A School Governance Deep Dive
We were thrilled to see more than 50 charter school trustees, leaders, and founders at our most recent Charter Board Institute on April 15 in New Brunswick. Although much about school governance is learned on the job, there is a wealth of experience to be shared within the charter community. The Institute was a chance to hear from some of our most experienced practicioners.We chose to focus on high priority issues for charter school boards: financial management, using the "tools of the trade" to govern effectively, school leader evaluation, use of data dashboards, the authorization and renewal process, and current legal topics. Given the experience and expertise of our participants, it is always productive to put them to work in the course of each session. Most of us have limited patience for lectures--this was a chance to be engaged with other trustees and leaders who are facing the same challenges and issues.
We plan to provide more institutes in the coming months.