TIMELY INFORMATION

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July 2007 
      

To:
Parents of Parentally Placed Students with Disabilities in Elementary and Secondary Nonpublic Schools
From: 
James P. DeLorenzo
Subject:
Important New Information Affecting How Your Child Will Receive Special Education Services


            I am writing to inform you of new federal and State requirements regarding special education services for parentally placed nonpublic school children.  These changes are the result of changes to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which now requires all states to ensure that the school district where the nonpublic school is located will now be responsible for special education services for your child, including individual evaluations, Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings and development of an individualized education services program (IESP).  An IESP must be developed in the same manner and with the same contents as an Individualized Education Program (IEP).  It is called an IESP to distinguish it from the IEP that would be developed if you were to reenroll your child in the public school district where you live.

          The following information is important for you to know:

            If you have any questions regarding these new requirements, please contact the appropriate Special Education Quality Assurance Office at:

Eastern Regional Office
NYS Education Department
VESID Special Education Quality Assurance
Room 1619 One Commerce Plaza
Albany, New York  12234
(518) 486-6366

Western Regional Office
NYS Education Department
VESID Special Education Quality Assurance
2A Richmond Avenue
Batavia, New York  14020
(585) 344-2002

Hudson Valley Regional Office
Albany Site
NYS Education Department
VESID Special Education Quality Assurance
Room 1619 One Commerce Plaza
Albany, New York  12234
(518) 473-1185

Yorktown Heights Site
NYS Education Department
VESID Special Education Quality Assurance
1950 Edgewater Street
Yorktown Heights, New York  10598
(914) 245-0010

Long Island Regional Office
NYS Education Department
VESID Special Education Quality Assurance
The Kellum Educational Center
887 Kellum Street
Lindenhurst, New York  11757
(631) 884-8530

New York City Regional Office
NYS Education Department
VESID Special Education Quality Assurance
55 Hanson Place, Room 545
Brooklyn, New York  11217
(718) 722-4544

Central Regional Office
NYS Education Department
VESID Special Education Quality Assurance
State Office Building
333 East Washington Street, Suite 527
Syracuse, New York  13202
(315) 428-3287