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                THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

 

 

                                                                                   

August 2004

 

TO:  District Superintendents
  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
   

SUBJECT:     

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:

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.

 

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(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