Special Education

Chapter 429 of the Laws of 2017 establishing that all school districts are deemed approved evaluators of preschool students suspected of having a disability without the need to submit an application to the New York State Education Department

To:
District Superintendents
Superintendents of Public Schools
Public School Administrators                                                                                                                                      Nonpublic School Administrators
Superintendents of State-Operated and State-Supported Schools                                                                   Municipalities                                                                                                                                                                  Early Childhood Direction Centers Executive Directors of Approved Private Schools
Nonpublic School Administrators
Directors of Special Education
Directors of Pupil Personnel Services
Chairpersons of Committees on Special Education                                                                                                 Approved Preschool Providers
Organizations, Parents, and Individuals Concerned with Special Education

From: Christopher Suriano

Subject: Chapter 429 of the Laws of 2017 establishing that all school districts are deemed approved evaluators of preschool students suspected of having a disability without the need to submit an application to the New York State Education Department PDF document

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that, at its September 2018 meeting, the Board of Regents proposed regulations to conform section 200.1 of the Commissioner’s Regulations to Chapter 429 of the Laws of 2017 (Chapter 429). Chapter 429 amended New York State Education Law section 4410 establishing that all school districts are deemed approved evaluators of preschool students suspected of having a disability without the need to submit an application to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Although the regulations are currently proposed, these changes have been in effect since the Governor signed Chapter 429 into law on November 29, 2017. A copy of the full text of the proposed regulations developed consistent with the requirements of Chapter 429 can be found at the  Board of Regents website http://www.regents.nysed.gov/common/regents/files/918p12d1.pdf. For your reference, a copy of the full text of Chapter 429 is attached.

Attachment: Chapter 429 of the Laws of 2017 Full Text PDF document

Last Updated: April 3, 2019