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Substantial Equivalency

UPDATE 10/27/2020:
Find more information about the stakeholder engagement process regarding substantial equivalence.


The New York State Education Department proposed regulations regarding the statutory requirement for substantial equivalency of instruction for students attending nonpublic schools to ensure that all students receive the education to which they are entitled under the law. The Board of Regents discussed the proposed regulations at its June 2019 meeting. The presentation from the Board discussion is available here.

The proposed rulemaking was published in the State Register on July 3, 2019, and the public comment period ended September 3, 2019. It is expected the final regulation will come before the Board of Regents in the coming months.