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                       SUMMARY OF THE DECEMBER MEETING

 

                                OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS

 

                                                     OF

 

                THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         Held at the State Education Building

Albany, New York

 

 

                                    December 8 and 9, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                             David Johnson, 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 Thursday, December 8 at 12:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., and Friday, December 9 at 8:30 a.m. pursuant to a call duly sent to each Regent.

 


MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Thursday, December 8, 12:45 p.m.

 


Board Members in Attendance:

 

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor

Adelaide L. Sanford, Vice Chancellor

Saul B. Cohen

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Merryl H. Tisch

Geraldine D. Chapey

Arnold B. Gardner

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

Lorraine Cort�s-V�zquez

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Milton L. Cofield

John Brademas

Roger B. Tilles

 

          Also present were the President of The University and Commissioner of Education, Richard P. Mills, Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Kathy A. Ahearn, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, David Johnson. 

 

          Chancellor Bennett called the meeting to order at 12:45 p.m.

 


ACTION ITEM

 

Executive Session Motion

 

         

MOVED,

that the Board of Regents convene in Executive Session on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 8:30 a.m., for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.

 

         

Motion by:            

Vice Chancellor Adelaide L. Sanford

         

Seconded by:       

Regent James C. Dawson

         

Action:                  

Motion carried unanimously

 

          (The Executive Session was canceled.)

 

Commissioner�s Report to the Board

 

          The Commissioner�s written monthly report focused on six subject areas the Board will vote upon or discuss during the monthly meeting: A Call to Action; High Schools � A Matter of Urgency; Access to Postsecondary Education; Timeline for Math Regents Exams; Early Education � Moving to Policy Decision; and, A New Vocational Rehabilitation System.

 

          In discussion, Board members emphasized the need for an understanding of the statewide impact of Federal funding for education, the desire to encourage the various sectors of USNY to meet peer to peer regionally and a commitment by New York City area Board members to convene a meeting with representatives of area high schools with graduation rates below 70 percent.

 

 

Postsecondary Education and Students with Disabilities

BR (D) 1

 

          The Board received a presentation by a panel of individuals on the availability and benefits of support services in higher education for persons with disabilities.  Participants included: Mr. Pratik Patel; Mr. Jason Mahler; and, Ms. Madeline Schwartz.  The presentation provided evidence of the successes possible through expansion of opportunities and support by postsecondary institutions.

 

          The Statewide Plan for Higher Education includes as a priority goal a focus by the four higher education sectors on access and successes for students with disabilities in their master plans.

 



 


MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Thursday, December 8, 5:15 p.m.

 


Board Members in Attendance:

 

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor

Adelaide L. Sanford, Vice Chancellor

Saul B. Cohen

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Milton L. Cofield

John Brademas

Roger B. Tilles

 

          Also present were the President of The University and Commissioner of Education, Richard P. Mills, Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Kathy A. Ahearn, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, David Johnson.  Regents Merryl H. Tisch, Geraldine D. Chapey, Arnold B. Gardner and Lorraine Cort�s-V�zquez were absent and excused.

 

          Chancellor Bennett called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.

 

 

Summit Follow-up

BR (D) 2

 

          The Board reviewed the document, A Call to Action, the follow-up statement to the statewide Summit on New York Education.  The item, reflecting the discussions at the Summit, expresses a strategy and urgency in guiding the work agreed to by consensus at the Summit.  It presents a communication plan, a structure for State, regional and local action, and guidance for both policy and practice in early education, high school, and higher education.

 

          In discussion, Board members encouraged further development of regional business linkages, consideration of a half-day symposium hosted by the Board annually; dissemination of the Early Childhood Policy initiative to parent groups and, in response to Summit speakers, the integration of core activities and development of a plan to operationalize new K-16 goals.

 



 

 


MEETING OF THE FULL BOARD, Friday, December 9, 8:30 a.m.

