Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina

Policy Manual Development

Bringing Your Charter School Consistency, Collaboration, and Clarity

Are you a new charter school that does not have a policy manual in place? Are you an existing charter school that has not honed or created an effective policy manual?

In partnership with The National Charter Schools Institute and Education Advisers, the Public Charter School Alliance has developed policy templates for critical policies that are needed in every charter school policy manual.

The policy templates have been designed to aid charter school leaders in their schools’ operation and management and guide governing boards in their duties and responsibilities. They have been carefully crafted following best practices and have been reviewed and vetted by legal experts (schools should have their own legal experts review policies prior to adoption). The manuals offer a solid foundation of policies to include:

Board Governance Policies
Financial Operations Policies
Human Resources Model Policy Series
Operational Policies


Why Do We Need Policies?

  • Policies establish a standard and recommended way of acting in challenging situations.
  • Policies clarify roles and implementations of the school’s legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Policies serve as a guide when the board carries out its governance duties while staff conducts the organization’s daily operations.
  • Policies function as a protective mechanism for the organization and for the individuals when a decision is questioned; those responsible can explain how they reached their conclusion by pointing to an approved policy that was followed.


A subscription to the PCSASC Model Charter School Policy Program includes:

Bi-annual and yearly update services for federal and state policies are available, webinars and training, technical assistance, and peer networking.
Service Members Non-Members
Policy Manual Support & Implementation $2,500 $5,000
Policy Manual Updates $750 $1,500

To register for policy manual assistance, click the link below and send us a message.  We look forward to working with you!

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