ERIC Number: ED436837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Guidebook to Colorado Charter Schools: Key Issues for Start-Up and Implementation of Charter Schools--Sample Documents Included.
DeRaad, Carolyn G., Ed.
This guidebook is intended for use by charter school planning groups as they prepare their applications to create a charter school in Colorado. It is also intended to guide charter school groups that have already implemented a program. It covers essential components of the charter school application and includes examples from existing charters. The guide provides information about the contractual agreement that must be signed with the local board of education, and it covers the responsibilities of the governing board, including the hiring of a director/principal and the development of policies for the schools. The text outlines all the steps in the development phase, including philosophy and mission statements, goals and objectives, evidence of support, educational programs and standards, plans for evaluating pupil performance, and budgeting. It then outlines the requirements for implementation, which includes governance and policy development, policy implementation, pupil performance assessment, governing board membership, operation, annual evaluation, how to select a director/principal, interviewing director/principal candidates, and student performance evaluations. The guide also provides a case study. Fourteen appendices feature copies of the necessary documents for implementing a charter school, such as employment policies, enrollment forms, bylaws, policy development, and waivers. (Contains 13 references and organizational resources.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.; Colorado Children's Campaign, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado