Georgia law, O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2084(f), requires every member of a governing board of a state charter school to participate in annual governance training. The deadline for the 2016 fiscal year is June 30, 2016. State charter schools must demonstrate that every governing board member holding office fulfilled his or her governance training requirements.
During the year, the State Charter Schools Commission provides two opportunities to receive this training at no charge. Another option is to use the charter school’s own funds to contract with one of the training providers approved by the State Board of Education. This latter option must include:
- At least 12 contact hours of instruction in topics reflecting those discussed at the SCSC-provided governance training, including, at a minimum, best practices in charter school governance, constitutional and statutory requirements relating to public records and meetings, and the requirements of applicable statutes, rules, and regulations.
- Certification received by the SCSC directly from the training provider that identifies the date the training was provided, the governing board members in attendance, the course sessions and topics covered, and the contact hours of instruction provided to each governing board member by course and topic.
Remember, failure of even one governing board member to receive required governance training will negatively affect the school’s operational compliance assessment.
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