Our charter school consulting services are designed to help boards and school leaders sustain successful schools. We provide consulting for charter schools in every stage of operation, from schools in their planning year to schools applying for second, third, and fourth charter terms.
Consulting for Charter School Boards
Pasek Consulting works with boards to review their progress toward authorizer benchmarks, identify areas for improvement, form strategies for managing governance and organizational challenges, and consider future plans such as replications or mergers. We are the long-term partner for boards as they work to meet and exceed the complex (and ever changing) benchmarks for success as charter schools in New York state.
Renewal Application Process
Pasek Consulting specializes in the renewal application process. We save school leaders from the administrative burden of the renewal application, which takes months of work to assemble. We work closely with school leaders throughout the entire renewal application process: honing talking points, analyzing academic data, writing the narrative, and preparing for the visit and interview. We help teams focus on what matters most, and understand their options in securing an optimal outcome for the future of the school.
Communications Strategy and Authorizer Relations
With 12 years of operation, we have developed close relationships with each authorizing office. We use this experience to help leadership and boards shape their communications strategy. Regular authorizer engagement is an important activity that helps schools keep their own unique stories current with their authorizer. We help schools practice high-quality authorizer relations, by developing messages and finding opportunities to best engage. In all communication, we help reflect the school’s unique strengths and achievements while truthfully addressing challenges.
Support for School Operations
Our annual administrative support services help schools maintain accurate, detailed, and compliant public records. We organize and crunch data to help operations teams save time and meet deadlines.
Services and Areas of Expertise
- Renewal candidacy evaluation (in non-renewal years)
- Charter school renewal applications
- Authorizer interview preparation
- Proposals to open new charter schools (RFP responses)
- School expansion and replication
- Board training
- Board self-evaluation tools
- Board retreat facilitation
- School leader evaluation tools
- Strategic planning
- Management of NCLB Title 1, 2, and 3 filings
- Annual reporting
- Charter revisions
- Communications strategy and authorizer outreach