THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
|Superintendents of Schools|
|Superintendents of State-Operated and State-Supported Schools|
|Superintendents of Special Act Schools|
|Organizations, Parents & Individuals Concerned with Special Education|
|Executive Directors of Approved Private Schools|
|Commissioner's Advisory Panel for Special Education Services|
|SETRC Project Directors and Professional Development Specialists|
|Independent Living Centers|
|Colleges with Special Education Teacher Training|
|Other State Agency Programs|
|FROM:||Edward Placke, Assistant Commissioner|
|Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities|
|James Butterworth, Assistant Commissioner|
|Office of School Improvement|
|Provision of Educational Services to Youth Admitted to Programs Licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)|
The attached memorandum, first issued in March 1992, is being reissued to remind school districts of their responsibilities to ensure that youth enrolled in treatment programs licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) receive the appropriate education services to which they are entitled. Please note the following updated information that should be referenced when reading the March 1992 memorandum:
References to programs licensed by the New York State Division of Substance Abuse Services (DSAS) and the Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (DAAA) should be read as programs licensed by OASAS.
Information regarding programs and services and current contact persons of OASAS may be found at: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/providerDirectory/index.cfm.
We ask Superintendents to share this memorandum with other school district staff, as appropriate, including Directors of Special Education, School Psychologists, Guidance Counselors and Directors of Pupil Personnel. Questions regarding this memorandum may be directed to the Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) Special Education Policy Unit at 518-473-2878, or to the Student Support Services Team in the Office of School Improvement at 518-486-6090.
(Cover memo and attachment available in PDF Format for printing)
c: William A. Gorman, Ph.D., Commissioner, OASAS
Rebecca H. Cort, Ed.D., Deputy Commissioner, VESID
James Kadamus, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education