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Actions Taken by the Board of Regents - 2018

January 2018

During its January 22-23, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved four charter renewals and one charter revision.  The items presented to the P-12 Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available here.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Charter School of Educational Excellence (Five-Year Renewal)
  • Great Oaks Charter School (Four-Year Renewal)
  • Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (Four-Year Renewal and Enrollment Expansion)
  • Utica Academy of Science Charter School (Five-Year Renewal and Enrollment Expansion)

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Charter School of Educational Excellence (Increase in Maximum Enrollment)

February 2018

During its February 12-13, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, three NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewals, and three NYCDOE charter revisions.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available here.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Hyde Leadership Charter School - Brooklyn (Five-Year Renewal and a Middle School Expansion)
  • South Bronx Charter School for International Cultures and the Arts (Five-Year Renewal and a Middle School Expansion)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • New Heights Academy Charter school
  • New York French American Charter School

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys (Three-Year Renewal)
  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls (Three-Year Renewal)
  • New American Academy Charter School (Two-Year Renewal with a Corrective Action Plan for Academics and Governance)

March 2018

During its March 12, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved six Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, five BoR charter revisions, eight New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewals, and one NYCDOE charter revision.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available here.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls Charter School, The Shirley Rodriguez-Remeneski School (Three-Year Renewal)
  • Equality Charter School (Two-Year Renewal)
  • Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School (Three-Year Renewal)
  • Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation (Three-Year Renewal)
  • St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School (Three-Year Renewal)
  • The Equity Project Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • VOICE Charter School of New York (Five-Year Renewal)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the NYCDOE)

  • Growing Up Green Charter School (Enrollment Revision)

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (Four-Year Renewal)
  • John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • KIPP Always Mentally Prepared (AMP) Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • KIPP S.T.A.R. College Preparatory Charter School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Academy Charter High School (Five-Year Renewal)
  • Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (Five-Year Renewal and Enrollment Revision)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brooklyn Lab Charter High School (Enrollment Revision)
  • Brooklyn Lab Charter School (Revisions to Enrollment and School Name)
  • Riverhead Charter School (Enrollment Revision)
  • Urban Dove Charter School (Enrollment Revision)
  • Young Women's College Preparatory Charter School of Rochester (Enrollment Revision)

April 2018

No items pertaining to charter schools were presented to the Board of Regents during its April 9-10, 2018 meeting.

May 2018

During its May 7-8, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved three Board of Regents (BOR) charter renewals, one BOR charter revision, one BOR merger revision, and one charter school transfer.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available here.

Charter Renewals (Authorized by the BOR)

  • New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science III (Full-Term, Five-Year Renewal with a Revision to Decrease Maximum Authorized Enrollment)
  • New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities III (Full-Term, Five-Year Renewal with a Revision to Decrease Maximum Authorized Enrollment)
  • South Bronx Classical Charter School II (Full-Term, Five-Year Renewal with a Grade Level and Enrollment Expansion Revision)

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the BOR)

  • Mott Hall Charter School

Charter Merger (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • South Bronx Classical Charter School IV and Classical Charter Schools, with Classical Charter Schools as the surviving education corporation

Charter Transfer

  • Williamsburg Charter High School authorizer transfer from NYCDOE to BOR

June 2018

During its June 11-12, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved six Board of Regents (BOR) initial charters, one BOR charter revision, and one NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) renewal. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available here.

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Bold Charter School
  • Bridge Preparatory Charter School
  • Creo College Preparatory Charter School
  • Ivy Hill Preparatory Charter School
  • New Dawn Charter High School II
  • Richmond Preparatory Charter School

Charter Revision (Authorized by the BOR)

  • Charter School of Educational Excellence

Charter Renewal (Authorized by the BOR)

  • Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School (Full-Term, Five-Year Renewal)

July 2018

No item pertaining to charter schools was presented to the Board of Regents during its July 16-17, 2018 meeting. However, there was a discussion about the Charter School Performance Framework, which is available here.

August 2018

The Board of Regents did not meet this month.

September 2018

During its September 17-18, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved two charter revisions and endorsed the Charter School Performance Framework. The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meeting-archives/2018-09.

Charter Revisions (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys
  • Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls

Charter School Performance Framework (For Schools Authorized by the Board of Regents)

October 2018

During its October 15-16, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one charter revision. The item presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board is available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meeting-archives/2018-10.

Charter Revision (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • KIPP S.T.A.R. College Prep Charter School (revision to enrollment)

November 2018

During its November 5-6, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved seven Board of Regents initial charters.  The items presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2018/2018-11/p-12-education.

Initial Charters (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Academy of Health Sciences Charter School
  • AECI II:  NYC Charter High School for Computer Engineering and Innovation
  • Bronx Arts and Science Charter School
  • Brooklyn RISE Charter School
  • Education Unlimited Lyceum Charter School
  • LEEP Dual Language Academy Charter School
  • Staten Island Hebrew Public Charter School

To view the full items acted on by the Board of Regents, visit the Board of Regents website.

December 2018

During its November 10-11, 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents approved one Board of Regents initial charter.  The item presented to the P-12 Education Committee and acted on by the Full Board are available here.

Initial Charter (Authorized by the Board of Regents)

  • Hellenic Classical Charter School

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Last Updated: December 11, 2018