The Ultimate Guide to Charter School Board Governance: How to Recruit, Build, and Manage Your Board
For your school to reach its goals, meet its mission, and be set up for success, you need to build a well-structured, well-staffed, and well-trained Board of Directors. In this brand new guide, our partners and industry experts on Board Governance, BoardOnTrack, share their expertise on the ins and outs of recruiting, building, and managing your governance team as you grow.
We’ve seen the difference in outcomes when schools have highly strategic boards that work in close collaboration with their management teams.
An effective board needs more than enthusiastic volunteers who believe in your mission.
They need to possess the skills, experience, temperament, and time to govern a multimillion-dollar enterprise.
Great boards govern in partnership with the CEO and the management team to develop a vision of excellence, work toward near-term goals, and create realistic plans for the future.
Effective boards include individuals from a range of professions, with diverse backgrounds and skills that align with the school’s immediate and future objectives. We’ve seen boards achieve ambitious goals thanks to trustees with expertise in finance, real estate, fundraising, marketing, human resources, and executive leadership.
In this guide, we’ll cover best practices for charter school governance, including the essential roles and responsibilities on your school’s governance board, how to recruit the right people, and governing for growth at every stage. This guide is intended for charter school leaders and board members who want to be strategic about governance.
Download this guide to learn:
- Board Basics: Who should be on your governance team and what should they do?
- How to build a strong board: Strategically recruiting for diversity and skills
- Tips to govern for growth: How to face challenges and changes at any stage