Special Education

New York State Laws and Regulations that Differ from Federal Requirements - September 2018

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

From:
Christopher Suriano

Subject:
New York State Laws and Regulations that Differ from Federal Requirements Field Advisory PDF document

Pursuant to 20 United States Code (U.S.C.) ยง1407(a)(2), each state is required to identify in writing to the Secretary of the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and local educational agencies 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 and/or federal regulations. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has taken steps to conduct a comprehensive review of its laws, regulations, and policies that apply to the education of students with disabilities. The attached summary provides a list of New York State requirements that differ from federal requirements in effect on the date of the analysis. The analysis was posted for public review on the NYSED website for 60 days beginning on March 15, 2018. Comments were accepted for at least 30 days.
Attachment: New York State Law, Regulations and Policy Not Required by Federal Law/Regulation/Policy PDF document

Last Updated: October 5, 2018