New York State’s law on charter schools changed in important ways in the last five years. We have created a black-lined version of the Act that visually emphasizes the new provisions in a more legible format.
The Charter Center is committed to helping existing and prospective charter schools succeed in this ever-changing environment. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently for updates.
- Charter Schools Act
- Charter School Regulations: New York State Education Department's quick links
- Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK)
The following documents reflect the Charter Center’s guidance for charter schools and planning teams.
- The 2017-18 State Legislative Session and Charter Schools
- New Provisions Passed In 2017-18 State Budget Legislation
- ELL Legal FAQ
- Facilities Access Guide New York City Charter Schools
- Freedom of Information Law: Frequently Asked Questions
- Guide to Answering a FOIL Request
- Guide to Charter Law - 2010
- Guide to New Open Meetings Law Provisions - 2012
- Guide to New Provisions in State Law - 2014
- New Provisions Passed In The 2015 Legislative Session Affecting Charter Schools
- New Provisions Passed in 2016-17 State Budget Legislation Affecting Charter Schools
- Open Meetings Law: Frequently Asked Questions
- Requirements under New York General Municipal Law 800-806
- Student Discipline – Baseline Requirements Guide
- 2010 Changes: Implications
The Charter Center's Director of Legal Affairs is available to help schools and planning teams negotiate the new provisions of the law. Questions can be directed to Corey Callahan.
|NYS Charter Schools Act of 1998 (Updated April 2016)||391.27 KB|
|2012 Guide to New Open Meetings Law Provisions||79.39 KB|