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Wednesday, April 14 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
WRCCS Micro-credential: Charter School Governance (Tomorrow River Community Charter Schools)

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WRCCS Micro-credential:  School Governance The charter school maintains a diverse and independent governance board that has updated policies, clear operations and routine procedures that ensure successful school governance.

WRCCS Competencies:
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/revisits the board's role in governance (not management) of the school. Autonomy is developed and extended to school leaders and teachers to make curricular decisions, hire staff, manage day-to-day affairs of the school, interact with parents, report to the board, implement the board's suggestions and strategies
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/refines effective procedures for how the board functions. ( ex. set goals and create metrics for measurement, approve budget, create school policies, know local and state charter school laws, and fundraise for the school.)
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/ensures governance board subcommittees for efficient operations
  • Governance Board: Governing Practice: Establishes/revisits methods or systems for frequent and transparent communication between the board and the school leadership.

Defenders(Presenter):  TBD
Reviewer(s): Jane Thompson, Jordan Roman, Jamie Syvrud, Leolia Townsend, Andrea Stuiber
Facilitator: Nick Pretasky

WRCCS Micro-credential 
Come witness the launch of WRCCS Micro-credentials! Planning, opening, and sustaining a successful Wisconsin Charter school requires a ton of commitment, a bunch of learning, and a whole lot of community building. WRCCS Micro-credentials is an opportunity for charter schools to highlight specific strengths, skills, and merits of specific charter schools, elevate their profile in their community, and help other Wisconsin charter schools locate experts in the field. Come learn and gain access to artifacts of success as charter schools from around the state defend a WRCCS Micro-credential live. If you are interested in playing a more active role and want to be a reviewer please click here.  See the full WRCCS Micro-credential process here. Specific defenses will be announced as we get closer.

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Tom Quinn

Governance Board Member, Tomorrow River Community Charter School
Tom is the Director of the UWSP Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, the host site for the Tomorrow River Community Charter Schools. Tom has served in various roles on the Governance Board including Chair and Vice Chair. He also serves on the Board Development Committee and Operations... Read More →
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Chamomile Nusz

Charter School Consultant, Circle Education LLC
Chamomile Nusz is a co-owner of Circle Education LLC, a consulting service working to support innovative education. She works with the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools (WRCCS) supporting the development of high-performing charter schools throughout the state of Wisconsin... Read More →

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Nick Pretasky

Nick's life work is to ensure each and EVERY student has opportunities to reach his/her full potential. Nick is the Associate Director of the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools where he supports the governance, authorization, leadership, and classrooms of charter schools... Read More →

Wednesday April 14, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT