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Announcing the first ever

Florida Charter School
Governance Conference

Saturday, March 27 • 9:00am - 4:00pm (EST) • Virtually

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Join us for the 1st Florida Governance Conference highlighting best practices for Charter School Boards.

This event is an excellent opportunity for Board Members and Charter School Leaders. With a full slate of presenters, speakers and sponsors, the Governance Conference is sure to give your Governing Board and School Leadership the information and resources needed to be successful.

This conference is being offered for free to attendees and will be held virtually, on Saturday March 27th. We have scheduled this for a Saturday as many Charter School Board members have other full-time jobs and we want to increase participation. We have a full day of workshops already lined up with presenters that include State Approved Trainers, Charter Attorneys, Board Presidents, FLDOE Directors, Charter Consultants and Service providers with excellent track records in charter school service.

Attendees will have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win $1,000 and $500 prizes to bring back to their school!

We are excited to bring this event to you free of charge with the Support of the Florida Department of Education and the Charter Support Unit! You won't want to miss out on this great opportunity!

Opening Keynote   Closing Keynote
  • 18 Virtual Sessions
  • 22 Speakers

Five Tracts for Informational Breakout Sessions:

  • Financial
  • Community, District & State Relations
  • Policy & Procedures
  • Legal & Insurance
  • Management & Operations

Mr. Michael Bileca

Executive Director
Bileca Foundation


Dr. Dakeyan Graham

Executive Director
Office of Independent Education & Parent Choice

The Florida Charter School Governance Conference will take place online using the Whova platform. Participants can register and create an account by visiting https://whova.com/portal/registration/gover1_202011. The platform can be used from a computer or mobile device. The app allows you to connect directly to the online sessions, chat with other participants, and learn more about the sponsors through a virtual exhibit hall.


This conference will help bring Board Members together, and equip you to better sever your individual schoools. If you have any questions about the conference or the Charter Support Unit, please give us a call at (888) 677-9250 or email Trisha Leitem. We look forward to "seeing" you on March 27.

A big thank you to our sponsors for the conference who include:

Florida Department of Education and the US Department of Education through the federal Charter Schools Program Grant

E-Rate Advantage
Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools
HLB GRavier, LLP

Building Hope
Charter Support Unit
Truist Securities Inc. (Suntrust)

The CSU is a free support network operated by Building Hope in partnership with the United States Department of Education through a federal dissemination grant, a Walton Foundation grant, and the Florida Department of Education through a state appropriation.  Our primary mission is to serve all charter schools in their first five years of operation. The CSU also provides many free services to more established charter schools across the country, including our free professional webinar series. If we can provide assistance to you or your school, please contact us:

Charter Support Unit
(888) 677-9250 • (727) 286-3185 • charter.support

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