Board Orientation and Training

SC Charter Law requires all charter school governing board members attend board orientation within a year of being elected or appointed.  
The Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina provides free board orientation that meets the state requirement to all public charter school board members as part of our mission. This training meets the requirements of the state mandates. During the orientation board members become familiar with topics concerning charter law and legal expectations, board structure and responsibilities, funding resources, student achievement, and school success.

Throughout the year we offer board orientation regionally and online.

Online Board Orientation Webinar - Updated and Recorded September 24, 2015

This webinar satisfies the state law for governing board members to receive training each year. Please take some time prior to the on-line orientation to read SC Charter Law, your bylaws and your own charter, if you haven't already done so.

Ready to kick your board training up a notch?

The Alliance offers Advanced Board Training which will work off the base you receive with online training and personalize an in-depth training session for your board.  We can customize the training to include components of the orientation requirements along with your boards prioties. Mary Carmichael, Executive Director, and Shaunette ParkerDirector of Admission and Strategic Coaching, will work with your board to set up some pre-work to assess particular needs, create an action plan which aligns with your mission, and deliver an Advanced Board Training session at your school. Please contact Shaunette Parker for more details:

Interested in hosting at training at your school?  Contact us

Interested in serving on a board? Alliance Board Bank: Fill out the application for the Alliance Board Bank.  As vacancies are open on boards you will be contacted by the schools.

Board Resources

The Alliance is committed to providing South Carolina's governing boards with critical information and supports to ensure academic excellence and long term sustainability.

Check out the following resources:

Board Election Services

The Alliance provides technical assistance to members for their elections.

The Alliance has great rates on election support - we take care of everything from collecting applications to sending out e-ballots and tallying the results.  Contact us for more info.