Overseeing the academic, fiscal and operational components of a charter school is a significant responsibility for individuals who serve as governing authority members. To assist them in their efforts, the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, the Ohio Department of Education, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, and the Educational Service Center of Franklin County are hosting "Charter School Board Governance 101," to be held Friday, May 4, 2007 in Columbus.

Experts will offer governing board members critical information about their roles and responsibilities related to charter school law, Ohio's academic accountability system and compliance issues related to special education. This event is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Attendance is free, but registration is required no later than April 27, 2007. Complete details can be found here--and a registration form is available here.

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