The NYSED Board of Regents met today in Albany for its monthly P-12 committee meeting and voted on revisions and renewals for multiple Charter schools across the State.
The Board voted in favor of a three-year renewal for the New York City Department of Education-authorized Brooklyn Charter School.
The Board voted in favor of a two-year renewal, motioning a request to also receive a report of the schools’ academic standing after 12 months, for the following Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education-authorized schools:
- Enterprise Charter School
- Westminster Community Charter School
The Board voted in favor of a merger revision for the Board of Regents-authorized Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School with the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York-authorized Capital Preparatory Bronx Charter School. The former will remain as the surviving education corporation under the amended name “Capital Prep Charter Schools NY” and will be authorized by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York as of July 1, 2019. Three regents abstained from voting.
The Board voted in favor of a motion to reject the early renewal requests for the two following schools authorized by the Trustees of the State University of New York:
- Success Academy Charter School – Bed Stuy
- Success Academy Charter School – Upper West
The requests will be sent back to the NYC DOE to be re-evaluated.
The Board voted against a revision for the New York City Department of Education-authorized Ember Charter School for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation. Under the provisions in this revision, the number of students would be increased to 968 and the school would now serve grades K-12, up from K-8. Students, teachers, and parents from Ember were present and voiced their concerns about 8th-grade students not being fully in control of their high school placement for the coming school year. The Board will send back the school’s application to the NYC DOE with commentary.
Finally, the board presented two discussion items: a proposed addition to regulations governing substantial equivalency in nonpublic schools and amendments to regulations relating to reports of child abuse in educational settings.