Sample Board Policies



A repository of customizable
policies for California
charter schools.

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What are the Sample Policies?

CSDC's Sample Charter School Governing Board Policies is a repository of some of the policies California charter schools are required or otherwise ought to have in place.

CSDC’s team of charter experts created these policies so that California charter school leaders would have a starting point for the policy drafting and adoption process. (CSDC recommends that policies pending approval be submitted to qualified legal counsel to review items relevant to the context of the individual school.)



Who has access to the Sample Policies?

CSDC's Sample Policies are available to personnel currently employed by CSDC Member schools.

To access the Policies, CSDC Members must have an account on this website. If you have a CSDC Member account but have forgotten your username or password, please click here. If you are unsure whether you have a CSDC Member account or need to create one, please contact us so we can create and affiliate your account with the correct CSDC Member school.



Because CSDC's charter school experts often post updates these policies, we'd recommend that CSDC Members who have access to the Policies monitor their email inboxes and/or this webpage for the latest updates.

CSDC creates these policies so that they might be applicable to the broadest possible audience; please consult qualified legal counsel for policies and laws that may apply to your particular school.

Here's a summary of the latest updates:

Uniform Complaint Procedures Updated to Reflect Categories of Persons Protected by the California Code of Regulations
March 6, 2017

Student Homeless Policies Updated to Reflect Changes to the
McKinney-Vento Act

January 25, 2017

Policies

Listed below are the sample policies available for download. Note that these policies are copyrighted materials for the exclusive use of CSDC school members and not for distribution without prior consent from CSDC.

1.
Introduction
2.
Hiring Policies and Procedures
3.
General Workplace Policies
4.
Hours of Work, Overtime, and Attendance
5.
Standards of Conduct
6.
Employee Benefits
7.
Employee Evaluation and Separation
1.
Budget Development and Oversight Calendar and Responsibilities
2.
Controls, Budget, and Fiscal Management
3.
Negotiating Funding Entitlements
4.
Required Budget and Other Fiscal Reports
5.
Property and Liability Insurance
6.
Board Compensation
7.
Authority to Enter Into Contracts and Agreements
8.
Fundraising, Grant Solicitation, and Donation Recognition
Curriculum & Instruction
Facilities and Operations
School Safety
Board Governance Policies
Student Policies


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