FCMAT recognizes the increasing demands on all charter school leaders. Charter school operators and authorizers are expected to manage many of the same responsibilities as their traditional public school counterparts, but with the added challenge of increased accountability and fewer tools to help navigate charter school regulations.
Transparency, accountability and oversight in school finances make it easier for both traditional public schools and charter schools to detect and respond to the early warning signs of fiscal distress, maintain fiscal health, and continue the important work of educating and supporting students.
FCMAT staff have developed and share many resources on the FCMAT website for charter schools and authorizers to use collaboratively. Our goal is to provide tools and professional learning that will help charter schools and the authorizers that support them maintain fiscal accountability, transparency and best practices while also strengthening relationships and each entity’s understanding of roles and responsibilities.