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  • Governing for Greatness: Ten Fundamentals Every Charter School Board Member Needs To Know


    “Governing for greatness is a mindset. It’s a proactive attitude and
    outlook that keeps boards and management focused on what truly
    matters – preparing students to succeed in college, work and life.”
    – Jim Goenner

    Serving on a charter school board can be a profoundly rewarding
    experience or an act of futility and frustration. We want your
    experience to be meaningful and rewarding. So whether you are
    a new board member or a veteran, this guide covers the
    fundamentals you will need to effectively govern.

    Topics include:

    • The significance of the charter contract
    • Monitoring and evaluating performance
    • Understanding the power and purpose of bylaws
    • Focusing meetings and minutes
    • Setting academic and financial goals
    • Managing risks and internal controls
    • Facilities, insurance, and safety
    • Creating a board development plan


    About the Author:

    As the former CEO of the National Charter Schools Institute (2005 – 2009), Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., CFE saw the imperative for developing and supporting charter school governing boards at a time when the topic hadn’t received much attention nationally. He tackled the issue head-on in 2006 with his first book, published by the Institute, Charter School Board University: An Introduction to Effective School Governance.

    Through his presentations and publications since, Brian continues to set the standard for effective charter school governance. As a solopreneur since 2009, he continues to work with charter school boards and leaders across the country, and collaborates with the Institute from time to time on special projects.

    Pricing breaks:

    (book only)

    1-5       $14.95
    6-12     $13.45   (10% discount)
    13-29   $11.95   (20% discount)
    30+      $10.00   (33% discount)

    (book & workbook combo)

    1-5        $19.95
    6-12      $17.95  (10% discount)
    13-29    $15.96  (20% discount)
    30+       $13.36  (33% discount)

    Also available on eBook

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