MCPSA Model Policy Series

Providing board policy templates and guidance
$2,500 for Member Schools and Member New School Development Groups
$4,000 for Non Members

The Missouri Charter Public School Association, in partnership with Stinson Leonard Street LLP, is pleased to announce the development of policy templates for critical and required policies needed in every charter public school policy manual in Missouri.

The policy templates have been carefully crafted following best practices and have been reviewed and vetted by legal experts (schools should have their own legal experts review policies prior to adoption).  The policies provide a solid foundation for your board to utilize for adopting your own policies.  Only the MCPSA Policy Series tells you what policies a charter public school governing board in Missouri MUST have and provides the samples!


Finance Policies - Click here for table of contents

Information on:

  • Business Planning;
  • The Budget Process;
  • The School’s Annual Operating Budget;
  • Monthly Cash Flow Statements;
  • Systems of Fiscal Controls

16 Sample Policies (11 of the 16 required by State and/or Federal law)


Board Governance Policies - Click here for table of contents

Information on:

  • Board Roles and Responsibilities;
  • Articles of Incorporation;
  • Bylaws;
  • The Missouri Sunshine Law;
  • Conflicts of Interest

9 Sample Policies (3 of the 9 required by State and/or Federal law)


Human Resource Policies Click here for table of contents

Information and Sample:

    • Employment Law and Labor Relations;
    • Child Labor;
    • Hiring Practices;
    • Ethical Matters

13 Sample Policies (11 of 13 required by State and/or Federal law)


School Operation Policies - Click here for table of contents

  • 48 sample policies (31 of 48 required)

An annual update service for federal and state policies will be available at a special rate for those who have purchased the initial series.

To register for the MCPSA Model Policy Series, email Douglas Thaman at dthaman@mocharterschools.org.  You will be contacted regarding the policy templates and will be required to execute an end user agreement.