Established in 1998, BASIS Charter Schools, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation whose operations are governed by a Board of Directors. In July 2010, Dr. Craig Barrett, the retired Chairman of the Board at Intel Corporation, was named the Chairman of the BASIS Charter Schools, Inc. (BSI) Board of Directors. The Board of Directors oversees all operations of the corporation including the operations of its charter schools.
The Board of Directors of BASIS Charter Schools, Inc. appoints the members of School Boards for the charter schools. These School Boards are the governing body for each school. In accordance with ARS §15.183, the School Board/governing body is responsible for school policy and a number of specific tasks enumerated in ARS § 15.183.