Developing a Sound School Budget

This presentation from the New York City Charter School Center explains the proper way to prepare a budget for a new charter school. All revenue streams and cost centers are covered in detail. Learn how to be conservative when projecting both revenues and expenses. A sample budget is included.

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High School Diploma Information

For High Schools looking to order diplomas, please note that charter schools do not use the NYC DOE diploma. Since the State does not require a particular format, high schools have some options: Order the blank sample attached from the state (only available when ordering Regents exams following the directions…

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ATS Training Video

Welcome to the world of ATS! This training video is a great one-stop resource for the most useful ATS functions and reports. It covers the basics. Note: If you still need an ATS account, or to request one for a new staff member at your school, complete this form and email…

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The Pupil Accounting Handbook

The NYC DOE handbook on Pupil Accounting for charter schools. Introduction: Introduction to Pupil Accounting; organizational tree of the Pupil Personnel Services Network. Admitting Students: admitting and registering students, including sample documents and examples of required forms. Annual School Census Reports: preparing the annual school census. Attendance: using the form…

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Charter Renewal

In addition to hosting regular discussions with the authorizers, the Charter Center has collected these resources and exemplars to assist schools facing the complex project of writing the renewal application and preparing for the renewal evaluation visit. SUNY CSI Renewal Resources, including Handbook, Benchmarks, Application and Recent Renewal Reports at SUNY…

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Staff Handbook

Clear expectations promote strong performances. A comprehensive staff handbook is the best way to ensure all employees understand the professional standards and culture of the school. Several extensive handbooks are attached, each with particular strengths. SBuffalo’s CS Handbook has thorough sections on social media and computer use and mentions confidentiality…

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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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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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