Special Education

Attachment B - Checklist for Eligibility for the Compensatory Safety Net Option

Checklist for Eligibility for the Compensatory Safety Net Option - PDF PDF document (36 KB)

The student is eligible for the compensatory safety net option if he/she meets ALL of the following requirements.

    • The student:
      • is classified as a student with a disability and has an individualized education program; or was declassified in grade eight or later and the committee on special education recommended that the student continue to be eligible to graduate with a local diploma through the safety net options; or
      • has a Section 504 Accommodation Plan and is recommended for the safety net on his/her Section 504 plan.
    • The student earned at least a score of 55 on both the English language arts and math Regents examinations that are required for graduation.
    • The student earned a score of 65 or higher on one or more required Regents examinations1to compensate, on a one-to-one basis, for each required Regents examination in which he or she received a score of 45-54.
    • The student earned a passing grade, as determined by the school, in the subject area of the required Regents examinations in which he or she received a score of 45-54.
    • The student has an attendance rate that was deemed to be satisfactory, based on the district’s or school’s attendance policy, during the school year in which he or she received a score of 45-54 on the required Regents examination.
    • The student is relying only on Regents examination scores, and not the Regents Competency Test , to obtain a local diploma.

 1) Regents examinations required to earn a regular high school diploma include Comprehensive English; Mathematics; Global History and Geography; Science; and U.S. History and Government.  

Last Updated: November 15, 2012