FOREWORD

This document provides technical assistance regarding the discipline of students with disabilities in accordance with Sections 3214, 4402 and 4404 of the Education Law, as amended by Chapter 311 of the Laws of 1999 and Chapter 181 of the Laws of 2000 and Parts 100, 200 and 201 of the Regulations of the Commissioner. This document provides guidance based on interpretations of federal law as it exists to date. As additional guidance is received from the U.S. Department of Education, we will communicate it to you.

If you have any questions regarding this guidance document, please contact the VESID Special Education Policy Unit at 518-473-2878. Questions or issues specific to your school district may be directed to your Regional Associate at one of the following VESID Special Education Quality Assurance Regional Offices:

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

We appreciate any comments or suggestions you may have on ways to improve our technical assistance materials.

Lawrence C. Gloeckler
Deputy Commissioner

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