The NYCSCA has established this Safety Program & Procedures Manual, herein after called “SCA Safety Manual” in order to guide and direct the management, staff, and contractors working on all NYC school buildings of their obligation to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth within this program thereby promoting a safe work environment for all SCA personnel, school occupants, workers and the general public.
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.
In spring of 2019, the experts from Ed-Ops led a two-part conference on the components of robust operations systems and the steps to creating efficient teams. Called the “Five Pillars of Ops Excellence” the seminars were organized around:
- Setting Clear Roles and Responsibilities
- Creating Standard Operating Procedures
- Proactive Communication, both Internal and External
- Continuous, Individualized Staff Development
Review the full presentation
Part 1 – Clear Roles and Responsibilities and Standard Operating Procedures
|EDOPS NYC CSC Ops Excellence Session 1 (FINAL) - 2019 04 15.pdf||1.56 MB|
|NYC Ops Excellence 1 - Workbook FINAL.PDF||616.84 KB|
Part 2 – Cross-training, Proactive Communication, and Staff Development
|EDOPS NYC CSC Ops Excellence Session 2.pdf||1.78 MB|
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|NYC Ops Excellence 2 - SOP One Pager - vF.PDF||45.98 KB|
|NYC Ops Excellence 2 - Workbook vF.PDF||734.92 KB|
The Charter Center, together with the NYCDOE Office of Charter Partnerships, returns with up-to-the-minute systems, compliance and organizational training sessions. Whether you are new in the role, have expanded responsibilities, or are looking for a refresher, this Boot Camp will help ensure your success.
The NYC DOE sets clear campus guidelines for schools co-located in DOE buildings whether they are district or charter schools. The DOE Division of Space Management Co-Location Handbook spells out the philosophy and protocols for shared campuses. It includes sections on the Building Response Team, Safety Planning, custodial services, and the building council.
For campuses with charter schools, the work of the building council is supplemented by a shared space committee.
Did you know that New York City charter schools are subject to the requirements of New York State's Open Meetings Law (OML)? The OML is based on a presumption of access that provides the public with the right to know in advance about meetings of public bodies and then to observe the meetings and deliberations. It applies explicitly to charter schools under the Charter Schools Act of 1998.
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:
Proper insurance is important for charter schools from inception to maturity. This FAQ document answers many common questions that charter schools have regarding insurance packages.