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.
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.
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.