Webinar Series

A primary goal of Florida’s Charter Schools Program grant is to increase the effectiveness of all charter schools in our state. With this larger goal in mind, an important objective of the CSU is to increase professional development opportunities for all charter school leaders and other interested educators. To achieve this objective, the CSU has developed a series of professional on-line seminars (or Webinars) that are focused on charter school operations.

All of the PD Webinars coordinated by the Florida CSU will be recorded and archived in the CSU clearinghouse section of this site.   For the topics currently listed as “To be determined” we are waiting to receive additional feedback from charter leaders regarding what additional topics they feel would be important, if you would like to submit your opinion, please click here to complete a brief form submitting your ideas.

Webinar Schedule


To view recordings or previous webinars, visit the webinar resources page by clicking here.

Oct 5

Changes to Public Records Statutes

Public Records Requests have been on the rise for charter schools, and lawsuits for those who do not properly respond to such requests are a reality for charters throughout Florida. The public records statute was recently changed to require that if someone plans to sue over a public records request, they must provide 5-days notice before filing the lawsuit if the school has properly posted who their “custodian of public records” is. This simple posting could save Charter Schools thousands of dollars and many headaches. Join us for a presentation about this new change and public records laws in general presented by attorney Shawn Arnold of the Arnold Law Firm who is Board Certified in Education Law and is counsel to more than 100 charter schools in Florida. Read More