Governance Academy

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CCSA's in-depth Governance Academy is offered twice a year, as a resource to members. This free, intensive three-hour workshop is a must for board members and school leaders alike, giving you all the key information you need to be an effective steward of a charter public school.

The Governance Academy helps schools develop legally-compliant governing board policies and procedures, and establish clear roles and responsibilities, including financial oversight and student performance. Schools will learn how to identify key areas of expertise for high-functioning boards and receive training on the Brown Act. The workshop will also include discussion of financial responsibilities and oversight as well as HR Issues, and board committee limitations and duties.

Other topics covered include:

  • Political Reform Act
  • Conflict of Interest Code Basics
  • Statement of Economic Interest Basics (Form 700)
  • 501(c)(3) corporations
  • Brown Act/Open Meetings
  • Meetings
  • What is a meeting?
  • Requirements
  • Closed Sessions
  • Public's Rights
  • Minutes
  • Penalties

Meetings are offered online and in locations across the state, in partnership with Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP (San Diego and Los Angeles), and Young, Minney and Corr, LLP (Bay Area and Sacramento). Register here

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