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SUMMARY OF THE JUNE MEETING

OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

OF

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

 

 

Held at the State Education Building

Albany, New York

 

June 21 and 22, 2010

 

 

Anthony Lofrumento, Secretary

Board of Regents

 

THE BOARD OF REGENTS

 

              The Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York held public sessions on Monday, June 21 at 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, June 22 at 11:25 a.m. pursuant to a call to duty sent to each Regent.

MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Monday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.

Board Members in Attendance:

Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor

Milton L. Cofield, Vice Chancellor

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus

Saul B. Cohen

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Geraldine D. Chapey

Harry Phillips, 3rd

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Roger Tilles

Charles R. Bendit

Lester W. Young, Jr.

Christine D. Cea

Wade S. Norwood

              Also present were the Commissioner of Education, David M. Steiner, Senior Deputy Commissioner P-12, John King, Acting Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Erin O’Grady-Parent, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, Anthony Lofrumento.  Regents Karen Brooks Hopkins and Betty A. Rosa were absent and excused.

              Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Executive Session Motion

              MOVED, that the Strategic Planning Work Group convene in executive session on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 1:45 p.m. for the purpose of discussing  personnel matters.

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents convene in executive session on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 8:00 a.m., for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.

 

              Motion by:               Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Seconded by:           Regent  Harry Phillips, 3rd

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

State Education Department May 2010 Fiscal Report

BR (A) 3

                           

              MOVED, that the Board of Regents accept the May 2010 State Education Department Fiscal Reports as presented.

              Motion by:                Regent Harry Phillips, 3rd   

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                      Motion carried unanimously

 

DISCUSSION ITEM

 

Race to the Top Round 2 Overview

Oral     

              Commissioner Steiner and Sr. Deputy King provided an overview of New York’s Race to the Top Round 2 Application.   

              Full Board adjourned at 10:10 a.m.

 

MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Tuesday, June 22, 11:25 a.m.

Board Members in Attendance:

Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor

Milton L. Cofield, Vice Chancellor

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor Emeritus

Saul B. Cohen

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Geraldine D. Chapey

Harry Phillips, 3rd

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Roger Tilles

Charles R. Bendit

Lester W. Young, Jr.

Christine D. Cea

Wade S. Norwood 

              Also present were the Commissioner of Education, David M. Steiner, Senior Deputy Commissioner P-12, John King, Acting Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Erin O’Grady-Parent, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, Anthony Lofrumento.  Former Secretary to the Board, David Johnson, joined the Board at the table.  Regents Karen Brooks Hopkins and Betty A. Rosa were absent and excused.

              Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch called the meeting to order at 11:25 a.m.

Committee Changes and Assignments

              Vice Chancellor Cofield presented the Board with a listing of Board Committees, including newly named P-12 (formerly EMSC), Adult Education and Workforce Development (formerly VESID), and Audits/Budget and Finance (formerly Audits).  (Appendix III)

 

ACTION ITEMS

Charter Applications for June 2010

BR (A) 1

              MOVED, that the Regents approve each application in accordance with the recommendations contained in the respective summaries.

Summary of the May 2010 Meeting

BR (A) 2

              MOVED, that the Summary of the May 2010 Meeting of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York be approved.

June 2010 Regulatory Agenda

BR (A) 4

             MOVED, that the June 2010 Regulatory Agenda for the State Education Department be approved, as submitted.

              Motion by:               Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Seconded by:           Regent Anthony S. Bottar

             Action:                      Motion carried unanimously

PROGRAM AREA CONSENT ITEMS

Higher Education

 

Master Plan Amendment: Manhattanville College, to Authorize the College’s First

Program at the Doctoral Level

 

BR (CA) 1

            MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the amendment to the master plan of Manhattanville College to authorize the College to offer its first program at the doctoral level. The amendment will be effective until June 30, 2011, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term.

Master Plan Amendment: Art Institute of New York City to authorize the college to

offer an A.A.S. degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing

BR (CA) 2

          MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve a master plan amendment to authorize the Art Institute of New York City to offer its first associate degree in the discipline of Business. This amendment will be effective until June 30, 2011, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case master plan amendment shall be without term.

              Motion by:               Regent Harry Phillips, 3rd

              Seconded by:           Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

 

Professional Practice

(Re)Appointments of Members to the State Boards for the Professions and (Re)Appointments of Extended Members to the State Boards for the Professions for Service on Licensure Disciplinary and/or Licensure Restoration and Moral Character Panels

BR (CA) 3

             MOVED, that the Regents should approve the proposed (re)appointments.

Master Plan Amendment: Medaille College, Rochester Campus, Master of Arts

(M.A.) in Mental Health Counseling

BR (CA) 4

             MOVED, that the Board of Regents approve the proposed master plan amendment of Medaille College authorizing it to offer the Master of Arts degree program in Mental Health Counseling.  This amendment will be effective until June 22, 2011, unless the Department registers the program prior to that date, in which case the Master Plan Amendment shall be without term.

Report of the Committee on the Professions Regarding Licensing Petitions
BR (CA) 5

              MOVED, that the Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions regarding licensing petitions.

              Motion by:               Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

VESID

Appointments to the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.

BR (CA) 6

              MOVED, that Shelley Klein, Jerrie Gamble-Henderson and Susan Storms be appointed to fill the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

              Motion by:               Regent Roger Tilles

              Seconded by:           Vice Chancellor Milton L. Cofield

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously 

EMSC

Invitation for New York to be a Governing State in the State Consortium on Board Examination Systems

BR (CA) 7

           MOVED, that the Board of Regents accept the invitation for New York to be a Governing State in the State Consortium on Board Examination Systems. 

