CCSA Offers Free Governance Academies for Charter School Board Members

April 9, 2012

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The Governance Academy is a four-hour workshop designed to help school leaders and governing board members increase their knowledge of ethical and legal obligations as stewards of public institutions. This intensive workshop is a must for board members and school leaders alike, giving you all the key information you need to be an effective steward.

The workshop, which is free for CCSA members, will help schools develop legally-compliant governing board policies and procedures, and establish clear roles and responsibilities, including financial oversight and student performance. It will help schools identify key areas of expertise for high- functioning boards and provide training on the Brown Act. The workshop will also include discussion of financial responsibilities and oversight as well as HR Issues, and Board Committees' limitations and duties.

Other topics to be covered:

  • Political Reform Act
  • Conflict of Interest Code Basics
  • Statement of Economic Interest Basics (Form 700)
  • 501©(3) corporations
  • Brown Act/Open Meetings
  • Meetings
    • What is a meeting?
    • Requirements
    • Closed Sessions
    • Public's Rights
    • Minutes
    • Penalties

Sign up today for a workshop near you!


April 19, 1 to 5 p.m. - Register.
April 23, 1 to 5 p.m. - Register.
April 25, 1 to 5 p.m. - Register.

On-site Workshops


April 19, 1 to 5 p.m.
Conference Room 1107
9th St., Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 448-0995
Register now.

Los Angeles

April 23, 1 to 5 p.m.
CCSA LA Conference Room
250 E 1st St., Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Register now.

Bay Area

April 25, 1 to 5 p.m.
Alameda County Office of Education, Rm 142
313 West Winton Avenue Hayward, CA 94544
Register now.

San Diego

April 27, 1 to 5 p.m.
Offices of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Main floor
525 B St., Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Register now.

For more information about this workshop, please contact Alice Miller.

Having trouble registering for the event?

You might need to register for a website log-in. If your charter school is a member of CCSA, you can get a web log-in for free with just a few clicks, giving you full access to the CCSA site. If you don't currently have a log-in, you're missing out on a ton of resources!. Our Charter School Resource library has a whole section on Governance with templates, guides and more. Registering will also allow you to sign up for our e-newsletters and get notified about other free workshops and webinars.

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