Strategic and Financial Planning – Part 1

Walker Buckalew

Executive Consultant, Independent School Management

In additon to his role as a consultant with ISM, a firm serving more than 4,000 school clients, Dr. Buckalew is also the author of eight non-fiction books and three Christian fiction books.

Charge What It Costs: A Primer on Financial Sustainability

Every classical, Christian school claims exceptional quality, but do your finances support the claim? This seminar introduces a framework for financial sustainability, and begins to answer these questions: What does quality education really cost? How do growing schools pay for it? How do we convince parents that the education is really worth the price? How do we avoid becoming an elitist school for rich kids?

Chuck Evans

Chuck Evans is a co-founder of both SCL and the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA). Over the course of more than 15 years, he has become an expert at hanging around SCL conferences without actually working or helping out in any way. Despite that, Chuck and his colleagues do work with and help classical schools to think through their impact on their communities and markets, to design strategies for growth, and to imagine creative ways to apply a classical Christian mission in relationships with students and families.