09
Jun-2014
SUNY Releases Guidance Update for the Summer Cycle

The Guidance Update for the Summer Cycle of the 2014 RFP serves as a supplement to, and in cases where explicitly noted, replacement for, sections of the January 2014 Guidance Handbook that accompanies the January 2014 RFP. It is imperative that proposals be complete with all required documentation and that they follow the guidance in this document, as well as all other guidance found in the January 2014 RFP and Guidance Handbook. See RFP resources below to access the guidance. 

06
Jun-2014
SUNY Renewal Policies

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. 

SUNY Renewal Policies

05
Jun-2014
Financial Oversight Handbook

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. 

05
Jun-2014
Renewal Financial Template

As part of the charter renewal process, SUNY authorized charter schools must submit financial information using the appropriate template. 

Template:

05
Jun-2014
Annual Report

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

 

05
Jun-2014
SUNY Renewal Benchmarks

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. 

SUNY Renewal Benchmarks

04
Jun-2014
Complaint Policy Guidance

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

04
Jun-2014
SUNY Trustees Approve Seven New Charter Schools

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. 

SUNY Charter Schools Institute Press Release and final Public List for the January 2014 RFP Spring Cycle. 

Summary of Findings Report: