Each charter school receives a grant for textbooks, library books and software under the New York State Textbook Law (NYSTL). The grant is administered by the NYC DOE, so all purchases with these funds must be processed through the FAMIS purchasing portal.
The 2018-19 NYC Department of Education Charter School Directory is available online. Please view the Introduction for general information or the specific borough name for the school listings in your area.
The NYC DOE sets clear campus guidelines for schools co-located in DOE buildings whether they are district or charter schools. The DOE Division of Space Management Co-Location Handbook spells out the philosophy and protocols for shared campuses. It includes sections on the Building Response Team, Safety Planning, custodial services, and the building council.
For campuses with charter schools, the work of the building council is supplemented by a shared space committee.
The NYC DOE handbook on Pupil Accounting for charter schools.
This guidebook provides the most up-to-date directions from the NYC DOE for Charter Schools using the ATS system.
This NYC DOE publication is a comprehensive guide to using ATS to manage transportation services. The guide contains an overview of OPT and ATS, key transportation terms, and common ATS processes, as well as detailed instructions for sign-on and ATS processes including MetroCard inventory, viewing individual student records, and assigning bus stops.
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.
Managing transportation can be very challenging for new Charter Schools. These two presentations from the NYC DOE's Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) will make that task easier. OPT Basics explains the structure of the Office of Pupil Transportation and how charter schools work with OPT; Charter School Transportation Overview has current information on topics including eligibility, MetroCards, yellow bus service, and special education needs.