Policy 00-09

June 2000

TO: District Superintendents
Presidents of Boards of Education
Superintendents of Schools
Organizations, Parents & Individuals Concerned with Special Education
Superintendents of State-Operated and State-Supported Schools
Executive Directors of Approved Private Schools
Directors of Approved Preschool Programs
Principals of Public Schools
Directors of Special Education
Chairpersons of Committees on Special Education
Chairpersons of Committees on Preschool Special Education
Directors of Pupil Personnel Services
Commissioner’s Advisory Panel for Special Education Services
Commissioner’s Advisory Panel for Nonpublic Schools
Impartial Hearing Officers
Community Dispute Resolution Centers
ALTA Project Directors
SETRC Project Directors and Training Specialists
State and Local Teacher Associations
ECDC Project Directors and Coordinators
Family Court Judges and Designees
Chief Elected Officials of the Counties
New York City Board of Education
Independent Living Centers
Colleges with Special Education and General Education Teacher Training

FROM: Lawrence C. Gloeckler

SUBJECT:

Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2000 Relating to Special Class Sizes for Students with Disabilities

Chapter 60 of the Laws of 2000 was signed into law on May 15, 2000. This law affects special class sizes for students with disabilities as follows:

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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

(716) 344-2112, ext. 420