Tennessee requires all authorized charter school boards to complete annual board training by June 30th each year. Tennessee Code §49-13-111 requires TCSC to certify that this training has or has not occurred according to the following guidelines:

  • The training took place by June 30th each year.
  • The majority of board members were in attendance (>80%).
  • Relevant content was delivered by a knowledgeable facilitator with expertise in school/nonprofit governance.

The Center provides boards the opportunity to fulfill this requirement when 80% of a school’s board members attend one of these trainings. To register your board, click here.

Group Trainings

Charter Schools and the Legal Landscape: A Primer for Charter School Boards and Advocates
Memphis — December 2, 2014, 5:30-7:30; Doubletree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin
Fee: $500 per Board

Even among the most experienced board members, few have served on the board of a non-profit, public institution.  Tennessee’s charter school boards—guardians of this public trust—must understand the legal landscape in which they operate, not only to reduce liability, but also to most effectively achieve their mission. This interactive workshop, led by Rich Haglund, former Director of Charter Schools at the TDOE and current General Counsel & COO of the Achievement School District, will highlight laws applicable to Tennessee charter schools, and provide practical suggestions for using the space created by the law to prepare students for success and improve our communities.

A Special Evening with Charter Board Partners: Meeting High Standards for Charter School Board Governance
Memphis – February 24, 2015, 5:30-7:30; Doubletree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin
Nashville – February 25, 2015, 5:30-7:30; 209 10th Ave. South, 4th Flr. Conference Room
Fee: $500 per Board

At Charter Board Partners, we believe that a strong public charter school board has the power to significantly improve student achievement. Every day, board members are making a difference in the lives of charter school students. This interactive workshop explores what it really means to govern a charter school. Using CBP’s six Standards for Highly Effective Charter School Board Governance to frame the session, our leadership shares strategies for creating and sustaining effective boards and helps board members learn how to fulfill their role well.

The Board’s role in Fostering Continuous Improvement
Memphis – April 28, 2015, 5:30-7:30; Doubletree Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin
Nashville – April 30, 2015, 5:30-7:30; 209 10th Ave. South, 4th Flr. Conference Room
Fee $500 per Board

In this workshop, participants will learn about the board’s role in facilitating the continuous improvement of a school’s performance and the development of systems to support a comprehensive approach to monitoring the effectiveness of the school academically, financially, and operationally.  Participants will be introduced to the TCSC Quality Performance Framework as a resource for the continuous monitoring and growth of a vibrant school.

Custom Training & Retreat Facilitation

TCSC staff and consultants are available to develop and facilitate custom training to meet the specific and unique needs of your organizations.  If you are interested in learning more about these services, please contact Rebecca Lieberman at