News, Announcements and Timely Information
memorandum providing additional guidance and protocols related to the health and safety of students with disabilities with elopement behaviors is now available.- Policy Memorandum - A
amendment to sections 200.16(c) and 200.20(b) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education to conform to section 4410 of Education Law. While these regulations become effective April 17, 2014, they are also available for public comment prior to permanent adoption.- Policy Memorandum - At their March 2014 meeting, the Board of Regents approved, through emergency action, an
Sample Due Process Complaint Notice are now available in Russian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Haitian-Creole.- Forms and Notices - Translations of the revised
approval of State reimbursement of tuition costs for placements of students with disabilities in out-of-State approved residential programs is now available.- Applications - A memorandum providing updated procedures, forms and policy relating to a school district's responsibility to submit timely and complete applications, as prescribed in section 200.6(j) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, for
Public Comment - The New York State Education Department’s P-12: Office of Special Education is seeking public comment on the proposed amendment of sections 200.16(c) and 200.20(b) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to special education services and programs for preschool children with disabilities. Comments must be received by May 12, 2014.-
Request for Proposals (RFP) to establish 10 Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers to act as Special Education Technical Assistance Centers. Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation is seeking proposals for Regional Vocational Rehabilitation-Community Employment Specialists to provide consultative and technical assistance services to school districts and local education agencies who work with transition age youth. Responses are due April 24, 2014.- Request for Proposals - The New York State Education Department has issued a
2014 Summer Institute, designed to provide schools strategies to address issues related of disproportionality and the impact of disproportionality on student achievement.- Professional Development - The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality’s
Sample Due Process Complaint Notice has been revised to request information from parents who request an impartial hearing as to whether they have another impartial hearing pending or, within the prior year, had requested an impartial hearing and subsequently withdrew their request.- Forms and Notices - The
memorandum providing additional guidance relating to recent amendments to sections 200.1, 200.5 and 200.16 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to special education impartial hearings is now available. The amendments became effective February 1, 2014.- Policy Guidance - A
Application - Information and materials pertaining to Summer 2014 Extended School Year (ESY) Special Education Programs and clarifying programmatic and reimbursement policies relating to ESY programs are now available.
Annual Performance Report - The New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education, has posted its Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Annual Performance Report for Federal Fiscal Year 2012. This report provides information on data and improvement activities relating to 18 indicators in three federal priority areas: Free Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment; Disproportionality: and Effective General Supervision.
Policy Memorandum - The P-12: Office of Special Education has issued a memorandum providing clarification on access to official authorized copies of the Parent Survey for Indicator 8 of the State Performance Plan.