A Cost Estimation Tool for Charter Schools

by Cheryl D. Hayes and Eric Keller, National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance, October 2009

The cost estimation tool is designed to help start-up charter school operators and leaders identify and estimate the range of costs and timing of expenditures they will be obligated to cover both during start-up and the early years of operation. It provides several worksheets to help charter school operators identify basic cost assumptions to estimate their operating costs.

Supporting New Charter School Development Playbook

by Naomi R. DeVeaux and Cynthia S. Millinger, National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, 2009</I>

One of the most important lessons learned from the nearly twenty-year history of the charter movement is that quality must be emphasized from the very beginning. This playbook is intended as a guide through the important process of cultivating quality charter leaders and nurturing charter applications from conception of the school mission through sustainable operation. Templates and tools for development and evaluation of school quality are included throughout.

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