 


Board Members in Attendance:

 

Robert M. Bennett, Chancellor

Adelaide L. Sanford, Vice Chancellor

Saul B. Cohen

James C. Dawson

Anthony S. Bottar

Harry Phillips, 3rd

Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

James R. Tallon, Jr.

Milton L. Cofield

Roger B. Tilles

 

          Also present were the President of The University and Commissioner of Education, Richard P. Mills, Counsel and Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, Kathy A. Ahearn, and the Secretary, Board of Regents, David Johnson.  Regents Merryl H. Tisch, Geraldine D. Chapey, Arnold B. Gardner, Lorraine  Cort�s-V�zquez, and John Brademas, were absent and excused.

 

          Chancellor Bennett called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Summary of the  November 2005 Meeting

BR (A) 2

 


          MOVED,

that the Summary of the November 2005 Meeting of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York be approved.

 


          Motion by:            

Regent Anthony S. Bottar

         

Seconded by:       

Regent Milton L. Cofield


          Action:                  

Motion carried unanimously

 



 

Regulatory Agenda

BR (A) 3

 


          MOVED,

that the 2006 Regulatory Agenda for the State Education be approved, as submitted.

 

         

Motion by:

             Regent Saul B. Cohen

         

Seconded by:       

Regent James C. Dawson

         

Action:

                   Motion carried unanimously

 

 

Amendment to Rules: Chief Operating Officer

BR (A) 4

 

          The proposed amendment is necessary to conform sections 3.8, 3.9 and 3.15 of the Rules of the Board of Regents to changes in the internal organization of the State Education Department regarding the elimination of the position, Chief Operating Officer.  Although not required in the Rules amendment, the Office of Management Services (OMS) will be changed in title to Operation and Management Services (OMS).

 

         

MOVED,

that sections 3.8, 3.9 and 3.15 of the Rules of the Board of Regents be amended, as submitted, effective December 29, 2005.

 

         

Motion by:

             Regent Anthony S. Bottar

         

Seconded by:

        Regent Saul B. Cohen

         

Action:

                   Motion carried unanimously

 

 

State Education Department November 2005 Fiscal Report

BR (A) 5

 

          The Board received for review and acceptance the November 2005 Fiscal Report.

 

          A Variance Report reflects the allocation of the Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education (EMSC) and Vocational and Educational Services to Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) 2005-2006 June and July Federal grant awards.

 

          General fund accounts are in structural balance with the exception of the Tenured Teacher Hearing program.  The unmet 2004-05 Tenured Teacher Hearing costs were deferred to the 2005-06 State fiscal year and were paid with 2005-06 funds.  A Deficiency Budget request has been submitted.

 

          Federal funds are in structural balance.  All revenue accounts are in balance, allowing for normal reimbursement delays and the planned use of prior year balances.

 

         

MOVED,

that the Board of Regents accept the November 2005 State Education Department Fiscal Report as presented.

 

         

Motion by:

             Regent Saul B. Cohen

         

Seconded by:       

Regent James C. Dawson

         

Action:

                   Motion carried unanimously

 

 


STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

         

MOVED,

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

 

         

Motion by:

             Regent Joseph E. Bowman, Jr.

         

Seconded by:

        Regent Anthony S. Bottar

         

Action:        

          Motion carried unanimously

 

 

 

                          


REGENTS COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION


AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

 

          Your Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee held its scheduled meeting on December 8, 2005.   All Committee members were present. 

 

 


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 4cases.  In addition, your Committee recommends, upon the recommendation of the Committee on the Professions, that 45 consent order applications and 4 surrender applications be granted.

 

          These recommendations are made following the review of 53cases involving 13 licensed practical nurses, ten registered professional nurses, five licensed practical nurses who are also registered professional nurses, four pharmacists, two architects, two certified public accountants, two massage therapists, two respiratory therapists, one dentist, one dental professional corporation, one licensed clinical social worker, one physical therapist, one podiatrist, one professional engineer, one psychologist, and one veterinarian.

