Charter School Boards – Role & Responsibilities

One of the topics the Association’s Board Governance Work Group grappled with over this past fall was the question of “What is the Role & Responsibilities of Boards in the Oversight of Student Performance, Achievement and Success?” In researching the question it was amazing to find how little has been written on the topic.

What the Work Group did find set in motion a vigorous discussion about the what achievement and success mean,  what factors are a part of measuring student performance, achievement and success. Ultimately the Work Group thought those issues need to be addressed by individual boards – but the discussion led to the defining of what the charter school board’s role and responsibilities are in the oversight of student performance, achievement and success.

The Work Group recommended a Policy Statement that can serve as a job description for boards and a blueprint for board education on the board’s role and responsibilities in the oversight of student performance, achievement and success.

The Policy Statement has been sent to Boards and School Directors of member schools.

 

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