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Meeting of the Board of Regents | March 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:40pm

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THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

 

FROM:

Erin M. O’Grady-Parent

SUBJECT:

Charter Applications for March 2010

DATE:

February 17, 2010

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goal 2

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

 

Summary

 

Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)

             

Approval of charter applications.

Reason(s) for Consideration

              Required by State statute (Education Law §216).

             

Proposed Handling

             

Discussion and approval in accordance with the respective recommendations contained in the attached summaries of charter applications.

Procedural History

N/A       

 

Background Information

             

Summary recommendations have been prepared for a total of 13 charter actions.

             

Recommendation

             

It is recommended that the Regents approve each application in accordance with the recommendations contained in the respective summaries.

Timetable for Implementation

             

N/A


 

Regents Meeting

 

 

 

March 8 - 9, 2010

 

 

 

                                                                      CHARTERS

 

CULTURAL EDUCATION

 

ABSOLUTE CHARTERS

 

  • Boonville Black River Canal Museum, Boonville
  • Hurley Heritage Society, Hurley
  • The Long Island Republic Airport Historical Society, East Farmingdale
  • Westville Historical Organization, Constable

 

AMEND AND MAKE ABSOLUTE

 

  • Town of Esopus Port Ewen Library, Esopus
  • Town of Mamakating Library District, Wurtsboro

             

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

 

  • Milford Free Library, Milford
  • Red Creek Free Library, Red Creek
  • WNYC Radio,  New York

 

DISSOLUTION OF CHARTER

 

  • Sodus Free Library, Sodus

 

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

11.         Friends of the Castleton Public Library, Castleton


 

 

 

 

l. CULTURAL EDUCATION

 

ABSOLUTE CHARTERS

No.  1

BOONVILLE BLACK RIVER CANAL MUSEUM

Boonville, Oneida County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents under the corporate name “Black River Canal Museum” on December 12, 2003.  Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on February 12, 2007 to change the corporate name to “Boonville Black River Canal Museum.”  The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

No.  2

HURLEY HERITAGE SOCIETY

Hurley, Ulster County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on February 12, 2002.  The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

No.  3

THE LONG ISLAND REPUBLIC AIRPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

East Farmingdale, Suffolk County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on February 20, 1987.   Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on March 27, 1992, February 8, 2000, and July 28, 2009.  The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

 

 

 

No.  4

WESTVILLE HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION

Constable, Franklin County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 19, 2001.  The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

 

AMEND AND MAKE ABSOLUTE

No.  5

TOWN OF ESOPUS PORT EWEN LIBRARY

Esopus, Ulster County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on December 16, 1994 to operate a library.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the trustee term length to three years and to change the corporate name to “Town of Esopus Library,” and as so amended, that the charter be made absolute.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the charter be amended accordingly, and as so amended, made absolute.

No.  6

TOWN OF MAMAKATING LIBRARY DISTRICT

Wurtsboro, Sullivan County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on March 23, 2004 to operate a library.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the corporate name to “Mamakating Library” and to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, and as so amended, that the charter be made absolute.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly, and as so amended, made absolute.

 

 

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

No.  7

MILFORD FREE LIBRARY

Milford, Otsego County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on January 3, 1924 to operate a library, and was made absolute on March 29, 1974.  Such absolute charter was amended by Regents action on January 12, 2010.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the term of office of the trustees from four years to five years.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

No.  8

RED CREEK FREE LIBRARY

Red Creek, Wayne County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on June 17, 1938 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended by Regents action on January 17, 1947, January 25, 1952, April 25, 1957, and January 25, 1962, made absolute on September 26, 1969, and amended on October 15, 1993.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to the Village of Red Creek, and to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

No.  9

WNYC RADIO

New York, New York County

On March 11, 1997, WNYC Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation, was consolidated with The WNYC Broadcasting Foundation, which received an absolute charter in the first instance on December 15, 1995, and an absolute charter in the first instance was granted to WNYC Foundation, as the surviving corporation, and amended to change the corporate name to “WNYC Radio.”  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the corporate name to “New York Public Radio.”  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

 

DISSOLUTION OF CHARTER

No.  10

SODUS FREE LIBRARY

Sodus, Wayne County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents under the corporate name “Sodus Circulating Library” on October 17, 1907.  Such provisional charter was made absolute by Regents action on May 2, 1912 and was amended by Regents action on February 23, 1927 to change the corporate name to “Sodus Free Library,” and further amended on October 20, 2008.  The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents for dissolution because the corporation is no longer in operation and all taxes payable by the corporation have been paid  The trustees request Regents approval of the transfer of the library assets to the Sodus Community Library.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter of the Sodus Free Library be dissolved and the transfer of the library’s assets to the Sodus Community Library be approved as requested.

 

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

No.  11

FRIENDS OF THE CASTLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Castleton, Rensselaer County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to promote and support the Castleton Public Library and to raise and receive funds to provide supplemental financial assistance for special materials and activities for the library. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that a certificate of incorporation be issued.


Regents Meeting

March 8 - 9, 2010

 

CHARTERS

 

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

             

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER AND APPLICATION FOR REGENTS CONSENT TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

1.           The Ross School, East Hampton

 

AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION OF CHARTER

 

  • Brooklyn Autism Center Academy, Brooklyn

 


 

 
 
ll. ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

AMENDMENT OF CHARTER AND APPLICATION FOR REGENTS CONSENT TO FILE A CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

No.  1

THE ROSS SCHOOL

East Hampton, Suffolk County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on July 23, 1993 to operate a school.  Such provisional charter was amended and extended by Regents action on September 20, 1996 and made absolute on September 15, 2000.  Such absolute charter was consolidated by Regents action on May 23, 2006 with the Morriss Center School, an education corporation, with The Ross School being the surviving corporation.  Such absolute charter was amended on December 16, 2008 to restate the corporate purposes.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the corporate name to the “Ross Institute” and to also add authority for the corporation to foster educational research worldwide and develop, implement and disseminate innovative curricular, pedagogical methods and theories and best practices in education.  In addition, the board of trustees has requested that the Board of Regents consent to the filing of a certificate of assumed name pursuant to General Business Law §130 to authorize the corporation to use the assumed name “Ross School."  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly and that the consent of the Board of Regents to the filing of such certificate of assumed name be granted.

 

AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION OF CHARTER

No.  2

BROOKLYN AUTISM CENTER ACADEMY

Brooklyn, Kings County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation by action of the Board of Regents on March 19, 2007 to operate a kindergarten and a grades one through six elementary school for autistic children. Such provisional charter was amended by Regents action on September 16, 2008.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to add authority for the corporation to also operate a grades 7 through 12 school for autistic children, utilizing behavioral strategies to address the specific needs and challenges of autistic children, and to change the corporate address to 109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly and, as so amended, extended for a period of three years to allow the corporation additional time to develop its programs and otherwise demonstrate that it can meet the requirements for an absolute charter.