NYSED “urges” school districts to develop strategies to support students in special education


Parents, advocates and lawmakers met on Wednesday. 5/26 to develop strategies to support these students. Assembly members Abinanti and Miller led the group, sharing the conversations they had that day with Education Commissioner Rosa about NYSED’s responsibility to step up action in the direction that they clearly shared with all the superintendents in New York State. NYS PTA Executive Director Kyle Belokopitsky has expressed strong support for this action and has promised to continue his conversations with Commissioner Rosa to help parents and students.

Parents who have children in special education who come out at 21 and have not received FAPE due to the impact of COVID-19 on educational services should contact the chief of staff of Assembly member Abinanti directly and immediately to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NYSED’s 4/13/2021 memo to NYS superintendents regarding the 21+ outgoing students states:

“We must do everything we can to continue to support our most vulnerable students and their families during these incredibly difficult times. As we pointed out to you last school year, give to these young adults who have worked so hard for so long the opportunity to complete their education and the transition to the next stage in their life will benefit them, their families and the communities in which they live and work – this is what they deserve and we urge you again once to offer them this opportunity. “

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