Special Education

The State Education Department
The University of the State of New York
Albany, NY 12234

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June 2009


District Superintendents
Superintendent of Schools
Presidents of Boards of Education
Directors of Special Education
Superintendents of State-Operated and State-Supported Schools
Executive Directors of Approved Private Schools
New York City Board of Education
Principals of Public Schools
Directors of Pupil Personnel Services
Organizations, Parents and Individuals Concerned with Special Education
Commissioner's Advisory Panel for Special Education Services
SETRC Professional Development Specialists
Regional School Support Centers
Other State Agencies


James P. DeLorenzo


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

This is to inform you that the Board of Regents has approved for permanent adoption the amendment of sections 200.1, 200.2, 200.4, 200.5, 200.6, 200.9 and 200.15.  The amendments conform State regulations to federal regulations (34 CFR Part 300) relating to revocation of parent consent for special education and related services; conform State regulations to New York State (NYS) Social Services Law and Mental Hygiene Law, as amended by Chapter 323 of the Laws of 2008, relating to procedures for prevention of abuse, maltreatment or neglect of students; and make certain technical amendments, including correction of cross citations. 

A copy of the amendments, which become effective July 16, 2009, may be found at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2009Meetings/June2009/0609brca6.htm or http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/timely.htm.

To ensure dissemination to appropriate individuals within a school district, I ask Superintendents to please share this memorandum with individuals such as Directors of Special Education, School Psychologists, CSE and CPSE Chairpersons, Guidance Counselors and Directors of Pupil Personnel and Parent Teacher Associations.  Questions regarding this memorandum may be directed to the Special Education Policy Unit at 518-473-2878 or to the Special Education Quality Assurance Office in your region:

Central Regional Office (315) 476-5081
Eastern Regional Office (518) 486-6366
Hudson Valley Regional Office (518) 473-1185
Long Island Regional Office (631) 884-8530
New York City Regional Office (718) 722-4544
Western Regional Office (585) 344-2002
Nondistrict Unit (518) 473-1185

Last Updated: June 18, 2010