School Support Services

Resources for Charter Public School Board Members

Informed, responsive, and engaged school boards are critical to the success of charter public schools in Washington state. The board of directors play a vital role in ensuring charter public schools can achieve their mission, be accountable to the charter contract, the law, and the community they serve, and reach their educational goals so that students can receive an outstanding education.

Board Training Events

Partnering with the Washington State Charter School Commission, WA Charters hosts a series of virtual board trainings to help board members ensure strong compliance to the authorizer and the law and accountability to the community through effective governance and academic, operational, and financial oversight of charter public schools.

Board Member Lunch & Learn: Roles and Responsibilities

Washington state’s charter public school accountability system, roles and responsibilities as charter public school board members, and the difference between governance and management.

WA Charters/Commission Slides

BoardOnTrack Governance Slides

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Board Member Lunch & Learn: Legislative Training

Washington state legislative process, supporting issues important to charter public school students, and advocacy for policies that impact our communities.

WA Charters Slides

WA Charters Legislative One-Pager

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Board Member Lunch & Learn: School Finance

Learn about the permitted use of public funds (as required by in HB 1744), key measures, and best practices to support financial viability for charter public schools in Washington State.

Charter School Finance Slides

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Additional Resources

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2023 – 2024 Member Charter School Board Training Offerings & Resources

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Required Training: Credentialing Webinar

Professional Educator Standards Board collaborated with Washington State Charter School Commission to host a webinar on the overview of the different types of teacher certificates. Topics include certificate endorsements, teacher assignment, special education compliance, limited certificates, and more.

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This webinar satisfies the training that is required by the Legislature for all charter public school Board members and administrative staff regarding the requirements governing the employment of properly credentialed instructional staff. This webinar satisfies the requirement for the 2023-24 school year, and the training must be completed annually.