New board members of locally-approved charter schools must receive three (3) hours of Financial Governance Training within their first year of service. The Finance and Budget Office of the Georgia Department of Education is the only provider who can deliver the training. The two options to receive the training are follows:
1. The Department of Education offers the required Financial Governance Training in late September in the State Board Room at the Georgia Department of Education, 2070 Twin Towers East, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30334. This session is especially geared to local charter school governing board members. There is no cost for this training.
- The 2018 training session will be held on Wednesday, September 26 from 8:00-11:00 a.m.
- To register for the September 26 session, forward this email to Latoya Satter White at email@example.com and provide her with your full name, email address, cell phone number, the name of your charter school, and the year you joined your charter school’s governing board.
2. GSBA/GSSA has two conferences each year, one in Savannah in June and the other in Atlanta at the end of November and/or early December. At each conference, Pre-Conference Training is offered on the two days before the conference. Pre-Conference Training includes the three-hour Financial Governance Training that new charter school board members must receive.
- You only need to register for the Financial Governance Training portion of the Pre-Conference Training. The cost is $75 for charter school governing board members that register to attend only the Financial Governance Training portion of the Pre-Conference Training.
- The 2018 GSBA/GSSA Annual Conference will be held on December 7-8, at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta – and Pre-Conference Training will be held on December 5-6.
- Please monitor the GSBA/GSSA conference website at https://gsba.com/board-development/conferences/ for information on the date and time of the Financial Governance Training session.
Please note that these are the only three opportunities for new charter school board members to receive their mandatory FBO-provided financial governance training and that there is no waiver of this training requirement.