A meeting of the SUNY Board of Trustees’ Charter Schools Committee (“Committee”) was held today, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Attendees included Committee members and staff of the SUNY Charter Schools Institute (“Institute”) as well as some representatives of the schools undergoing votes by the Committee.

At the beginning of the meeting, an announcement was made that Chairman Belluck, Trustee Corngold, and Trustee Spiro were reappointed to the charter schools committee.

The Committee then addressed the following resolutions:

Application for New Charters:

The Committee discussed and unanimously approved the application for the following charters:

  • Genesee Community Charter School-Flour City Campus: The Institute approved the proposal to establish the school for an opening in the Fall of 2022. The resolution authorizing the opening can be found here. The Summary of Findings can be found here.
  • Intellectus Preparatory Charter School: The Institute approved the proposal to establish the school for an opening in the Fall of 2022. The resolution authorizing the opening can be found here. The Summary of Findings can be found here.
  • Little Water Preparatory Charter School: The Institute approved the proposal to establish the school for an opening in the Fall of 2022. The resolution authorizing the opening can be found here. The Summary of Findings can be found here.

Application for Charter Revisions

The Committee discussed and unanimously approved the following charter revisions:

  • International Leadership Charter High School (Bronx): To expand to operate a middle school program commencing with 6th grade in the 2022-23 school year, the third year of its charter term. See the full revision resolution and Summary of Findings for more information.

Additional Charter Items 

The Institute, in its report to the Committee, reported on the following…

  • The Institute gave a presentation to the board highlighting changes made to support schools, conduct authorizer visits, engage with the community, and review financial and board materials during this unprecedented school year.
  • The Committee delegated the authority to the Institute to process minor revisions on its behalf and a summary of these revisions can be found below:
    • Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls: revision to change its education corporation and school name to Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls to reflect its recent expansion to middle school grades
    • New World Preparatory Charter School: revision to increase enrollment to serve 720 students in grades K-3 and 5-8 for the 2021-22 school year growing to serve 794 students in grades K-8 for the 2022-23 school year
    • Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 3 (“Bronx 3”): revision to increase enrollment to 1,7421 students in grades K-9 for the 2021-22 school year growing to 2,068 students in grades K-12 by the 2023-24 school year and to accommodate students from the following schools:
      • Success Academy Charter School – Bed Stuy 1 (“Bed Stuy 1”): revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment by 150 students, who will be served by Bronx 3.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 2 (“Harlem 2”): revision to a two-year decrease in enrollment by 376 students, who will be served by Bronx 3.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Upper West (“Upper West”):  revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment by 150 students, who will be served by Bronx 3.
    • Success Academy Charter School – South Jamaica (“South Jamaica”): revision to a one-year increase in enrollment to 504 students in grades K-4 for the 2021-22 school year to accommodate students from the following school:
      • Success Academy Charter School – Bed Stuy 2 (“Bed Stuy 2”):  revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment by 135 students, who will be served by South Jamaica.
    • Success Academy Charter School – Bed Stuy 3 (“Bed Stuy 3”): revision to serve 247 students in grades 5-8 for the 2021-22 school year growing to serve 734 students in grades 5-8 by the 2023-24 school year
    • Success Academy Charter School – Far Rockaway (“Far Rockaway”):  revision to a one-year increase in enrollment to 772 students in grades K-6 for the 2021-22 school year to accommodate students from Bed Stuy 3.
    • Success Academy Charter School – Flatbush (“Flatbush”): revision to a one-year increase in enrollment to 604 students in grades K-4 for the 2021-22 school year to accommodate students from the following school:
      • Success Academy Charter School – Hudson Yards (“Hudson Yards”): revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment by 223 students, who will be served by Flatbush and Bronx 3.
    • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1 (“Harlem 1”): enrollment revision to serve 1,8202 students in grades K-12 for the 2021-22 school year growing to 1,838 students in grades K-12 for the 2023-24 school year to accommodate students from the following schools:
      • Success Academy Charter School – Crown Heights (“Crown Heights”): revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment by 40 students, who will be served by Harlem 1.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Fort Greene (“Fort Greene”): revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment by 35 students, who will be served by Harlem 1.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Hell’s Kitchen (“Hell’s Kitchen”): revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment by 41 students, who will be served by Harlem 1.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Prospect Heights (“Prospect Heights”): revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment, who will be served by Bronx 2 and Harlem 1.
    • Success Academy Charter School – Union Square (“Union Square”): revision to a one-year decrease in enrollment by 66 students, who will be served by Harlem 1.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 6 (“Harlem 6”): enrollment revision to serve 402 students in grades K-4 for the 2021-22 school year growing to serve 1,307 students in grades K-8 by the 2024-25 school year.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Bensonhurst (“Bensonhurst”): one-year enrollment revision to serve 645 students in grades K-4 to accommodate 200 students from Harlem 6.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 5 (“Harlem 5”): one-year enrollment revision to serve 1,252 students in grades K-8 to accommodate 296 students from Harlem 6.
      • Success Academy Charter School – Rosedale (“Rosedale”): one-year enrollment revision to serve 1,089 students in grades K-6 to accommodate 381 students from Harlem 6.
    • Success Academy Charter School – Williamsburg (“Williamsburg”): revision to a one-year enrollment decrease to serve 446 students in grades K-4 for the 2021-22 school year aligning its chartered enrollment to its 2020-21 chartered enrollment level.
    • Success Academy Charter School – Bronx 2 (“Bronx 2”): one-year enrollment revision to serve 1,357 students in grades K-8 for the 2021-22 school year to align current chartered enrollment pattern and to accommodate students from Bed Stuy 3, Harlem 6, and Hudson Yards.
    • The Academy Charter School – Uniondale: revisions for an enrollment increase to serve 950 students in grades K-6 and 9-10 for the 2021-22 school year growing to serve 1,225 students in grades K-7 and 9-11 by the 2022-23 school year.
    • Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School:  revision to serve 100 students in grades 7-8 for the 2021-22 school year, 132 students in grades K and 8 for the 2022-23 school year, 174 students in grades K1 for the 2023-24 school year, and 261 students in grades K-2 for the 2024-25 school year.

To read more about these resolutions, read public hearing summaries and watch a playback of the meeting, visit the Board of Trustees’ meeting page.

We look forward to sharing updates from meetings of the state’s charter school authorizers as they occur.