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ModuleTraining TopicTraining ObjectiveTraining SourceBoard Member ExperienceSchool Accreditation Rating
Vision and MissionBoard UnderstandingI have a clear understanding of and can articulate the vision and mission of the school.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Vision and MissionImplementationI am able to demonstrate how the vision and mission of the school are implemented throughout the school.
  • CSI
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board MembershipBoard Nominating ProcessThe board has a nominating process (which includes an interview) that ensures that the board remains appropriately diverse with respect to ethnicity, gender, economic status, culture, disabilities, age, skills and/or expertise.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board MembershipBoard RecruitmentThe organization has completed a formal review of its current board profile and has identified deficiencies (i.e. by using an instrument such as the board profile worksheet).
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board MembershipBoard RecruitmentThe board has in turn identified individuals that have the characteristics that are lacking on the board and/or developed a recruitment strategy.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board MembershipBoard EvaluationThe board is concerned with the character and diversity of its membership, its size and its self-renewal and is responsive to changing circumstances and reflects these changes in ways that will best help the charter school achieve its mission.
  • CLCS
  • Advanced Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Distinction
  • Board MembershipBoard DiversityThe board contains the necessary diversity of talents, skills, experience, and interest among its members to complement one another and to strengthen the whole board. Areas of expertise include finance, governance, legal, fundraising, and education.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board MembershipBoard DiversityThe board has strong diversity relative to the community and school population.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board MembershipBoard and Leadership PipelineThe board has a long-term plan for identifying and training people to become future board directors which includes potential board directors are recruited from within the organization (volunteers, past employees, members etc.) as well as outside the organization.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Distinction
  • Board MembershipBoard and Leadership PipelineThe board has a written succession plan for both board and school leadership.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Distinction
  • Board MembershipBoard ElectionsThe Board election process is in accordance with the Bylaws and is open and transparent resulting in diverse, independent candidates, with appropriate skill sets.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board MembershipBoard President's RoleThe position of the Board President is considered a post of responsibility to be occupied by an individual fully dedicated to the mission of the charter school and prepared to devote the required time and attention to the task.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board MembershipBoard President's RoleThere is a good working relationship with clear understanding of responsibilities between School Leader and Board Chair where communication is open, honest, and regular.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board DevelopmentBoard Needs AssessmentThe board implements a regular process for identifying and addressing gaps and weaknesses to increase its effectiveness.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board DevelopmentBoard Training and OrientationThe board has a written onboarding process for new board members, which includes a robust training regimen.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board DevelopmentBoard Training and OrientationThe board maintains a board packet which includes pertinent documents, including board policies, articles, bylaws, and the charter contract.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board DevelopmentBoard RelationshipsThe members of the board have mutual respect for one another regardless of differences of opinion and maintain an effective working relationship with one another, as reflected in a written board Member Agreement all members sign yearly.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board DevelopmentBoard Size and MembershipThe board is of adequate size to support effective governance, and is not so large as to be inefficient.
  • CLCS
  • Intermediate Experience
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
  • Board DevelopmentFinancial AcuityThe entire board understands and can explain the finances and budget of the school, and one or more board members has a strong background in school finance.
  • CSI
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board Policies, Compliance and ResponsibilitiesSunshine LawsThe board has written policies on Open Meetings and Open Records requirements and demonstrates that they follow these policies and laws.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board Policies, Compliance and ResponsibilitiesSunshine LawsThe board has a policy and procedure for handling urgent matters between regularly scheduled meetings while complying with Sunshine law.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board Policies, Compliance and ResponsibilitiesConflict and Crisis ResolutionThe board has a written grievance policy with specific steps for parent and staff complaints.
  • CDE
  • CSI
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board Policies, Compliance and ResponsibilitiesBoard Conflicts of InterestNo board member uses his/her position on the board for self-gain or to inappropriately interfere with the operations of the school, and each member signs a conflict of interest statement yearly.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board Policies, Compliance and ResponsibilitiesBoard Conflicts of InterestThere are no real or perceived conflicts of interest among board members.
  • CDE
  • CLCS
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Board Policies, Compliance and ResponsibilitiesLegal CounselThe board makes effective use of outside legal counsel.
  • CDE
  • New Member
  • Priority Improvement/Turnaround
  • Improvement/Performance
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