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3x for All: Extending the Reach of Education's Best
3x for All: Extending the Reach of Education's Best - Teacher e6ectiveness has the largest impact of school effects on student learning, and research indicates that top-quintile teachers produce learning gains three times (78) that of bottom-quintile teachers. However, the supply of these “78” teachers is limited. Meanwhile, 78 teachers a6ect only a small portion of children each year, no more than bottom quintile teachers. Instead of just trying to recruit more great teachers, what if schools chose to reach more children with the great teachers they already have?
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Achievement First - The Design and Implementation of a Highly Effective Teacher Recruitment System
This case study focuses on one particular organization, Achievement First, that has invested heavily in its recruitment process and focused intensively on putting in place systems and processes that yield the highest quality teachers.
NewSchools Venture Fund


Acts of Employment: Navigating the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act
The Acts of Employment: Navigating the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act tool is from the 2013 Colorado Charter School's conference. This tool covers The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are impacting the way charter schools manage their employees.
Submitted By: Michelle B. Ferguson
Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC


Alliance College-Ready Framework for Effective Teaching
The College-Ready Promise Observation and Evaluation process is a critical component of our efforts to improve effectiveness. Our process is aligned to the Framework for Effective Teaching. Through the three stages of the process, teachers and administrators reflect on and discuss lesson planning, classroom instruction, and assessment, by collecting and analyzing evidence aligned to the framework.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools


Alliance Formal Teacher Observation Cycle
This tool is from Alliance and it is a Formal Teacher Observation Cycle, is from the Evaluation, Support, Compensation: Lessons from the College-Ready Promise presentation at the California Charter School Conference.
The College-Ready Promise


Aspire - TCRP Teacher Effectiveness Rubric
The Aspire - TCRP Teacher Effectiveness rubric is a tool to help schools evaluate teachers.
Aspire


Aspire Formal Observation Process
This tool, Aspire Formal Observation Process, is a handout from the presentation Evaluation, Support, Compensation: Lessons from the College-Ready Promise at the California Charter School Conference.
Aspire


Assistants and Office Staff Evaluation Matrix
The Assistants and Office Staff Evaluation Matrix tool is from The Collaboration: Charters Sharing Practices for Success from the 2013 Colorado Charter School's conference. Charter schools have the unique option of utilizing the most innovative and impactful practices to advance both students and teachers. As we venture into the age of increased accountability for performance, it is important for charter schools and teachers to have the resources necessary for them to be successful. This tool will cover instructional practices, teacher evaluation processes and structures, strategies relating to formative assessment and data analysis in informing instructional decisions, and employment/human resource structures that have aided in their school-wide success. Participants will be able to walk away with ideas and resources they can begin discussing at their schools to enhance current practice.
Submitted By: Yvette Brown
Academy Charter School


Better Benefits: Reforming Teacher Pensions for a Changing Work Force
Better Benefits: Reforming Teacher Pensions for a Changing Work Force - Across the country, underfunded teacher retirement systems continue to challenge state governments, local school districts, and charter schools. While reforming these systems proves complex steps can be taken to modernize both structural and technical aspects to create a sustainable cost structure while improving the quality of the teaching work force.
Submitted By: Chad Aldeman
Education Sector


Board Secretary Job Description
This tool provides the responsibilities for the board secretary. The board secretary provides direction for the keeping of legal documents including minutes of all meetings of the board of the school.
Submitted By: Marci Cornell-Feist
Reach The High Bar


Bulletproof Your Charter: 10 Common Pitfalls in Making HR Decisions
Bulletproof Your Charter: 10 Common Pitfalls in Making HR Decisions is a presentation from the 2013 California Charter School Conference. Claims and lawsuits arising from employment disputes are draining school resources and creating morale problems for many charter schools.
Submitted By: Sharon Stull
CharterSAFE


