This page is designed to explain the Accountability & Oversight processes for the 69 charter schools authorized by the New York State Department of Education. The tools below are intended to support schools authorized by the DOE in finding the resources they need in order to remain in compliance with reporting requirements.
Charter schools are held accountable, through the terms of five-year performance contracts called “charters,” for high student achievement. Charter schools must meet the same Regents’ performance standards established for all public schools as well as the goals established in their charters. If a charter school fails to meet those terms, it can be closed.
The DOE is responsible for monitoring the performance of DOE-authorized public charter schools and has developed an oversight framework that collects information and data critical to renewal decision-making.
The DOE-authorized schools are broken up into three cohorts. See the blue contacts sidebar to find the Director of Oversight for your school, and here to find out what cohort you are in.