The Bottom Line is a program of LAPCS that offers charter school staff, school leaders, and board members professional development in the areas of legal compliance, human resources, finance, and general operations. By partnering with a variety of local and national experts as program hosts, the Bottom Line seeks to keep charter schools well informed of current hot topics and long-standing best practices through a series of year-round in-person events, webinars, and memo updates.
The Bottom Line offers a comprehensive line up of training events every year as follows:
Bottom Line Essentials
An annual 2-day, intensive mid-summer training program that helps schools troubleshoot specific student and operational issues that arose during the previous school year in preparation for the upcoming school year.
- Typical topics covered during this program: SPED, ELL, student discipline, HR legal updates, fiscal management best practices, and creating a communications plan for your school.
- Target audience: Members of a school’s leadership and administration team, including school leaders, HR managers, SPED coordinators, finance directors, and operations directors.
An annual one-day, intensive, training program held in the late summer/early fall that helps schools with the preparation of their Annual Financial Reports and audits.
- Target audience: members of a school’s finance team.
An annual one day, late-fall training program for those in the final stages of submitting a charter school application. This program will include a panel of experts to provide writing-lab assistance for the charter application, as well as a panel of experts to provide various final reviews and check-lists for applicants in the areas of legal, finance, academics, and governance to help ready school developer members for the school start-up process once their application is approved.
- Target audience: school developer members, or those who are planning to submit a charter school application.
Bottom Line Basic Training
- Target audience: charter school applicants, charter schools in years 0-3, new charter school administrative employees, school leaders, and board members, and representatives from an authorizer’s charter school oversight team.