Governance Training Requirement

Georgia law, O.C.G.A. § 20‐2‐2084(f), requires that every member of a governing board of a state charter school participate in annual governing board training. The SCSC offers two opportunities for state charter school board members to receive this training through the SCSC free of charge.* The 2017-18 SCSC governance training sessions will be offered on the following dates.


November 28-29, 2017 February 8-9, 2018

The University of Georgia

Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

1197 South Lumpkin Street

Athens, GA 30602

Lake Lanier Legacy Lodge

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway

Buford, Georgia 30518

Group Rate: $108/night

Group Rate: $149/night

Hotel Reservations: (706) 542-2134

Group Code: 89534

Hotel Reservations: (770) 945-8787

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*Governance training is free for board members and school leaders of state charter schools. Individuals are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging accommodations. Attendees who work and reside more than 50 miles one way from the venue are eligible for a reimbursement for travel expenses, in accordance with State Travel Policy. The school will be charged for meeting no-shows and cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance.

Meetings will start at 9 a.m. on Day 1 and conclude by 1 p.m. on Day 2. 

Alternate Training

Board members who do not wish to participate in SCSC training OR who do not fully attend SCSC governance training must seek alternate training through a list of approved providers. Note that the board members of newly approved schools are required to attend SCSC governance training in the planning year. 

State Board of Education-Approved Alternate Training Providers

Governance Training Requirement Frequently Asked Questions

Alternate Governance Training - Required Sessions and Hours