Legal and Policy Library

The CSI Legal & Policy Team offers general legal and policy support to CSI schools, manages the charter contract process, monitors compliance of CSI schools, and develops and revises CSI policies.


Frequently Used Resources

Program and Contract Modification

Opportunities for schools to grow and change do not always align with the contract renewal timeline. To ensure Institute schools can make changes when desired, CSI has developed a School Program and Contract Modification Process. This process provides schools with a...

Organizational Submissions & Audits

As a charter school authorizer and in line with best practice, CSI is responsible for implementing an accountability system that evaluates CSI schools' academic, financial, and operational performance (e.g., "CARS"). As one component of measuring operational...


Colorado law allows schools/districts to request waivers from certain areas of state statue and rule. The purpose is to allow autonomy in areas that will enhance educational opportunity and quality. Charter schools can implement their educational mission to its full...

View more resources in the Board Governance Library.

State Policy Tracking

Policy Development

Sample Policies

Click on any of the topics below to be directed to a downloadable and editable sample policy. Admissions and Enrollment [docx] Colorado Open Records Requests Conflict of Interest Crisis Management [docx] FERPA Model Notice for Directory Information FERPA Model...

Policy Guidance by Topic

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