Boards & Governance

Meeting obligations and seizing opportunities

What We Offer

Couldn't be happier

“We appreciate the Charter Support Unit’s attention to detail and continued assistance and support with opening and developing our schools. We couldn’t be happier with our partnership.”

-Chuck Malatesta, CEO, FORZA Education Management (Florida)

Governing Board Recruitment and Training

This program aims to recruit and provide professional development to potential governing board members. The program also works to identify schools in need of governing board members and serve as a pipeline for matching governing board members to schools that are in need of governing board members.  Once matched the program continues to support both the school and the new board member to help ensure both the school and the new board member are functioning successfully. 


CSU presenters are available for in-person and virtual presentations on a wide range of topics of importance to charter school leaders, including governance, facilities planning, and best practices in accounting and fiscal management.

Board Attendance  

The CSU is available to attend the governing board meetings of charter schools during their planning and first years of operation. We can attend either virtually or in person to offer suggestions on items your Board may wish to consider to help improve efficiency, or to be a resource for your leadership and Board Members during the meetings. 

Document Reviews

Bylaws. Policies. Handbooks. Send us your school’s foundational documents, and we’ll provide feedback based on what we’ve seen work for other charter schools. In addition, the CSU’s resource library offers an extensive collection of templates.

Strategic Planning Facilitation

Ready to plan for what’s next? The CSU helps charter schools in Years 4 or 5 chart their course from good to great. Through surveys of staff and key stakeholders, followed by eight hours of planning sessions, we will help your board and leadership reflect on the school’s mission, vision, and history and set key objectives and measurable goals for the next phase.


Boards & Governance

Trainings, Webinars, Sample Documents, Resources, and more…

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How can we help your school?

We’re here...because we’ve been there. The CSU’s team of consultants is eager to share what we’ve learned from developing, leading, and growing schools. Turn to us for tested strategies and tools collected from some of the country’s most successful charter school leaders and advocates.