Next Friday, Sept. 26th, is CDE's Annual Charter School Finance Seminar at the Adams 12 Training Center in Thornton. The seminar is designed for anyone dealing with finances at a charter school, which includes board members, business managers, and finance subcommittee members.
Three men who were involved in charter schools during the early years (mid-1990's) will discuss the major tenets of the charter school philosophy and what has changed over the years. Then there will be small group discussions about subjects pertinent to charter school leaders. After lunch there will be a legislative discussion about charter schools and school district bond and mill levy ballot questions. A number of charter schools are not satisfied with how their districts have included, or not included at all, their needs in ballot questions.
This seminar is also a good place for people wanting to start a charter school to get information they can use in creating a charter school application, including the budget.