This worksheet, designed to help schools make decisions regarding financial management staffing and software, was commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center and presented in partnership with ERE, LLP & Fiscal Management Associates, LLC.
This extensive guidebook prepared for the New York City Charter School Center by Fiscal Management Associates helps charter schools prepare for an audit by the New York State Comptroller's Office.
Please note that this guidebook is from 2006.
This presentation from the SchoolFood Compliance Office gives step-by-step instructions for new Charter Schools to reach compliance as dictated by The Child Nutrition Program. Approved methods of accountability and the on-site audit are covered. The necessary forms and agency contacts are included.
Of all the decisions made by new Charter Schools, few are more important than
deciding whether to contract for school management services. Choosing well requires
balancing multiple considerations of finance, accountability, personnel, and public relations. This guidebook from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools provides evenhanded, user-friendly advice for those considering contracting for charter school management.
This guide from the NYC DOE's Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) pertains to procedures for requesting services. Included in this guide are: A List of Forms and Documentation; an Explanation of OPT Criteria; and an Explanation of Charter School Responsibilities. The OPT Request for Service form is also included.
A Data Dashboard is an essential tool for all charter schools. It enables school leaders to instantly check a variety of metrics and assess where their students are at with respect to standardized testing and attendance among others. This sample is from Gotham City Charter School.
A scale is an arbitrarily established set of numbers used for measurement according to a rate or standard. Learning to understand scale scores is an essential skill for every educator and this one-page summary created by the New York City Charter School Center can help.
The latest report from the New York City Charter Schools Evaluation Project compares the academic performance of charter school students with that of their peers who attempted to enroll in charter schools but were not selected in a random lottery. This method allows the researchers to isolate the effect of attending a charter school, without being concerned that factors related to the decision to apply to a charter school are really driving achievement differences.
Charter schools can use this set of templates from the New York City Charter School Center to create their own forms. Included are templates for purchase request, expense request, expense reimbursement, and purchase order forms.