 

          Your Committee recommends that the Regents approve the accreditation of the teacher education programs at Vassar College as listed in the Summary of Application for Accreditation and including the stipulations made by the Higher Education Subcommittee of the Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching, effective December 9, 2005, for a period beginning immediately and ending on December 8, 2012.  [HE & PP (A) 1]

 

Your Committee recommends that the Regents approve the amendment of section 29.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents and sections 68.3, 68.6, 68.11, and 68.12 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, relating to unprofessional conduct in land surveying and examination and continuing education requirements in land surveying and engineering.  [HE & PP (A) 2]

 

          Your Committee recommends that the Regents approve the amendment of sections 69.1�, 69.2, and 69.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to licensing examination and continuing education requirements for architects.  [HE & PP (A) 3]

 

          Your Committee recommends that
the Regents approve emergency regulations to extend from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006 the date by which certain current mental health practitioners must satisfy the regulatory requirements in order to be licensed under the special provisions of the Mental Health Practitioner law that apply to "grandparenting" applicants.  The emergency regulations will become effective December 27, 2005 and will be submitted for adoption on a permanent basis at the March 2006 meeting of the Board of Regents. [HE & PP (A) 4]

         

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

Your Committee recommends that the Regents approve the amendment to the absolute charter of American University of Beirut to increase the maximum number of trustees from 40 to 45; approve an amendment to the absolute charter of Central European University to add authority for the University to establish a branch campus in Bucharest, Romania, at which it would award the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and the Master of Science (M.S.); and approve an amendment to the absolute charter of Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy to include psychoanalytic training, including the operation of a clinic providing outpatient psychoanalytic psychotherapy services, which is staffed by students of the psychoanalytic program , in their purposes.   [BR (A) 1]

         

          Your Committee recommends that the Regents approve the recommendations of the Committee on the Professions regarding Licensing Petitions.  [HE & PP (CA) 1]

 

          Your Committee recommends that the Regents authorize the owners of Five Towns College, Dix Hills, to confer on duly qualified students successfully completing its registered programs all degrees authorized by the College�s charter, effective December 9, 2005.  [HE
& PP (CA) 2]

 

          Your Committee recommends that the Regents approve the following appointments to the State Boards for the Professions and Reappointment of a Member to the State Committee for Athletic Trainers:  [HE
& PP (CA) 3]

 

State Board for Massage Therapy � appoint Vincent Metzo (Yonkers) for a term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2010

 

State Committee for Athletic Trainers� reappoint Tim Kelly (West Point) for a term commencing February 1, 2006 and expiring January 31, 2011

 

State Board for Dentistry � appoint Veronica Cruz (Delmar) for a term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2010

 

Your Committee also recommends that the Regents approve the following appointments of auxiliary members to the State Boards for the Professions for service on licensure disciplinary and/or licensure restoration and moral character panels and appointments and reappointments of extended members to the State Boards for the Professions for service on licensure disciplinary and/or licensure restoration and moral character panels: [HE
& PP (CA) 3]

 

State Board for Clinical Laboratory Technology � appoint Charles Brett Hon (Frankfort) and Michael Reiner (Nanuet) as auxiliary members each for a term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2010

 

State Board for Dentistry � reappoint Roger Fleming (Bronx) as an extended member and Charles S. Solomon (New York) as an auxiliary member each for a term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2010

 

State Board for Massage Therapy � appoint Meg Darnell (Brooklyn) as an auxiliary member for a term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2010

 

State Board for Medicine � reappoint Delores D. Riggins (Baldwin) as an extended member for a term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2010

 

State Board for Optometry � reappoint Neil P. Miller (Saranac Lake) and Keith L. Howard (Olean) each for a term commencing January 1, 2006 and expiring December 31, 2010

 

State Board for Architecture � appoint Lee P. Bearsch (Endwell) and Roberta D. Washington (New York) each for a term commencing December 1, 2005 and expiring November 30, 2010

