All New York charter schools are subject to the requirements of New York State's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). FOIL is a New York State law that provides the public an avenue to access certain records of public agencies, and it explicitly applies to charters under the Charter Schools Act of 1998.
Did you know that New York City charter schools are subject to the requirements of New York State's Open Meetings Law (OML)? The OML is based on a presumption of access that provides the public with the right to know in advance about meetings of public bodies and then to observe the meetings and deliberations. It applies explicitly to charter schools under the Charter Schools Act of 1998.
Proper insurance is important for charter schools from inception to maturity. This FAQ document answers many common questions that charter schools have regarding insurance packages.
Below are some exemplar Operations Guides that existing charter schools use:
As you create your full technology, brief technology and maintenance plans and search for a technology consultant, refer to these helpful templates:
A Full Technology Plan usually covers 3-5 years, often including significant program detail that will result in a key planning guide for the school.
Technology—done well or poorly—can make or break your first few weeks. This overview, originally presented at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, will walk you through assessing your current technology plans and/or creating a new and improved plan.
The E-Rate program was set up in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996.