Maryland Charter School Founders’ Manual, Third Edition Released

Maryland Charter School Network releases Third Edition of the Maryland Charter School Founders' Manual. The manual covers the basics of opening a charter school in Maryland.

Baltimore, MD, April 11, 2009 --( The Maryland Charter School Network has released the third edition of the Maryland Charter School Founders’ Manual. The manual covers the basics of strategic planning, writing charter school applications, fundraising, governance, and choosing an education plan. The third edition includes a new chapter on High Quality Charter Schools: Creating and Operating an Excellent School. Other topics include finding a facility, getting parents and the community involved, financial planning, resources, and lessons learned from other founders.

The manual can be downloaded at no charge by accessing the Maryland Charter School Network website at

MCSN is a non-partisan, nonprofit, statewide organization whose mission is to promote and serve the Maryland charter school movement. For more information about the Maryland Charter School Network, please call 800-689-3795 or visit .

Maryland Charter School Network
Stephanie Simms