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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.

A 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. The following sessions will be hosted via webinar by the NC Office of Charter Schools:

  • November 3, 2014: Composition and Structure
  • December 1, 2014: Leading Purposeful Meetings
  • February 2, 2015: Strategic Goals and Accountability
  • March 2, 2015: Policies (Development and Oversight)
  • April 6, 2015: Planning and Oversight (Academics and Finances)
  • May 4, 2015: Executive and Governance Evaluation

If you have questions regarding the training sessions please contact Darrell Johnson at 919.807.3916 or