              Motion by:               Regent James C. Dawson

              Seconded by:           Regent Anthony S. Bottar

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

              MOVED, that the reports from the Regents Standing Committees be approved as submitted. 

              Motion by:                Regent James C. Dawson

              Seconded by:           Chancellor Emeritus Robert M. Bennett

              Action:                     Motion carried unanimously

2010 Scholarship Awards

              Chancellor Emeritus Bennett announced the following awardees: Ms. Kerkira Stockton, Griffith Scholarship; Ms. Alexa Seidner, McGovern Scholarship; Ms. Cicily Vachaparambil, McGovern Scholarship; and, Mr. Charles Ponthokkan, VanderVeer Scholarship.

Resolution

              Chancellor Tisch and Commissioner Steiner presented Charles J. Santelli with a resolution commemorating his 40 years of service to New York State United Teachers.  (Appendix IV)

 

Audits

Regent Geraldine Chapey, Chair of the Regents Subcommittee on Audits submitted the following report.

Your Regents Subcommittee on Audits had its scheduled meeting on June 21, 2010.  Chancellor Tisch, Vice Chancellor Cofield, Regents Bendit, Tallon, Tilles and Young   were in attendance.

Items for Discussion

Chair’s Remarks:  Regent Chapey welcomed everyone and reminded them of Regents Goal #5 - that resources under our care will be used or maintained in the public interest. She commented on the effectiveness of a systems approach in dealing with audit issues. Such an approach involves not only audit staff but other Department staff as well to more effectively address audit issues and concerns.

Analysis of School District Financial Information

The members were presented with the results of the annual review of school district financial statements and single audit reports. Staff described the process and the types of information captured. It was noted that for the July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. There were significantly less school districts identified as in fiscal stress than in the past. The Subcommittee discussed ways to use the information captured by the process to inform other Department initiatives.

Report on the Activities of the Regents Subcommittee on Audits

Staff provided a summary of the activities of the Subcommittee during the eight meetings since September of 2009. The summary is attached for the information of all of the members of the Board.

Annual Report of the Office of Audit Services

In response to the Subcommittee’s oversight responsibility, the members were briefed on the accomplishments of the Office of Audit Services (OAS) for the period from July of 2009 to May 2010.  The OAS issued 12 audits; received and reviewed almost 1,100 financial statements, and a similar number of corrective action plans; issued 171 determinations related to single audit reports; and received 250 contacts through the Departments Fraud, Waste and Abuse hotline.  

Presentation of Audits

The Subcommittee was presented with 20 audits. Staff described the results of two internal audits related to inventory controls at the Archives and State Library. 

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL EDUCATION

Regent James C. Dawson, Chair of the Cultural Education Committee, submitted the following written report.

Your Committee on Cultural Education Committee had its scheduled meeting on June 21, 2010.

In attendance were: Regents Dawson, and Tilles

Absent: Regents Phillips and Brooks-Hopkins

In addition to CE Committee Members, in attendance was Regent Bendit.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Chair’s Remarks: Regent Dawson welcomed everyone and opened the meeting with an update on advocacy efforts with the legislature regarding the Cultural Education (CE) Account and CE fee increase.

Regent Dawson continued his remarks mentioning the retirement of Regent Bowman which also leaves a vacant seat on the Cultural Education Trust Board.  Regent Dawson will ask the Chancellor to assign a Regent to fill the vacant position.  In addition, the Senate Majority Leader has appointed Dr. Melvin I. Douglass to the CE Trust Board replacing Dr. Jeffrey Kraus.

Deputy’s Report: Deputy Commissioner Jeffrey Cannell greeted everyone and briefly spoke about the Deputy’s OCE Monthly Report that was distributed prior to the meeting.  Mr. Cannell also reported on additional worthwhile happenings for the Office of Cultural Education namely:

The New York State Library in collaboration with the Queens Library, and ElmCor, a local community service organization working with families and youth, launched its 2010 Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program on June 19 at the Queens Library.  As guest speakers, Mr. Cannell introduced the program and Regents Geraldine Chapey and Roger Tilles spoke about the benefits of reading and visiting local libraries during the summer months.  Mr. Cannell also reported that the event included a program presented by “Secret Agent 23 Skidoo,” a children’s hip-hop recording artist, who is this year’s Spokesperson for the program.

An article was published in last-weeks issue of Metroland newsweekly (an Albany-based alternative newsweekly) regarding the opening of five new branches of Albany Public Library.

Mr. Cannell provided a brief update regarding the Day Peckinpaugh, which is now in dry-dock awaiting funding for its repair, and the opening of the Citizen Soldier, a new Museum exhibit.  He also spoke about a recent visit from Jinna Smit, Project Manager of the Mutual Cultural Heritage Program, Nationaal Archief, in the Netherlands and the continuation of the partnership related to New York’s Dutch heritage and the New Netherlands Research Center (NNRC).

Regarding the retirement of Regent Bowman, Mr. Cannell expressed his appreciation for Regent Bowman’s dedication and contributions made while serving on the CE Committee and CE Trust Board.

John Frederick, Office of Government Affairs, gave an update on the CE Fund Bill as it progresses through the State Legislature.

Robert Weible, State Historian, distributed information to Committee members for their review on the Meaders Collection as Mr. Cannell provided background information regarding the collection.

CE (D) 1 – Report and Discussion on Office of Cultural Education Finances

Deputy Commissioner Cannell provided this report that focused on the three areas of OCE’s operation: revenue, scope of services and staffing.  Regarding revenue, Mr. Cannell highlighted the constraints placed on OCE by the negative cash balance in the Cultural Education Fund.  He suggested that a more diversified funding mechanism would be beneficial.  He highlighted a number of programs that would be curtailed or reduced because of the revenue constraints.

