School Operations

Resources and guidance to help charter schools run smoothly and safely

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What We Offer

Value of partnership

“The value of the partnership we’ve built with the Charter Support Unit team is immeasurable. They provided guidance and walk each school through the exhaustive foundation-building process to a successful first day of school. Through our partnership, we have developed tools and resources for new schools to utilize. We plan on exploring more opportunities to collaborate. I know they’re just a phone call away. “

Nadia Luna, VP of Member Services 
Texas Public Charter Schools Association

Resources & Templates

From checklists for new schools to sample policy manuals, employment contracts and
forms for parents, the CSU’s library contains invaluable resources to help you run your school. Topics for operations professionals include campus safety, student health, family engagement, nutrition program compliance, marketing, technology and cybersecurity — and much more.


Aired live weekly, and archived for viewing anytime, the CSU’s webinar series brings expertise from all over the country to bear on common challenges for charter school operators.


Have an operations issue that would benefit from an outside perspective, or would you simply like feedback on how you might move your school to the next level? CSU consultants are available to meet with school leaders and boards to work through your school’s particular challenges or to help you advance your mission in new ways.

Document Review

For schools in their first charter contract, we review operating documents at no cost to schools to provide feedback or suggestions. Whether you are developing an employee handbook, a parent guide, employment documents or forms for your staff, we’re here to help.

Budget Templates

Many schools and districts have long utilized the Budget Template tool available from the Charter Support Unit. We will continue to support and expand upon the existing tool. In addition, we will be creating additional templates and tools to help existing schools with developing future budgets, and to assist schools during their launch year with projecting actual expenses and budgets through the school opening. Watch for more later in the year.

Charters.Link (Florida)

For Florida charter schools and authorizers, this online monitoring tool helps ensure compliance with all of the documents and deliverables that schools are required to provide to their authorizing district throughout the year.

School Operations

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.