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EDGAR Exemplars and Resources

The U.S. Education Department finalized changes to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) on December 19, 2014. The new EDGAR has incorporated the Uniform Grants Guidance and has replaced the old administrative, cost, and audit rules. These regulatory changes have a direct impact on all federal programs. Program administrators now need to have "written" policies and procedures on cash management, allowability, conflicts, procurement, equipment management, travel and indirect costs.

Building a Charter School Founding Board

The skills and dedication of the personnel who make up the founding charter school Board are essential for a new school's success. These resources will help schools recruit the right board members and get their new boards up and running.

Critical board building challenge: How does a charter school board clearly define its roles, responsibilities and philosophy of governance? Building an Effective Charter School Board is an extensive guidebook that covers every topic imaginable for new charter schools  assembling a Board of Trustees for the first time.

Grade-Level Team Meeting

A Grade-Level Team Meeting is a procedure for principals to use as they lead grade-level teachers in analyzing and acting upon student data.  This meeting should take place once a month with the principal acting as the facilitator and the school reading coach acting as the notetaker.  This form faciliates that meeting.