Charter School CEO/Executive Director Evaluation Rubric
CEO Evaluation - The charter school CEO/Executive Director evaluation tool allow you to evaluate your school CEO or Executive Director.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Charter School Teacher Recruitment and Selection Toolkit
Charter School Teacher Recruitment and Selection Toolkit is from the Delaware Department of Education which has promoted the use of human capital strategies by public school districts and schools as part of the Delaware State Board of Education’s Strategic Plan.
Delaware Department of Education


Components of Effective Teaching Observation Report
The Components of Effective Teaching Observation Report is used as a teacher evaluation. It is an observation report that includes the teacher's name, school, date, grade level, and subject taught. The evaluation is based on 9 different criteria.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Connecting the Dots: Building A System that Improves Teacher Quality
Connecting the Dots: Building A System that Improves Teacher Quality report summarizes the results of current research and practice on how to improve teacher supply, distribution and evaluation systems – what’s called “human capital management” in education. The overwhelming finding is that our current practices and policies provide inadequate support for high quality teaching. Most teachers are trained, selected, placed, evaluated and compensated under staffing models that were not built to ensure that teachers, especially those with the neediest students, are effective at promoting student learning.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Cyberbullying Fact Sheet: Identification, Prevention, and Response
The cyberbullying fact sheet describes how to identify, prevent, and respond to cyberbullying in your school. Cyberbullying is defined as willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
Submitted By: Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Cyberbullying Research Center


Cyberbullying Incident Tracking Form
The cyberbullying incident tracking form allows schools to track cyberbullying and keep records on incidents at your school.
Submitted By: Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Cyberbullying Research Center


Cyberbullying Report Card
The cyberbullying report card helps schools adequately address or prepare for cyberbullying.
Submitted By: Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Cyberbullying Research Center


Cyberbullying: A Brief Review of Relevant Legal and Policy Issues
Cyberbullying: A Brief Review of Relevant Legal and Policy Issues - A significant amount of attention has been directed toward the states that are working through the process of developing cyberbullying legislation. Specifically, they are codifying a requirement for school districts to update their policies to include cyberbullying or other types of electronic harassment in their definitions or prohibited behavior.
Submitted By: Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Cyberbullying Research Center


Designing Effective Professional Development Experiences: What Do We Know?
Designing Effective Professional Development Experiences: What Do We Know? In the last few years, challenging national standards have generated intense focus on student and teacher performance. Educators across the country have realized that improving teacher quality is a vital component of any strategy to create high-performing schools.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Developing Strong Internal Accountability through Teacher Leadership: "It's all about the Relationships": Collegial Relationships that Work
Developing Strong Internal Accountability through Teacher Leadership: "It's all about the Relationships": Collegial Relationships that Work tool is the second in a topic in a series of four that highlights some of the major findings and lessons learned from studies at the Alain Locke Charter School in Chicago, Illinois.
Submitted By: Sheila Polk
TEACH the POSSIBILITY


Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form
The discrimination/harassment complaint form is used to report a discrimination or harassment incident at your school or organization.
Submitted By: Laura Marabito
Porter Scott


Doing More with Less: Personnel (Part 1)
Doing More with Less: Personnel tool discusses the critical and urgent need education leaders have already recognized to address their growing budgetary issues. This is part I in a two-part series.
Submitted By: Bill Daggett
International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc.


Doing More with Less: Personnel (Part 2)
Doing More with Less: Personnel tool discusses the critical and urgent need education leaders have already recognized to address their growing budgetary issues. This is part II in a two-part series.
Submitted By: Bill Daggett
International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc.


Employee Exit Interview
Employee Exit Interview - Use this employee exit interview form when an employee has voluntarily resigned vs. getting laid off or fired. An exit interview is typically a meeting between at least one representative from a company's human resources (HR) department and a departing employee.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Employee Performance and Conduct: Policies, Documenting and Investigation
The Employee Performance and Conduct: Policies, Documenting and Investigation is a presentation that was presented at the 2010 California Charter School Conference. Unchecked employee performance and misconduct interfere with a school's mission, disrupt instruction and create opportunities for lawsuits. Performance evaluations and progressive discipline can be effective tools to correct behavior, motivate employees and achieve goals.
Submitted By: Laura J. Marabito
Porter Scott


Employee Termination Procedure
The Employee Termination Procedure tool is used when an employee is being terminated for any reason.


