The SUNY Board of Trustees adopted renewal policies for considering applications for the renewal of charter schools authorized by the SUNY Trustees. These policies are pursuant to the New York Charter Schools Act of 1998.
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The Institute will be releasing an updated Financial Oversight Handbook designed to be a comprehensive resource for SUNY authorized charter schools in navigating financial accountability.
When requesting a charter revision SUNY authorized charter schools must submit an updated budget using the appropriate template.
As part of the charter renewal process, SUNY authorized charter schools must submit financial information using the appropriate template.
SUNY authorized charter schools must submit an annual budget, quarterly reports and annual audited financial statements.
- 2018-19 Annual Budget & Quarterly Report Template
- Audited Financial Report Template
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.
As part of annual reporting requirements, each SUNY authorized charter school must submit an Accountability Plan Progress Report using the progress report template. Schools must also use the data correction template to report data inaccuracies or omissions.
The SUNY Renewal Benchmarks provide a framework for the Institute to gather and evaluate evidence to determine whether a school has made an adequate case for renewal. In addition, the Benchmarks provide schools with a guide to understanding the Institute’s evaluative criteria. School leaders should be fully aware of the content of the Benchmarks at the time of renewal.
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.