Charter School Office

Regents-Authorized Charter Schools Oversight Plan

The New York State Board of Regents, through its administrative body, the New York State Education Department, is authorized to oversee and monitor each charter school authorized by the Regents in all respects, including the right to visit, examine and inspect the charter school and its records. To permit the Regents to fulfill this oversight function under the New York State Charter Schools Act and ensure that each charter school is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and the terms and conditions of the Charter, each charter school agrees to abide by and implement the Oversight Plan, the components of which are presented below. Amendments and revisions may be made to such plan by SED, in consultation with the charter schools.

Section I:   Opening Procedures

Section II:  Monitoring Plan

Section III:   Performance Framework
Section IV:  Closing Procedures Guide and Checklist

Other Documents and Information

The Fiscal Oversight Guidebook PDF document  (1 MB) provides a comprehensive fiscal resource for charter schools authorized by the Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department as well as for prospective charter school applicants. The Guidebook offers charter school leaders and applicants information on the expectations related to financial accountability, per the New York State Charter Schools Act. The Guidebook also details policies and practices related to sound fiscal management and internal controls, management of federal and state funding streams, and the continual monitoring and oversight of a school’s financial health and stability by school leaders and Trustees.

Guidance on Homeless Students attending Charter Schools   PDF document  (219 KB)

Charter Schools and School Districts often have questions about responsibilities and processes related to the education of children who are, or who become, homeless. Please see the memo at the link above for information and responses to frequently asked questions on this issue.

NYS Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and Open Meetings Law  PDF document  (74 KB)

Revisions Q & A  PDF document  (96 KB)

Audit Guide
Application for Charter Renewal

Updating School Contact Info on SEDREF

Adding Board of Trustee Members

Enrollment and Retention Targets

Prior Annual Report Pages

2012 - 2013 Annual Report Page

2011 - 2012 Annual Report Page

2010 - 2011 Annual Report Page

2009 - 2010 Annual Report Page 


Last Updated: May 15, 2014