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.
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.