This email was sent to: Superintendents or Chief School Officers of Public School Districts, Charter Schools, Special Acts, State Agencies, State-Operated Schools and Private Schools that Provide Educational Services Pursuant to Article 81 of the Education Law. Special Education Contact Persons, Directors of Special Education, Chief Information Officers and Regional Information Center Representatives on September 4, 2008. (Due dates revised 03/06/09)


Due to the decrease in the number of data refreshes that will occur in the State’s Level 2 Data Warehouse, a change in the schedules of special education data verification time periods and due dates for certifications will need to be implemented. The new verification time periods and due dates for certifications are as follows:

Reasons for Ending Enrollment, Disability & Postgraduate Plans for the 2007-08 School Year:
New Verification Period: 8/1/08 – 10/1/08
Data included in the VR-10 report are to be certified no later than by October 1, 2008.

End of Year Data on Preschool Services, Preschool Outcomes & Special Education Events for the 2007-08 School Year:
New Verification Period: 9/3/08 – 11/5/08
Data included in VR–11, VR–12, VR–13, VR–14 and VR–15 reports are to be certified no later than by November 5, 2008.

Special Education Snapshot Data as of October 1, 2008:
New Verification Period: 10/22/08 – 12/24/08
Data included in VR–1, VR–2, VR–3, VR–4, VR–5, VR–6 and VR–8 reports are to be certified no later than by December 24, 2008.

Reasons for Ending Enrollment, Disability & Postgraduate Plans for the 2008–09 School Year:
New Verification Period: 06/01/09 – 7/31/09
Data included in the VR-10 report are to be certified no later than by July 31, 2009.

End of Year Data on Preschool Services, Preschool Outcomes & Special Education Events for the 2008-09 School Year:
New Verification Period: 06/01/09 – 11/4/09
Data included in VR–11, VR–12, VR–13, VR–14 and VR–15 reports are to be certified no later than by November 4, 2009.

For the most up to date information regarding the verification report templates, the schedules of data refreshes, and reasonability reports please go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/sedcar/ and click on the 2008-09 link under the 'PD Data System' heading.