Resources

ELL Recruitment Guide

As public schools, New York City charter schools seek to serve and best educate all students, including students whose primary language is not English. Successfully recruiting these English Language Learners (ELLs) depends on much more than the usual outreach and marketing. Charter schools that are successful in recruiting ELL students make a comprehensive commitment to community engagement, student achievement and cultural diversity that is strategically planned and implemented. The following tips are designed to aid in the development of a robust ELL recruitment and education plan

CSE and Compliance

The September 2010 presentation Common Coordination Issues, from the Brooklyn Charter School Student Support Agency, addresses common coordination issues facing schools with Special Education students.

The first half of the presentation covers the NYC Committee on Special Education (CSE), including the structure and function of the CSE, roles and responsibilities of the CSE and the charter school, and best practices for working with the CSE.

OPT Online Manual

The NYC DOE's Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) has on online portal which can be reached by clicking here.  This guide from the OPT gives step-by-step instructions for accessing and using it.  Charter Schools can view school-specific information and generate reports.

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.

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