Employee Warning Notice Form
The Employee Warning Notice form is to be completed when issuing a warning on an employee at your school. It includes employee information, the type of warning (first, second, or third), details regarding why the warning is being issued, and acknowledgement of receipt of the warning.
Charter School Tools


Employment Application
The employment application is a generic application prospective employees can complete for employment at your school.
Charter School Tools


Employment Record Retention Requirements
The employment record retention requirements tools is from the 2013 Colorado Charter School's conference. This is a handout from the Recruitment, Hiring and Employment Agreements presentation. You can also download the presentation here.
Submitted By: Cinda Daggett
The HR Department


Evaluation, Support, Compensation: Lessons from the College-Ready Promise
How do you align teacher supports and professional development to real, meaningful, multi-measured evaluations? How do you devise a teacher development system that provides a transparent career path for teachers? How do you use student academic growth in evaluations? The Charter Management Organizations of The College-Ready Promise have spent two years pioneering large-scale teacher development systems across their 85 schools. We’ll share our plans, lessons learned and programs and preview what’s to come.
The College-Ready Promise


Finance, HR, and Operations Do's & Don'ts
Finance, HR, and Operations Do's & Don'ts is a tool from the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Conference. This tool covers all the do's and don'ts related to finance, HR, and school operations.
Submitted By: Joe Keeney
4th Sector Solutions


Green Dot Observer Certification Policy and Process
The Green Dot Observer Certification Policy is from the presentation Evaluation, Support, Compensation: Lessons from the College-Ready Promise at the California Charter School Conference. This tool is a rubric used for scoring certification assessments.
The College-Ready Promise


Green Dot Teacher Evaluation Rubric
The Green Dot TCRP is a full observation rubric to evaluate your teachers. This tool evaluates teachers on five principles: Data-Driven Planning and Assessing Student Learning, The Classroom Learning Environment, Instruction, and Developing Partnerships with Family and Community.
Green Dot


How Should States Define Teacher Effectiveness?
How Should States Define Teacher Effectiveness? The core of a state's definition of teacher effectiveness must be student outcomes. Student outcomes need to be the core, because no other core will help teachers and schools meet the ambitious goals we all share for improving student outcomes.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


How to Achieve a High-Performing Back Office - Part I
How to Achieve a High-Performing Back Office - Part I explores to hire principals who want to be great building managers and you might get great charter school buildings but lackluster student achievement. Hire principals who want to be great instructional leaders and complement them with strong business managers, and you have a good chance of creating high-performing charter schools.
Charter School Insider


How to Achieve a High-Performing Back Office - Part II
How to Achieve a High-Performing Back Office - Part I urged you to invest in top talent for your charter school business office. We recommended that you “pay up” for experience and competence, hire the right number and right kind of people, ensure financial controls are in place, and consider outsourcing as an effective solution. Assuming you have implemented all of those strategies, you now need to ensure you can maintain a high level of performance. For that purpose, we will focus this article on performance management and evaluation.
Charter School Insider


Informal Evaluation
The Informal Evaluation tool is from The Collaboration: Charters Sharing Practices for Success from the 2013 Colorado Charter School's conference. Charter schools have the unique option of utilizing the most innovative and impactful practices to advance both students and teachers. As we venture into the age of increased accountability for performance, it is important for charter schools and teachers to have the resources necessary for them to be successful. This tool will cover instructional practices, teacher evaluation processes and structures, strategies relating to formative assessment and data analysis in informing instructional decisions, and employment/human resource structures that have aided in their school-wide success. Participants will be able to walk away with ideas and resources they can begin discussing at their schools to enhance current practice.
Submitted By: Yvette Brown
Academy Charter School


Job Description - Academic Excellence Committee
Academic Excellence Committee Job Description provides the job description for the academic excellence committee.
Submitted By: Marci Cornell-Feist
Reach The High Bar


Job Description - Accounts Payable Specialist
Accounts Payable Specialist Job Description - This is a job description for a accounts payable specialist which includes the responsibilities and qualifications a school should consider when hiring an account payable specialist. This position requires knowledge of how accounts payable ties into the general ledger, a solid understanding of the disbursements cycle, and working knowledge of day-to-day accounts payable operations.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Administrative Manager
Administrative Manager Job Description - Use this tool as the job description for an administrative manager at your school. This tool includes the responsibilities and qualifications for an administrative manager position. Some of the responsibilities include: maintaining attendance records, assisting in purchasing, transportation, travel arrangements, and field trips, and performing scheduling duties.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal Job Description includes the job responsibilities and job qualifications to consider when hiring an assistant principal.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools


Job Description - Board Chair
Board Chair Job Description provides the board chair job description. It includes the general and specific responsibilities. The chair is the senior volunteer leader of the Charter School who presides at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and other meetings as required. The Chair is an ex officio member of all committees of the organization. The Board Chair oversees implementation of board and school policies and ensures that appropriate administrative practices are established and maintained.
Submitted By: Marci Cornell-Feist
Reach The High Bar


Job Description - Charter School Operations Director
The Job Description for a Charter School Operations Director is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the day-to-day business operations of a school office, and serves as administrative aide to the school principal, relieving him/her of administrative details.
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Dean of Students
Dean of Students Job Description - This is a job description for the dean of students. The dean of students has many responsibilities which a few include: supervises the administration and tracking of student conduct and discipline data, contribute toward a safe environment for learning, and serve as liaison to parents to facilitate parent education and involvement.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Development Committee
Development Committee Job Description provides the job description for your development committee.
Submitted By: Marci Cornell-Feist
Reach The High Bar


Job Description - Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Job Description - This job description for director of curriculum offers the responsibilities and qualifications a school should consider when hiring for this role. Some of the responsibilities for the director of curriculum includes: provide leadership in the ongoing development, improvement, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and student data management.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools


Job Description - Director of Finance & Accounting
Director of Finance & Accounting Job Description - This is a job description for the director of finance and accounting. The director of finance and accounting has many responsibilities in which a few include: coordinate all financial transactions, coordinate all administrative transactions, and coordinate the collection of any data required for the preparation of reports.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Director of School Culture
Use this tools as a job description for the director of school culture. This tool includes job responsibilities and job qualifications when hiring a director of school culture. Some of the responsibilities for a director of school culture include: driving implementation of school-wide behavior management and reward system, developing and implementing the rituals, routines, and celebrations that ensure a culture of academic success, and developing and implementing professional development for staff to create and maintain a positive learning environment.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Director of Special Education
Director of Special Education Job Description describes the responsibilities and qualifications for this position.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Director of Student Data and Reporting
The Director of student data and reporting job description includes a summary of the the position along with the essential job responsibilities.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Enrollment Coordinator
Enrollment Coordinator Job Description - This tool is a job description for the enrollment coordinator and includes the responsibilities and qualifications to consider when hiring an enrollment coordinator. Some of the responsibilities of an enrollment coordinator include: establish presence in the community for outreach and recruiting purposes, provide enrollment counseling for incoming students and families, and serve as liaison to parents and facilitate parent education and involvement.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Finance Committee
Finance Committee Job Description provides the job description of a finance committee.
Submitted By: Marci Cornell-Feist
Reach The High Bar


Job Description - Governance Committee
Governance Committee Job Description provides the job description for your governance committee.
Submitted By: Marci Cornell-Feist
Reach The High Bar


