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Meeting of the Board of Regents | March 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:40pm

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

TO:

FROM:

John B. King, Jr.

SUBJECT:

Charter Schools: Initial Charter for the West Buffalo Charter School

DATE:

March 1, 2010

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goals 1 and 2

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

SUMMARY

 

Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)

Should the Regents issue the initial charter and provisional charter for the West Buffalo Charter School (Buffalo)?

Background Information

The application to establish the West Buffalo Charter School (“the School”) was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 9, 2010 meeting.  Staff recommends that the initial charter and provisional charter now be issued. 

Additional information concerning the initial application may be found on the Board of Regents website at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/.

Recommendation

VOTED: That the Board of Regents issues a charter and provisional charter to the West Buffalo Charter School for a term of five years, up through and including March 8, 2015.

 

 

Reasons for Recommendation

The proposed charter school: (1) meets the requirements set out in Article 56 of the Education Law, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations; (2) will operate in an educationally and fiscally sound manner; (3) is likely to improve student learning and achievement and materially further the purposes set out in subdivision two of section twenty-eight hundred fifty of Article 56 of the Education Law; and (4) will have a significant educational benefit to the students expected to attend the charter school.

Timetable for Implementation

           The Regents action for the West Buffalo Charter School is effective immediately.