Background

 

One reason that NYSED has mandated the use of a State form is that prior written notice provided by school districts to parents has not always fully informed parents of the information they are entitled to have.

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Slide 3: Background 

One reason that NYSED acted to mandate the use of a State developed form was the finding that prior written notice provided to parents did not always fully inform parents about the information they need and that, by law, they are entitled to have. 

By providing a required form that school districts must use, the prior written notice is more likely to be complete and provide parents with information they are entitled to know. In addition, the State form will assist school districts to meet federal and State compliance requirements.