Knowledge Core Keyword: School Boards

NACSA Core Resource Charter School Application Evaluation Criteria

This is the NACSA Core Charter School Application Evaluation Criteria that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.” It is intended as a template for use by authorizers in developing their own application evaluation criteria.

Example Board Member Questionnaire: Tennessee Achievement School District

This is a questionnaire for prospective board members used by the Tennessee Achievement School District in its charter school application process. The questionnaire is a required element of each charter school application and is used to check for board member eligibility, potential or existing conflicts of interest, and to evaluate board member capacity. This document is a Core Example that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.”

Example Board Member Questionnaire: Louisiana Department of Education

This is a questionnaire for prospective board members used by the Louisiana Department of Education in its charter school application process. The questionnaire is a required element of each charter school application and is used to check for board member eligibility, potential or existing conflicts of interest, and to evaluate board member capacity. This document is a Core Example that accompanies NACSA’s Knowledge Core course, “Charter Application Process and Decision Making: An Overview.”

Steering the Course for Success: Authorizers and Effective Charter School Governance

Researcher Gary Gruber has stated, “No other singular variable is more important for the health and vitality of a school than the way that it is governed. Teacher competencies, student achievement, parental …