Special Education

Seeking Public Comment –Revised Proposed Amendment of Sections 200.4, 200.16 and 200.20 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating To Recommendations for One-To-One Aides for Preschool and School-Age Students with Disabilities and Preschool Special Education Services

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Special Education is seeking public comment on the revised proposed amendment of sections 200.4, 200.16 and 200.20 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding one-to-one aides for preschool and school-age students with disabilities, and preschool special education programs and services.

In October 2015, the Board of Regents discussed proposed regulations.  A Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the State Register on November 10, 2015 for a 45-day public comment period, concluding on December 28, 2015.

A Notice of Revised Rule Making, the Summary of Assessment of Public Comment, and other supporting documents will be published in the State Register on April 6, 2016 (http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register.htm).  It is anticipated that the revised amendment will be presented to the Board of Regents for adoption at the June 2016 meeting, and would generally become effective on July 1, 2016.

Written comments on the revised proposed amendment will be accepted for 30 days after its publication in the New York State Register (comments must be received on or before May 6, 2016) and may be submitted to New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education, 89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB, Albany, NY  12234, Attention:  Revised Amendment – Preschool Special Education (email: spedpubliccomment@nysed.gov; facsimile: (518) 473-5387.

We request that written public comment regarding the proposed amendment be provided using the Public Comment Submission Sheet.

 

Last Updated: April 7, 2016