Publications - Education Laws and Regulations
Please note: With the exception of the Procedural Safeguards Notice, Sample Due Process Complaint Form, and Sample Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for preschool and school-age, the New York State special education publications and policy memoranda on this web site have not yet been revised to reflect the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 changes. Beginning July 1, 2005, school districts must implement the new requirements of IDEA as found in PL 108-446 and applicable federal regulations. In addition, existing State law and regulations must continue to be implemented to the extent consistent with federal requirements.
The most-requested publications relating to Education Laws and Regulations and students with disabilities are available on-line. Please see the IDEA home page for complete information related to IDEA 2004.
Laws and Regulations available on-line:
- Parts 200 and 201 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (Updated 8/09)
- A complete unofficial compilation of New York State Regulations
- New Requirements for Special Education Programs and Services: Proposed Amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Federal Regulations that Implement the 2004 Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Chapter 323 of the New York State Laws of 2008 - June 2009
- New York State Laws and Regulations that Differ from Federal Requirements - March 2008
- 2006 guidance documents on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
- FINAL Federal Regulations to Implement IDEA -34 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 300 and 301
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act - 2004 - December 2004
- New York State Consolidated Laws
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Code 794 and Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap, 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 104
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, 20 United States Code, Section 1232g and Family Education Rights and Privacy, 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 99
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