Collection of resources to assist SUNY charter schools in meeting legal and statutory requirements.

23 11, 2016

Closure Plan

2016-11-23T10:43:33+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Compliance|

Sample SUNY closure plan, which the Institute will supply in the event of a closure.                                                                                 [...]

5 06, 2014

Annual Report

2015-07-15T13:07:53+00:00June 5th, 2014|Compliance|

The Annual Report is required by statute and governed by regulations promulgated by the State Education Department. Guidance is available through the New York State Education Department. Charter School Annual Report Guidelines 

4 06, 2014

Applications and Admissions Materials

2017-01-06T13:06:32+00:00June 4th, 2014|Compliance|

Admissions processes for SUNY authorized charter schools must meet legal requirements of an open, non-discriminatory process.Guidance:2017-18 Lottery GuidanceNYS Register Excerpt - Random Selection Process for Charter School Student Applications2017-2018 Reporting RequirementsForms:2017-18 Student Recruitment Marketing Efforts Summary2017-18 Application Admissions SummaryApplication Materials:NYSED Uniform Application InstructionsNYSED Uniform Application Form  

4 06, 2014

Complaint Policy Guidance

2015-10-30T14:15:46+00:00June 4th, 2014|Compliance, Operational Resources|

The charter agreement for all SUNY authorized charter schools requires that the school board of trustees must implement a policy to receive and handle any complaints. The Complaints and the Charter Schools Act document provides guidance to schools for how to develop a complaint policy. Complaints and the Charter Schools Act

4 06, 2014

Confidentiality of Student Records

2015-08-20T15:42:53+00:00June 4th, 2014|Compliance|

Two federal laws govern the confidentiality of students' educational records: the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Both FERPA and IDEA apply to charter schools and district public schools. FERPA covers all education records of students enrolled in a charter school and the confidentiality provisions of IDEA [...]

3 06, 2014

Criminal Background Checks and Fingerprinting

2016-11-16T16:07:26+00:00June 3rd, 2014|Compliance|

Charter school education corporations have an ongoing obligation to clear all employees prior to employment by means of a fingerprint-supported criminal background check through the New York State Education Department's Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability including janitors, security personnel and cafeteria workers who are present when children are in the school building.Guidelines for [...]

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