Public Reporting and Policies

Parent Grievance Policy

This policy is to be distributed to parents and guardians once every year and upon enrollment in New Dawn Charter High School. 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 non-public school parent or teacher, other interested person(s), 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 Schools

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.

In alignment with the requirements of Title programs.

McKinney-Vento 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.

Below is are links to resources:

NY State Resource on McKinney-Vento (check back for updates)

NDCHS Resource on McKinney-Vento

Student Code of Conduct

Please review our Student Code of Conduct Policy:

New Dawn Charter Schools - Code of Conduct

Parents' Bill of Rights

Please take a moment to review the NY State mandated Parents' Bill of Rights:

New Dawn Charter Schools' Parents' Bill of Rights

New York Department of Education School Snapshot

The Quality School Report Card for New Dawn Charter High School is an interactive page and can be found here:

New Dawn Charter Schools New York Department of Education Snapshot

Freedom of Information Law Policy

New Dawn Charter Schools comply with the following to abide by the New York State Freedom of Information Law (Article 6 of the New York Public Officers Law; “FOIL”), please click the links below for further information:

New Dawn Charter Schools Freedom of Information Law Policy
Subject List of FOIL Records