Charter schools can innovate because they have more flexibility and autonomy than traditional public schools. At the same time, they remain closely regulated entities that use public resources to serve public school students. Charter schools must comply with New York State Charter Schools Act of 1998 (as amended), as well as many state and federal laws and regulations.
New York State Charter Schools Act of 1998
We have created a black-lined version of the Act that visually emphasizes the new provisions in a more legible format.
2019-20 New York State Budget
New York State’s 2019-20 budget includes several budgetary items and a legislative amendment affecting charter schools in New York City.
Legal Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions
Featured Resources: Laws & regulations
The McKinney-Vento Act gives important educational rights to students who are homeless, or in unstable or temporary housing. The Charter
A “Friends of XYZ Charter School” organization is a separate, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that is created to raise funds, awareness