Mr. Cannell informed the Committee that OCE will begin a strategic planning activity in July, with the goal of developing clear priorities, a long-term staffing model and a plan to identify a mechanism to solicit private funding to support programs.  One such focus of private funding would be the approximately five million dollars needed to acquire the Meaders collection which was described in the materials distributed by Robert Weibel.

As stated in the Regents Item, OCE staff are urgently seeking the Board of Regents’ support for advocacy in the coming budget and request their assistance in seeking immediate and long-term solutions and advice on long-term remedies for program direction and alternative funding means.

The floor was opened to discussions including advocacy efforts and strategies to move forward.  All agreed that the Meaders collection presented a great potential for advocacy for both the Cultural Education Fund increase and separate funding dedicated to the acquisition of the collection.

Under new business, Regent Tilles requested that the Committee take up, at a future date, a proposal prepared by the Museum Association of New York to establish a Regents Commission on Museums. 

Finally, the committee agreed that the Cultural Education Trusteeship Committee meeting was not necessary as the agendas and membership of both committees was substantially identical.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Your EMSC Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 21, 2010.  All Committee members were present except for Regent Rosa, who was excused.

ACTION ITEMS

Charter School Actions

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the revision to the first renewal charter of the Bronx Charter School for Children, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly.  [EMSC (A) 1]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the revision to the initial charter of the Bushwick Ascend Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly.  [EMSC (A) 2]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves the revision to the initial charter of the Flatbush Collegiate Charter School as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and the provisional charter is amended accordingly. [EMSC (A) 3]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the second renewal charter of The Renaissance Charter School, as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term up through and including May 17, 2015.  [EMSC (A) 4]

Assessment Cost Reduction Strategies

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the proposed strategies to reduce the cost of the State’s assessment program.  Two sets of strategies were presented to the Committee to address the projected deficit for P-12 programs of $11.5 million for 2010-11.  The Regents have requested $7 million in the 2010-11 State budget to maintain the assessment program and avoid significant reductions in testing.  If the final State budget includes the $7 million, the Committee recommends that the following strategies be made to offset the remainder of the deficit:

 

  • Reduce reliance on Education Specialists - $1.25 million estimated savings
  • Post scoring materials and answer keys on Web rather than printing and sending to districts - $.6 million estimated savings
  • Eliminate Component Retesting in Math and ELA - $1.6 estimated savings
  • Eliminate Grades 5 and 8 Social Studies Exams – $.8 million estimated savings

Total Estimated Savings - $4.25 million

If the budget does not include the $7 million as requested by the Regents or a final budget is not in place by August 1, 2010, the Committee recommends that in addition to the strategies listed above, the following strategies also be made to eliminate the deficit.

 

  • Eliminate Grade 8 Second Language Proficiency exams - $2 million in savings
  • Eliminate August administration of Algebra 2/Trigonometry and Chemistry exams - $.8 million in savings
  • Eliminate HS Foreign Language Regents exams except for Spanish and French - $1.2 million in savings
  • Discontinue translating exams into certain languages except Spanish and use Department staff to perform that work - $.75 million in savings
  • Eliminate January administration of Regents exams - $1.4 million in savings

 

Total Estimated Savings – $6.15 million

Additional cost savings will be identified by the Department to offset the remainder of the $11.5 million projected deficit.

If partial funding is provided in the 2010-11 State budget, then the Department will implement the second list of strategies in the order they are presented above based on the funding provided, with the elimination of the January administration of the Regents exams as the last item to be implemented. 

The Committee discussed the fact that with the end of ARRA administrative funds in 2011-12, the Department’s deficit for P-12 programs will likely increase to approximately $21 million and additional decisions about the assessment program will have to be made.  Committee members agreed that while these decisions for 2010-11 need to be made now in order to provide notice to the field before the beginning of the next school year, that future decisions about the assessment program will need to be made as part of a broader discussion that includes future directions for standards, curriculum and assessments.     [EMSC (A) 5]

Merger of the SURR and Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools Processes

              Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents amend section 100.2(p)(9), (10) and (11)  of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to the merger of the Schools Under Registration Review (SURR) and Persistently Lowest-Achieving (PLA) Schools Processes.  The amendment  consolidates the process of identifying SURR schools under Commissioner’s regulations with USED’s framework for identifying PLA schools in order for states to access State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (Phase II), School Improvement Grants and other federal funding opportunities.  The regulations also require all newly identified SURR schools to implement intervention strategies based upon School Improvement Grant guidelines issued by USED in January of this year.   [EMSC (A) 6]

Public School and District Accountability

 

              Your Committee recommends that section 100.2(p)(1)(i) of the Regulations of the Commissioner be amended as submitted, effective June 29, 2010, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare to immediately conform the Commissioner's Regulations with New York State's approved amended accountability plan by including in the students with disabilities subgroup, students no longer identified as students with disabilities but who had been so identified during the preceding one or two school years, for purposes of calculating Adequate Yearly Progress, and thereby provide a more accurate account of the academic progress that schools and districts are making with students with disabilities commencing with the 2009-2010 school year.  [EMSC (A) 7]

 

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

             

              Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your EMSC Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on June 22, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

A New Approach to Charter School Authorizing – The Committee discussed current public charter school authorizing and oversight responsibilities of the Board of Regents.  Staff is recommending changes and improvements to the way in which the Board of Regents approaches its authorizing work to allow for greater accountability and transparency, including focusing more time on decision-making related to the issuance of new charters and renewals, and appropriately monitoring charter school academic performance, fiscal health and school governance health.  The Committee discussed a timeline for implementation of the recommended improvements and how staff can reorganize to better support the work of the Regents as a charter authorizing Board.  The proposed improvements would include:

 

  • development of a new application review process;
  • development of a new approach to school evaluation and review;
  • adoption of  a set of Board policies to guide the work of the Regents;
  • establishment of  academic and operational performance standards;
  • development of a new charter contracting arrangement;
  • development of a new system of performance contracting or accountability plan arrangement; and
  • development of formalized school closure procedures.

