Webinars for School Developers

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February 22, 2013 There are a number of online charter school development information sessions coming up in the next few months on topics ranging from incorporation to designing a realistic school budget. Each session provides expert instruction and a forum for questions and answers. All sessions are free to Association Members.

PCSGP Finance 201
Tuesday February 26th, 2013
10:00 a.m - 12:00 a.m

Led by Alice Miller
This online Finance workshop will continue with topics from the Finance 101 workshop. It will include the major funding resources by outlining and explaining the funding opportunities available to charter schools, their eligibility requirements, their applications and their estimated funding amounts. It will also provide information about how to allocate resources by anticipating expenses and ensuring that allocations are mission-prioritized. Techniques to safeguard resources will be covered, by explaining how to implement sound, transparent internal fiscal controls, policies and practices to ensure compliance with laws pertaining to charter school audits. Finally, charters will learn how to plan for long-term financial stability by understanding the nuts and bolts of charter school finance and the mechanisms of monitoring school financial health.

Writing Your Charter Petition (Part 3 of 3)
Wednesday February 27th, 2013
4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m

Led by Sam Gelinas
Learn the 16-point structure of a charter petition, and how to fully address each element.

PCSGP Governance 201
Thursday February 28th, 2013
10:00 a.m - 12:00 a.m

Led by Alice Miller
This online Governance workshop will continue with topics from the Governance 101 workshop. It will help schools develop legally compliant governing board policies and procedures, and establish clear roles and responsibilities, including financial oversight and student and performance. Workshops will identify key areas of expertise for high functioning boards and provide training on conducting Brown Act compliant meetings. Topics covered: Political Reform Act, Conflict of Interest Code Basics, Statement of Economic Interest Basics, (Form 700), 501©(3), Upcoming Charter School Specific Conflict of Interest Regulations, Brown Act/Open Meetings, Meetings, What is a meeting?, Requirements, Closed Sessions, Public's Rights, Minutes, Penalties