After a three hour delay at the airport, we made it to the California Charter Conference. The delay did give us time to do a little work at the airport before getting on the plane, but it also meant missing lunch and one of the sessions (not one we were going to present).
I did make a good session on financial measures and charter schools. The interesting thing is that it promised a tool kit, which really wasn't the kind of tool kit that I expected, but it did give some suggestions for what a financial scorecard could look like for a charter school.
The good news is that our school meets all of the financial measures they proposed. So, now I'm thinking about what a financial scorecard might look like for The Classical Academy. You might want to think about what a scorecard would look like for your school.
We are now up and getting ready for our ten minute walk to the conference center and a light breakfast before the day's presentations begin. We'll have three sessions today--all in the afternoon, so it will be a busy and crazy afternoon.
One hope is that our strategic compensation session and our model can help The Classical Academy gain a portion of the Federal Grant money to support merit pay systems. We believe that our system can greatly benefit charters and later school districts around the U.S. A.