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GOVERNANCE BOARD TRAINING

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GOVERNANCE BOARD TRAINING

Thank you for your commitment to professional development as a North Carolina public charter school governing board member. Gary Gruber (1999), a nationally known consultant for public charter schools, said, "No other singular variable is more important for the health and vitality of a school than the way it is governed." Every failure of a charter school can be traced back, in some form or fashion, to the board that governs the school. When governing board members commit to professional development and training, this best practice of life-long learning is modeled for other members of the school community including administration, staff, and the parent community at the school.

This series of training sessions and exercises will focus on a range of topics and take an in depth look at governance and public charter school oversight. These sessions will be hosted via webinar by the NC Office of Charter Schools. Board members will be provided pre-reading assignments no later than one week prior to the session. At the conclusion of the session, board members will be asked to complete follow-up assignments directly linked to the session topic with the goal of sharing this information back to the full board. These assignments will develop and ultimately strengthen the overall fundamentals and productivity of the public charter school board of which you are a member.

NOTE: This site is currently under construction. If you have questions regarding the training sessions please contact Darrell Johnson at 919.807.3916 or Darrell.johnson@dpi.nc.gov.