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Below is a guide on how to open a charter school:

How to Open a Charter School (word document)

How to Open a Charter School (pdf document)

Planning Grant-Charter Schools (word document)



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IRN Offering School and office Furniture at No Cost for Non-Profit Groups, Charter, non-profit religious and Tribal Schools, Charity ReSale Shops

Each Shipment Valued at more than $50,000


Concord, NH - May 26, 2016


Project Date: Now through October 2016 – Washington State


Jennifer Bratton-Boulanger 




A large corporation is decommissioning this Spring through Fall with a large amount of classroom, teacher and administration furniture available to non-profit groups and schools as a donation.  The donor is committed to the environmentally sustainable option of reuse versus disposal and has partnered with IRN to help the betterment of schools that are in need of these furnishings. 


This is an opportunity for charter, religious and Indian tribal schools to obtain good quality classroom furniture at no cost other than transportation expense. Each donation is loaded onto 53’ Tractor trailer truck with an even mixed assortment of the inventory divided amongst all the Charter and Tribal school recipient, giving everyone an even assortment. Each shipment will consist of approximately 250-330 items, Desks, tables, seating, storage, lounge and break room furniture. 

Schools who participate in this reuse program can save tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars by reusing versus buying new.


The process is simple.  We provide the inventory photos and amounts available and schools and non-profit groups (community centers, adult educational programs, teen vocational training) who are interested in receiving furniture contact IRN.  IRN matches the available inventory with the needs and arranges shipping.  IRN Project Managers are on site during the project to ensure that required inventory is loaded and that only usable items are sent.


IRN has hundreds of success stories and dozens of case studies from public, charter, and tribal schools throughout the US who chose the reuse option for furnishing their classrooms (available at www.IRNSurplus.Com ) .  The money saved has been used to hire teachers, upgrade the school’s technology infrastructure, and develop new educational programs.


Organizations interested in the IRN Reuse Program can complete a web-form “wish-list” at www.IRNSurplus.Com or contact Jennifer Bratton-Boulanger at




About IRN

IRN’s corporate mission is to keep usable surplus furniture and equipment out of American landfills, by matching them with nonprofit organizations to be reused where they are desperately needed for disaster and poverty relief, in the U.S. and around the world.  Working nationwide with colleges and universities, independent and public schools, hospitals, and corporations, IRN is the largest and most respected provider of this service in the United States.  Since 2002, IRN has placed more than 70 million pounds of usable surplus for reuse by over 150 nonprofit organizations in the United States and in more than 50 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, helping to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and families across the globe.



ODE has us on their Web posting announcements:


ODE Charter School Presentations:

These presentations available to all charter schools



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If not, ask to be on their email list, these communications are fantastic:


Each of the below nonprofits, businesses  have years of experience and can offer training to all staff, parents, students and your community partners:

Total Development Center: 

The Total Development Center is passionate about instilling virtues like honesty, compassion, courage, empathy, integrity, teamwork, and service into the lives of youth from all walks of life. We are dedicated to helping them unlock their total potential to become leaders in their families and communities, and on their school campuses and teams. We work closely with parents and grandparents to develop children physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Growth in these five areas empowers students to prosper in college and beyond. We train tomorrow’s leaders today by first giving them the opportunity to become the unique person they were destined to be.  We call this process becoming “you’ier”* by becoming the best you intended to be.

Our method for accomplishing these goals involves mentoring students through our sports and education programs. We work closely with students and parents to see them develop physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually! 

Virtue First Foundation: 

Team, School, Work, Home, Healthcare and Government

Virtue First is the fastest growing character education and development program in America and is currently being embraced by sports teams, schools, religious organizations, businesses, health care providers, and public agencies around the country for one simple reason – it works.

These groups receive support and development from a national office, which offers free training programs, free e-newsletters, resources, products, and free consultation. Coach Randy Traeger  

Healthy Fun Choices / Bamboo River press:

Building healthy communities since opening in 1994, Kirsten Klug owner and school presenter for preschool to 6th grade specializing in staff training, parent training, classroom teaching and school assemblies in every avenue of teaching "healthy choices for a healthy life". 503-761-4360


Has been serving public schools since 1997. 

AWARE offers a variety of prevention programs and presentations. These programs are appropriate for a wide range of ages and groups, including public schools, private schools and any youth serving organization. You can learn details about these programs by visiting the educators section of this website. AWARE's speakers are energetic, fun, creative and love to interact with students. Teens and parents are benefiting from these life-changing messages. 


NW Educational Consultants:  

Staff development, Evaluations of students and/or Staff; Development of projects and fundraising; Community connections; Professional academic and behavioral development; board training. Offering Over 20 years in education and school development.

Contact: debilorence@gmail.com503-858-3636




Putting kids first, since 1977

We are a not-for-profit dedicated to helping kids live their dreams. Data is our tool -- gathered through our assessments, validated by research and brought to life by our 4,000 partners -- with our professional development as support. Tests That Adapt to the Student
NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests present students with engaging, age-appropriate content. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty.

The result is a rewarding experience for the student, and a wealth of detailed information for teachers, parents and administrators. Powered By Data

The  underlying data driving the assessment ensures remarkable accuracy, based on over 24 million assessments given over our 30+ years. Our equal-interval RIT scale increases the stability, providing grade-independent analysis of a child's learning. 

For educators, it means at last having timely information that, used well, can change the course of a student's schoolyear — and life.


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