September 2002


District Superintendents

Presidents of Boards of Education

Superintendents of Schools

Superintendents of State-Operated and State-Supported Schools

Superintendents of Special Act Schools

School Principals

Charter Schools

Organizations, Parents & Individuals Concerned with Special Education

Directors of Special Education

Chairpersons of Committees on Special Education

Chairpersons of Committees on Preschool Special Education
Commissioner's Advisory Panel for Special Education Services
SETRC Professional Development Specialists
Other State Agency Programs
Regional School Support Centers
Impartial Hearing Officers
FROM: Lawrence C. Gloeckler

SUBJECT: Chapter 408 of the Laws of 2002 in relation to providing teachers and other service providers with a copy of a studentís individualized education program

Chapter 408 of the Laws of 2002, which becomes effective on December 11, 2002, requires each public school and Charter School to adopt a policy that:

A copy of Chapter 408 of the Laws of 2002 is attached. Amendments to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education will be proposed to implement this law.

Questions regarding this law may be directed to the Special Education Policy Unit at (518) 473-2878 or to your Special Education Quality Assurance Regional Office at:
Central New York Regional Office

(315) 428-3287

Eastern Regional Office

(518) 486-6366

Hudson Valley Regional Office

(914) 245-0010

Long Island Regional Office

(631) 884-8530

New York City Regional Office

(718) 722-4544

Western Regional Office

(585) 344-2112, ext. 420


Chapter 408 of the Laws of 2002