 

  [EMSC (D) 1]

Middle Level Arts Requirements – Senior Deputy Commissioner John King provided on update on the proposed changes to the Middle Level Arts Requirements.  The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is preparing to submit a request for a variance to Commissioner’s Regulations to allow students in Grades 7 and 8 to fulfill the visual arts and music study requirements in any two of the four Arts disciplines (dance, music, theater, and visual arts).  Staff will review the variance request and if granted by the Commissioner, the variance would allow a three-year pilot program of study in New York City schools that choose to participate.  The Committee requested additional information on variances, including a clear definition on the differences between a variance and a waiver.  Staff will come back in July and present this information for discussion at the Full Board meeting.  [EMSC (D) 2]

Delegation of Authority to the Commissioner to approve Charter School Revisions – As part of the discussion on charter school authorization, the Committee discussed proposed amendments to regulations delegating authority to the Commissioner of Education to approve revisions to charters of public charter schools on behalf of the Board of Regents, with certain specified exceptions.  This would provide for the most efficient and expeditious means to approve and issue charter revisions, since many revisions do not fundamentally affect the school’s mission, organizational structure or educational program.  The proposed amendment will be submitted to the Board of Regents for adoption at its September 2010 meeting.  [EMSC (D) 3]

Update on School Climate Issues/Bullying – Due to time constraints, this item was not discussed and was moved to the Full Board agenda for Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Your Higher Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 22, 2010.  All members were present.

ACTION ITEMS

Continuation of Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education at Elmira College.  Your Committee recommends that the Board continue the accreditation of Elmira College’s teacher education programs until June 19, 2013 with the condition that annual reports shall provide evidence of ongoing assessment of graduate effectiveness of the Speech and Language Disabilities program, including evidence of using data for program improvement.

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

Madam Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Higher Education Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee’s deliberations at its meeting on June 22, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regents.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Reviewed the Proposed Principal’s Performance Evaluation System.  Your Committee reviewed the Professional Assessment System for Educational Leaders including the guiding principles and 5 components (Performance Goals; Student Performance; Feedback from Multiple Sources; Professional Growth; and Personalized Leadership Focus) to serve as the framework for a statewide Principal Performance Evaluation System.

The Committee received an update from the Deputy Commissioner on Race to the Top, Smart Scholars-Early College High School, TAP, Canandaigua Higher Education Disability Coordinators, and CUNY’s New Community College.

The Committee received an overview of the Board of Regents and Commissioner’s roles in higher education.

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Your Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 21, 2010.  All Committee members were present.  Regent Wade S. Norwood was present for both sessions, but did not vote on any case or action.

ACTION ITEMS

Professional Discipline Cases

              Your Committee recommends that the reports of the Regents Review Committees, including rulings, findings of fact, determinations as to guilt, and recommendations, by unanimous or majority vote, contained in those reports which have been distributed to you, be accepted in 5 cases. In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 33 consent order applications and 6 surrender applications be granted.

              These recommendations are made following the review of 44 cases involving nine licensed practical nurses, six registered professional nurses, five pharmacists, three licensed clinical social workers, three respiratory therapists, two architects, two dentists, two licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, two ophthalmic dispensers, two pharmacies, one physical therapist assistant, one acupuncturist, one chiropractor, one licensed master social worker who is also a licensed clinical social worker, and one occupational therapist.  [PPC EXS (A) 1-3]

Restoration Petitions

              Voted, that the Board of Regents deny the application of Steven Plotnick for the restoration of his license to practice as a physician in the State of New York.  [PPC EXS (A) 4]

Approvals

Social Work Regulations – Your Committee recommends that sections 74.3 through 74.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended and that section 74.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective June 29, 2010, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the public health and general welfare to expedite the processing of applications for licensure as a licensed clinical social worker in New York and to provide clarity regarding acceptable supervised experience for licensure as a licensed clinical social worker to ensure public protection and address the social work needs of New Yorkers.  [PPC (A) 1]

Mental Health Professions Regulations – Your Committee recommends that sections 79-9.3, 79-9.4, 79-10.3, 79-10.4, 79-11.3, 79-11.4, 79-12.3, and 79-12.4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended; and that sections 79-9.7, 79-10.7, 79-11.7, and 79-12.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be added, as submitted, effective July 14, 2010.  [PPC (D) 2]

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

              Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your Professional Practice Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on June 21, 2010, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

              Your Committee discussed several topics of interest, including:

 

  • Deputy Commissioner’s Report/Update – The Deputy Commissioner reported on the following issues:
  • Report on the social work bill that passed the legislature that was based on the bill proposed by SED last year. The bill, which has been delivered to the Governor for action, would resolve the corporate practice obstacle to many providers and extend the agency exemption for three years.
  • Briefing on legislative bills that appear to be active this session.
  • Update on budget/staffing.
  • Update on technology.
  • Update on the discussion of the International Medical Schools Work Group.

