Training Opportunities

The SCSC offers a number of training opportunities for state charter schools and potential petitioners on an annual basis.  When appropriate, the SCSC will open training sessions to external attendees. A draft list of trainings is available on the 2016-17 Training Calendar.  Please note this list is subject to change. Information and materials from past training opportunities, are available on the Training Presentations and Materials page. To attend a training session or for more information, please contact Lauren Holcomb, SCSC Director of Organizational and Resource Development at (404) 656-2822 or

Carl Vinson Financial Management Certification: Budgeting and Writing Financial Policies

February 21-22, 2017, Administrative Office of the Courts, Atlanta, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government Charter Schools Financial Management Certification equips participants with the unique skills and knowledge needed to financially operate a charter school. The Budgeting course will focus on roles of the board and staff in budgeting, budget preparation process, estimating revenues and expenditures, projection of ending fund balance, and justification of budget to funding authorities and board. Budget administration, long term financial planning, and the Quality Basic Education funding formula will also be discussed. The Writing Financial Policies course will focus on the policies important to charter schools including Accounting and Financial Reporting, Budget, Revenue, Expenditures, Fund Balance, Capital Asset, Cash and Investments, and Purchasing.

SCSC Staff Contact: Lauren Holcomb, Director of Organizational and Resource Development, or (404) 656-2837