Attached for your review is a document from the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) regarding new guidance to assist mandated reporters in determining whether vehicle and traffic infractions involving a custodian and student are reportable to the Justice Center. We are requesting your assistance in distributing copies of this guidance to your staff to ensure that they are aware of the reporting requirements.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) regulations governing reportable incidents in approved residential schools can be found in section 200.15 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
We appreciate your attention to these important matters. Questions regarding the vehicle and traffic infraction reporting and classification guide should be directed to the Justice Center at (518) 549-0200.