 

  • Nursing Education for Licensure – This discussion was a continuation from the May PPC meeting regarding the concept of increasing the educational standards for an RN license to a BS.  The discussion included:
    • Trends in nursing education around the world.
    • The proposal to require RN’s to obtain a BS degree within 10 years following licensure.
    • The effects of a gradual phase-in of the BS requirement as compared to requiring the additional education immediately. [PPC (D) 1]

 

JOINT MEETING OF STANDARDS WORK GROUP AND ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Your EMSC Committee and Standards Work Group held a joint meeting on June 21, 2010.  All Committee and Work Group members were present, except for Regent Rosa, who was excused.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

New York State Common Core Standards Review and Adoption Process Update – the Committee and Work Group were updated on the NYS Common Core Standards Review and Adoption Process.  Commissioner David Steiner and Senior Deputy Commissioner John King provided a general overview of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.   New York must adopt the Common Core Standards by August 2, 2010 in order to be eligible for the maximum points in Round 2 of the Race to the Top competition.  The federal assessment systems grand New York is applying for as a Governing State in the Achieve consortium is also targeted at states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards.

The Regents are scheduled to take action on the Common Core State Standards (85%) at the July Regents meeting in order to meet the Race to the Top deadline.  Over the summer, two groups of professionals (including teachers, administrators, college faculty and administrators, cognitive psychologists and leaders from the Standards Review Initiative) will meet in Albany to review the final set of NGA/CCSSO Common Core Standards and develop a proposed draft of P-12 NYS Learning Standards for ELA and Mathematics, that includes the Common Core Standards (85%) and additional recommended NYS Standards (up to15%, as necessary) for statewide public comment.  Final standards will be brought to the Regents for action in January 2011 (at the latest) for use beginning in the 2011-12 school year.    [SW/EMSC (D) 1]

 

REGENTS COMMITTEE ON VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Your VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 22, 2010.   All members were present with the exception of Regent Rosa who was excused. 

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

              Deputy Commissioner Cort and staff discussed with the Committee VESID’s role in the work of the Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council (MISCC).  Specifically, staff informed the Committee of the work the Employment Committee has accomplished over the past year and a half as well as the work of the Independent Living Program.  (VESID (D) 1)

              Deputy Commissioner Cort discussed with the Committee proposed legislative and/or regulatory amendments that may potentially provide cost saving mandate relief in special education.  It was the consensus of the VESID Committee that the Department move forward with the following regulatory amendment mandate relief items:

Regulatory Amendments

 

  • Authorize school districts to add up to two additional students to integrated co-teaching classes, upon documented educational justification.
  • Repeal the minimum service delivery requirements for speech and language.
  • Repeal the requirement that each student with autism receive instructional services to meet his/her individual language needs at a minimum of 30 minutes daily in groups not to exceed two, or 60 minutes daily in groups not to exceed six.

 

It was the consensus of the VESID Committee that the Department move forward with the following legislative proposal mandate relief items:

Legislative Proposals

 

  • Establish a one-year statute of limitations to request an impartial hearing and that requests for tuition reimbursement for unilateral parent placements in private schools be presented not more than 180 days from the placement by the parent.
  • Repeal the authority of the Commissioner to appoint students to State-supported schools; revise the methodology for calculating the State appropriation to such schools; and require the State Comptroller to deduct the tuition rate (minus private excess cost aid) to the school district where the student resides.

 

The Committee asked for additional information before determining whether the Department should move forward with the following legislative proposal:

 

  • Repeal the requirement for dissemination of copies of students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) to each regular education teacher, special education teacher, related service provider and other service provider who is responsible for the implementation of the IEP.

 

Appendix I

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REGENTS CHARTER ACTIONS

 

CULTURAL EDUCATION

ABSOLUTE CHATER

SEWARD HOUSE MUSUEM

Auburn, Cayuga County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on January 15, 2008 to operate a museum.  The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

BOSTON FREE LIBRARY

Boston, Erie County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on June 18, 1948 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on March 27, 1953.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Boston, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

CHAMPLAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Champlain, Clinton County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on July 20, 1925 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended on several occasions with the most recent being May 24, 1968 and made absolute on December 17, 1971.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Village of Champlain, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

CITY OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Tonawanda, Erie County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on March 20, 1964 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on October 24, 1969.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the City of Tonawanda, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

DUNDEE  LIBRARY

Dundee, Yates County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Women’s Study Club and Library” on August 29, 1912 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended on October 17, 1941, made absolute on July 18, 1946 and amended on December 15, 1978 and March 7, 2000 to change the corporate name to “Dundee Library.”  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen; and to delete that trustees “Be elected at each annual meeting of the corporation by the members thereof” and to add “that trustees shall be appointed by the library board of trustees for terms of three years and that vacancies due to cause other than expiration of term shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term by the board of trustees.”  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

EAST ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Rochester, Monroe County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on May 25, 1922 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended on several occasions with the most recent being September 28, 1956 and made absolute on June 23, 1961.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Village of East Rochester, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

EDEN LIBRARY

Eden, Erie County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on December 11, 1987 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on December 18, 1992.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Eden.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION

New York City, New York County

An absolute charter in the first instance was granted to this corporation under the corporate name "Educational Television for the Metropolitan Area, Inc." on May 3, 1961.  Such absolute charter was amended to change the corporate name to "Educational Broadcasting Corporation" on April 27, 1962 and on several occasions with the most recent being April 15, 2008.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to change the corporate name to “THIRTEEN.” The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly

ELLENVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Ellenville, Ulster County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Ellenville Public Library” on March 25, 1955 to operate a library.  Such absolute charter was amended to change the corporate name to “Ellenville Public Library and Museum” on September 22, 1966.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Ellenville Central School District, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

HENRIETTA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Henrietta, Monroe County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on February 28, 1958 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on March 29, 1963 and amended on March 13, 1996.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Henrietta and to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

HEPBURN LIBRARY OF NORFOLK

Hepburn, St. Lawrence County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation on January 1, 1921 to operate a library.  Such absolute charter was amended on several occasions with the most recent being on November 3, 2005.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Norfolk.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

