Recently I've had a couple of people tell me that 1) I don't tout the information on the CDE website enough and 2) in Colorado we have a LOT more resources available to use than other states. I know other states don't have as many resources for new charter schools, but we've had charter schools longer than most states. Further, charter school operators in other states can use a lot of the resources we have available because except for the state-specific information, they can be widely applied.
Anyone interested in starting a new charter school should read the Charter School Handbook first. It explains what should be included in each component of the charter school application. Last week we had a two-day training on how to write a charter school application that was well attended. Much of the content we covered in the training is in this handbook.