On the Centerpoint blog, Michael Regnier addressed three factual questions about the Race to the Top program's implications for charter school autonomy.
The NYC DOE handbook on Pupil Accounting for charter schools.
Below are some exemplar Operations Guides that existing charter schools use:
Out of the 159 New York City charter schools currently enrolling students for 2012-13, 130 (82%) responded to the New York City Charter School Center's survey about their lottery application rates. Based on survey data, the Charter Center estimates that New York City charter schools received a total of 133,000 applications for 14,600 new seats.