A Framework for Operational Quality: A Report from the National Consensus Panel on Charter School Operational Quality

The National Consensus Panel, Charter School Quality Consortium, May 2009

This guide is designed for charter school leaders as they establish schools that are prepared to achieve and sustain success. It recommends that leaders adopt a specific series of essential indicators, measures, metrics and targets for their operations. Specifically, the framework highlights the importance of financial performance and sustainability, board performance and stewardship, and parent and community engagement in relation to successful charter operations.

LET'S DO THE NUMBERS: seven Practices For Sound Fiscal Management of Charter Schools

Brian L. Carpenter National Charter Schools Institute, 2006

The author stresses the importance of tending to the business and financial aspects of the organization. This brief discusses some fiscal management best practices and recommendations for independent charter schools.

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