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.
Below are some exemplar Operations Guides that existing charter schools use:
- School Calendar
- Student Support
- Student Behavior and Discipline
- English Language Learners
- Family Engagement
- Student Health
These sample medical, dental and vision plans from various providers can aid charter schools’ human resources and operations teams through decisions related to employee benefits and health insurance coverage.
Meeting minutes are a formal recording of transactions that happened at a particular time and place. Minutes are a record of what was done at the meeting, not what was said by members.
So newly opening schools do not need to reinvent the wheel, these commonly used templates are designed to assist schools with operations related tasks. Included are templates for...
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)|
|Conflicts of Interest Policy and Whistleblower Policy Templates|
|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).