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Except as expressly provided to the contrary on any individual document(s) or material(s) published on the New York State Education Department Website, permission to copy, use, and distribute materials created by and/or credited to the New York State Education Department and contained on the New York State Education Department Website is hereby granted without fee for personal, private and educational purposes, except that reproducing materials for profit or any commercial use is strictly forbidden without express prior written permission of the New York State Education Department. Any reproduction or distribution of such materials must expressly credit the State Education Department in a manner likely to inform any recipient as follows (Fill in information indicated by brackets and omit brackets):

  • From the New York State Education Department. [Name of article/document.] Internet. Available from [specific webpage on State Education Department Website]; accessed [date, month, year].

Permission to copy, use, and distribute materials as described above shall not extend to information housed on this Website that is credited to other sources, or to information on Websites to which this site links.


Information provided on this website is intended to allow convenient electronic access to public information. While all attempts are made to provide accurate, current, and reliable information, the New York State Education Department recognizes the possibility of human or mechanical error. Therefore, the New York State Education Department, its employees, officers, and agencies make no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the information provided by this website and disclaim any express or implied warranty as to the same. The New York State Education Department assumes no liability for damages resulting from the use of any information disclosed on this website and urges independent site-specific verification of the information contained herein. may contain links to web sites created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations and individuals or to documents that contain links to other web sites. provides these links as a service to our users. When you follow a link to an external site, you are leaving and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site. does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained in a linked site. We also do not endorse the organizations or individuals maintaining sites that we link, any views they express, or any products/services they offer.

Google™ Translate Disclaimer

This Google™ translation feature is provided for informational purposes only.

The New York State Education Department's website is provided in English. However, the "Google™ Translate" option may assist you in reading it in other languages.

Google™ Translate cannot translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. Anyone relying on information obtained from Google™ Translate does so at his or her own risk.

The New York State Education Department does not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the accuracy of the translations provided. The State of New York, its officers, employees, and/or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of such information, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy of any such information, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of such materials.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The State Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, services and activities. Portions of any publication designed for distribution can be made available in a variety of formats, including braille, large print or audiotape, upon request. Inquiries regarding this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to the Department's Office for Diversity, Ethics, and Access, Room 530, Education Building, Albany, NY 12234.

Vendor Notice

The New York State Education Department does not endorse individual vendors, products or services. Therefore, any reference herein to any vendor, product, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or approval of the New York State Education Department.

Web Accessibility Policy

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is working to provide access to all website content, services, and transactions to all users. This includes persons with disabilities, as well as persons running low-end hardware. Our objective is to be in compliance with the Statewide Technology Policy NYS-P08-005 - "Accessibility of State Agency Web-Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications." 

If you are a person with a disability and unable to access any page(s) on our website, please email Accessibility Help with detailed information on the location of the page or document you were attempting to access. Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number so that we may follow-up with you to provide you with the information in another format.

Please Note: When requesting assistance via e-mail, DO NOT include any personal or private information. For example, do not include social security numbers or date of birth information.

Report Fraud, Abuse, and Waste

The New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department are committed to ensuring schools, BOCES, libraries, museums, educational organizations, and our programs use their funds in an effective and efficient manner.

Tips to Help Use This Web Site

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