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Preschool Variance Forms

Please submit preschool variance forms by ONE of the following methods:

  • Mail to New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education, 89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB, Albany, NY 12234, Attention: Preschool Notifications; OR
  • Fax to (518) 402-3583 OR
  • Email. Please consult with your information technology staff, and if your email server allows for transmitting electronic messages securely via Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols, you can submit applications via email to  If you cannot send an email  securely via TLS, in order to protect student confidential information, you must mail or fax the application. Select one method for submission (email or mail or fax).