Charter School Board Training
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.
Charter School Legal Issues: “Friends Of” Organizations
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…
Understanding Your School Food Options
There are so many misconceptions about school lunch in the NYC charter sector. But not knowing how the various programs work could leave your scholars eating cold food or your school paying enormous fees! The Charter Center hosted an interactive webinar to help guide schools in making the best choice…
New Provisions Passed In 2018-19 State Budget Legislation
New York State’s 2018-19 budget includes several budgetary items and a legislative amendment affecting charter schools in New York City. This memo provides details on increases in per pupil funding and legislation pertaining ending lunch shaming.
Governance: Bylaws and Conflict of Interest Policies for Charter Schools
All charter schools must have a set of bylaws and conflict of interest policies that comply with New York law. When was the last time your school reviewed these documents? Do they comply with the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act, General Municipal Law, and Opening Meetings Law? Corey Callahan, the…
Creating Effective Community Engagement
This presentation, intended for pre-authorization planning teams, focuses on effective practices for community engagement and advocacy strategies. In addition to offering numerous tips and advice, this presentation specifically covers steps needed to include a community engagement plan on the charter application.
Accountability: Developing a Leadership Dashboard
A dashboard is an essential tool for charter school leaders and the board. This presentation will help you build a dashboard for your charter school.
The Facility Access Process: Co-Location and Private Space
In March 2014, state law was changed to grant a subset of NYC charter schools a statutory right to facilities assistance. Education Law §2853(3)). Charter schools that are new, or adding grade levels, can go through a legally defined process (referred to as “Facilities Access Process”) that results in a…