THE HULBERT LIBRARY OF THE TOWN OF CONCORD

Springville, Erie County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Town of Concord Public Library” on January 26, 1972 to operate a library.  Such absolute charter was made amended on two occasions with the most recent being on July 22, 1994 to change the corporate name to “The Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord.”  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Concord and to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

LACKAWANNA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Lackawanna, Erie County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation on January 26, 1922 to operate a library.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the City of Lackawanna, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than nine, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

MARY WILCOX MEMORIAL LIBRARY OF WHITNEY POINT

Whitney Point, Broome County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on June 28, 1963 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended on June 21, 1968 and made absolute on June 27, 1975.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Village of Whitney Point, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

MOORE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Greene, Chenango County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation on May 1, 1903 to operate a library.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Greene, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, to add the following language “…their successors shall be appointed by the remaining trustees, and the terms of trustees shall be adjusted so that a substantially equal number of trustee terms expire each year…”, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

NEW AMSTERDAM HISTORY CENTER

New York, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on September 9, 2005 to operate a history center.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the corporate address to 500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1710, New York, New York 10110; and to revise item e. of the corporate purposes to read “to establish and maintain an historical reference and research center and archives and, as so amended, be extended. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly.

NEWMAN RIGA LIBRARY

Churchville, Monroe County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Riga Free Library” on September 22, 1921 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended on several occasions with the most recent being July 18, 1946, made absolute on March 16, 1951 and amended on two occasions with the most recent being on March 13, 1996 to change the corporate name to “Newman Riga Library”.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Riga and to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

NEWSTEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Akron, Erie County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name “Denio Memorial Library” on September 24, 1954 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on June 24, 1960 and amended on June 12, 2001 to change the corporate name to “Newstead Public Library”.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Newstead.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

PARKWAY VILLAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Kew Gardens, Queens County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on March 25, 2003 to operate a historical society.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the corporate address to 147-53 Grand Central Parkway, #89B, Jamaica, New York 11435 and, as so amended, be extended. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly.

PITTSFORD COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Pittsford, Monroe County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation on June 29, 1973 to operate a library.  Such absolute charter was amended on December 16, 1988.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Pittsford, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

SMYRNA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Smyrna, Chenango County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on November 19, 1943 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on December 17, 1948.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Smyrna, to specify the number of trustees to be not less than five nor more than fifteen, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

STAMFORD VILLAGE LIBRARY

Stamford, Delaware County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the corporate name on October 17, 1907 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on March 31, 1910 and amended on June 21, 1991.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Village of Stamford.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

TOWN OF TONAWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Kenmore, Erie County

An absolute charter was granted to this corporation on February 26, 1976 to operate a library.  Such absolute charter was made amended on two occasions with the most recent being on July 26, 2006.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Tonawanda.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

WEBSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Webster, Monroe County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on April 18, 1929 to operate a library.  Such provisional charter was extended on several occasions with the most recent being January 26, 1967, made absolute on June 25, 1971 and amended on April 26, 1985.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to designate the service area of the library to be the Town of Webster, to designate the Commissioner of Education as agent of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served, and to add the language necessary to maintain tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3).  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

WESTCHESTER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Larchmont, Westchester County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on March 19, 2002 to operate a museum.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the provisional charter to change the corporate address to 3 Barker Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601 and, as so amended, be extended. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be amended accordingly.

EXTENSION OF CHARTER

THE GREENPOINT MONITOR MUSEUM

Brooklyn, Kings County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on April 24, 1996 to operate a museum.  The board of trustees has applied for an extension of the provisional charter.  The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the provisional charter be extended.

APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES

PALMYRA COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Palmyra, Wayne County

              A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on October 14, 2008 to operate a library.  The following individuals have applied to the Board of Regents for appointment to the trustee positions of the corporation, all of which became vacant by operation of law because of the failure of the trustees to timely take and file their oaths of office: Jeanne Mallila, Diane Alsup, Karen Ocque, Jennifer Voss, Alicia Lynch, Jenifer Smyth and Kathy Wooden. The Office of Cultural Education recommends that the Board of Regents appoint the aforementioned individuals as trustees of the corporation.

 

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

ABSOLUTE CHARTER IN THE FIRST INSTANCE

LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN DAY SCHOOL AT ST. PAUL’S

East Northport, Suffolk County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a membership corporation to operate a toddler program for two year olds, a nursery school for preschool children ages 3-5, a kindergarten, and a grade 1 through 6 elementary school. The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that an absolute charter in the first instance be granted.

AMENDMENT OF CHARTERS

HARLEM ACADEMY

New York City, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation under the name “Harlem Episcopal School” on July 21, 2004 to operate a kindergarten, and a grade one through eight elementary school.  Such provisional charter was amended and extended on May 17, 2005, amended on May 23, 2006 to change the corporate name to ”Harlem Academy” and, as so amended, extended, and extended on September 15, 2009.  The board of trustees has applied for an absolute charter.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the provisional charter be made absolute.

MARY MCDOWELL CENTER FOR LEARNING

Brooklyn, Kings County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on March 23, 1990 to operate a kindergarten and elementary school for learning disabled children.  Such provisional charter was made absolute on March 26, 1993. Such absolute charter was amended on July 21, 2005 to add authority to operate a middle school and on April 20, 2009 to add authority to operate a high school. The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to change the corporate name to “Mary McDowell Friends School.” The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

PROVISIONAL CHARTER

HARRIET TUBMAN DEMOCRATIC HIGH SCHOOL

Albany, Albany County

The board of trustees has petitioned the Board of Regents to form a corporation to operate and maintain a grade 9-12 secondary school.  The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that a provisional charter be granted for a period of three years.

