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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. Requests for permission should be sent to 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.

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.

NYSED Web Accessibility Policy

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, all persons are entitled to access the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) website and its content.  Providing the public with access to the Education law and regulations, NYSED’s policies, procedures, guidance, training and other fundamental sources of information pertaining to the State of New York’s education system is a primary goal of NYSED’s website and its content.  Additionally, NYSED’s website may be the primary source of information for New York State residents to obtain information on how to access important benefits and entitlements such as the Vocational Rehabilitation program and services for students with disabilities. Further, NYSED’s website provides New York State residents with access to the important records maintained by our Office of Cultural Education such as State archives and State library resources, among others. In light of the many important roles of this website, NYSED has made it a priority to redesign its website to make it as user-friendly as possible and to ensure website accessibility to persons with disabilities.

NYSED is striving to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.  NYSED will be redesigning its website in accordance with these standards and guidelines.

Links With Relevant Information:

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
New York State Human Rights Law
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Contact NYSED

If you are a person with a disability and you are experiencing a problem accessing content on the NYSED website please email Accessibility Help. The webmaster or other appropriate person will respond to you and will assist you with obtaining access to online information or functionality.

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.

Filing a Complaint

Whether or not you received assistance from NYSED’s Accessibility Help link, if you find NYSED’s website to be inaccessible you may file a discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

NYSED Web Accessibility Site

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.