Job Description - Guidance School Counselor
Guidance School Counselor Job Description includes the job responsibilities and qualifications for this position.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Human Resource Manager
Human Resource Manager Job Description - This document is a job description for the human resource manager and includes the responsibilities and qualifications a school should consider when hiring a human resource manager. The Human Resource manager provides day-to-day support to employees and managers in matters related to hiring, performance, benefits, retention, and other related HR functions to support a client network of charter schools.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Library Technology Specialist
Library Technology Specialist Job Description - Use this tool when hiring a library technology specialist. This tool includes the responsibilities and qualifications when hiring a library technology specialist.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Principal
Principal Job Description - Use this tool as a job description for your school's principal. The tool includes job responsibilities and job qualifications a school should consider when hiring a school principal. Some of the responsibilities include: pursue the vision and Execute the mission of the school, supervise and observe all instructional practices in the school, including coaching and mentoring directly or through other staff and/or professional development programs, and hire, evaluate, and terminate staff.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - School Operations Manager
School Operations Manager Job Description - This is a job description for a school operations manager which includes the responsibilities and qualifications a school should consider when hiring a school operations manager. Some of the school operations manager responsibilities includes: oversees operations at school site, manages and coordinates finance, administration and general school operations in order to support student achievement and financial stability by allowing the school principal to focus on student achievement. The School Operations manager is a member of the site's leadership team and the position is based in the school building. This is a year round position.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Senior Accountant
Senior Accountant Job Description - This is a job description for a senior accountant which includes the responsibilities and qualifications a school should consider when hiring a senior accountant. Some of the responsibilities include: responsible for all accounting aspects of the organization including monthly closes, payroll processing, vendor payments, accruals and statutory reporting. The Senior Account also works closely with the school operations managers (SOMs). The Accounts Payable Clerk reports to the Senior Accountant.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Special Education Coordinator & Special Education Teacher
Special Education Coordinator & Special Education Teacher Job Description - This tool is a job description for a special education coordinator & special education teacher. Use this tool to learn the responsibilities and qualifications when hiring a special education coordinator and special education teacher. A few of the responsibilities include: provide direct and indirect instruction, long and short term planning addressing individual needs of students, and evaluate students' progress.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Student Information Data Manager I
The student information data manager I job description describes the summary of position, duties and responsibilities, and the minimum qualifications for the position.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Student Information Manager
Student Information Manager Job Description - This is a job description for a student information manager which includes the responsibilities and qualifications a school should consider when hiring a student information manager. The student information manager will oversee the accurate and reliable collection of all student data and information in conformance with charter school requirements. Ensure that all reporting (state, local, district, charter authority, etc.) is completed accurately and in accordance with deadlines. Ensure that all data collection processes are serving stakeholders' needs. Institutionalize best practices for student information gathering and reporting.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Student Services Coordinator
Student Services Coordinator Job Description - This is a job description for the student services coordinator. The student services coordinator provides students and families social work services.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Teacher
Teacher Job Description - This is a job description for a teacher which includes the teacher responsibilities and qualifications a school should consider when hiring a new teacher. Some of the teacher's responsibilities include: maintain and enrich their expertise in the subject area they will teach, develop lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards, and coordinate lesson plans with other teachers to maximize possibilities for teaching similar topics in the same general time frame.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Technology Manager
Technology Manager Job Description - This is a job description for a technology manager which includes the responsibilities and qualifications a school should consider when hiring a new technology manager. The technology manager will lead creation and implementation of technology systems and applications to support the Charter School Initiative. Position is responsible for network implementation, managements and maintenance, as well as software applications, incident documentation, backups and disaster recovery, filtering and security.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Time Out Room Moderator
Time Out Room Moderator job description includes job responsibilities and job qualifications for a time out room moderator.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Job Description - Treasurer
Treasurer Job Description provides the responsibilities for the board treasurer. The treasurer provides direction for the financial management of the school and facilitates the board in meeting its financial oversight responsibilities.
Submitted By: Marci Cornell-Feist
Reach The High Bar