 

Your Committee recommends that the Regents authorize Bryant & Stratton College to offer an Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) program in Criminal Justice at Bryant & Stratton College, Albany; Bryant & Stratton College, Rochester � main and Henrietta campuses; and Bryant & Stratton College, Buffalo � main and Southtowns campuses.  There was a later motion, but it was not seconded, to rescind the approval of this item.   [HE
& PP (CA) 4]

 

Your Committee recommends that the Regents approve the appointment of Deputy Counsel, Erin O�Grady-Parent to the Committee on the Professions.  [HE & PP (CA) 5]

 

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION


 


Proposed Amendment to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Examination and Residency Program Requirements for Dental Licensure

 

The Committee discussed an amendment to the Regulations that would require applicants for dental licensure to complete an accredited dental residency program and eliminate the option of their completing a clinical examination in dentistry instead of the residency program and adds two additional specialties to the list of specialty residency programs that may be used to fulfill the residency program requirements for dental licensure.

                                       

                                  MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

 

          Mr. Chancellor and Colleagues:  Your Higher Education and Professional Practice Committee recommends, and I move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on December 8, 2005, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

 

 


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 had its scheduled meeting on December 8, 2005 in Room 146 of the State Education Building.  Vice Chancellor Sanford, Regents Dawson, Cort�s-V�zquez, Tallon and Bowman were in attendance.  Chancellor Bennett, Regents Brademas and Tilles were absent.

 

Your Committee reviewed the summary recommendations with respect to charter applications.  Items listed under Cultural Education were recommended for approval. 

 

Motion by:               Regent Bowman                        

Seconded by:          Regent Cort�s-V�zquez

Action:                    Motion carried unanimously

 

Resolution for Donald H. Cadwell, Associate Scientist for Geology in the New York State Museum, in recognition for years of service upon his retirement.

 

Motion by:               Regent Dawson

Seconded by:          Regent Bowman

Acton:                     Motion carried unanimously

 

Appointment of Barbara A. Brinkley to the Archives Partnership Trust Board. 

 

           Motion by:              Regent Bowman

           Seconded by:         Regent Cort�s-V�zquez

           Action:                   Motion carried unanimously           

 

 

 

Amendment of Sections 185.5, 185.13 and 185.14 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education regarding retention and disposition schedules CO-2 and MI-1 were discussed.  The revised schedule MI-1 contains 36 new and 53 substantially revised items.  Major revisions include new community college sections authorizing the disposition of records held by New York�s community colleges.  Other sections in Schedules CO-2 and MI-1 have been updated based on changes to record keeping systems since 2002   Chris Ward presented information on the impact of these regulations when voted on in January.

 

Your Committee reviewed and discussed the proposed 24-month agenda and calendar for the meetings of the Trusteeship Committee

 

 

 


REGENTS COMMITTEE ON ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, SECONDARY AND CONTINUING EDUCATION-VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

 

          Your EMSC-VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on December 8, 2005.  All members were present.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

 

      
Your Committee recommends approval of the charter applications relating to elementary, middle, secondary and continuing education.  [BR (A) 1]

 

 

      
Your Committee recommends that subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (4) and subparagraphs (i), (iii), (iv) and (xvii) of paragraph (7) of subdivision (x) and subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (dd) of section 100.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended; that Part 101 be repealed; that subdivisions (e), (s), (t), (x), (dd), (ii), (oo), (qq), (ss), (ww), (zz), (ccc) and (fff) of section 200.1 be amended and new subdivisions (hhh), (iii), (jjj) and (kkk) of section 200.1 be added; that subdivisions (a), (b), (d), (e), (h) and (i) of section 200.2 be amended; that sections 200.3, 200.4 and 200.5 be amended; that a new subdivision (m) be added to section 200.6; that paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) and subdivision (d) of section 200.7 be amended; that subdivisions (d) and (e) of section 200.14 be amended; that section 200.16 be amended; that subdivisions (k) and (l) of section 201.2 be amended and a new subdivision (m) be added and subdivisions (m) through (r) of section 201.2 be relettered as (n) through (s); that sections 201.3, 201.4 and 201.5 be amended; that subdivisions (d) and (e) of section 201.7 be amended and a new subdivision (f) be added to section 201.7; that section 201.8 be amended; that subdivisions (b) and (c) of section 201.9 be amended; that subdivisions (c), (d) and (e) of section 201.10 and subdivisions (b) and (d) of section 201.11 be amended, as submitted, effective December 29, 2005.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 1]

