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.
Here you can find commonly used student enrollment templates and exemplars that are useful in the creation of a new school’s procedures. Best practices for student admissions and enrollment can be also explored here.
These resources focus entirely on the hiring of instructional staff. Topics covered include teacher certification, recruitment strategies, establishing competency criteria, and developing indicators.
For High Schools looking to order diplomas, please note that charter schools do not use the NYC DOE diploma.
Since the State does not require a particular format, high schools have some options:
The employee file, or personnel file, contains a detailed record of every employment action and protocol. Employment files require precise measures and upkeep to ensure the files are accurate, complete and up-to-date. An Employee File Checklist is a simple tool to aid your HR team in the maintenance and inclusion of all relevant materials.
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.
Here you will find an exemplar of a move-in and set-up plan, a suite of useful templates for all processes involved in move-in and set-up, and a sample fixtures, furniture and equipment list including approximate costs.