Charter 101 - Handbook


The Charter 101 Handbook is designed to help Stargate parents, staff and students better understand how a Charter school works and what it means to be a member of a community governed by an independent board of directors. Stargate community members are asked to read all parts of the document. 

Information contained in the Stargate School Governance Handbook "Charter School 101" document may be accessed via the links below (see table) or by downloading it from the Forms and Files directory. 


 Charter 101 Handbook Section Information You'll FindPage(s


 Introduction
  • Mission Statement
  • Vision Statement
  • Policy Statement on Decision Making
 

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Charter Schools: Overview
  • Charter Schools Overview
  • Basic Principles from which Charter Schools Operate
  • Primary Sources for Charter School Law
  • Charter School Contracts & Renewals
 

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Charter School Board: Purpose & Structure
  • Overview
  • Qualities for Board Members
 
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Charter School Board: General Responsibilities
  • Duty of Care
  • Duty of Loyalty
  • Duty of Obedience
 

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Charter School Board: Governance
  • Overview
  • Governance Duties
  • Governance Responsibilities
 

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Charter School Board: Responsibility Matrix
  • Board Responsibilities
  • Executive Director Responsibilities
 
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Charter School Board: Restrictions
  • Employment/Compensation
  • Nepotism
  • Recusal
 

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Charter School Board: Compliance
  • Transparency/Open Meetings
  • Quorum
  • Colorado Open Records Act
  • Board Meeting Minutes


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Financial Requirements: Funding
  • Differences vs. Traditional Public School
  • Charter School State Funding
  • Additional Sources of Funding
  • Reserve Funds
 

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Financial Requirements: Facilities
  •  Differences vs. Traditional Public School

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School Oversight Duties
  • Board Role vs. Executive Director
  • Personnel
  • Students
 

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Additional Resources
  •  Helpful Links
 
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