6. Who makes decisions at charter schools?

School decisions are made at the school level. The sponsoring boards have very little to do with daily charter school operations. Each charter school develops its own policies related to discipline, personnel, attendance, etc. To learn about the policies of a charter school, consider asking to see policies and procedure manuals that may include:

  • personnel and board operations
  • parent groups/committees
  • >student discipline and attendance
  • student performance/grading