Whether you are a new school or just new in your role, you need to navigate many New York City and New York State systems. We have collected some of the most valuable basic guides and resources here:
The Charter Center, together with the NYCDOE Office of Charter Partnerships, returns with up-to-the-minute systems, compliance and organizational training sessions. Whether you are new in the role, have expanded responsibilities, or are looking for a refresher, this Boot Camp will help ensure your success.
Charter schools are required to comply with the requirements of the New York State Department of Health (DOH) in effect since September 1, 2016, and should refer to the DOH’s 2018-19 NYS Guide to Required Immunizations .
The New York City Charter School Center partnered with the SUNY Charter School Institute, the NYSED Charter School Office and the NYC DOE Office of School Design and Charter Partnerships to host a three-part series of events for charter school board members.
The Regulations of the Commissioner are available online. Part 200 is the law regulating special education in New York State.
The Standard Operating Procedures Manual is a how-to guide explaining the entire special education referral, evaluation, and placement process in New York City.
A presentation from the New York City Charter School Center's Start Right Program on student recruitment and the lottery. Also included as separate documents are templates for Project Planning, Event Planning and Documentation as well as resources for recruiting Special Populations such as ELL and special education students.
Schools may provide testing accommodations to students identified as Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and English Language Learners (ELLs) as needed, on all NYS ELA and content-area assessments (i.e., Mathematics, Science and Social Studies).
How do schools identify ELL students once they are enrolled in the charter school?
Under federal mandate, schools must administer a home language survey at the time of entrance. If a student is identified as potentially ELL after the home language survey and informal interview, the school must administer a valid and reliable English language proficiency assessment to determine if the student is an ELL.