Students in Temporary Housing: Students’ Rights and Schools’ Responsibilities

The McKinney-Vento Act gives important educational rights to students who are homeless, or in unstable or temporary housing. The Charter Center hosted a free workshop, presented by NYS-TEACHS, to help schools understand how to meet these students’ needs and comply with changes in the law resulting from the Every Student…

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Working with the Administration for Child Services (ACS)

The Administration for Child Services (ACS) is working to build a stronger partnership with charter schools to support students in the child welfare program. ACS’s Office of Education Support and Policy Planning partnered with the Charter Center to demystify the child welfare system and launch discussions on collaborative approaches specific…

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Immunization

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 2020-21 NYS Guide to Required Immunizations . DOH’s regulations provide that students attending kindergarten through grade 12 must have two…

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SPED: ATS Special Education Reports

This ATS report manual guides readers through the most common special education reports that schools can run within ATS. OVERVIEW This manual is for veteran and new special education coordinators. It describes how to access information that special education teachers require to best address students’ needs and to ensure compliance…

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