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Charter School Board Training

Gain confidence, focus and insight

Minnesota state law requires that “Every charter school board member successfully complete department-approved training on board governance, the board's role and responsibilities, employment policies and practices, and financial management.” – Minnesota Statutes section 124D.10, subd.(f)


The Minnesota Department of Education requires those serving on the board of a charter school to fulfill certain education and training requirements. The Charter School Board Training program at the University of St. Thomas satisfies this obligation while providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to carry out school board member responsibilities.

Our program is taught by experts who present a challenging curriculum that combines case studies and lectures. This interactive and accessible format allows participants to master key concepts while forming a support network with other charter school board members who share common goals.

Upon completion of the program, participants are:
  • Confident in their leadership skills
  • Prepared to face the challenges that come with school board member responsibilities
  • Focused and have an action plan and a framework for growing and sustaining your board

This program is offered on our Minneapolis campus in two options – in either half- or full-day formats – to accommodate busy schedules. Alternatively, we can bring all or part of the program to your location, including greater Minnesota, for customized training. For more information on pursuing this option, please contact Margie Siegel at (651) 962-4291 or msiegel@stthomas.edu.

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