Job Description - Vice Chair
Vice Chair Job Description provides the general and specific responsibilities of the board vice chair. The Vice Chair is the secondary volunteer leader of the charter school and as such, discharges the duties of the Chair as required in the Chair’s absence. The Vice Chair supports the activities of the Chair including sharing responsibilities as appropriate.
Submitted By: Marci Cornell-Feist
Reach The High Bar


Job Descriptions Handbook
Job Descriptions Handbook includes all of the Charter School Tools job descriptions in one place! Use this tool as a complete list of hiring for your new school or simply adding school positions. This is a complete list of all the job descriptions listed on Charter School Tools. There is a linked table of contents to each job description that includes the job title, job responsibilities, and job qualifications.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Means to an End: A Guide to Developing Teacher Evaluation Systems that Support Growth and Development
This tool, Means to an End: A Guide to Developing Teacher Evaluation Systems that Support Growth and Development, is from Evaluation, Support, Compensation: Lessons from the College-Ready Promise presentation at the California Charter School Conference.
The College-Ready Promise


Measuring Teacher and Leader Performance: Cross-Sector Lessons for Excellent Evaluations
Measuring Teacher and Leader Performance: Cross-Sector Lessons for Excellent Evaluations report summarizes six steps that research and experience from across sectors - including government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies - show are critical for designing an outstanding performance measurement system.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Medical Issues Facing Louisiana's Public Schools: What are School Nurses, Teachers, and Administrators To Do?
The Medical Issues Facing Louisiana's Public Schools: What are School Nurses, Teachers, and Administrators To Do tool defines the role of school nurse and the different types of nursing personnel.
Submitted By: Wesley Johnson
Escamilla, Poneck, & Cruz LLP


Opportunity at the Top: How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great
Opportunity at the Top: How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great - Our schools have amazingly powerful teachers, woefully inadequate teachers, and every gradation in between.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Performance-Based Dismissals: Cross-Sector Lessons for School Turnarounds
Performance-Based Dismissals: Cross-Sector Lessons for School Turnarounds - School turnarounds are, at their core, a people-driven strategy. Unlike many other reforms in public education, the success of a turnaround effort hinges to a large degree on the skills and capacity of a leader, and the talents and cooperation of his or her staff.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Personnel Action Form
The personnel action form is used to make a change on an employee such as a salary change, personal change, reactivate an employee, or separation.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Personnel Requisition Form
The personnel requisition form is used to initiate the recruitment process for all new and existing staff and administrative/professional positions.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Policies for Charter Schools
Policies for Louisiana Charter Schools - "Best Practice" for Student/Parent and Employee Handbooks.
Submitted By: Stefanie Allweiss, Mediation/Arbitration
Stefanie J. Allweiss


Principal Development: Selection, Support & Evaluation
In this tool, we explore the practices of three organizations – charter management organizations (CMOs) Achievement First (AF) and Green Dot Public Schools, and national nonprofit New Leaders for New Schools – identified as leaders in principal development. This tool is organized into three key activities related to principal development: 1) selecting leaders, 2) training leaders, and 3) evaluating leaders, and aims to identify the best practices and protocols within each activity.
NewSchools Venture Fund


Principal Employee Contract
Use the Principal Employee Contract as an example tool
Charter School Tools


Principal Employment Letter
The principal employment letter is offer letter for a principal at your charter school.
Charter School Tools


Principal Offer Letter Form
The Principal Offer Letter form can be used when offering the position of Principal at your school.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Principal/Supervisor Investigation Report
The principal or supervisor investigation report is a form used to document incidences at your school.
Charter School Tools


Realignment of the Louisiana Department of Education
The Realignment of the Louisiana Department of Education is a Power Point presentation to the Louisiana State Association of School Personnel Administrators (LSASPA).
Submitted By: Elizabeth Shaw