EXTENSION OF CHARTER

ISLAMIC LEADERSHIP SCHOOL

Bronx, New York County

A provisional charter was granted to this corporation on March 19, 2007 to operate a grade one through twelve school. The board of trustees has applied for an extension to the provisional charter. The Office of Nonpublic School Services recommends that the provisional charter be extended for a three-year period.

 

OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

 

ALFRED UNIVERSITY

Alfred, Allegany County

This corporation was incorporated by Special Act of the Legislature pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 190 of the Laws of 1857 on March 28, 1857.  Such absolute charter  was amended on several occasions with the most recent being April 20, 2009.  The board of trustees has applied for an amendment to the absolute charter to authorize the President and the Administration whenever necessary to petition the Regents of the University of the State of New York for the establishment and operation of branch campuses within the State of New York.  The Office of Higher Education recommends that the absolute charter be amended accordingly.

 

Appendix II

REGENTS ACTIONS IN 44 PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE CASES

AND 1 RESTORATION PETITION

June 21-22, 2010

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 2 licenses, surrender of 6 licenses, and 36 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.  In addition, the Board acted upon 1 restoration petition.

 

I. REVOCATIONS AND SURRENDERS

 

Acupuncture

 

Jia Liu; Manhasset, NY 11030; Lic. No. 000556; Cal. No. 25071; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Making False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters, and Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Health Care Fraud, all Federal felonies.

Architecture

 

Edward Andrew Carroll; New York, NY 10001; Lic. No. 018857; Cal. No. 25072; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Obstruction of Justice, a felony.

Chiropractic

 

Boris L. Rapoport a/k/a Boris Rapoport; Brooklyn, NY 11229; Lic. No. 009360; Cal. No. 24876; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Nursing

 

Karen D. Maloid; Licensed Practical Nurse; Liverpool, NY 13088; Lic. No. 259287; Cal. No. 24602; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having pled guilty to violating Article 33 of the Public Health Law.

Claudia Ann-Marie Francis a/k/a Claudia Francis; Registered Professional Nurse; Rosedale, NY 11422-3335; Lic. No. 512794; Cal. No. 24925; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Audrey A. Stefanides; Licensed Practical Nurse; Palmyra, NY 14522; Lic. No. 209312; Cal. No. 25077; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having made numerous medication administration errors.

Donald Robert Finley; Licensed Practical Nurse; East Moriches, NY 11940; Lic. No. 287522; Cal. No. 25091; Application to surrender license granted. Summary: Licensee admitted to allegations of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Willful Violation of Health Laws, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Ophthalmic Dispensing

Seles A. Varin; Rochester, NY 14618; Lic. No. 004996; Cal. No. 25090; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in 2010 of Possession and Receipt of Child Pornography by means of a computer.

II. OTHER REGENTS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Architecture

 

William J. Kortland; Brooklyn, NY 11214; Lic. No. 013915; Cal. No. 24898; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 12 months probation, $2,500 fine.

Dentistry

 

Tania Helen Saavedra; Dentist; Levittown, NY 11756; Lic. No. 050848; Cal. No. 24950; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Rodney Rastegar; Dentist; Great Neck, NY 11021; Lic. No. 048692; Cal. No. 24983; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Nursing

 

Olive Patricia Buckridge; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Baldwin, NY 11510; Lic. Nos. 165271, 439007; Cal. Nos. 24177, 24176; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, probation 24 months.

Mary J. Colletta a/k/a Mary Daleo; Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Riverhead, NY 11901; Lic. Nos. 110667, 334563; Cal. Nos. 24690, 24689; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

Jennifer Tara Washington a/k/a Jennifer Konitsiotis; Registered Professional Nurse; Liverpool, NY 13088; Lic. No. 508101; Cal. No. 24718; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 2 years and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 3 years probation.

Elissa Donata Mantovani; Registered Professional Nurse; Hicksville, NY 11801-6407; Lic. No. 573580; Cal. No. 24720; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Latrice Walker; Licensed Practical Nurse; Buffalo, NY 14215; Lic. No. 279209; Cal. No. 24787; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Linda S. Sperow; Registered Professional Nurse; Amsterdam, NY 12010; Lic. No. 392352; Cal. No. 24869; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Samuel Akintunde Savage; Registered Professional Nurse; Queens Village, NY 11429; Lic. No. 510239; Cal. No. 24934; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Lauren E. Bentley; Licensed Practical Nurse; Cohoes, NY 12047; Lic. No. 274217; Cal. No. 24948; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice and until substance abuse-free, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Jennifer Anne Harbig a/k/a Jennifer Oneto; Licensed Practical Nurse; Port Ewen, NY 12466; Lic. No. 270778; Cal. No. 24954; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Robyn Rae Nadel; Licensed Practical Nurse; Rhinebeck, NY 12572; Lic. No. 242521; Cal. No. 24955; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Rosemarie A. Bower; Licensed Practical Nurse; Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Lic. No. 283143; Cal. No. 24987; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successful participation in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 5 months.

Lucille E. Blaisdell; Licensed Practical Nurse; Canandaigua, NY 14424; Lic. No. 180792; Cal. No. 24988; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Peter Donkor; Registered Professional Nurse; Bronx, NY 10475; Lic. No. 466175; Cal. No. 25026; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

 Occupational Therapy

 

Paula Jean Millard; Occupational Therapist; New Milford, PA 18834; Lic. No. 012415; Cal. No. 24911; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Ophthalmic Dispensing

 

Keith Poveromo; Buffalo, NY 14207-2122; Lic. No. 005194; Cal. No. 25017; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $750 fine payable within 90 days.

Pharmacy

 

Donald Goldberg; Pharmacist; Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-3039; Lic. No. 028478; Cal. No. 24398; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.

