Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina

Board Insights

Effective charter school governance is critical to long-term school quality and viability. The South Carolina Charter Alliance provides a robust set of training, tools, and supports to empower both new and experienced governing boards in their oversight role.

Core governance offerings accessible through Alliance membership help boards:

  • Understand legal duties and responsibilities
  • Make informed, mission-driven decisions
  • Provide academic, financial, and operational oversight
  • Engage in strategic planning for growth and sustainability
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and requirements

From foundational onboarding to advanced governance training, the Alliance has invested in developing a comprehensive suite of board development resources for South Carolina’s charter schools.

This section outlines included orientation, election assistance, online tools, and training programs the Alliance makes available to equip boards for excellence in stewarding their schools.

Board Orientation and Training

Fulfilling Governance Requirements

South Carolina law mandates all newly elected or appointed charter school governing board members complete a basic orientation program within their first year.

This orientation is provided complimentary by the State Department of Education’s Office of School Transformation. It covers fundamental governance duties and responsibilities per charter school law.

Level Up with Advanced Training 

While state orientation meets baseline legal requirements, mastery of key governance competencies requires ongoing development.

That’s why the South Carolina Charter Alliance offers exclusive advanced training for member school boards seeking to take their oversight capabilities to the next level.

Explore our comprehensive programs diving deeper into financial oversight, policy governance, renewal planning, and other critical areas. Strengthening governance abilities directly translates to greater school quality and outcomes.

This training is complimentary for Alliance member board members. Please contact us to learn more and get started.

Board Election Services

The Alliance provides support services and technical assistance to members for their elections at reasonable rates. The Alliance takes care of everything from collecting applications to sending out e-ballots and tallying the results. 


To learn more and get started with the charter school board training program included with your membership, please Contact Us.

If you still have outstanding questions around charter school board governance after reviewing the resources on our site, we encourage you to explore our comprehensive Board Training program. 

This advanced training covers key areas like financial oversight, policy governance, charter renewal, and more. It is offered complimentary for Alliance member schools.

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