Dear Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Supportive Parents, Students, and Staff
With great enthusiasm, I wish to thank all of you who have been working and supporting tirelessly and continuously to make our mission of educating students in the City of Syracuse not only a reality, but also a model of success. As a result of SASCS's efforts and dedication, the state Board of Regents on Monday (this morning) approved our school for its third full five-year renewal. That is a tremendous vote of confidence and a tribute to SASCS's dedication, hard work and the invaluable contributions you make every day.
New York has rigorous and strict regulations and holds charter schools accountable with high expectations. Charter schools in New York are required to get their charters renewed at least once every five years. The Regents can refuse to renew a charter -- effectively closing the school, or it can renew the charter for between one and five years. The New York State Education Department staff reviewed the fiscal and academic status of SASCS and made its recommendations to the Regents, who made the final decision on whether to renew the charter. For the third straight time, SASCS received a full, five-year renewal.
I am deeply humbled and feel privileged to work with such passionate and effective educators at SASCS and with your children. Our determination and innovative solutions are making the Syracuse Academy of Science a model for high quality charter schools – schools that embrace accountability and results.
Thank you again for supporting and advocating your children's school and believing in SASCS.
Dr. Tolga Hayali, Ed.D.
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School