ERIC Number: ED447578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Charter Starters Leadership Training Workbook 4: Governance and Management.
This workbook is part of a series devoted to all areas of charter-school development. Fourth in the series, this volume focuses on governance and management, with an emphasis on creating an organizational structure, establishing strong leadership, handling personnel issues, creating a board and board bylaws, managing growth, and dealing with liability issues. The text is divided into five sections. Section one examines governance and management issues and demonstrates why governance is important for charter schools. It discusses the board's role, how to develop committees, and how to plan for transition. This is followed by section two, which shows how to write a business plan and how to establish a sound financial system. The next section discusses leadership issues, leadership styles, and the importance of teamwork. Since employees are a key component in charter-school success, personnel issues are discussed in section four. This segment examines employee-selection practices and personnel policies, such as terms of employment, compensation, and benefits. The last section details internal policy development and raises such concerns as student/parent involvement, discipline, fiscal management, and student development. Each section features a selection of "tools" that contain activities to help generate ideas and lists helpful resources and other information. (RJM)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Leadership Training, 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.