Congratulations, your charter school application has been approved! Partner with EdTec for our Pre-Launch Back Office and Start Up Services and use this critical time to get your financial house in order before the first school bell rings. Our data specialists can also work with you to make sure you’re set up for success from day one by helping you to select and implement your student information system (SIS).
Pre-Launch Back Office Services
Your EdTec finance manager and support team will work with you in your planning year to get your charter school back office operations up and running in preparation for the first day of school. During this time, we provide you with necessary forms and instructions as well as share important information we’ve gathered over the last 18 years on new school setup, operational best practices, compliance, and board governance.
SIS Selection/SIS Strategy
Choosing the right student information system (SIS) is an important decision, as your staff will use this system on a daily basis for key attendance and reporting tasks. Our data experts walk you through the details of various systems, help you to choose the one that is right for your school, and work with you throughout the setup process.
An active, informed board is an important piece of every charter school’s success. Board development training for new schools is available through EdTec’s back office services and through our partner, social impact consulting firm Third Plateau. This involves identifying desired skill sets, networks, and areas of expertise for the board recruitment process; establishing board member roles and expectations; training board members on school and financial governance; creating accountability plans for school leaders; and identifying areas for on-going training.
Pre-Launch Back Office Services Testimonial: Jocelyn Atler, Co-Founder/Head of School, Dekalb Brilliance Academy
“In our planning year, EdTec has been an invaluable partner, responding quickly to the many challenges that come with start-up, and ensuring that we have the tools to not only respond to the ever-changing landscape of facilities, grants, etc., but that we have the time and confidence to focus on what matters most – our families.”
Pre-Launch Back Office Services Testimonial: Mallory Dwinal, Co-Founder, Oxford Day Academy
“EdTec has been the single best partner and resource we’ve encountered as a startup charter school. They have a comprehensive understanding of the entire charter ecosystem– from finances, to data management and compliance, to governance, EdTec has become our first and last stop for figuring out any challenge. It is safe to say that we would not have made it through the launch process without them, and would strongly recommend them to anyone who is serious about building a viable new school.”