Charter School Board Annual Calendar

To ensure that you structure the board's time to be as efficient and effective as possible we recommend that the board chair and the CEO (with input from committee chairs) create a calendar for the year of the key work of the board.

Whether your organization is in the first year, or it's 15th there will always be a great deal of work for the board to do, many deadlines to keep track of, and many intersections of the work of the various committees.

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Examples from the Board Calendar

Governance
  • Board Composition Analysis
  • Clarify trustee term limits 
  • Complete 3-year analysis
  • Revise full board and individual trustee job descriptions based on actual practice and BoardOnTrack examples
  • Determine whether bylaws need revision
Finance
  • Present multi-year, multi-scenario budgets to board to inform key drivers conversation
  • Discuss key drivers of the budget for the next fiscal year:
    • Number of new staff slots
    • Pay scale changes
    • Anticipated per pupil tuition
    • Facilities plans
CEO Support & Evaluation
  • Track individual trustee support of the development plan
  • Conduct board education as needed
  • Report on progress towards goals at monthly CEO Support and Eval Committee meeting
  • Incorporate staff surveying into CEO evaluation process as needed
Academic Achievement 
  • Share review of end of the year state assessment data with full board (timing varies a great deal by state)
  • Report on progress towards goals at monthly CEO Support and Eval Committee meeting
  • Update board on learning's from second committee interim assessment check in
  • Complete first committee check in of year on interim assessments using BoardOnTrack assessment check in question list





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