Three Questions Every Charter School Board Member Should Know How to Answer
Posted on March 13, 2017
- Who do you serve?
- Where do you stand?
- What are you working on?
Question: Who do you serve?
Sample Answer: For fifteen years since our inception, our school has served a student population that is 75% African-American and the balance Hispanic. This composition reflects the neighborhoods we typically draw from. Our enrollment has a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students than our local district, but we lag slightly behind in students with disabilities and substantially behind the district in English language learners.
Question: Where do you stand?
Sample Answer: Our performance on state exams has historically been higher than our local district but we are still a long way from the state average. We feel our leadership is quite strong but we suffer from one of the highest teacher turnover rates in the sector. This is largely due to limits in compensation packages caused mainly by our private facility costs.