Support for Your California Charter School Governing Board


Comprehensive Services for Your Board

Every year, governing board members make major contributions of time and talent to their school community all while the laws defining their service become more and more complicated. Effective charter school board governance is critical to the success of California charter schools - in fact, charter schools wouldn’t exist without their governing boards.

Whether you are a school administrator, a veteran board member, or new to the governance team, CSDC welcomes you and thanks you for your service. This webpage is full of timely resources, services, and trainings created just for you and designed to make your school and your board stronger.


In-Depth Governance Trainings

Featured Training

Form 700 Webinar


Charter school board members are required by law to complete the Fair Political Practices Commission’s Form 700 at various times during their board service. Take a look at this recent webinar and walk page by page through the form with CSDC’s governance experts.

Board Basics


An on-demand learning opportunities designed to provide California charter school governing board members with the information they need to effectively oversee their schools. Part of CSDC's Online Governance Academy

Brown Act Training


An on-demand training providing basic training around California’s sunshine law for open meetings. Part of CSDC's Online Governance Academy.

CSDC Conference

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2024

Features an entire strand devoted to specifically governance – plus dozens of other sessions relevant to California charter school board members. Join us in Sacramento!


Helpful Governance Resources

Technical Assistance

Did you know that your school’s CSDC membership comes with FREE technical assistance? That includes assistance with complicated governance questions - contact our experts for answers to your questions! We also provide customized governance consulting and coaching for your team, as well as ongoing support for your board.

Customized Governance Consulting

The work of governance can be complicated and every charter school encounters unique issues. CSDC offers customized governance consulting and coaching for your team and our experts can help you through areas like leadership transition, understanding board member roles and responsibilities, charter school renewal and more. Contact us for more information and to receive a customized quote for services.


  • Individual work with charter school governing boards
  • Governance team training in-person or via Zoom
  • Coaching for charter school lead administrators