May 2007


District Superintendents


Superintendent of Schools


Presidents of Boards of Education


Superintendents of State-Operated and State-Supported Schools


Executive Directors of Approved Private Schools


New York City Board of Education


Executive Directors of Approved Preschool Programs


Organizations, Parents and Individuals Concerned with Special Education


Commissioner's Advisory Panel for Special Education Services


SETRC Project Directors and Professional Development Specialists


Other State Agencies




James P. DeLorenzo




New York State Laws and Regulations that Differ from Federal Requirements

20 U.S.C. § 1407(a)(2) requires that each State identify in writing to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and to local educational agencies (LEAs) located in the State any rule, regulation or policy as a State-imposed requirement that is not required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and federal regulations.  The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has taken steps to conduct a comprehensive review of its laws and regulations that apply to the education of students with disabilities.  The attached summary provides a list of New York State (NYS) laws and regulations that differ from federal requirements in effect on the date of the analysis.  This analysis was posted for general public review and comment on the NYSED website for 60 days beginning on February 16, 2007.   Comments were accepted for at least 30 days until April 3, 2007. 

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NYS Law, Regulations and Policy Not Required by Federal Law/Regulation/Policy