 

      
Your Committee recommends that subparagraph (iv) of paragraph (4) and subparagraphs (i), (iii), (iv) and (xvii) of paragraph (7) of subdivision (x) and subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (dd) of section 100.2 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended; that Part 101 be repealed; that subdivisions (e), (s), (t), (x), (dd), (ii), (oo), (qq), (ss), (ww), (zz), (ccc) and (fff) of section 200.1 be amended and new subdivisions (hhh), (iii), (jjj) and (kkk) of section 200.1 be added; that subdivisions (a), (b), (d), (e), (h) and (i) of section 200.2 be amended; that sections 200.3, 200.4 and 200.5 be amended; that a new subdivision (m) be added to section 200.6; that paragraph (4) of subdivision (c) and subdivision (d) of section 200.7 be amended; that subdivisions (d) and (e) of section 200.14 be amended; that section 200.16 be amended; that subdivisions (k) and (l) of section 201.2 be amended and a new subdivision (m) be added and subdivisions (m) through (r) of section 201.2 be relettered as (n) through (s); that sections 201.3, 201.4 and 201.5 be amended; that subdivisions (d) and (e) of section 201.7 be amended and a new subdivision (f) be added to section 201.7; that section 201.8 be amended; that subdivisions (b) and (c) of section 201.9 be amended; that subdivisions (c), (d) and (e) of section 201.10 and subdivisions (b) and (d) of section 201.11 be amended, as submitted, effective December 12, 2005, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare in order to ensure that the amendments previously adopted by emergency action to conform the Commissioner's Regulations to the requirements of IDEA as amended by Public Law 108-446 and Chapter 352 of the Laws of 2005 remain continuously in effect until the effective date of their adoption as a permanent rule, and thereby ensure the rights of students with disabilities and their parents consistent with federal and State statutes and ensure compliance with requirements for receipt of federal funds.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 1]

 

      
Your Committee recommends that paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) and subdivision (f) of section 136.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended as submitted, effective December 12, 2005, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare in order to ensure that the Commissioner's Regulations regarding religious accommodations for school health services required under Chapter 477 of the Laws of 2004 are immediately conformed to the Regulations of the Department of Health, and thereby ensure consistency with the legislative intent of  Chapter 477 of the Laws of 2004.    [EMSC-VESID (A) 2]

 

The vote was 4 yes and 1 no (Regent Tallon).  Attached is a statement prepared by Counsel Kathy A. Ahearn describing the agreement reached by the Committee.

 


Charter Schools

 

       Your Committee recommends approval of the renewal of the following charters:  Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys, Albany, for five years;  Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls, Albany, for five years; Charter School for Applied Technologies, Kenmore-Tonawanda, for five years; and Riverhead Charter School, Riverhead, for two years and five months.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 3 Revised]

 

       Your Committee recommends approval of the following application:  Harlem Success Charter School, New York City.  [EMSC-VESID (A) 5]

 

       Your Committee recommends approval of the following application:  Elmwood Village Charter School, Buffalo.    [EMSC-VESID (A) 5]

The vote for a motion to deny approval of the application was 1 yes (Regent Dawson) and 4 no.  The vote for the motion to approve the application was 4 yes and 1 no (Regent Dawson).

