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Board Orientation
April 23  at 6pm - Free Online

Strategic Plan Coaching
April 26 at Midlands Middle College 
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National Charter Schools Week
May 5th - 9th

New School Resources
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July 1st at noon

Charter CEO Leadership Training
July 22 - 24 - Charleston 
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Board Training
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Charter School Board Governance 

The Alliance provides technical assistance and comprehensive training on charter school governance to schools across SC. SC Charter Schools Boards must follow the SC Charter School Act and comply with SC Non-Profit Corporation Laws. 

We will list the resources you need to succeed as a board on this page:

Link to Board Orientation Training and upcoming Board Development Opportunities

Board Committee Job Descriptions

SC Charter School Law

Recorded Webinar:  Brown Bag Lunch Series - FOIA from 10.21.2013


FOIA Slides


Recorded Webinar:  Brown Bag Lunch Series for Board Members: Basics of Board Meeting Management

 https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/676368777 from Friday, September 14, 2012

The Alliance kicked off the year with a refresher on setting an agenda, calling the meeting to order, taking minutes, approving minutes, and making motions.  And of course - when do you go into executive session and how to best incorporate public comment.

Resources from the webinar:



Governance Issues and Resources

Motions Cheat Sheet from Board Orientation

 The common governance problems faced by charter boards in SC - Get help from the Alliance!

  • Indecision
  • Mishandling Conflict
  • Nepotism
  • Personal Agendas
  • Too Much, Too Quick
  • Micromanagement
  • Overdependence on the Administrator
  • Financial Mismanagement
  • Overextending Administrators
  • Lack of Policy Infrastructure
  • Unqualified or Poorly Qualified Board Members
  • Founders Hired as Employees
  • Lack of Continuity and Institutional Memory



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