Charter Schools

Board Resources

Guidance on Charter Revisions & Board of Trustees Changes

Review the CSAS training presentation on Charter Revisions and Board of Trustees Changes here.

Adding a new board member

All CSAS-authorized schools must provide the following four documents to their cohort’s Director of Oversight once a prospective board member has been voted on by the school’s board. See the blue contacts sidebar to find your Director of Oversight. To find out which cohort you are in, click here.

  1. Prospective board member’s resume
  2. Board minutes recording the prospective board member’s approval vote by the school’s board
  3. NYC DOE Board Member Questionnaire, filled out and hand-signed by the prospective board member. Click here to download the Word attachment.
  4. NYSED Financial Disclosure Form, filled out and hand-signed by the prospective board member. Click here to access the NYSED Review Room Portal and fill out the Financial Disclosure Form.

    Member approval process

  1. The NYC DOE CSAS will approve or reject such proposed trustee in writing within 90 days of submission. If the NYC DOE CSAS takes noaction within the 90-day period the person may be seated as a school trustee.
  2. Once a board member has been approved, an official approval letter will be sent to the President/Chair of the board, as well as the school leader and any staff members involved in submitting the approval request. Please note that prospective board members may not vote at board meetings untilthey receive final approval from NYC DOE CSAS.
  3. Once a board member has been approved, the charter school is required to submit an updated board roster that includes this member’s contactinformation to CSAS. To download the Excel template for the roster, click here.