 

       Your Committee recommends approval of the following proposed charters:  Community Roots Charter School, New York City; Democracy Preparatory Charter School, New York City; East New York Preparatory Charter School, New York City; and South Bronx Classical Charter School, New York City.  (EMSC-VESID (A) 5]

 

 

      
Your Committee recommends approval of the staff recommendations for the implementation timeline for the new Mathematics Regents Examinations, as outlined below:   [EMSC-VESID (A) 4]

o      schedule the first administration of the Integrated Algebra Examination along with the Mathematics A Examination in June 2008;

o      schedule the administration of both the Integrated Algebra Examination along with the Mathematics A Examination in January 2009 (the last administration of Mathematics A);

o      schedule the first administration of the Geometry Examination along with Mathematics B in June 2009 (the last administration of Mathematics B would be in June 2010); and

o      schedule the first administration of the Algebra 2 and Trigonometry Examination in June 2010.

 

The Committee suggested that staff conduct a survey of middle schools to ascertain their readiness to prepare students in mathematics with a curriculum aligned to the new performance indicators to ensure their success at the high school level.   In addition, the Committee directed staff to widely disseminate the approved timeline for administering the new high school Regents mathematics examinations.  Department staff will inform the Regents on whether a vendor will be used to construct forms of any of the new examinations.  Staff will develop proposed amendments to Commissioner�s Regulations to implement the revised mathematics graduation requirements adopted by the Regents in October 2005.

 

 

      
Your Committee recommends that
the following individuals be appointed to fill vacancies on the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc.: Bruce Darling, Lauren LeFebvre, Rain Rippel, Michael Smith and Douglas Usiak for a three-year term ending December 31, 2008. Dennis Boyd, Michael Godino, Mark Hernandez, Michael Kink, Randy Black Schantz and Alexander Wood will be reappointed to serve a three-year term ending December 31, 2008.  [EMSC-VESID (CA) 1]

 

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

 

          Mr. Chancellor and Members of the Board:  Your EMSC-VESID Committee recommends, and I move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each of the recommendations set forth in the written report of the deliberations of the Committee at its meeting on December 8, 2005, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

 

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

 

Designing our future � vocational rehabilitation service delivery system  [EMSC-VESID (D) 1]

 

Due to a time constraint, discussion of this report was postponed until the January 2006 meeting.

 

Draft Regents policy statement on early education for student achievement in a global community  [EMSC-VESID (D) 2]

 

The Committee requested staff to provide for the January meeting an outline of a legislative proposal to change the compulsory school age to age 5 and to require all school districts to provide full-day kindergarten.  This proposal should be developed in consultation with the Regents Subcommittee on State Aid.  Staff were asked to provide a recommendation for an opt out provision for parents who believe their child is not ready to enter school at age 5.  Staff were also asked to provide information on the facility capacity of districts to provide full-day kindergarten and the role/process for community-based organizations in providing prekindergarten programs.

 

New York State high school initiative  [EMSC-VESID (D) 3]

 

The Committee discussed the Regents request for data on certified teachers in New York City and Deputy Commissioner Johanna Duncan-Poitier indicated that the New York City Department of Education is currently verifying the data.  In addition, the Committee proposed that the Regents Higher Education and Professional Practice (HE&PP) Committee revisit the current regulations relating to substitute teachers.  That request will be discussed with the co-chairs of the HE&PP Committee for scheduling on its agenda.  The Committee also discussed the need for additional analysis of the identified high schools.  The New York City Regents will develop a proposal for bringing together the identified New York City high schools to discuss graduation rate and teacher certification. 

