I’m writing now with information about financial resources available to charter schools as well as resources to help you plan in these uncertain times.

Financial Resources:

We have created the following financial resources in response to COVID-19 and the state budget:

  • COVID-19 Loan and Grant Programs Guide: We have summarized the state and federal resources available to charters schools for loan and grant options in response to COVID-19.

  • On Thursday 4/9 at 4 pm, we will hold a webinar focused on budgeting and financial planning in the current financial conditions, in partnership with Raj Thakkar from Charter School Business Management. To join the webinar:

    • 4/9 Join by link: https://nycharters.zoom.us/j/584043470  Use this option to submit questions live via the chat function.

    • 4/9 Meeting ID: 584043470

    • 4/9 Join by phone: +19292056099,,584043470# US (New York)

  • Charter School Tuition Calculator: Use this calculator to find your school’s estimated tuition rates.

Additional Resources: 

As a reminder, on Tuesday 4/7 at 4 pm, we will hold our weekly webinar in partnership with the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, the New York State Education Department’s Charter Schools Office, the New York City Department of Education, and the New York City Charter School Center.  Please note the new meeting link and phone number (As of April 7).

4/7 Join by link: https://nycharters.zoom.us/j/330684941 Use this option to submit questions live via the chat function.  Click here for a calendar invitation.

4/7 Meeting ID: 330684941

4/7 Join by phone: +1 9292056099,,330684941# US (New York)

As this situation is rapidly evolving, our team has also assembled the following COVID-19 related resources:

  • NY Charter School COVID-19 Closure FAQ: Use this document to find answers to commonly asked questions within our community.

  • Webinars: Visit this page to access recordings and meeting details for our weekly COVID-19 webinars held on Tuesdays at 4 pm, as well as topic-specific webinars.

  • Coronavirus resources page: Visit this page to find updates and resources that pertain to your school as you navigate closure and COVID-19.

  • Discussion forum: If you have not already, please join our online forum to connect with other schools, post questions, get answers, and share any tips you may have.

  • NYCSA’s Guide for Staying Connected When it Matters Most: Visit this page to access a pre-populated & addressed letter to send to your legislator, find out how to follow your elected officials on social media, and to share your closures stories with us.

As always, please feel free to email or call us if you have any questions.