Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the 2004 Reauthorization of the  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – Effective July 1, 2007

The Regulations of the Commissioner of Education have been amended to conform to IDEA 2004 and the final federal regulations to implement IDEA 2004.  The Commissioner’s regulations, which were approved as an emergency action by the Board of Regents at their June 2007 meeting, are effective July 1, 2007

Since these regulations were revised after the proposed amendment was published on March 21, 2007, they are subject to a public comment period prior to permanent adoption.  It is anticipated that the proposed amendment will be presented to the Board of Regents for adoption as a permanent rule at the September 2007 Regents meeting. Therefore, the New York State Education Department, Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) will be accepting written public comment on the revised proposed regulations from the date they will be published in the New York State Register until August 17, 2007.  We request that public comment regarding the revised proposed amendments be provided using the Public Comment Submission Sheet, and submitted to:

Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
Special Education Policy
Room 1624, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, New York 12234
Or by email: vesidspe@mail.nysed.gov
Or by facsimile: 518-473-5387
Attention:  Public Comment Revised State IDEA Regulations 

EMERGENCY ADOPTION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER
OF EDUCATION RELATING TO
THE 2004 REAUTHORIZATION OF THE 
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA)

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007