INSIDE THE WEEK

 

Join us for our 2018 Governance Week on March 6-8, specifically designed for Arizona’s public charter school governing boards and their leaders. One of the pillars of a quality school is good governance. Whether you’re a brand new board member or a veteran, don’t miss this deep dive into your legal obligations as a public charter school board member.

TUESDAY

On the first day of Governance Week, March 6, we’re offering a full day of in-person programming at our Training Center, 12439 N. 32nd St. in Phoenix. One-day pricing is $100, or register for the full seminar at our discounted rate of $225. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

I’M ON BOARD – NOW WHAT?

9:30 a.m. – noon
When the founding committee of a charter school makes the transition to a public school governing board, its members may not be aware of the uniqueness of charter school governance and how to do it well. This interactive session is designed to answer the question “Now that I’m on the board, what do I need to DO?” and will dive into the quality standard for governance to help board members learn how to play their role well.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify basic roles, responsibilities and general practices essential to creating and or operating a quality charter school board.
  2. Identify the indicators of quality governance as defined by our Quality Standards.
  3. Articulate a general understanding of the authorizer’s performance frameworks.
ALL IN THE SAME BOAT: WHY SOME CHARTER BOARDS FAIL

1-3:30 p.m.
Effective board governance is critical to your school’s success – and no small task. Board members must juggle many governance responsibilities as they work to ensure improved student achievement. Along the way, some boards face challenges that negatively impact their performance. Driven by the belief that when you improve the board’s performance, you improve the school’s performance, this session is designed to help school leaders and board members effectively confront common challenges to building and sustaining an effective school board.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify dysfunctions common to charter boards and how to avoid them.
  2. Articulate the importance of evaluating the board’s performance
  3. Identify the difference between governance and management
  4. Understand clear lines of authority.
  5. Identify ways to leverage agendas and meetings to ensure board development.

 
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Wednesday

On the second day of Governance Week, March 7, we’re offering a full day of in-person programming at our Training Center, 12439 N. 32nd St. in Phoenix. One-day pricing is $100, or register for the full seminar at our discounted rate of $225. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

FINDING, RECRUITING, AND RETAINING A QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD

9:30 a.m. – noon
Planning governing board composition strategically is critical to the success of a charter school. Often, the founding committee is not prepared to serve as a public school board. This presentation is designed to help ensure that your board is composed entirely of highly competent individuals who are committed to serving as champions for your work and for ensuring improved student learning.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the indicators of a quality governing board
  2. Create a screening process for potential board members.
  3. Identify best practices in recruiting board members.
  4. Identify strategies for retaining effective board members.
MEETINGS MATTER – HOW TO ENSURE QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

1-3:30 p.m.
This session will dive into Arizona’s Open Meeting Law and help new boards and leaders understand and apply it to school governing board meetings. Using real-life examples of OML violations in Arizona public schools, this interactive session will ensure participants are well-equipped to run quality meetings that are compliant with state law.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify what constitutes a meeting subject to the Open Meeting Law
  2. Identify the number of board members needed for a quorum
  3. Understand the rights of the public
  4. Determine if an executive session is necessary and how to conduct it
  5. Understand how to avoid Open Meeting Law violations

 
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Thursday

On the third day of Governance Week, March 8, we’re offering a full day of in-person programming at our Training Center, 12439 N. 32nd St. in Phoenix. One-day pricing is $100, or register for the full seminar at our discounted rate of $225. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

SCHOOL LEADER SUPPORT AND EVALUATION

9:30-11:30 a.m.
This interactive session focuses on how to build and sustain the relationship between the board and the school leader which is so critical to the school’s ultimate success. Participants will leave knowing how to create an effective process for evaluating, communicating with and supporting the school leader.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify criteria for evaluating the school leader.
  2. Understand lines of authority between governance and management.
  3. Ensure accountability through data.
DATA DRIVEN GOVERNANCE

12:30-4 p.m.
This session has been designed to equip board members and school leaders with the key principles of data-driven governance, focusing on measurement of critical learning outcomes as well as fiscal oversight. Based on the principles of data-driven instruction, this interactive session will provide an overview of how charter boards can use interim and summative data – academic, financial, and operational – to ensure quality governance that takes into account the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools performance frameworks. Examples of effective board reporting from school leaders and business directors will be highlighted, and participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences with data-driven governance. 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define data-driven school governance.
  2. Understand how to create and sustain a data culture.
  3. Identify data sources for financial and academic dashboards at monthly meetings.

 
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EVENT DETAILS

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EVENT INFORMATION

March 6-8
Arizona Charter Schools Association Training Center, 12439 N. 32nd St. in Phoenix

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REGISTRATION

With in-person sessions throughout the week, you can register á la carte or for the full seminar at our discounted rate of $225.

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CONTACT THE PLANNER

Daniel Duran
Events Director
daniel.duran@azcharters.org
602.944.0644

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