Did you know… if you try to create a business in New York state with the name “Museum” in it, you must get approval and prior consent from the state education department? Even if your business is not a museum!
Based on advice from the Counsel office of the NYSED, we amended our organizational documents to include the following disclaimers:
- Nothing herein shall authorize the corporation to operate, maintain or manage a charter school, a nursery school, an elementary school, a secondary school, a college, university or to advertise or offer credit-bearing courses or degrees in New York State.
- Nothing herein shall authorize the corporation to operate or maintain a library, museum, archive or historical society or to own or hold collections.
- Except as authorized by Title VIII or other applicable statute, nothing herein shall authorize the corporation to engage in the practice of any profession in New York, engage in the training of any profession in New York or to use a professional title or term of any profession in New York in violation of Title VIII of the Education Law.
Have re-submitted paperwork and now waiting for approval. Fingers crossed.