ERIC Number: ED447575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Charter Starters Leadership Training Workbook 1: Start-Up Logistics.
This workbook is the first in a series devoted to all areas of charter-school development. It addresses the logistics of starting a school, such as drafting a charter, creating a vision and mission, accessing expert information, navigating the application process, acquiring a facility, establishing a legal entity, and contracting for services. The text is divided into six sections. Chapter one focuses on getting started, the stages of charter-school development, and offers three different perspectives of charters. Chapter two explores ways to develop a vision and mission and discusses the tools that will be needed to sustain the vision. The next chapter looks at strategies for establishing the core founding group, required skill areas, skills inventory, characteristics of core founding groups, and how to access experts. Chapter four examines aspects of application and renewal, including state-specific requirements and characteristics of a great application. Facilities and financing are discussed in chapter five along with the development of a needs assessment and how to identify possible sites. The last chapter details some of the many legal issues that confront charter founders and describes the various types of legal status and the need to establish tax-exempt recognition. (RJM)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Training, Mission Statements, Nontraditional Education, Program Implementation, School Policy, Workbooks
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 SW Main, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 800-547-6339 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.