Welcome to the Charter Support Unit
Welcome to the home page of the Florida Charter Support Unit (CSU). The CSU was originally proposed by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) in a large federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant that was awarded to our state. The objectives set forth in this CSP grant require the FDOE to provide a support structure for assisting new and start-up charter schools in the areas of administration, curriculum, finance and governance. Specifically the CSU is designed to “provide short-term, intensive, and targeted support for new charter schools.”
We are pleased to announce that the Florida Department of Education has contracted with Building Hope to implement the CSU project and provide these important services to new and start-up charter schools who have not yet gone through their first charter renewal with their district. To learn more about the services of the CSU, please visit our About Us page.
How To Get Help
Nothing from May 22, 2017 to June 12, 2017.
Recently Added Resources
The third training of the New School Institute was held on July 13, 2016 in Lakeland Florida. The training focused on tips for school administrators focused on getting the school up and running. Recording The above recording was started shortly into the meeting. The...read more
The Charter Support Unit has been asked by the State of Florida's Department of School Choice to provide assistance to CSP grant recipients with the development of grant budgets. In order to provide this assistance the CSU has developed a CSP Budget Development Tool...read more
The Charter Support Unit was excited to present the first New School Institute training on November 10, 2015 at the state Charter School Conference. The three hour training covered the basic steps that new schools need to start thinking about now in order to be open...read more
This document provides information on how to calculate payroll information for employees, especially salaried employees whose salaries are paid over 12-months, but who may work less than 12-months out of the year. It provides formulas for calculating the final pay...read more
The Charter Renewal Toolkit is a reference document intended to help schools organize their corporate documents and performance records to help schools prepare for their renewal. The guide is developed to be reviewed quarterly so that the school can add resources to...read more
Starting with the 2013-14 school year, FTE payments are recalibrated at the state level so that no student is paid for being more than one full time student. Student FTE reported by more than one district is recalibrated and shared by both districts. This free webinar...read more