CharterSource Board Basics Series

Where Boards Go to Learn.

Welcome to the CharterSource!

CharterSource is an advisory to charter schools providing training, Peer Learning Communities, board management software, assessments and coaching. 

Our board training platform provides busy professionals 24/7 access. You can view and listen to the presentation online without leaving your desk. No travel required or vacation days. We provide access for 365 days so you can revisit content whenever necessary.

In addition to each participant having their own private training portal, we include one-hour of coaching per organization and access to helpful templates referenced in the webinars. 

Gain access today for an annual fee of $500 per board or organization. (No limitation to the number of individuals.)

We have partnered with industry experts in finance, law, human resources to create  courses to help you govern and operate more effectively. (Some applicable to Minnesota charters schools specifically.)

*The information presented  is not and should not be considered legal advice. Consult your attorney to discuss precise details of any issue you are facing.

What's included?

5 Videos
4 PDFs
3.5
Tyler Baier
Tyler Baier
School Finance, Operations & Facilities

About The Instructors

  • As Chief Business Officer for Bright Star Schools, a CMO in Los Angeles, facilitated growth from 2 to 7 schools.
  • Consulting clients in Minnesota include Prodeo Academy, Minnesota Comeback, and Wellington Management, Inc.
  • Experienced in charter school finance and facilities financing.
  • Managed the development of new construction, renovation, and temporary facility solutions.
  •  MBA from Cornell University and Education Pioneers fellow.
  • For more information, click here.

tbaier@chartersource.org

Dick  Ward
Dick Ward
Senior Vice President, Dougherty & Company

Dick Ward  

Senior Vice President, Dougherty & Company LLC

  • 27 years experience in bond issuance and finance as an investment banker & financial advisor

  • Professional accomplishments:

    • Under wrote one of the first tax exempt bond in the country-Community of Peace Academy,

    • Regular participant in Charter sector support—both national and local charter school associations

    • Presenter for the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Bond Buyer Seminars

For more information click here.

DWard@doughertymarkets.com

Jim Martin
Jim Martin
Senior Attorney, Booth Law Group
  • 25+ years practice in areas of employment & labor law with an emphasis in the public sector
  • Served as HR Director at two large Minnesota metro suburban school districts
  • Hearing Officer, Veteran’s Preference Act & student expulsion
  • JD, MA-Industrial Relations, Adjunct professor at University of Minnesota (School HR Administration)

For more information click here

jmartin@boothlawgroup.com

Scott Brown
Scott Brown
Director of Operations, The Anton Group
Scott Brown

Director of Operations, The Anton Group

  • Controller of several large public school districts and charter schools
  • 10+ years experience in school finance
  • Board Chair, Lupus Foundation of MN
  • Active Certified Public Account – MN license
  • Member- MNCPA, AICPA, MASBO

For more information click here

sbrown@theag.org

John Cairns
John Cairns
Partner, John Cairns Law, P.A.

John Cairns

Partner, John Cairns Law, P.A.

  • 40+ years legal experience,specializing in educationaltax exempt organizations

  • Instrumental in the founding of the charter school sector

  • Board & Service Experience:

    • Twin Cities Citizen League,

    • Minnesota Business Partnership,Executive Director

    • Minneapolis City Council

For more Information click here

jcairns@johncairnslaw.com

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