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Piecing Together the Charter Petition Budget Puzzle

Wednesday, March 13, 10:45 am–12:00 pm
Sacramento Convention Center - 315

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Nervous about how to approach the petition budgeting process? The petition budget can be quite the black box for developers, as authorizers can easily target it as a reason for denial. Without a sound budget, otherwise great petitions can be denied. Learn about budgeting and assumptions, developing accurate cash flow projections, common pitfalls as well as first-hand experience from startup charters. After this session, budgeting will no longer be a mystery. We are on the case!

Topic: Starting New Schools
Additional Audience(s): Business Managers, New Charter School Developers, Charter School Leaders
Level: Beginner
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School, Multiple Grade Levels

Presented by


Dorothy Lee Dorothy Lee, EdTec, Inc.

Dorothy Lee joined EdTec in 2008 and manages the Southern California region. She has worked with a range of schools, from charter developers as they get authorized to established networks like Environmental Charter Schools and Synergy Academies. Dorothy has presented on a wide variety of topics including replication, renewals, facilities, start-up, budgeting, governance and benchmarking.


Gabriel Ramirez Gabriel Ramirez, T.I.M.E. Community School

Dr. Gabriel Ramirez is the Founder and Executive Director of T.I.M.E. Community School. He has has been in education for over 18 years in both public and private school. He is committed to educational reform and innovation.