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Phases of Work and Areas of Focus

Phase 1:

4 Regional Task Force Meetings will gather stakeholder feedback
June 15th &17th from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 22nd and 24th from 8:30 -11:30 a.m.

Phase 2:

The R2CC synthesizes the feedback from the meetings. The Department develops guidance and regulatory changes

Phase 3: 

Board of Regents
regulatory and policy discussion

July 13th Board of Regents Meeting. 

Areas of Focus

The  Regents and the Department will consider the following areas of focus as they develop the guidance and regulatory changes that will enable New York’s school districts to safely open their schools. 

  • health and safety;
  • teaching and learning;
  • social-emotional needs;
  • special education;
  • bilingual education and multilingual learners/bilingual learners;
  • digital equity and access;
  • budget and fiscal;
  • transportation, facilities, and nutrition; and
  • staffing/human resources.