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Operations Brief: Frequently Asked Questions about the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

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.

New Rules for Overtime Wages

New U.S. Department of Labor rules on overtime wages are effective as of December 1, 2016. The Charter Center hosted a webinar that examines these changes, notably that the threshold salary for an employee that meets one of the exemption categories has risen to $47,476 annually. We recommend that all schools familiarize themselves with the new rules and understand what changes, if any, need to be made at their school.

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PDF iconBe In The Know: New DOL Rules on Overtime [Webinar Audio]

VENDOR/SERVICES LISTS

Vendors/Services List

The Charter Center’s Vendor List is one of the many ways in which we help schools share resources with one another. Last year alone, there were 11,000 hits on over 300 businesses recommended by NY charter schools. We’d like to remind you that all vendors on the list have not only worked with a charter school, but have also received a written recommendation from one or more charters.

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FAQs: Open Meetings Law

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.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

The NY State Education Department has recently released guidance and training materials for district schools related to the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which was established to protect all students from harassment, bullying, discrimination, and cyberbullying. The Charter Center held a brief webinar where we highlighted some of these useful tools and best practices on reporting incidents, prevention tips, and more!

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