service to the school. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent informatio …

 

RFP – Security Surveillance

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RFP (Request for Proposal) to solicit bids for security / surveillance systems to be used at a charter school. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent information for your school before sending this …

 

RFP – Speech and Language Therapist

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RFP (Request for Proposal) form to use to solicit bids to find a company to provide a speech and language therapist to the school as a contracted service. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent info …

 

RFP – Transportation

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RFP (Request for Proposal) to solicit bids from transportation companies to acquire student bussing services. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent information for your school before sending this o …

 

RFP – Uniforms

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RFP (Request for Proposals) to solicit bids for students’ school uniforms. This document is just a sample, and you should modify the document with all of the pertinent information for your school before sending this out to any vendors.

 

RFP: IT Services

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This is a starting place for developing a Request For Proposals (RFP) for IT Services for a school.  We highly recommend you do not just put your name on this form and send it out.  There are areas of this RFP which talk about the level of services bei …

 

Room Inventory List

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This sample form can be used for teachers to complete an inventory listing of the materials contained within their room. This is most often done at either the very start or very end of the school year.

 

Sample Board Meeting Packet Template

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The CSU recommends that the Governing Board set up a process whereby they receive pertinent information regarding the board meeting agenda, reports, and agenda items a designed amount of time before each governing board meeting.  This document provides …

 

Sample Compensation Manual

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This document provides information on how to calculate payroll information for employees, especially salaried employees whose salaries are paid over 12-months, but who may work less than 12-months out of the year.   It provides formulas for calculating …

 

Sample Principal Contract

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Sample employee contract for the school’s principal of executive director.

 

Sample School Behavior Program

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This is a sample document to lay out a school’s behavioral program, the types of behavior incidents as well as possible consequences for them.  Includes an acknowledgment for you could request parents to sign acknowledging that the program has been sha …

 

Sample Teacher Contract

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Sample Contract to use for teachers at the school.

 

SBLT / MTSS Request Form

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This is a form a school could adapt to use to allow teachers to bring a student to the attention of the school based leadership team and begin the MTSS process for a student who may be exhibiting difficulties.

 

SBLT Parent Notification Form

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This is a sample letter which a teacher could use to notify a student’s parent or guardian that the school’s school based leadership team will be meeting to discuss the student.

 

SBLT Problem Solving Action Plan

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This document could be used by a school based leadership team to implement an MTSS process to brainstorm potential interventions which may be effective for an individual student and then to decide upon a course of action, and to document the follow up …

 

School Emergency Kit Checklist

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As your school prepares for emergencies, you may need to consider the equipment and materials you have available at your site. We found an article available at: https://www.campussafetymagazine.com/emergency/school-emergency-kit-checklist/ which discus …

 

School Furniture and Fixture List

National Documents

This list provides a starting point for a new school to order furniture and fixtures needed for the building.

 

Single Employee HR Change Form

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This sample form can be utilized for employees to make changes to HR.

 

SOP: Building Key Assignment

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Standard Operating Procedure for assigning and checking out keys to the building.

 

SOP: Fingerprinting

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Standard Operating Procedure to use to ensure staff members are appropriate fingerprinted and background checks completed.

 

SOP: Incoming and Outgoing Mail / Delivery Procedures

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Standard Operating Procedure for dealing with incoming and outgoing mail to ensure the separation of duties with regards to accepting payments and invoices.

 

SOP: Purchase Orders

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Standard Operating Procedure for issuing Purchase Orders to purchase items.

 

Staff Accident Form

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This is a form a school can use to document an accident that has occurred involving a staff member while that member is on duty. Such documentation is especially important when workers compensation claims may be involved.  We would recommend that you c …

 

Staff Coverage Form

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This is a form that schools could use if they are implementing a process allowing teachers to cover for each other for situations such as doctors appointments.  The CSU recommends that if the school is utilizing this type of a process that some documen …

 

Staff Purchase Request

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This is a sample form that schools can use when an employee wishes to request that something be purchased. Using this form will allow for more robust internal controls on the approval processes and document who is asking for specific items.

 

Staff Travel Request Form

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This form can be used to document requests from staff members who wish to travel for business-related travel. It allows the administration to monitor requests and ensure prior approvals are granted before reimbursement requests are submitted. The schoo …

 

Student Acceptance Notification

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This is a sample letter that schools can use to do a mail merge to send out to families who have a student who has been accepted to the school through the student lottery.

