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CSDC offers custom governing board trainings designed to equip charter school board members with the tools and resources necessary to be highly effective in their duties and oversight responsibilities. CSDC also offers services to assist with the development and revision of critical charter school governing board policies. CSDC members have exclusive access to our online repository of Charter School Sample Governing Board Policies, updated annually by our expert staff and trusted advisors. Extensive board training through our Governance Training Certification program is also available to charter school board members at our annual Leadership Update Conference.
CSDC members have access to CSDC’s expert assistance on school accountability and charter renewal–an increasingly important topic in the high-stakes environment of California’s charter schools. Members can also receive customized California School Comparison Reports to view their school’s performance on the Dashboard relative to demographically similar schools in the district or state. These reports automate information such as “points to next color,” “points to next status level,” and median performance data points, as well as provide helpful Grade Level Trajectory charts for a different look at school quality.
Services available on a consulting basis include:
CSDC assists charter school leaders with development, replication and expansion efforts including financial plan development, charter petition drafting, MOU reviews, and strategic communications. CSDC also provides support navigating the challenges related to the authorization and launch process. When challenges require work that exceeds phone and email guidance provided to CSDC members, developers may request consulting assistance with a charter school expert.
CSDC also offers expertise in the areas of: