Resources

Becoming Your Own School Food Authority (SFA)

This webinar, conducted by NYC food service expert, Geoffrey Ramsey, and a charter school Director of Operations who has gone through the process of becoming a School Food Authority, was originally presented to new school teams as part of the 2013 Start Right program. It provides an overview of food service options that are available to charter schools as well as the steps for schools to follow to become their own School Food Author

Wellness Policies and Safety Plans Webinar

School Wellness Policies provide a means for improving school health, curricula and programs that ensure students become and stay ready to learn. Coupled with your authorizer required safety plan, these two documents are an integral component of learning, growing, thriving as a public school. Join the Charter Center's David Frank and Audrey Castillo, Program Manager for Healthy Schools Brooklyn, a program that is funded by the New York State Department of Health at the Brooklyn District Public Health Office of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

NYSESLAT Administration

This training was originally presented in April 2014 by Erika Watson, Senior Program Manager at Questar. Both the slides and the recorded webinar are below. Topics covered are:
  • Materials – ordering, receiving, returning
  • Administration
  • Scoring Constructed Responses
  • Resources
  • Key Dates
Customer support for NYSESLAT administration can be accessed at NYSESLATSupport@questarai.com or by calling 866.644.6648.

ATS Training Video

Welcome to the world of ATS! This training video is a great one-stop resource for the most useful ATS functions and reports. It covers the basics

Note: If you still need an ATS account, or to request one for a new staff member at your school, complete this form and email it to Tliu2@schools.nyc.gov. As a reminder, ATS users will need a NYC DOE email account that can be obtained through the DOE’s Galaxy system through an administrator at your school.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. As public schools, charter schools should be aware of ADA compliance issues as they relate to their facilities and programming.

Steps of City Hall

We were honored that parents joined us on the Steps of City Hall, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, as we held a press conference to showcase the increasing parent demand for charter schools.

Their voice mattered in representing the more than 70,000 parents who hoped to find a seat for their child in a charter school for the 2013-2014 school year.

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