Board Members

If you are anything like the typical charter school governing board member, you likely bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to your charter school.

Yet, despite the successes you may have enjoyed in your personal and professional life, nothing probably quite prepared you for the myriad compliance and unique oversight requirements to which charter schools are beholden.

Fortunately, CSDC is the state's go-to expert on all matters of charter governance. We can ensure that you and your board are properly equipped to provide the guidance and monitoring your charter school needs to thrive.

Next Steps

Plan for the Upcoming School Year

Join us at our annual statewide charter conference — the "can't miss" event of every new school year. Our conference is a great way to receive timely, charter-specific guidance on the latest fiscal and regulatory developments affecting the charter movement. We also provide trainings and breakout sessions specifically inteded for new and veteran board members.

Stay Current

Create a non-member account to receive general news and announcements from CSDC. If you would like to receive our detailed, in-depth analysis of the latest charter developments, join the hundreds of schools that access CSDC’s Membership benefits.

Become a CSDC Member

CSDC membership will enable your school to access critical resources and updates from CSDC experts. Membership also includes five free hours of technical support per year, which can help answer your most pressing questions or address tricky issues you may face during the year. Our experts will stick with you until your issue is addressed.

Participate in Our Ralph M. Brown Act Online Training

The Brown Act Online Training is available at no cost and is accessible by CSDC members only.* Designed for governing board and/or leadership team members, this is an online, self-paced course consisting of five sections. *Not available to CSDC Vendor Members

Complete Our Self-Paced, Online Governance Academy

The Governance Academy is available at no cost and is accessible by CSDC members only.* This online training is designed with board members in mind, allowing trainings to be completed at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home or office. *Not available to CSDC Vendor Members

Plan for the Upcoming School Year

We provide trainings and breakout sessions and workshops specifically intended for new and veteran board members.

Design a Custom Board Training

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. Contact us at to learn more.

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