 

Student Accident Form

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This is a sample form that a school can adopt to record and document an incident involving a student accident.  Your school’s student accident policy may have specific requirements that they need in the documentation, so we would recommend that you che …

 

Student Application Form

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This form is used for collecting student information to include them in a student selection process/lottery.  This form is deliberately avoiding asking questions that could potentially be used as a basis for discrimination claims against the school, an …

 

Student Behavior Documentation Log

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This is a log document which can be used by school staff to record incidents with regards to a specific student. This type of a log is particularly beneficial when starting the MTSS process to collect data regarding a student’s behavior prior to meetin …

 

Student Disciplinary Form

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This sample form can be used by schools to document student consequences and disciplinary issues.

 

Student Dispute Resolution Agreement

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This is a sample form that a staff member can use to document a resolution between students who are dealing with conflict, and can be used to document the agreements and hold students accountable to what they agreed to.  This is intended for older stud …

 

Student Emergency Release and Medical Information

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This sample form is form the school can adapt to collect necessary medical an emergency release information for students. Schools should adopt (or use the district’s) form which does receive permission for the school to get emergency medical treatment …

 

Student Enrollment Form

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This is a sample student enrollment form.  The Charter Support Unit uses the term “Enrollment” to define the period of time after a student is selected in the lottery.  We would not recommend using this form as a registration form before the lottery as …

 

Student Planned Absence Request

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Statute typically allows for a parent to request an excused absence, and schools can use this form to organize those requests from parents. It can document planned absences and coordinate to ensure staff members are notified of the upcoming absences.

 

Student Satisfaction Survey

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This is a sample survey you may wish to use for students.  This survey is geared toward intermediate or older students.  The school can customize the survey to match the priorities the school is focusing on or to obtain specific information they wish t …

 

Student Think It Over Forms

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This is a form that was used by one school to give students when they needed to be prompted to think about their involvement in a particular situation.  This was used when students received a detention and was required as an exit ticket before students …

 

Student Waiting List Notification

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This letter is provided to parents when their child has been placed on the school’s waiting list.

 

Student Withdrawal Form – Parent Completes

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Form for parents to complete if they are withdrawing their student from the school.

 

Student Withdrawal Form – School Completes

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Form for the school to complete internally to ensure and document that all of the tasks to withdraw a student are completed.

 

Student-Related Incident Report

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This is a document which can be used to record incidents or injuries to keep a permanent record of incidents which may occur at the school.

 

Sunshine Compliance Checklist

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This is a sample document which a school could used as a checklist and to document that all necessary steps to ensure compliance with Florida’s Government in the Sunshine requirements are taken into consideration.

 

Support Staff Performance Review

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This form is a sample performance review form a school could use to document performance evaluations of non-instructional/non-administrative support staff.  Bear in mind that there are specific statutory requirements with regards to evaluations for the …

 

Teacher/Employee HR Change Request Form

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This form can be used when an employee is requesting a transfer between organizations. It is suggested that a document like this be submitted to the administration no later than two months before the requested change effective date to ensure changes ca …

 

Textbook Evaluation Matrix

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Form to use to help with evaluating curriculum materials such as textbooks. Provides a numeric rank of materials to objectively compare multiple products.

 

Thank You For Donation Letter & Charitable Receipt

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DescriptionThis sample letter could be used to send thank yous to donors to the school and to provide them for a tax receipt for their contribution.

 

Threat Assessment Form

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This form can be used to document an investigation when a student is causing issues or a threat may lead to police/law enforcement intervention with a student.  This form should be tweaked to match the internal processes the school uses to deal with su …

 

Transportation Request

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Parents can use the Transportation Request form to make a formal request to the school when they want to have their students transported by bus. Schools should customize the form to match the transportation policies at your school prior to use.

 

Unpaid Leave Calculator

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This form is meant to be a way to document for employees who are going on unpaid leave how that leave will affect their paychecks once they return to work.

 

Volunteer Application Form

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While schools love to have volunteers come in to help with various tasks, it is important to have processes and policies in place to ensure volunteers have proper background checks completed and best utilize the volunteers’ skills and talents. This sam …