Board Orientation and Training

On-Site Board Orientation

August 26th from 6:00 - 9:00pm

East Cooper Montessori Charter School, 1120 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant

Join us for a Board Orientation session presented live at East Cooper Montessori Charter School. Providing high quality board orientation free to all SC charter school board members is part of the mission of the Public Charter School Alliance. This training meets the state requirements to be trained within one year of being elected.


Online Board Orientation Webinar

September 24th from 6:00 - 9:00pm

Can't make the on-site board orientation? No worries, we have you covered! Join us for this three hour online webinar which satisfies the state law for governing board members to receive training each year.



RECORDED WEBINAR - Board Orientation, May 27, 2015

SC Charter Law requires that all charter school governing board members attend board orientation within a year of being elected.  
The Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina provides free board training to all public charter school board members as part of our mission. This training meets the requirements of the state mandates. During the orientation you will become familiar with topics concerning charter law and legal expectations, board structure and responsibilities, funding resources, student achievement, and school success. 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.
  1. Watch Anytime Webinar Training:
  2. Review Slides from Webinar TrainingBoard Training Slides.pdf
  3. Evaluation Form:  Orientation Evaluation Form 


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. 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.


Charter Board Partners


Charter Board Partners and the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina partner to provide governance tools and resources to South Carolina public charter schools. Visit our Charter Board Partners page for webinars, resources, tools and tips on how to create a strong and productive governing board.


Board Resources

Most common governance problems faced by charter boards in SC - Get help from the Alliance!

  • Indecision
  • Mishandling Conflict
  • Nepotism
  • Personal Agendas
  • Too Much, Too Quick
  • Micromanagement
  • Over-dependence on the Administrator
  • Financial Mismanagement
  • Overextending Administrators
  • Lack of Policy Infrastructure
  • Unqualified or Poorly Qualified Board Members
  • Founders Hired as Employees
  • Lack of Continuity and Institutional Memory

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.