Charter School Success
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A MODEL Charter School Business Office (CSBO) will INCREASE the quality education by 100%.
A POORLY run CSBO one can cause the charter to be REVOKED and the doors CLOSED.
90% of all Charter closures are due to underperforming Business Officers, not underperforming students.
The demand for Public Charter Schools is growing every day. The demand for successful GROWING public charter schools is in the news daily. A successful charter school is made up of two interlocking puzzle pieces
Model Business Operations + Stellar Academics = Charter School Success
Charter School Success (CSS) serves to provide the services, training and competencies to mobilize all available resources and raise every charter school business office to a MODEL status.
Every business officer has a direct impact (positive and/or negative) on the educational programs at their charter school. The role, responsibilities and competencies of a charter school business officer are diverse, complex, and extremely critical to the success of the charter school.
The ROLE of a Charter School Business Officer (CSBO) is to efficiently allocate resources to educational programs, thereby enhancing the quality of the education at their charter school. The CSBO is a key member of the charter school leadership team.
The RESPONSIBILITIES of a CSBO are diverse and complex as indicated by the following non-enclusive list of those typically performed and/or managed by the CSBO.
- Accounts Payable
- Capital assets
- Cash flow management
- Financial reporting
- Grant writing
- Internal audits and compliance
- Investment Management
- Purchasing Mgmt. and compliance
- Facility Planning
- Emergency and Disaster Planning
- Insurance and Risk Management
- Lease/Purchase decisions
- Plant operations and maintenance
- Records Management
- Safety and Security
- Human Resources
- Staff Development
- Staff Assessment
- Student Services
- Food Service
- Textbook order and distribution
- Registrar and enrollment
- Marketing/Public Relations
- Reputation management
- Communications Plans
These numerous, diverse, and complex responsibilities of a CSBO lead to a set of necessary competencies such as:
- Leadership Skills
- Communication (verbal and written)
- Problem Solving
- And be driven by Continuous Improvement!
The services provided by CSS will provide the CSBO with the skills necessary to take their charter school to the next level.
The CSBO is in a unique position to recognize opportunities for operational improvement and implement practical measures to deliver educational services more efficiently. In order to maximize the impact of the business office and allow school leadership to focus on student success the school must find the right team of resources and personnel to fulfill the demands of the business office.
Let us help you determine the needs for your Charter School Business Office. We provide services for the financial and accounting functions, as well as workshops and webinars on specific topics. We also have an intensive certification program that will guarantee to raise your charter school business office to the MODEL level. Please visit our services page, then call or email us to discuss how we can help you allocate more funds to the academic endeavors of your charter school.