Model policy on conflicts of interest, including exceptions to the law; express prohibitions; penalties; disclosure of interests.
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)|
These complete applications are great exemplars of recently approved new charter schools from the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
Effective September 1, 2016, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced that schools are subject to new immunization requirements. Charter schools are required to comply with these requirements and should refer to the DOH’s new 2017-18 guide on required immunizations (https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf).
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Here are updated timelines for the submission of applications to establish charter schools in New York State authorized by NYS Board of Regents and the SUNY Board of Trustees with a plan to open in 2017.