Parents have the right to apply for exemption from immunization requirements for medical reasons or based on religious beliefs. Charter schools need to follow clear protocols to ensure parents’ rights, even as they safeguard the school population. Medical exemptions must be approved by the NYCDOE Department of Health and Immunizations. Religious exemptions are approved at the school or network level; they do not require DOE approval.
New York State Charter School information by: City, Authorizer, Geographic district, DBN code (NYC only), BEDS code, Network affiliation, Borough (NYC only), Neighborhood (NYC only), Opening Year, Grades Served.
Whether you are a new school or just new in your role, you need to navigate many New York City and New York State systems. We have collected some of the most valuable basic guides and resources here:
The Charter Center, together with the NYCDOE Office of Charter Partnerships, returns with up-to-the-minute systems, compliance and organizational training sessions. Whether you are new in the role, have expanded responsibilities, or are looking for a refresher, this Boot Camp will help ensure your success.
Charter schools are required to comply with the requirements of the New York State Department of Health (DOH) in effect since September 1, 2016, and should refer to the DOH’s 2018-19 NYS Guide to Required Immunizations .
The New York City Charter School Center partnered with the SUNY Charter School Institute, the NYSED Charter School Office and the NYC DOE Office of School Design and Charter Partnerships to host a three-part series of events for charter school board members.
The Regulations of the Commissioner are available online. Part 200 is the law regulating special education in New York State.
The Standard Operating Procedures Manual is a how-to guide explaining the entire special education referral, evaluation, and placement process in New York City.