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Law, Regulations & Memos

Key 2021 Charter School Memos:

May 2021:


April 2021:

March 2021:

January 2021:

Key 2020 Charter School Memos:

December 2020:

Updated Guidance for School Administrators Regarding Limited Temporary Enforcement of Student Immunization Requirement  [PDF Document]
Regents Examination Declination Form for Parents  [PDF Document]
Parental Right to Decline Examination Waivers  [PDF Document]
COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Public and Non-Public Schools Located in Areas Designated as “Red” or “Orange” Cluster Zones Under
the NYS Cluster Action Initiative  [PDF Document]
Recent Amendments to Education Law §2801-a Regarding Pandemic Planning  [PDF Document]
2020-21 Remote Learning 180 Days Memo  [PDF Document]

November 2020:

Reporting of Student Exemptions for the January 2021 Regents Examinations in SIRS in Response to COVID-19 [PDF Document]
FAQ: Related to the Cancellation of the January 2021 New York State (NYS) High School Regents Examinations  [PDF Document]
Cancellation of the January 2021 Administration of the New York State (NYS) High School Regents Examination  [PDF Document]

October 2020:

Responding to the Challenges of Learning in Masked Environments  [PDF Document]
Federal CARES Act Funding - Revised Instructions for Eligible LEAs  [PDF Document]
Digital Equity Survey  [PDF Document]
NYCDOE Memo: New York State Cluster Action Initiative Requirements for Yellow Zones
Guidance for School Administrators Regarding Limited Temporary Enforcement of Student Immunization Requirement  [PDF Document]
BEDS Online – Fall 2020  [PDF Document]
Basic Education Data System (BEDS) Change  [PDF Document]

Data Form Instructions  [PDF Document]
Data Form  [PDF Document]

September 2020:

Information concerning Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Mathematics
testing program and procedures  [PDF Document]
Memo on 2021 State Assessments  [PDF Document]
Additional State Aid Allocation Fiscal Year  [PDF Document]
2020-21 Snow Day Pilot Memo  [PDF Document]
Guidance on Pupil Transportation for Resident Students Attending Non-District Instruction During Periods of Remote Instruction for District Students  [PDF Document]
2020-21 School Reopening – Instructional Models Report and Report of School Closure and Report of School Re-Opening  [PDF Document]
Public Health Law Section 2164 Memo on Vaccinations during the COVID-19 Pandemic  [PDF Document]

August 2020:

2020-21 Special Education COVID-19 Charter School Billing Memo  [PDF Document]
Reopening Plans Clarifications Memo  [PDF Document]
Emergency Response Plan  [PDF Document]
New Tentative Dates for the January 2021, June 2021, and August 2021 Regents
Examination Periods  [PDF Document]

July 2020:

Provision of Services to English Language Learners and World Languages Students During Statewide School Closures Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in NYS  [PDF Document]
Submission of School Reopening Plans  [PDF Document]
Billing for Students with Disabilities Enrolled in Charter Schools During the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic  [PDF Document]

June 2020:

Providing Over-Age Students the Opportunity to Return to School in the 2020-2021 School Year Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic  [PDF Document]
2019-2020 End of Year SIRS Data Reports  [PDF Document]
L2RPT Reports Refresh Dates 2020  [PDF Document]
2019-2020 SSEC Reporting Memo  [PDF Document]

May 2020:

Supporting Students and Families Disconnected from School  [PDF Document]

March 2020:

School (PreK-12) Guidance: COVID-19  [PDF Document]
Spring 2020 Grades 3–8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests and Grades 3–8 English Language Arts and Mathematics Field Tests  [PDF Document]
Cancellation of the August 2020 Regents Exams  [PDF Document]
Revision to the Dates for the June 2021 Regents Exam Period  [PDF Document]
2020-21 Elementary and Intermediate Level Testing Schedule Update  [PDF Document]

Key 2019 Charter School Memos:

December 2019:

Subject Area Certification Requirement and Statement of Continued Eligibility (SOCE) Information for Special Education Teachers  [PDF Document]

October 2019:

Employee Fingerprint Clearances  [PDF Document]

September 2019:

BEDS Online Memo - Fall 2019  [PDF Document]

August 2019:

SIRS Reporting Memo 19-20  [PDF Document]

July 2019:

State Data Reporting Requirements Memo [PDF Document]

June 2019:

Additional State Aid for Charter Schools  [PDF Document]
Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements  [PDF Document]

March 2019:

Non-Applicability of the State Aid Waiver for Charter School Snow Days Memo  [PDF Document]

January 2019:

Yearly Fire Inspection of New York City and Rest of State Charter Schools  [PDF Document]

Key 2018 Charter School Memos:

April 2018:

College Counseling and Access for Youth Experiencing Homelessness  [PDF Document]
English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners Student Counts for Title III  [PDF Document]
Expiring Initial and Professional Certificate Holders  [PDF Document]
Feminine Hygiene Products in Schools  [PDF Document]
Group III NYS School Report Card  [PDF Document]

May 2018:

Commissioner's Regulations on Health Education  [PDF Document]
SIRS Data Reporting Requirements  [PDF Document]

June 2018:

Annual Verification of Contact Information in SEDREF  [PDF Document]

September 2018:

BEDS Online - Fall 2018  [PDF Document]

Key 2016 Charter School Memos:

June 2016:

Career Development Occupational Studies Graduation Pathway Option  [PDF Document]
Basic Tuition Payments to Charter Schools  [PDF Document]





ESSA Presentation  [PDF Document]

Evac Drills  [PDF Document]