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

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the McKinney-Vento Act guarantees educational rights for students experiencing homelessness or residing in unstable housing situations. To ensure these students and their families receive the support they need, all charter schools are required to appoint a dedicated staff member as the McKinney-Vento liaison.…

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Employment Law 101

Legal issues impact all stages of the hiring process. This presentation from the New York City Charter School Center in conjunction with McCarter and English Attorneys helps Charter Schools navigate them and avoid common pitfalls. Topics covered include charter renewal benchmarks, advertising and recruiting, employment types, and background checks.

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Creating Effective Community Engagement

Engaging with the community is crucial for educational institutions, and the presentations below aim to equip schools with simple yet powerful tools to foster meaningful connections with elected officials, local decision-makers, parents, and other key stakeholders. By implementing the strategies outlined in these presentations, pre-authorization planning teams can strengthen their…

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Family Handbook Exemplars

A family handbook provides charter school families with answers to their most common questions and helps to guide families and students in the school’s processes and policies related to the following: School Calendar Communication Academics Student Support Student Behavior and Discipline English Language Learners Family Engagement Student Health Safety, Transparency,…

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