BCSB Newsletters

November 15, 2021 - by: Buckeye Charter School Boards, Inc.

UPDATED OHIO CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER ORIENTATION GUIDE AVAILABLE! Buckeye Charter School Boards’ Ohio Charter School Board Member Orientation Guide is an excellent resource for new and “seasoned” board members, too! The new guide includes many significant changes resulting from passage of the most recent state budget bill.  Read more >>

November 1, 2021 - by: Buckeye Charter School Boards, Inc.

A message from the BCSB chair - It was a real pleasure to host Buckeye Charter School Boards’ (BCSB) recent in-person statewide conference -- Bridge to Excellence -- in Columbus. I enjoyed connecting with a diverse group of board members from across the state, and representatives of Ohio’s charter school management organizations, sponsors, school superintendents, treasurers and vendors. Read more >>

November 29, 2021 - by: Buckeye Charter School Boards, Inc.

Study reveals significant charter school growth against backdrop of pandemic - The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools recently released a new report based on a study of school enrollment nationwide. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, enrollment in public schools “fell by its largest margin in at least two decades” from 2019-2020 to 2020-2021.

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December 13, 2021 - by: Buckeye Charter School Boards, Inc.

BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES $750 MILLION FOR CHARTER EXPANSION - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he will contribute $750 million in funding to open new, high-quality charter schools with leadership and staff members that reflect students’ diversity – and to help existing charter schools grow -- in an opinion editorial published by The Wall Street Journal on December 2.

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December 27, 2021 - by: Buckeye Charter School Boards, Inc.

NPR ASKS: WHERE ARE THE STUDENTS? As reported in Buckeye Charter School Boards’ Nov. 29 newsletter, charter schools across the nation and here in Ohio have experienced significant growth in enrollment – as traditional public-school enrollment has declined – against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >>

January 10, 2022 - by: Buckeye Charter School Boards, Inc.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - BCSB’s Winter Series Board Development sessions are set for January
20, February 17 and March 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. via Zoom. The January session will focus on practical ways to support charter school leaders and staff, retaining those currently on the job. Invite your school leaders and EMO representatives to join you in this powerful one-hour session. Watch for more details on this opportunity to stabilize your school in these challenging times! Read more >>