Resources

School Safety Plans: Guidance

The Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) Act of 2000 established the foundation for schools to create safer school environments. One of the requirements of SAVE is that school districts develop, review, and regularly update school safety plans at the district and building level.  This guide developed jointly by the State University of New York (SUNY) and the State Education Department (SED) helps Charter Schools achieve compliance.

Policy Exemplars for Charter Applications

Both New York State Charter School Authorizers require prospective new schools to include a complete set of Policies and Procedures. 

The following examples are included in documents below: Special Education Policy; English Language Learners Policy; Personnel Policy; Bylaws; Code of Ethics; Complaint Procedure Policy; Open Meetings Policy; Conflict of Interest Policy; Petition of Interest or Support; Budgets; Financial Controls. Admissions Policy; Discipline Policy, Special Education Provisions; Food Service Policy; Health Service Policy; FOIL Policy; and Dissolution Policy.