Recruitment, Hiring and Employment Agreements
The Recruitment, Hiring and Employment Agreements tool is from the 2013 Colorado Charter School Conference. This tool provides guidance on hiring, employment relationships between personnel and the school, and HR-related document retention. The session will include tips and best practices on hiring practices; a review of employment contract and offer letters, including how to determine which is best for your school; and guidance on navigating document retention in order to be in compliance with all relevant regulations.
Submitted By: Cinda Daggett
The HR Department


Request To Hire Form
The Request to Hire form is used to begin the new hire process for an employee.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators
Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators tool list the top ten tips for educators on related to responding to cyberbullying.
Submitted By: Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Cyberbullying Research Center


Responding to School Violence: School Threat Analysis and Response
Responding to School Violence: School Threat Analysis and Response is a presentation from the 2014 National Charter School Conference. Participants will discuss the types of school violence and most common security breaches that impact the overall safety of the school community, as well as ways to reduce security risks.
Submitted By: Jason Lody
Innovative Educational Programs


School Turnaround Leaders: Competencies for Success
School Turnaround Leaders: Competencies for Success is a companion to Leaders for School Turnarounds: Competencies for Success. Both guides seek to clarify the most critical competencies - or patterns of thinking, feeling, speaking and acting - that enable people to be successful in attempts to transform schools from failure to excellence quickly and dramatically. The leader guide provides competency definitions, school examples, and detailed levels of increasingly effective competence.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


School Turnaround Leaders: Selection Toolkit
School Turnaround Leaders: Selection Toolkit includes six separate sections each of which is designed to be used at different stages of the selection process. The toolkit sections are: a selection preparation guide, day-of-interview tools, candidate rating tools, candidate comparison and decision tools, leader competency rating levels, and turnaround actions: consistent cross-sector findings.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


School Turnaround Teachers: Competencies for Success
School Turnaround Teachers: Competencies for Success is a companion to Leaders for School Turnarounds: Competencies for Success. Both guides seek to clarify the most critical competencies - or patterns of thinking, feeling, speaking and acting - that enable people to be successful in attempts to transform schools from failure to excellence quickly and dramatically. The leader guide provides competency definitions, school examples, and detailed levels of increasingly effective competence.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


School Turnaround Teachers: Selection Toolkit
School Turnaround Teachers: Selection Toolkit includes six separate sections each of which is designed to be used at different stages of the selection process. The toolkit sections are: a selection preparation guide, day-of-interview tools, candidate rating tools, candidate comparison and decision tools, complete competency rating levels, and critical competency rating levels.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Sexual Harassment Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy - This document is an example of a sexual harassment policy. All individuals associated with a school, including, but not limited necessarily limited to, the administration, the staff, and students are expected to conduct themselves at all times so as to provide an atmosphere free from sexual harassment.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Staff Selection Process
The Staff Selection process tool provides a walk-through chart for selecting your staff.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


State Cyberbullying Laws
The state cyberbullying laws tools is a brief review of state cyberbullying laws and policies.
Submitted By: Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D.
Cyberbullying Research Center


Student Code of Conduct
The student code of conduct tool includes the student rights and responsibilities, bus discipline, classroom and class regulations, and general discipline policy.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Student Handbook
The student handbook tool can be utilized at any school to serve as your school's student handbook.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Summary of Employee Benefits
The Summary of Employee Benefits tools is to provide an example of Employee Only coverage for Medical, Dental, Life, and Long Term Disability.
Charter School Tools


TCRP Evaluation Complete Process Guide
The TCRP Evaluation Complete Process Guide is designed to calibrate all evaluators across the Alliance so that the process is implemented consistently across schools.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools


Teacher Compensation in Charter and Private Schools
The Teacher Compensation in Charter and Private Schools tool explores national surveys of charter and private schools and interviews with leading charter and private school networks for their answers to several key questions that animate the current debates over teacher pay in public schools.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Teacher Evaluation Form
This tool is a quick reference teacher evaluation form from Alliance College-Ready Public Schools.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools


