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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.

Additionally, in 2013, New York State enacted the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, a bill undertaking the first major overhaul of New York’s nonprofit laws in more than 40 years. In addition to new audit requirements, schools must now have whistle-blower and conflict of interest policies. Templates for these policies from Lawyers Alliance can be found below.