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STARTING AND MAINTANING AN AFRICAN-CENTERED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
Taught by Báyé Kemit, Baálé of The Garvey Schoo/Eégún Ọmọdé Shule, Trenton, NJ
Tuesday evenings, from 7:30-9:00 PM
Class Dates are April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

OUTLINE FOR WORKSHOP
STARTING AND MAINTANING AN AFRICAN-CENTERED INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

WEEK 1: GETTING STARTED
Discuss the origins of the Council of Independent Black Institutions.
How The Garvey School/Egun Omode Shule was founded?
Overcoming the doubts and doubters-YOU CAN DO IT!!
Choosing your mission. Why do you want to operate a school?
Discuss finding a building, incorporating your business…knowing your state and local laws.

WEEK 2: PLANNING STAGE
Techniques for attracting families.
Techniques for hiring and retaining staff.
Setting staff salaries (Full time/Part time).
Choosing curricular goals.
Finding and maintaining a location. (Turn key or renovation?)

WEEK 3: MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
Fees, fees, fees and more fees. Cost are always rising.
Taxes, federal and state (employee, workers comp., insurance—building and org.,)
Lunch
Uniforms
Tuition
Salaries
Fundraising
Summer, Saturday and after-school programs
Grants

WEEK 4 OPENING YOUR DOORS-KEEPING THE DOORS OPEN
Discuss the challenges with operating an IBI
Discuss effective strategies for maintaining an IBI
Review notes of the previous 3 weeks and facilitate any questions or concerns.