BCHF FY17 Online Board Training Modules

To register, please email jdevers@buckeyehope.org

BCHF Fiscal Foundations
Training Time Credit: 30 min for each part (90 min total)
BCHF created videos for charter school boards to provide a foundation for understanding key fiscal documents. Topics: 1) Monthly Financial Reports, 2) Ohio Community School Foundation Settlement Report and 3) BCHF End of Year Report – Finance. Source: Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

Board Governance 101
Training Time Credit: 45 min for each part (90 min total)
The webinar discusses roles and responsibilities of board governance, approaches to board, committee, and staff roles in financial oversight, and strategies and additional resources for board development and oversight. Source: National Charter School Resource Center

Fix Your Board Meetings, Strengthen Your Boards
Training Time Credit: 45 min for each part (90 min total)
The webinar discusses how to shift meeting preparation from reactive to strategic, strategies for how to distribute the workload of meeting preparation effectively, and easy ways to evaluate the effectiveness of board meetings. Source: National Charter School Resource Center

Information Sharing and FERPA/HIPAA for Schools and Postsecondary Institutions
Training Time Credit: 45 min
"This webinar provided an overview of FERPA and the implications that this and other federal statutes may have for information sharing in the emergency planning process. It also provided a brief overview of the more limited circumstances when HIPAA may apply and have an impact on information sharing in school and higher education settings." Source: US Department of Education – REMS TAC.

New Board Member Orientation Playlist
Training Time Credit: 2.5 hours total
New board members must complete the listed modules within 30 days of appointment. These modules are in addition to a requirement to meet in-person with your Sponsor representative to review board contracts and other essential board materials. Modules in playlist: Ohio Opening Meetings ACT and Public Records 101; Board Governance 101; and Fiscal Foundations: BCHF Monthly Financial Statements.

Ohio Open Meetings Act and Public Records 101
Training Time Credit: 30 min total (single test covers both videos)
The content of these videos was developed by the Ohio Office of the Attorney General. They provide an overview of the Ohio Open Meetings Act and define public records from the perspective of Ohio law.

Recruiting & Retaining Board Members
Training Time Credit: 45 min for each part (90 min total)
The webinar discusses how to expand your board and provided tips on how to build a strong board culture and keep your board engaged. Source: National Charter School Resource Center

Robert Rules of Order 101
Training Time Credit: 90 min
The webinar discusses the basics of Roberts Rules of Order.

School Quality: Pointed Advice & Guidance for Charter School Boards
Training Time Credit: 45 min for each part (90 min total)
The webinar discusses the board's role and relationship with the school leader, data collection and analysis, and approaches to improvement such as evaluation and replacement of a school leader, school turnaround and restart. Source: National Charter School Resource Center

The Value Added Student Growth Measure
Training Time Credit: 90 min
The webinar provides an overview of the Value Added Student Growth Measure. Source: Ohio Department of Education presentation to State Board of Education on January 17, 2014.