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Parent's Right to Know

McKinney-Vento Policy

Parent Grievance Policy

Charter schools have important obligations to students experiencing homelessness (also referred to as students in temporary housing) under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the federal law that sets out the educational rights of such students.

Important Information for Families

Right to Know

McKinney-Vento Policy

Parent Grievance Policy

Dear Parent:


It is our pleasure to inform you that you have the right to request and receive information about the professional qualifications of any of your student's teachers or paraprofessional staff. The information that you are entitled to receive, upon request, includes: another provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;

 
a) whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction; 


b) whether the teacher is teaching under emergency

c) the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and 

 

d) whether your student is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

 

Please contact our Principal, Dr. Lisa DiGaudio via email at LDiGaudio@ndchsqueens.org. 

Student Code of Conduct

Please read our student code of conduct below:

 

Charter schools have important obligations to students experiencing homelessness (also referred to as students in temporary housing) under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the federal law that sets out the educational rights of such students.

 

Mc-Kinney Vento (check back for updates)

This policy is to be distributed to parents and guardians once every year and upon enrollment in New Dawn Charter High School II.  It outlines the grievance procedure in the event a parent or guardian feels that their needs or the needs of their student have not been addressed in an appropriate matter.

Any public or nonpublic school parent or teacher, other interested person or agency may file a complaint.

 

All complaints must be:

  • Written

  • Signed by the person or agency representative filing the complaint

  • Specify the requirement of law or regulation being violated and the related issue, problem, and/or the concern

  • Complete with information/evidence supporting the complaint

  • Written with a statement describing the nature of the corrective action desired

 

Complaints/appeals regarding the schools administration and implementation of any of its educational or after school programs should be sent to the Executive Director at the address below. 

 

Sara M. Asmussen, Ph.D.

Executive Director

New Dawn Charter High School

760 Dekalb Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11216

 

The Executive Director has a 30 day period in which to resolve the complaint and respond in writing.  In the event the Executive Director fails to resolve the complaint within 30 days or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complaint should be sent to the New Dawn Board of Trustees at the address below.

 

Ronald Tabano

CEO/Principal

John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy

17 Battery Place

New York, NY 10004

 

The Board of Trustees has a 30 business day period in which to resolve the complaint and respond in writing to the complainant.  If the New Dawn Board of Trustees fails to resolve the complaint within 30 business days or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complaint should be sent to the New York State Department of Education at the address below.

 

New York State Education Department

Office of Innovative School Model

Charter School Office

Room 465 EBA

89 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY  12234

 

The New York State Education Department has a 30 business day period in which to resolve the complaint.

[1] Aligns with the requirements of Title programs.