Business Manager – a person (or persons) charged with managing the finances of a charter holder or charter school.
All new charter school Business Managers are required to complete a total of 30 hours of training provided by a TEA registered trainer within their first year of service. Returning Business Managers, however, who have completed the 30 hour training requirement within their first year of service need to complete only fifteen hours of training in their second and subsequent years. The training is broken down into the following seven modules.
New Business Managers
Training module required breakdown (in minutes)
School Law – 240
School Finance – 480
Health and Safety – 20
Accountability (Public Funds) – 240
Accountability (Other) – 160
Open Meetings – 20
Public Records – 40
Plus – 600 minutes of expanded or additional training in modules (1-7)
Total: 30 hours or 1800 minutes
Returning Business Managers
15 hours of training in any of the above modules (1-7) to be chosen based on self evaluation of the Business Managers and/or TEA monitoring.
There are some Business Managers that qualify for exemptions to these standard rules.