The E-Rate program was set up in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Technology—done well or poorly—can make or break your first few weeks. This overview, originally presented at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, will walk you through assessing your current technology plans and/or creating a new and improved plan.
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.
This DOE guidebook provides detailed instructions regarding the ATS online system.
Proper insurance is important for charter schools from inception to maturity. This FAQ document answers many common questions that charter schools have regarding insurance packages.
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...
Did you know that New York City charter schools are subject to the requirements of New York State's Open Meetings Law (OML)? The OML is based on a presumption of access that provides the public with the right to know in advance about meetings of public bodies and then to observe the meetings and deliberations. It applies explicitly to charter schools under the Charter Schools Act of 1998.
Governor Cuomo recently signed into law a new provision of the Open Meetings Law (OML) that also applies to charter schools (as does, of course, much of the OML). The provision, adding subdivision e to Section 103 of the Public Officers Law (which is the division of state statute in which the OML is codified), requires two things.
This guide should be used by charter school staff that want to be fingerprinted at the New York City Charter School Center.
This guidebook provides the most up-to-date directions from the NYC DOE for Charter Schools using the ATS system.