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…

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Operations Resource Guide

The DOE Charter Office put together an Operations Resource Guide to aide in the important end of year and start of the year tasks. It includes deadline reminders for DOE systems and guidelines on the following topics: Summer School Enrollment in ATS Transportation Per Pupil Funding Health/Immunization Requirements And more...…

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Employee Benefits

These resources will help charter schools decide what employee benefits to offer, and ease the process of setting up benefit plans. Employee Benefits Charter Start Up Training is a presentation created by insurance provider Austin & Company specifically for charter schools. Topics covered include plan administration, contribution strategies, medical and dental…

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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.…

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2012 Charter Schools ATS Manual Provided by the NYC DOE

This guidebook provides the most up-to-date directions from the NYC DOE for Charter Schools using the ATS system. It covers all primary features of accessing and using ATS, including but not limited to: printer setup; admitting students; cancelling a transaction; searching for a student; displaying and updating biographical data; updating…

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Working Papers for Students

Students aged 14-17 who work part time, including summer employment, are required to have “employment certificates” (often called Working Papers) issued by the school. The process includes obtaining required documentation, such as a doctor’s note. All intermediate schools and high schools must provide an “employment certificate” to any student who…

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