Monika Annette Wiltshire; Pharmacist; Glenmont, NY 12077; Lic. No. 034216; Cal. No. 24810; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Neil Subes; Pharmacist; Forest Hills, NY 11375; Lic. No. 032018; Cal. No. 24839; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.

BPB Drugs, Inc. d/b/a Gallery Drug; Pharmacy; 131 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022; Reg. No. 009990; Cal. No. 24840; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: $5,000 fine, 1 year probation.

Rite Aid of New York, Inc. 10755 d/b/a Eckerd Corporation; Pharmacy; 5942 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205; Reg. No. 024030; Cal. No. 24900; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $10,000 fine payable within 2 months.

Noah Fisch; Pharmacist; Woodmere, NY 11598; Lic. No. 022645; Cal. No. 24968; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.

Henry J. Jarocha; Pharmacist; Orchard Park, NY 14127; Lic. No. 028494; Cal. No. 25028; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

Physical Therapy

Bernal F. Zeledon; Physical Therapist Assistant; Charlotte, NC 28213; Cert. No. 000945; Cal. No. 24509; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Respiratory Therapy

 

Ronald Edward Krapf; Respiratory Therapist; Huntington, NY 11743; Lic. No. 000883; Cal. No. 23080; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Harry G. Lawrence; Respiratory Therapist; Fishkill, NY 12524-1115; Lic. No. 001940; Cal. No. 23081; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

Linda Orland; Respiratory Therapist; Santa Fe, NM 87505; Lic. No. 005305; Cal. No. 24905; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $750 fine.

Social Work

 

Jill G. Jones-Soderman; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Nyack, NY 10960; Lic. No. 013488; Cal. No. 23157; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 3 years of suspension stayed, probation 3 years, 100 hours public service.

Cindy Hoffman; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Castleton, NY 12033; Lic. No. 046860; Cal. No. 24518; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

David Noah Jablons; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Brooklyn, NY 11218; Lic. No. 050934; Cal. No. 24705; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $1,000 fine.

Linda Sorge; Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Delmar, NY 12054; Lic. Nos. 061926, 073683; Cal. Nos. 24815, 24519; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

III. RESTORATION

 

The Board of Regents voted on June 22, 2010 to deny the petition for restoration of the physician license of Steven Plotnick, Long Beach, NY 11561. Dr. Plotnick’s license was originally revoked April 24, 2003.

 

Appendix III

2010

REGENTS COMMITTEES, SUBCOMMITTEES AND WORK GROUPS

Chancellor Tisch, Ex-Officio

Vice Chancellor Cofield, Ex-Officio

Chancellor Emeritus Bennett, Ex-Officio

 

P-12 EDUCATION

Regent Bottar, Chair                                                     Regent Tilles

Vice Chancellor Cofield                                                Regent Brooks Hopkins

Chancellor Emeritus Bennett                                          Regent Rosa

Regent Cohen                                                               Regent Young

Regent Dawson                                                            Regent Norwood           

Regent Tallon                                                                          

 

 

ADULT EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Regent Rosa, Co-Chair                                                 Regent Tilles                                  

Regent Cea, Co-Chair                                                  Regent Norwood

Chancellor Emeritus Bennett                                                              

Regent Chapey                                                                        

                                                       

                                                                                   

CULTURAL EDUCATION (CE)

Regent Tilles, Chair                                                       Regent Bendit   

Regent Brooks Hopkins, Vice Chair                              Regent Rosa

Regent Dawson                                                                                                 

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION  (HE)

Vice Chancellor Cofield, Co-Chair                               Regent Phillips

Regent Young, Co-Chair                                              Regent Bendit

Chancellor Emeritus Bennett                                         Regent Cea

Regent Bottar                                                                                        

Regent Chapey                                                                                      

                                                                     

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (PP)

Regent Phillips, Chair                                                   Regent Bottar    

Regent Norwood , Vice Chair                                      Regent Chapey

Vice Chancellor Cofield                                                Regent Cea

Regent Cohen                                                                                        

 

STATE AID

                                                                                                               

Regent Tallon, Chair                                                        Regent Bottar

Regent Dawson, Vice Chair                                             Regent Tilles

Vice Chancellor Cofield                                                   Regent Brooks Hopkins

Chancellor Emeritus Bennett                                            Regent Bendit

Regent Cohen                                                                  Regent Norwood

                                                                                                               

AUDITS/BUDGET AND FINANCE

Regent Chapey, Chair                                                      Regent Phillips

Regent Bendit, Vice Chair                                                Regent Tallon

Vice Chancellor Cofield                                                   Regent Tilles

Regent Cohen                                                                  Regent Young

WORK GROUPS

STRATEGIC PLANNING WORK GROUP

Regent Tallon, Chair                                                          Regent Bendit

Regent Dawson                                                                 Regent Young

Regent Chapey                                                                  Regent Cea

Regent Brooks Hopkins                                                     Regent Norwood

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS WORKING GROUP

Regent Bottar, Chair                                                           Regent Tilles

Chancellor Emeritus Bennett                                               Regent Rosa

Regent Cohen                                                                    Regent Young

Regent Phillips                                                                         

EARLY CHILDHOOD WORK GROUP

Regent Young, Chair                                                            Regent Rosa

Chancellor Emeritus Bennett                                                 Regent Cea

Regent Cohen                                                                      Regent Norwood

Regent Chapey

 

 

STANDARDS WORK GROUP

Regent Dawson, Chair                                                            Regent Chapey

Vice Chancellor Cofield                                                          Regent Phillips

Regent Cohen                                                                         Regent Rosa

Regent Bottar                                                                                        

 

 

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