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Resources

Key Business Functions

The New York City Charter School Center has prepared this helpful list meant for new Charter Schools who are staffing up for the first time.  Key Business Functions are listed along with a brief description of each one's duties and responsibilities.

Teacher Certification Resources

These documents are intended to help school operations staff to navigate through the teacher certification process.

Please note, there have recently been updates in exams and exam requirements, especially for eligible interstate candidates. We are currently updating our resources to reflect these changes. For more information about applying for NYS certification with out-of-state credentials, we suggest you read the NYSED's guidelines: here.

Please contact the Certification Team at certification@nyccharterschools.org if you have any questions about these documents.

Employment Law 101

Legal issues impact all stages of the hiring process. This presentation from the New York City Charter School Center in conjunction with McCarter and English Attorneys helps Charter Schools navigate them and avoid common pitfalls.

Topics covered include charter renewal benchmarks, advertising and recruiting, employment types, and background checks.

Employee Benefits

These resources will help charter schools decide what employee benefits to offer, and ease the process of setting up benefit plans. Employee Benefits Charter Start Up Training is a presentation created by insurance provider Austin & Company specifically for charter schools. Topics covered include plan administration, contribution strategies, medical and dental coverage, and more. Employee Benefits Basics including a Sample Employee Benefits Package Options & a Benefits Checklist outlines all the steps and paperwork necessary for a new charter school to get started with employee benefits. Benefits Terminology explains commonly-used terms.

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