April 22, 2004
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|Presidents of Boards of Education|
|Superintendents of Schools|
|Superintendents of State-Operated and State-Supported Schools|
|Organizations, Parents and Individuals Concerned with Special Education|
|New York City Board of Education|
|Principals of Public Schools|
|Directors of Special Education|
|Chairpersons of Committees on Special Education|
|Chairpersons of Committees on Preschool Special Education|
|Directors of Pupil Personnel Services|
|Directors of Approved Preschool Programs and Preschool Educators|
|Early Childhood Direction Centers|
|Commissionerís Advisory Panel for Special Education Services|
|SETRC Project Directors and Training Specialists|
|Head Start Directors|
|Chief Elected Officials of the Counties|
|Authorized Municipality Representatives|
|County Fiscal Officers|
|Subject:||Preschool Special Education Program Initial Application Procedures|
The New York State Education Department has revised the November 1995 application for establishing new preschool special education programs under section 4410 of Education Law. The application process was simplified and consistent timelines were established for processing the application.
Use of the revised initial application is effective immediately. The application is to be used for initial approval of publicly funded preschool special education programs pursuant to sections 200.7, 200.16 and 200.20 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. This includes applications for multidisciplinary evaluation programs, special education itinerant services, special class in an integrated setting programs and/or special class program.
The initial application is available at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/preschoolapp/intialapp.htm and includes the Initial Application, required documentation, and instructions for applying for the approval of new preschool special education programs.
Please note that applications for approval of any new programs or expanded programs in settings including only preschool students with disabilities will be considered only when there is a demonstrated need for the expansion of such services in that particular region of the State.
Questions concerning the application process should be directed to the appropriate Special Education Quality Assurance Regional Office. Refer to the initial application for Regional Office contact information.
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Application Procedures for Innovative Waivers for Preschool Special Education Programs