Finance & Budget

Helping maximize the resources supporting students

What We Offer

Budget Development & Reviews

The CSU provides technical assistance to help charter schools develop their budgets, and we review schools’ budgets once they are ready.

Budget Templates

Developed specifically for Florida charter schools, our detailed tool walks users through the process of setting up an annual budget.

Explore the Florida Budget Template Tool 

Facility Budgets

Recognizing that building projects require a particular type of financial projection and budgeting, our facilities finance experts are available to assist.

Staffing Reviews

People are most charter school’s largest expense — and most valuable asset. The CSU helps align staffing budgets to enrollment.

Board Support

School budgeting and understanding financial reports can be a new experience for volunteer board members. We help demystify the subject and build the governing board’s capacity to oversee a school’s finances.

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)

Finance & Budget

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.