Sign up Today for CCSA's Governance Academy!

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April 8, 2014 Back by popular demand, the California Charter Schools Association is bringing back our one-day Governance Academy, offered in partnership with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, and Young, Minney and Corr, LLP.

The Governance Academy is a free, in-person only, four-hour intensive workshop designed to help school leaders and governing board members increase their knowledge of ethical and legal obligations as stewards of public institutions. It will help schools develop legally compliant governing board policies and procedures, and establish clear roles and responsibilities, including financial oversight and student performance. The workshop will help schools identify key areas of expertise for high functioning boards and provide training on the Brown Act. It will include discussion of financial responsibilities and oversight as well as HR Issues, and Board Committees' limitations and duties.

Other topics to be covered include:

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

The Governance Academy will be held in person from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on the following dates and at the following locations:

  • May 6: Camino Nuevo - Miramar High School
  • May 8: Alameda County Office of Education
  • May 9: California Charter Schools Association, Sacramento Office
  • May 9: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Register today! For questions or more information, please contact