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 Charter Center’s fingerprinting service ended in 2017. We are pleased to have been able to provide the sector with this important program for nearly a decade.
All appointments for fingerprinting now go through the NYSED-approved vendor, Identogo.
NYSED provides guidance on new procedures for fingerprinting here.
The first half of the presentation covers the NYC Committee on Special Education (CSE), including the structure and function of the CSE, roles and responsibilities of the CSE and the charter school, and best practices for working with the CSE.
These webinars explain how charter schools can take advantage of the participatory budgeting process in NYC, which gives access to millions of dollars in discretionary funding for capital projects with grassroots participation. Get your students involved!
Each year, the Borough Presidents’ offices and New York City Council members distribute millions of dollars in public funds through discretionary grant programs. Public schools and non-profit organizations use these grants for everything from purchasing new technology and sports equipment to refurbishing playgrounds, science labs and auditoriums.
The Charter Center held a webinar to show schools how easy it is to apply for these funds and to share examples of successful recent applications.
A “Friends of XYZ Charter School” organization is a separate, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that is created to raise funds, awareness and otherwise support a charter school or the charter school movement. This white paper from the Lawyers Alliance for New York is a guide for any charter school who is thinking of establishing one.
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)|