You help your students hit the books. We’ll handle the bookkeeping.
Everyday administrative tasks and details are as necessary to operating a charter school as they are for any business with a multi-million-dollar budget. But charter schools need to focus their time, resources, and especially staff on educating students. Building Hope Services invites you to let us manage these back-office services on your school’s behalf, so you can concentrate on running a school.
What We Can Do for Your School
We can process invoices, file financial reports with your board and authorizer, and help develop budgets. Our online portal makes it easy for schools.
We can process payroll, maintain staff compensation and benefits packages, and other HR functions.
Policy and Compliance
We’ll help develop and enforce policies and procedures that comply with state and federal requirements.
National School Lunch Program
We can provide assistance with paperwork, RFPs, and verifications for free and reduced-price meal service.
Building Hope Services will coordinate with third-party vendors on their services (technology, repairs, legal, etc.).
Opening a new school is an enormous task. Building Hope provides pro-bono technical assistance to the founding group to successfully open.
Many charter schools are fortunate to receive grant money such as the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant. Building Hope can assist with the grant process, managing reimbursement requests and helping ensure the school is in compliance.
In addition to direct financing of building projects, we can arrange and advise schools on complex bond financing, securing the lowest rates available in the capital markets. Since 2015, when Building Hope became licensed as a Registered Municipal Advisor, we have been arranging low-cost, tax-exempt financing for charter schools.
Building Hope works closely with each school client to provide the support and services that are right for your school and your administrators.
Charter Support Unit
The Charter Support Unit (CSU) originated in Florida as a state initiative to provide free consultation on administrative and operational needs for start-up charter schools. The state engaged Building Hope to operate the CSU. In 2018, Building Hope received a Charter Schools Program grant from the US Department of Education to expand the Unit’s services to New York, Washington DC, Texas, and rural schools across the country.
Depending on where your school is located, the CSU offers a range of short-term, intensive, and targeted supports for start-up and newer charter schools. Staffed by professionals with expertise in curriculum, instruction, finance, governance and leadership, the CSU regularly hosts instructional webinars, advises on facilities planning, maintains an archive of sample documents and templates, and operates a hotline for one-on-one consultations.
Highlighted below are a few of our completed projects across the country.
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