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Religious and Independent School Support

The Office of Religious and Independent School Support (ORISS) is the NYSED office that has the primary responsibility of assisting New York State’s religious and independent schools to support their students. ORISS provides technical assistance in the areas of school start-up, operations, high school registration, professional development, substantial equivalency, and funding opportunities. It also provides guidance to families who voluntarily choose to homeschool.

Recent News

April 25, 2024
Nonpublic School Safety Equipment (NPSE) Grant Year 10 Allocations and Guidance documents are now available, and the deadline has been extended to June 27, 2024.
School Count
ORISS Supports 1,861 Religious & Independent Schools and Counting