Charter School Resources and Links
Helpful links for charter school organizers, operators, and parents.
Office of Charter Schools
Sites of Interest
- Chapter 194-B: Chartered Public Schools - New Hampshire law on Charter Schools
- RSA 193:1-c, Access to Public School Programs by Non Public, Public Chartered Schools or Home Educated Pupils
- RSA 194-B:2, V,Pupil Transportation
- New Hampshire Administrative Rules, Part Ed 318 Chartered Public Schools - An administrative "rule" is defined as a regulation or standard adopted by an agency to implement or make specific a law enforced or administered by the agency; or interpret a procedure or practice requirement binding on persons outside the agency. Rules shall be valid and binding on persons they affect, and shall have the force of law unless amended or revised.
- United States Department of Education - Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities - 12/28/16
- New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools - Matt Southerton, President & CEO
- Chapter 186-C: Special Education - New Hampshire law on Special Education
- Attorney General's Memorandum on NH's Right-to-Know law, RSA Chapter 91-A
- U.S. Department of Education- CSP - Charter School Program State Educational Agencies (SEA) Grant - CFDA Number: 84.282A
- Public Charter Schools Federal Statute - Provides the laws and guidance on the Charter Schools Program.
- Charter Schools Program (CSP) Nonregulatory Guidance - An updated version of the CSP nonregulatory guidance handbook (January 2014), which addresses questions the USDOE has received regarding various provisions of the CSP authorizing statute (Title V, Part B of the ESEA).
- Frequently Asked Questions to Assist Grantees to Appropriately Use Federal Funds for Conferences and Meetings - Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education relating to the appropriate use of federal funds for conferences and meetings.
- USDOE Guidance on Obligations of Charter Schools to Comply with Federal Civil Rights Laws - see Press Release
- Title I, Part A - Helping Disadvantaged Children Meet High Standards - NHDOE Title I website for allocations and helpful resources.
- Title I Requirements on Charter Schools, Non-Regulatory Guidance - Provides guidance on the impact of Title I requirements on Charter Schools
- English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program, K-12
- National Charter School Resource Center - serves as a national center to provide resources, information, and technical assistance to support successful planning, authorizing, implementation, and sustainability of high-quality charter schools - subscribe to monthly newsletters
- Grant Possibilities - National Charter School Resource Center provides information for Charter Schools about additional grant possibilities
- Charter Schools Lottery Selection Guidelines
- New Hampshire Certification of Teachers
- Office of Nutritional Services
- NH Department of Health and Human Services - Immunization Requirements
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Bullying and Cyberbullying Resources
- NH State Council on the Arts
- New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority
- Criminal Records Check
There are many factors to consider when opening a new school. It is recommended that you visit the following websites:
- Doing Business in New Hampshire
- New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office
- New Hampshire Corporate Division - Business Name Lookup
- Nonprofit Forms and Laws
- New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
- New Hampshire Charitable Trusts Unit
- Guidebook for New Hampshire Charitable Non-Profit Organizations
- New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration
- Business Registration
- New Hampshire Department of Labor
Student Level Data Collection and Charter School Per Pupil Aid
- i4see (Initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence) - A student level data collection system used by school administrators and teachers to acess and submit school data.
- Charter School Per Pupil Aid (scroll down to end of page for Charter School information) - Charter School per Pupil Aid is based on Average Daily Membership in Attendance. See RSA 194-B:11 for legislation that describes the calculation and distribution of aid.