Membership Benefits

The Idaho Charter School Network advocates, supports and gives voice to its members to ensure charter schools have the flexibility, public support, and funding to deliver high-quality education to their students and to the thousands of students on Idaho’s charter school wait lists. Your membership also provides the Network with resources to assist in the networking of charter schools and offers us the opportunity to develop support and technical assistance programs.

Member Services

summer-office-student-work-icsnBoard development and training is key to creating stable and sustainable schools. Idaho Charter School Network is committed to developing governance training and resources to improve charter school board effectiveness and to assist schools with board recruitment. Training, strategic planning and board recruitment programs may be developed for schools as needed.

Idaho Charter School Network offers customized financial support and management for Idaho schools. We are currently piloting our offerings in three charter schools, Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell, the Academy Public Charter School in Pocatello and the Village Charter School in Boise. This pilot has efficiently addressed short-term problems, created reliability and confidence in the operation and financial stability of the schools, all while freeing school leadership to focus on planning for the future.

Our team can help evaluate the business of running a school by reviewing financial infrastructure and identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement all while freeing school leaders to focus on their mission – educating kids.

ICSN currently offers help with:

  • Financial reporting, forecasting and analysis
  • Compliance reporting
  • Accounting services
  • Financial literacy and best practice development

Contact us to talk with our financial services expert and learn how we can customize our offerings to fit your school’s needs.

The Network has received approval from the State Board of Education to offer strategic planning support and training to schools who may be reimbursed. According to Idaho code 33-320, all charter schools & school districts are required to develop and maintain a strategic plan that focuses on improving student performance.

We are also a qualified trainer for finance, ethics and governance training. If you are interested in assistance from ICSN, please contact Suzanne.

The Marketplace is where ICSN members can SEARCH, FIND and REVIEW companies who conduct business with Idaho charter schools.

Companies pay to join Marketplace and promote their products and services. They can also offer special deals for charter schools.

It is FREE for charter schools to use Marketplace. Schools can review companies they have done business with and look for products and services that their school needs. Choosing is easy as all companies are reviewed by fellow charter schools and reviews are monitored so you know they are authentic. If we notice a poor review for a company we’re happy to step in and try to remedy the situation – just another benefit of being part of the Network!

The Idaho Charter School Network is a non-profit membership organization offering the best in comprehensive support and services to Idaho’s 51 charter schools with nearly 1,100 employees serving 20,000 students and their families.

We support efforts to improve the overall charter school movement and make Idaho’s charter schools stronger so they can serve more students better. We launched our Marketplace for partners who share our values and are committed to strengthening Idaho’s charter schools.