Why Now is the Best Time to Revise Your LCAP for next year!

by Jennifer Reyes, Ed.D., Educational Support Services Manager October 2, 2018 California charter schools, think back to your experience updating your 17-18 LCAP.  Did you feel overwhelmed by too many goals and metrics?  Outdated actions and services?  Unclear budgeted expenditures?  Lack of available data for any of the sections?  If you experienced any of these frustrations, now is a great … Read More

Part 1 Rethinking Compensation: A Matter of Value

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By Allison Wyatt, Founding Partner, Edgility Consulting August 31, 2018 Staffing is a critical ingredient for any education organization — and finding the right people has never been tougher. For decades, the supply of new teachers has been slowing down, particularly in critical subject areas such as math, science, and English language learning, as well as in high-need low-income schools. … Read More

Organizational Design for Charter Schools: A Case Study

By Christina L Greenberg, Co-Founder & Partner, Edgility Consulting May 16, 2018 “”Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.”  – Harold Geneen Among all the things I have learned working with schools over the past fifteen years, perhaps the most important … Read More

Strategic Planning for Charter Schools: A 101 Guide

By Guest Blogger Jonathan Kaufman, Co-Founder & Principal of  Third Plateau One of the biggest missed opportunities we see among charter schools is operating without a strategic plan in place. LCAPs and charter renewals are necessary and useful, but they are far from a substitute for a strong strategic plan. For most school leaders, that then begs the question, “Okay, but what is a … Read More

Tax Season Is Coming…Get the 411 on 1099s!

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By Jacqui Runholt, AP & Business Process Specialist November 29, 2017 You may not be a tax expert, but if you work with vendors that provide services to your charter school, you’ll need to know the basics about 1099s. A 1099 Form is used to report income from self-employment earnings, as well as interest, dividends, and other earnings, and you’ll need … Read More

Five Minutes of Practical Fundraising Advice for Charter Schools

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By Melanie Horton, Senior Marketing Manager October 24, 2017 All charter schools can use a few extra dollars to fund projects and programs that support the success of their students. Wherever your school is with its fundraising strategy, there’s always room for evaluation and improvement. We’ve put together a list of four simple actions schools can take to increase donations, … Read More

Grow Your Enrollment Applications With School Tours 

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Use tours as a marketing tool to reach prospective families and tell your school’s story. by Melanie Horton, Senior Marketing Manager July 10, 2017 You’ve gone through all the hard work of starting a charter school.  Your programs are successful and your students are doing well. But you’re still struggling to meet your target enrollment numbers each year.  Success on … Read More

Finance & Operations: 5 Key Things Every Charter School Leader Should Know

Originally published November 2015 Here at EdTec, we have the fortune of working with many school leaders, both seasoned and new to the charter world, which allows us to see the most effective school leadership practices.  Many new school leaders have brought successful strategies implemented in their classrooms to their new roles as executive directors.  Inevitably, however, there are aspects … Read More