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.
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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 apply to a subset of education records of students with disabilities.
Included in the briefing and broken out separately are a series of forms that may be useful in implementing confidentiality policies and procedures. These forms are samples only. While charter schools may use them as part of their policies, schools should feel free to use their own, so long as those forms capture the information required by law.
- Form #1 Request to Review Records
- Form #2 Confidentiality Policy School Employees
- Form #3 Consent Release Student Information
- Form #4 Notice of Intent
- Form #5 Model Notification of Rights
- Form #6 Record of Access
- Form #7 Records Maintained
Seven new charter schools were approved by the SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee. Six are located in New York City and one in Elmira.
Summary of Findings Report:
Final Public List for the January 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) Spring Cycle.
The Renewal Handbook is a comprehensive resource for SUNY authorized charter schools, compiling the information needed as they plan for, and apply to, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York for renewal.
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.
The Discipline Resource Book provides useful information and materials to schools for handling issues related to student discipline.
SUNY authorized charter schools up for renewal are required to complete the renewal application.
- At-Risk Programs Charts
- Renewal – Five Year Budget Outlook
- Renewal Application Assurances
- Renewal Application Checklist
- Renewal Application Transmittal Form
- Statistical Overview Form
- Teacher Certification and Experience Template
School Renewal Reports:
Guidance on the procedures regarding new, changing or expanding facilities.
SUNY announces second 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) cycle for New York City applicants. Please visit the current RFP page for more information.