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School Closure Contact List - Local TV Stations

As your own Local Education Agency (LEA), you are responsible for school closures independent of the Department of Education's (DOE) decision. When choosing to close your school due to weather or an emergency, be sure to alert local TV stations so that all parents and families are made aware. The following list includes contact information for local TV stations and was originally compiled and shared by New Vision for Public Schools.

Operations Guide Exemplar

School facility operations and maintenance exist to support the primary purpose of any school: quality learning. By maintaining a working Operations Guide for your school, all procedures can be memorialized and easily accessed by new and incoming staff.

Below are some exemplar Operations Guides that existing charter schools use:

Operations Brief: Frequently Asked Questions about the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

All New York charter schools are subject to the requirements of New York State's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). FOIL is a New York State law that provides the public an avenue to access certain records of public agencies, and it explicitly applies to charters under the Charter Schools Act of 1998.

Operations Brief 2012 -2: Frequently-Asked Questions about the Open Meetings Law

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.

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