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

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 many school leaders. Come join the founders of MESA Charter High School as they share how they made hiring their superpower and built an all-star team. Ideal for school leaders, talent leaders, and board members.

Deteriorating Financial Condition: Avoidance & Recovery

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 recover! Join us for a discussion on how to maintain healthy finances and how to write a recovery plan in order to keep your school headed in the right direction!

E-Rate Overview and Updates for 2020-21

E-Rate Overview and Updates for 2020-21

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 you with an overview of the E-Rate program. You will learn about who is eligible, gain insight into the process, and find out how to apply (even if your school has not yet opened). We will discuss Category 1 and Category 2 products and services, along with the changes for the 2021-2022 E-Rate year and beyond, how to calculate your budgets, what your school requirements are, as well as how to get setup in the E-Rate EPC portal. If you have ever had questions about the E-Rate program or been intimidated by the process, we suggest you listen to this webinar and ask an expert. The presentation will be presented by Benjamin Sniecinski of E-Rate Advantage.

Important 2020-21 Changes to Florida School Funding

Important 2020-21 Changes to Florida School Funding

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 for grants, October surveys, new funding sources, potential budget cuts, performance-based requirements, and more! Though we don’t have all of the answers we are here to give you what guidance we can!

Avoiding Chaos: Leadership Development and Succession Planning

Avoiding Chaos: Leadership Development and Succession Planning

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 challenges with navigating that path. This presentation will provide guidelines and strategies for leadership development and succession planning that will give school  leadership resources to avoid potential pitfalls. Through case studies, group discussion and real world examples attendees will be encouraged to participate in and lead their organizations to new horizons.