Below are some exemplar Operations Guides that existing charter schools use:
All New York charter schools are subject to the requirements of New York State's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). FOIL is a New York State law that provides the public an avenue to access certain records of public agencies, and it explicitly applies to charters under the Charter Schools Act of 1998.
The NYCSCA has established this Safety Program & Procedures Manual, herein after called “SCA Safety Manual” in order to guide and direct the management, staff, and contractors working on all NYC school buildings of their obligation to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth within this program thereby promoting a safe work environment for all SCA personnel, school occupants, workers and the general public.
This presentation, originally facilitated at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, provides a broad overview of requirements and sector-wide best practices for Safety Plan creation and implementation.
The E-Rate program was set up in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Technology—done well or poorly—can make or break your first few weeks. This overview, originally presented at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, will walk you through assessing your current technology plans and/or creating a new and improved plan.
As you create your full technology, brief technology and maintenance plans and search for a technology consultant, refer to these helpful templates:
A Full Technology Plan usually covers 3-5 years, often including significant program detail that will result in a key planning guide for the school.
This comprehensive guide, developed and originally presented by Rebecca Daverin of Explore Schools, is a great one-stop resource for the most useful ATS functions and reports.
This DOE guidebook provides detailed instructions regarding the ATS online system.