Model policy on conflicts of interest, including exceptions to the law; express prohibitions; penalties; disclosure of interests.
Charter schools are subject to New York Municipal Law Sections 800-806. Charters, therefore must have codes of ethics and conflict of interest policies. In addition, after New York State enacted the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, schools must also have whistle-blower policies. See below for some exemplars. Schools should continue to consult with their own counsel when creating these policies.
|General Municipal Law FAQ (2010)|
|Conflict of Interest Policy Template|
|Whistleblower Policy Template|
|Model Code of Ethics|
|Ethics for Trustees and Employees of Charter Schools (2010)|
The Charter Center held an interactive webinar with Blackbaud highlighting how schools can use their built-in networks to extend the reach of their fundraising effort.
This recorded webinar provided insight on:
The Administration for Child Services (ACS) is working to build a stronger partnership with charter schools to support students in the child welfare program. ACS’s Office of Education Support and Policy Planning partnered with the Charter Center to demystify the child welfare system and launch discussions on collaborative approaches specific to charter schools.
These complete applications are great exemplars of recently approved new charter schools from the New York State Education Department (NYSED).