Office of Accountability

Guidance/Field Memos

  • #06-2015 Field Memo: Mandatory McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Trainingpdf icon(71KB) (9/2015)
  • In July 2015, the Commissioner’s Regulations, governing enrollment were amended to ensure that all students, and in particular unaccompanied youth, have timely access to school. The Regulations require that school districts accept a broader range of documents to establish residency and set out timelines for making residency determinations. This brochure details these changes and is designed for parents so that they better understand the enrollment process.
    • A Guide to Understanding the New Rules for School Registration (Brochure - August 2015) Englishpdf doc(1441KB)| Spanishpdf doc(1438KB) (Additional translations to be provided)
  • #05-2015 Field Memo: School Transportation for Students in Foster Care pdf document (263KB)
  • #04-2015 Field Memo: District-Administered Pre-K Programs for Children in Temporary Housing pdf icon(348KB)
  • #03-2015 Field Memo: McKinney-Vento Summer School Information pdf icon(164KB)
  • #01-2015 Field Guidance Memo: NYS Education Department Guidance Regarding Out-of-State/Country Children who become Homeless and Tuition Reimbursement pdf icon (402KB)
  • #02-2015 Field Memo: Addendum to Joint Guidance on State Requirements for Vaccinations pdf icon(131KB)
  • #4-2014 Field Memo: Required Local Educational Agency (LEA) Policy Relating to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act pdf document (219KB)
  • #03-2014 Field Memo: Mandatory McKInney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Training SY 2014-15 pdf document (92KB)
  • Enrollment Procedures for Immigrant Students: NYSED presentation to districts on October 24, 2014
  • Educational Services for Recently Arrived Unaccompanied Children Field Memo - September 2014
  • #02-2014 Field Memo: Title I Expansion of McKinney-Vento Funds, SY 2014-15 pdf icon (56KB)
  • #01-2014 Field Memo: McKinney-Vento Summer School Information - June 2014 pdf icon(165KB)
  • #06-2013 Field Memo: NYSED Homeless Guidance for Permanent Placements/McKinney-Vento Eligible Students and Tuition Reimbursement pdf icon(135KB)
  • #02-2013 Field Memo: Amendments to FERPA Affecting Students in Foster Care pdf icon(184KB)
  • #05-2013 Field Memo: Mandatory McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Training pdf icon (218KB)
  • #04-2013 Field Memo: Title I, Part A Set-aside Funds for Students in Temporary Housing (Homeless) pdf document (266KB)
  • #03-2013 Field Memo Charter School Guidance (May 2013) pdf icon(220KB)
  • #01-2013 Field Memo McKinney-Vento Summer School Information (May 2013)pdf icon (222KB)

Archived Field Memos


Last Updated: October 1, 2015