Amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education
Pursuant to sections 101, 206, 207, 305 and 2857 of the Education Law and Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2007
Section 119.4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is added, effective July 31, 2007, as follows:
§119.4 Hearings prior to the issuance, revision, or renewal of a charter school pursuant to Education Law section 2857(1).
Within thirty days of initially receiving notice of the receipt of an application for the formation of a new charter school, of an application for the renewal of an existing charter school, or of a charter school's request to revise its existing charter, the school district in which the charter school is located shall hold a public hearing to solicit comments from the community in connection with the foregoing. Such hearing shall be held within the community potentially impacted by the proposed action or charter school. When a revision involves the relocation of a charter school to a different school district, the proposed new school district shall also hold a hearing within such thirty-day period. The school district shall, at the time of its dissemination, provide the State Education Department with a copy of the public hearing notice. The school district shall, no later than the business day next following the hearing, provide written confirmation to both the charter school's charter entity and the State Education Department that the hearing was held, along with the date and time of the hearing. In addition, such school district shall submit copies of any and all written records or comments generated from the hearing to the charter school's charter entity and the State Education Department within 15 business days of the hearing.