Charter schools operate independently of any school committee and are managed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees, upon receiving a charter, are public agents authorized by the Commonwealth to supervise and control the Charter School.

The basic responsibilities of the Trustees are to ensure that:

  • The school’s academic program is successful, as measured by both internal and external assessments
  • The school’s program and operation are faithful to the terms of its charter, including compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • The school is a viable organization, which includes, among other things, that it is financially solvent and has competent professional staff.