Member Schools

School Operations

School operations includes all of the non-instructional functions that support the day to day functions of the school. As charter school operators you are responsible for facets of the school experience that are handled by central office in a traditional public school.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): This links to an overview of ADA requirements published by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Public Charities: IRS publication describing the type and length of time records that should be kept.

Facilities: The NCB Development Corporation is a nonprofit based organization based in Arlington, VA, has created “The Answer Key: How to Plan, Develop and Finance Your Charter School Facility” to help charter school planners assess their needs and costs for their schools, including the total square footage.

Freedom of Information Act Guidelines*: Overview of FOIA law and steps to take to make sure your school is in compliance.

Open Meetings Act Guidelines*: Overview of the Open Meetings Act and steps to make sure your school is in compliance.

Student Enrollment and Recruitment Strategies*: Overview of Chicago International Charter School – ChicagoQuest’s student enrollment and recruitment strategies. The document presents 5 strategies and best practices for each strategy.

Student Records Retention: Student records retention policies.

Chicago Public Schools
Illinois State Board of Education