These documents provide guidance for administrators and teachers as they complete the Institutional Master File (IMF) and Personnel Master File (PMF) as part of the annual BEDS survey.
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.
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 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.
This ATS report manual guides readers through the most common special education reports that schools can run within ATS.
The 2018-19 NYC Department of Education Charter School Directory is available online. Please view the Introduction for general information or the specific borough name for the school listings in your area.
The first half of the presentation covers the NYC Committee on Special Education (CSE), including the structure and function of the CSE, roles and responsibilities of the CSE and the charter school, and best practices for working with the CSE.
Here you will find the latest guidance and handbooks for administering the 2018 New York State ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Regents Exams. These guides are produced mainly for district schools, but include regulations and resources suitable for charter schools. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
|ELA & Math|
|2018 DOE Assessment Administration Memo #11 (Charter Version)|
|2018 NYS School Test Administrator’s Manual Grades 3-8|
|ELA & Math Scanning Handbook|
|ATS Quick Guide for Grades 3-8 Printing and Scanning|
|2018 January Regents Exam Schedule|
|2018 January Regents Administration Charter Memo|
|2018 January Regents Charter Administration Training|
|2018 June Regents Exam Schedule|
|2018 June Regents Administration Charter Memo|
|Regents Scanning Handbook|
|2018 Science Grades 4 & 8 DOE Administration Memo|
|2018 NYS Grade 4 Science Testing Manual|
|2018 NYS Grade 8 Science Testing Manual|
|Science Scanning Handbook|
Charter schools are subject to New York Municipal Law Sections 800-806. Charters, therefore must have codes of ethics and conflict of interest policies. In addition, after New York State enacted the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, schools must also have whistle-blower policies. See below for some exemplars. Schools should continue to consult with their own counsel when creating these policies.
|General Municipal Law FAQ (2010)|
|Conflict of Interest Policy Template|
|Whistleblower Policy Template|
|Model Code of Ethics|
|Ethics for Trustees and Employees of Charter Schools (2010)|
Here you can find diagrams and guidance for the packing and collections of exam materials for the 2018 Test Scoring Consortium.
|Guidance for 2018|
|2018 ELA Packing and Collection Instructions|
|2018 Math Packing and Collection Instructions|
|2018 ELA Packing Diagram|
|2018 MATH Packing Diagram|
|DOE Test Security Form|
|2018 SME Packing and Collection Webinar|
|Test Scoring Consortium FAQs [under revision]|