Until such time that all UPK teachers at eligible agencies possess a teaching license or certificate valid for services in the early childhood or childhood grades, they must employ an on-site education director who is responsible for program implementation and is on-site during the hours in which UPK services are being provided. The amended regulations allow agencies to employ an on-site education director who possesses a bachelor’s degree or higher in the area of early childhood education. However, if the on-site director is uncertified, they must develop a written plan to obtain a certification valid for service in the early childhood grades within five years of the date such individual begins employment as the on-site director. These plans shall be submitted to the district, who will submit to NYSED all study plans by October 31st of each school year through the NYSED Business Portal’s Monitoring and Vendor Performance System (MVPS). Additionally, the school district must oversee program implementation by the eligible agency until the onsite education director meets the requisite on-site education director qualifications as set forth in Commissioner’s regulations 151-1.3(2)(i).