Governance Board Training
When was the last time your governance board was trained?
As a charter school’s governing body, the governance board is legally responsible for the academic, financial, and operational quality of the charter school. The Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) feels it is critical to have effective governance in order for a charter school to reach its full potential. With WRCCS existing body of knowledge, partners from across the country, and case studies from WI charter schools to offer best practices, we can help support your charter school to establish and maintain an effective governance board.
Governance board training focuses on the Charter Governance Board Responsibilities and addresses many of the governance Board competencies found in the WRCCS Competencies. WRCCS and our partners have specifically worked with WI charter school governance boards in the following areas:
Developing School Performance Measures for the charter contract
Routine Board Operations (ex. Effective board meetings, reporting)
School Leadership Evaluation
Charter Governance Board Evaluation
Recruiting, Nominating, Orienting New Board Members
Governance Board eCourses - Page 5
Performance Measure Support
How do you measure success?
Wisconsin charter schools are public, nonsectarian schools created through a business-like contract or "charter" between the charter governance board and a school district or other Wisconsin chartering authority. Wisconsin charter school law gives charter schools autonomy in exchange for greater accountability for school performance. The charter contract should define these performance measures. WRCCS supports the development of performance measures with authorizers, governance boards, and school leadership and staff. This WRCCS Performance Measures Guide is a start. WRCCS is more than willing to schedule some personalized support for your school to ensure the whole story your charter school is being measured and reported.
Budgeting for Professional Development
CESA colleagues around the state are specializing in serving charter schools using the WRCCS resources. For a list of our CESA project partners click here. In addition, all 12 CESAs have a catalog of services that are available to charter schools throughout the state. Please feel free to reach out locally if you are in one of their regions.
For a complete list of all WRCCS amazing partners click here.
We are here to support your needs! We can also connect you with one of WRCCS amazing experts to get you the support you need.
WRCCS offers a schedule of comprehensive charter school support!
WRCCS is excited to provide educators a broad range of free professional development opportunities including in-person work days, online collaboration via Zoom, and WRCCS eCourses via Buzz.
For your immediate charter needs, we offer personalized support and coaching. We work with fantastic organizations throughout the state and around the country to bring the very best resources to Wisconsin schools. To request support, click here and let us know how we can continue to support you.
WRCCS School Development Day
Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells
The Infusion Fair is designed for schools to share insights, systems, and/or practices that have been implemented to better meet the needs of students. Attendees will be challenged to rethink their teaching and learning paradigms and ideate on how they can reshape their learning spaces to better meet the needs of all students.
Register for the 2020 WRCCS Conference
Registration deadline: July 10, 2020
The WRCCS is fortunate to get to work with such dedicated and inspirational educational leaders all year long, and we are looking forward to continuing this work at the 2020 WRCCS Conference.
Click here for more information and to register. We will continue to add more information to the conference website as it becomes available.
Planning for Continuous Improvement
March 18, 2020
The Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC) invites you to join them for a field led webinar on March 18th from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CST for a webinar on "Planning for Continuous Improvement-Key Questions to Consider."
Wisconsin Green School Network's Teacher Camp 2020
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Get ready for Teacher Camp 2020! Their 11th annual summer institute dates are July 21-23 at the Heartwood Conference Center in Trego.
They are building a customizable program where you can choose to attend workshops 1, 2, or 3 days! Details are still being finalized but workshops will include inquiry, teaching culturally and Act 31, early childhood, and more.
2020 Play Make Learn Conference
Save the Date for the 2020 Play Make Learn Conference, which will take place on August 13-14, 2020 at Union South on the UW-Madison campus. PML is a gathering of game designers, makers, artists and educators. The conference is a place for collaboration and discovery in the design, research and practice of gaming, makerspaces, classrooms and the arts.
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Charter School Job Openings
Please note that this request is exclusively for the charter schools yearbook. Your school and/or district is also responsible for keeping up-to-date information in the DPI schools directory.