Teacher Evaluation Matrix
The Teacher Evaluation Matrix tool is from The Collaboration: Charters Sharing Practices for Success from the 2013 Colorado Charter School's conference. Charter schools have the unique option of utilizing the most innovative and impactful practices to advance both students and teachers. As we venture into the age of increased accountability for performance, it is important for charter schools and teachers to have the resources necessary for them to be successful. This tool will cover instructional practices, teacher evaluation processes and structures, strategies relating to formative assessment and data analysis in informing instructional decisions, and employment/human resource structures that have aided in their school-wide success. Participants will be able to walk away with ideas and resources they can begin discussing at their schools to enhance current practice.
Submitted By: Yvette Brown
Academy Charter School


Teacher Evaluation Rubrics
The teacher evaluation rubrics are designed to give teachers an end-of-the-year assessment of where they stand in all performance areas – and detailed guidance on how to improve. They are not checklists for classroom visits. To knowledgeably fill out the rubrics, principals need to have been in classrooms frequently throughout the year; it is irresponsible to fill out the rubrics based on one classroom observation.
Submitted By: Kim Marshall
The Marshall Memo


Teacher Offer Letter
Teacher Offer Letter tool is an example for a 10 month teacher employee contract.
Charter School Tools


Teacher Pension Reform
Teacher Pension Reform - This tool explains public-sector pensions and the problems with public-sector pensions.
Submitted By: Chad Aldeman
Education Sector


Teacher Reference Check Questions
The Teacher Reference Check Questions tool provides the questions to ask when performing a teacher reference check. It also provides a space for notes and a rating system. Use this tool when performing a reference check about hiring a teacher.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Teacher Tenure Reform: Applying Lessons from the Civil Service and Higher Education
Teacher Tenure Reform: Applying Lessons from the Civil Service and Higher Education paper examines two sectors that have a long history with tenure — the civil service and higher education. In the civil service, tenure-like job protections apply to nonpolitical positions in both state and federal governments. At colleges and universities, people in many faculty positions can receive tenure. Here, we examine the purposes of tenure and the tenure design elements in both of these settings and explore how they help or hinder an organization’s goals.
Submitted By: Brian Hassel
Public Impact


Termination Letter
The termination letter tool can be used when an employee resigns, quits or is terminated.
Charter School Tools


The College Ready Teaching Framework Rubric
This rubric is based on four criteria: data-driven planning and assessment, classroom learning environment, instruction, and professional contributions.
College-Ready Promise


Timesheet Submission Procedures
The Timesheet Submission Procedures describes the procedures for which employee timesheets are submitted for his/her respective school each pay period.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Walk Through Observation
The Walk Through Observation tool is from The Collaboration: Charters Sharing Practices for Success from the 2013 Colorado Charter School's conference. Charter schools have the unique option of utilizing the most innovative and impactful practices to advance both students and teachers. As we venture into the age of increased accountability for performance, it is important for charter schools and teachers to have the resources necessary for them to be successful. This tool will cover instructional practices, teacher evaluation processes and structures, strategies relating to formative assessment and data analysis in informing instructional decisions, and employment/human resource structures that have aided in their school-wide success. Participants will be able to walk away with ideas and resources they can begin discussing at their schools to enhance current practice.
Submitted By: Yvette Brown
Academy Charter School


Walk Through Teacher Observation
Walk Through Teacher Observation - This tool is used to observe and evaluate your teachers. The form includes the teacher's name, time, course, and date.
Submitted By: Charter School Tools
Charter School Tools


Wellness Programs 101
Wellness Programs 101 - Employers often sponsor a wellness plan in conjunction with their health insurance program. However, there is a lot of confusion among employers as to how to make a Wellness program work and actually get good ROI from their investment.
Submitted By: Matthew D. Libby, MBA
MDG Benefit Solutions


Witness Advisories Memo
The Witness Advisories Memorandum informs employees that have been requested to provide information during the course of a confidential internal workplace investigation being conducted by the employer.
Submitted By: Laura Marabito
Porter Scott




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