Board Resource Documents

Board of Directors Resource Documents available as included in Board Orientation Manuals.

Board Membership/Governance
CURRENT BOARD LIST effective Aug 2017
Board Mentor Assignments
NRCA Bylaws Sept 2017
Tentative Board meeting schedule 2017
Duties and Responsibilities of Board members updated Feb 2016
Board Rights
Board Eligibility for NRCA services
Board Structure updated 2016
Past Board Member Terms
Head Start Program Governance Guide
Annual Board Workplan 2017-18
Annual Workplan 2016-17 final report
Fiduciary Responsibilities 2017
Freedom of Information Act Guide for Members of Public Bodies

NRCA History
Economic Opportunity Act
CSBG State Law
Articles of Incorporation 

Tax Exemption Certificate
Travel Reimbursement 
Travel Form 
Audit FY 2017
Board Audit Training Oct 2017
990 form for 2015
NRCA Locations by Owners
Financial Policies and Procedures update 07-20-17
Sample Budget
Financial Statement Sample

PERSONNEL POLICIES effective 4.20.17 
NRCA org chart updated April 2017
Critical Review Team 2017
Volunteer – Intern Policy Handbook Revisions 2013
CEO Succession Plan 

Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan 2014-18
Strategic Plan Progress Report July 2017
Strategic Plan Goal 7 Progress Report July 2017

Public Relations & Resource Development
Agency Resource Development Plan 2017 to 2018
Public and Community Relations Plan 2017-18 

NRCA Programs/ Planning
Our Mission
Glossary of Terms
Latest Annual Report
Local Volunteer Opportunities

Virginia Council Against Poverty
Community Action Partnership
National Community Action Foundation

Head Start Program Governance Training:
Building Skills of Head Start Leaders

The Head Start Program Governance Training: Building Skills of Head Start Leaders is a comprehensive, self-paced training. It is designed for new and experienced governing body, and Head Start Policy Council members. The training module provides skill-building activities that will help governance leaders practice and fulfill their important role.
The module includes interactive activities that offer life-like scenarios for developing and furthering Head Start governance leadership skills. Grantees can use the module to develop a training plan for their governing bodies and Policy Councils, as required by Sec. 642(d)(3) of the Head Start Act and the terms and conditions for their five year project period grant award.
Topics covered in the module include:

  • Fulfilling your governance role
  • Reviewing Head Start reports and asking thoughtful questions in response
  • Making effective decisions and resolving conflicts
  • Envisioning a better future and program planning
  • Becoming a Head Start ambassador

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Head Start Governing Body Certification
This comprehensive training module is designed for new and current governing body, as well as Head Start directors and executive directors. It provides an orientation to their important role in overseeing a Head Start program.
Topics include:

  • The history and mission of Head Start
  • Head Start governance regulations, systems, and procedures
  • The legal and fiscal responsibilities of the governing body

Grantees can use the module to develop a training plan for their governing bodies, as required by Section 642(d)(3) of the Head Start Act and the terms of their five year grant. Participants who successfully complete all of the training will receive a certificate of completion.
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