The charter renewal process is an important opportunity for charter schools to demonstrate their success and compliance with their current charter contract. It is also an opportunity to describe new initiatives, academic and organizational goals for their next charter term.
Charter schools seeking renewal must submit a petition to their authorizer, comply with many of the petition requirements applicable to those seeking an initial charter, and provide an executive summary giving an overview of the school’s performance including information demonstrating its success. Renewal applications must also include a copy of the school’s original petition with all proposed changes highlighted.
If you are concerned that you have not met the terms of your charter, we have some tips for you to be best prepared.
- Be clear up front and be prepared to explain why the charter terms were not met.
- Clearly identify all targets that were not met.
- Give detailed accounts of the steps you have made toward the targets.
- Map out and put a remediation plan in place. Show any progress already made in executing the plan.
- Demonstrate growth that was made in the targets that were not met.
Charter CFO has the right experience to help you with your start up or renewal petition. Contact us today.