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Governance Tip #19: What Board Members Should Know About Special Education

March 07, 2019 by Shereen Williams

As a charter school board member, you may not be an expert in special education, and that's OK. But you should know the right questions to ask.

Governance Tip #18: Have you thought about your stakeholders?

February 12, 2019 by Shereen Williams

Stakeholders can affect or be affected by a charter school board's actions, objectives or policies. Shereen highlights the importance of charter school boards considering stakeholder groups in their decision making.

Governance Tip #17: Boards impact quality & accountability

December 18, 2018 by Shereen Williams

Research has shown that the effectiveness of a hospital's board of directors correlates to the quality of care patients receive. The same can be said of charter schools. When boards don’t pay attention to their oversight responsibilities, schools can suffer.

Governance Tip #16: Spotlight on the governance committee

October 21, 2018 by Shereen Williams

It's the most important committee, says Shereen Williams, CBP's Chief Governance and Recruitment Strategy Officer. It keeps a close eye on board composition, best practices, and holding itself accountable.

What is Governance Academy?

January 23, 2018 by Debbie Lister

Debbie Lister, CBP's Chief Governance and Program Operations Officer, took a few minutes out of a recent CBP Governance Academy session to talk about the value it brings to being a board member. "It's a big job," she says, "but you have a chance to have a huge impact."

Maria Blaeuer: Education is a Civil Right

January 17, 2018 by David Connerty-Marin

Spreadsheets and staffing plans might be boring, but not when you think about them as necessary tools to supporting a child's civil and human right to a good education. Maria Blaeuer, board treasurer at Kingsman Academy PCS, talks about that and the joys and challenges of board service.

Governance Tip #11: How Often Should Your Board Meet?

December 28, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Don’t make the mistake of not meeting enough.

Governance Tip #10: Enrollment—Behind the Numbers

December 21, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Board members usually pay attention to their school’s enrollment numbers, but are you looking deeper at gender and racial break-downs, socio-economic diversity and other factors?

Governance Tip #9: Board Composition

December 06, 2017 by Shereen Williams

Do you have the right mix of people and expertise on your board? Here's Shereen with some things you should be thinking about.