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VARIANCE FROM SECTION 200.15(b), (d-h) OF THE REGULATIONS
OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

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Overview and Intent

          The granting of a variance from section 200.15(b), (d-h) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is intended where the residential component of a school governed by this section is licensed or certified by a state agency other than the State Education Department.  The residential school must be in compliance with the requirements imposed by such other licensing or certifying State agency or agencies, or have procedures in place which are substantially equivalent to those required by section 200.15(b), (d-h) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, regarding the protection of students in residential care from child abuse or maltreatment. 

Regulatory Requirements

        Pursuant to section 200.15(i) of the Regulations, the Commissioner may grant a variance from any requirement in sections 200.15(b), (d-h).

Application Procedures

          The application includes the following components:

1.    Cover Page (Attachment A)

2.    Application Narrative

3.    List of all licensing or certifying State agencies

4.    Signed Assurance (Attachment B)

        The program’s application narrative should be a concise statement that describes how the requirements imposed by other licensing or certifying State agency or agencies, or its own procedures are substantially equivalent to those required by section 200.15(b), (d-h) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, regarding the protection of students in residential care from child abuse or maltreatment. The narrative should include a list of all licensing or certifying State agencies.

Submit the application to: 

New York State Education Department

EMSC/SEQA

One Commerce Plaza, Room 1623

Albany, New York 12234


ATTACHMENT A

 COVER PAGE

 APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE FROM SECTION 200.15(b), (d-h) OF THE
REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

 

Residential School ___________________________________________________________

School Address  _____________________________________________________________

School Address  _____________________________________________________________

Name of Person Completing this Form   ___________________________________________  

Title  ______________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number  ___________________________________________________________

 

Effective Start Date of Variance  __________________________________________________

Effective End Date of Variance ___________________________________________________

 

For Department Use Only

                     Variance Approved:               o Date:  ________________

                     Variance Denied:                    o Date:  ________________

 Reasons for Denial: _____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Please forward the application to:

New York State Education Department
EMSC/SEQA
One Commerce Plaza, Room 1623
Albany, NY   12234


ATTACHMENT B

 STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE

APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE FROM SECTION 200.15(b), (d-h) OF THE
REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION

 

Residential School ___________________________________________________________

School Address  _____________________________________________________________

School Address  _____________________________________________________________

Name of Person Completing this Form   ___________________________________________  

Title  ______________________________________________________________________

Telephone Number  ___________________________________________________________

 

Effective Start Date of Variance  __________________________________________________

Effective End Date of Variance ___________________________________________________

  

           I understand that the ______________________________ Residential School is in compliance with the requirements imposed by such other licensing or certifying State agency or agencies, or has procedures in place which are substantially equivalent to those required by section 200.15(b)(d-h) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, regarding the protection of students in residential care from child abuse and maltreatment.

Chief Administrator’s Name:   ______________________________________________________    

Chief Administrator’s Signature:  ____________________________________________________

 

Date:  __________________________________________________________________________