 

           
The Regents EMSC Committee discussed and approved the emergency adoption of amendments to section 136.3 of the Commissioner�s Regulations.  In its deliberations, the Regents EMSC Committee expressed serious concerns about the manner in which local districts are assessing whether parents are entitled to a statutory exemption from student immunization and health screenings under the �sincere religious belief� standard and the qualifications of school officials to make them.  Accordingly, the Regents directed staff to work with school districts, school administrators, parent representatives, the DOH and other stakeholders to establish guidelines for local districts to follow when assessing whether a parent/child has a �sincere religious belief� warranting an exemption.  These guidelines should fairly balance privacy rights against public health concerns.  The EMSC Committee will decide in February whether or not to permanently adopt the amendments approved today.

 

 

 

Regent Saul B. Cohen, Chair of the Committee on Quality, presented on behalf of the Committee the following written report.

 

Your Committee on Quality held its scheduled meeting on December 8, 2005.  Chancellor Bennett, Vice Chancellor Sanford, and Regent Bowman were present.  Regents Bottar, Brademas, Cofield, Dawson, Phillips, Tallon, and Tilles also attended.  Commissioner Mills was present. 

 

 

Your Committee recommends approval of item QUA-1 which would have the Cultural Education Committee meet two times a year in an extended Trusteeship Committee meeting during the regularly scheduled Regents Meeting and once a year for a full-day meeting at a time separate from the Regents schedule.

 

Recognizing the value of disinterested peer evaluation regarding programs, services and productivity; your Committee additionally recommends that experts be impaneled from time to time to critique and report to the Trusteeship Committee in response to Regents requests.

 

The Trusteeship Committee will report to the full Board in the same manner as all other Board committees. 

 

Finally, your Quality Committee recommends that the Board evaluate the efficacy of the Trusteeship Committee at its July 2007 Retreat and make adjustments as necessary.

 

 

 

          No other items were discussed by your Committee.

 

NEW YORK STATE BORD OF REGENTS

CHARTER ACTIONS

 


ELWOOD LIBRARY

.  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of Elwood Library, for its provisional charter to be amended and, as so amended, made absolute, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Regents that the conditions for an absolute charter have been met, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of Elwood Library, located in Elwood, county of Suffolk, state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on April 29, 2003 be, and the same hereby is, amended to change the terms of the trustees from three to five years and, as so amended, the same be, and hereby is, made absolute.

 


WESTERN SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY.

  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of Western Sullivan Public Library, for its provisional charter to be made absolute, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Regents that the conditions for an absolute charter have been met, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of Western Sullivan Public Library, located in Jeffersonville, county of Sullivan, state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on December 15, 2000 be, and the same hereby is, made absolute.

 


FAIRMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY.

  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of Fairmont Public Library, for an amendment of its charter, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of the Fairmont Public Library, located in Fairmont, county of Onondaga, state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on November 16, 1956; which provisional charter was extended by Regents action  on February 23, 1962, December 15, 1967 and was made absolute by Regents action on September 22, 1978 be, and the same is hereby amended to make the service area coterminous with Census Tract 126, to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process, and to add the following language:

The corporation hereby created shall be a nonstock corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, and no part of its earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any individual; and no officer, member, or employee of the corporation shall receive or be entitled to receive any pecuniary profit from the operations thereof, except reasonable compensation for services.

          Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision), and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

 


NORTH SALEM FREE LIBRARY

An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of North Salem Free Library, for an amendment of its charter, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of the North Salem Free Library, located in North Salem, county of Westchester, state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on April 17, 1936 under the corporate name �North Salem-Salem Center Free Library�;  which provisional charter was extended by Regents action on September 19, 1941 and amended on April 12, 1946 to change the corporate name to �North Salem Free Library�; which provisional charter was extended by Regents action on June 20, 1947 and was made absolute on June 27, 1952 be, and the same is hereby amended to change the corporate name to  �Ruth Keeler Memorial Library,� to designate the Commissioner of Education as the agent of the corporation for the purpose of service of process, and to add the following language:

The corporation hereby created shall be a nonstock corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, and no part of its earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any individual; and no officer, member, or employee of the corporation shall receive or be entitled to receive any pecuniary profit from the operations thereof, except reasonable compensation for services.

          Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).

No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision), and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

 

MEREDITH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

         

Voted

, that

          1.       A provisional charter valid for a term of five years is granted incorporating Gretel Bachler, Nancy Cannon, Erna Chichester, David Clark, Caroline deMarrais, Wilfred Jurjens, Nina Lawford-Juviler, Emily J. Marlin, Elizabeth Palmer, Roy W. Palmer, Bernice Graham-Telian, Lawrence E. Shaw, Clara H. Stewart, Sandra Trass, Sherman Trass, Cynthia Waterman, Frank M. Waterman and their associates and successors as an education corporation under the corporate name of Meredith Historical Society, located in Meredith, county of Delaware and state of New York.

2.       The purposes for which such corporation is formed are:


a

.       To promote history and historical research;


b

.       To disseminate and encourage a greater knowledge of the history of the State of New York and particularly of Meredith, Delaware County, N.Y. and the surrounding area;


c

.       To collect, own, preserve, display, and make available for study appropriate historical artifacts, books, manuscripts, papers, photographs, and other records and materials;

d.    
      To encourage the suitable marking of places of historic interest;

e.    
     To bring together adults and children interested in history, encourage public interest in history, sponsor historical meetings, programs and events, sponsor exhibits, and issue publications in any format;

f.     
      To cooperate with county and state officials and historical organizations to collect          and preserve materials of countywide and statewide significance;

g.    
      To acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise the title to or the custody and control of historic sites and structures, and preserve and maintain such sites and structures.

          3.       The persons named as incorporators shall constitute the first board of trustees.  The board shall have power to adopt bylaws, including therein provisions fixing the method of election and the term of office of trustees, and shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board of trustees to change the number of trustees to be not more than twenty-five nor less than five.

4.       The names and post office addresses of the first trustees are as follows:

                                                           
Gretel Bachler

                                                            57 Bachler Road

                                                            East Meredith, NY  13757

 

                                                            Nancy Cannon

                                                            990 Waterman Road

                                                            Delhi, NY 13753

 

                                                            Erna Chichester

                                                            P. O. Box 76

                                                            East Meredith, NY  13757

 

                                                           
David Clark

                                                            2877 Elk Creek Road

                                                            Delhi, NY  13753

 

                                                            Caroline deMarrais

                                                            P.O. Box 372

                                                            Worcester, NY 12197

 

                                                            Wilfred Jurjens

                                                            12027 State Hwy 28

                                                            Delhi, NY  13753

 

                                                            Nina Lawford-Juviler

                                                            6022 Elk Creek Road

                                                            Delhi, NY  13753

 

                                                            Emily J. Marlin

                                                            1224 Smith Hill Road

                                                            East Meredith, NY  13757

 

                                                            Elizabeth Palmer

                                                            1301 Houghtaling Hollow Road

                                                            East Meredith, NY  13757

                                                                       
Roy W. Palmer

                                                            1301 Houghtaling Hollow Road

                                                            East Meredith, NY  13757

                                                            Bernice Graham Telian

                                                            10413 County Route 14

                                                            Delhi, NY  13753

                                                            Lawrence E. Shaw

                                                            53 Elm Street

                                                            Delhi, NY  13753

                                                                       
Clara H. Stewart

                                                            160 Main Street

                                                            Delhi, NY  13753

                                                            Sandra Trass

                                                            9080 State Hwy 28

                                                            Meridale, NY 13806

                                                            Sherman Trass

                                                            9080 State Hwy 28

                                                            Meridale, NY  13806

                                                           

Cynthia Waterman

                                                            470 Heritage Hill Road

                                                            Oneonta, NY  13820

 

                                                            Frank M. Waterman

                                                            470 Heritage Hill Road

                                                            Oneonta, NY  13820

                                                           

5.       The corporation hereby created shall be a nonstock corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), and no part of the net earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation), and no member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual, shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets upon dissolution of the corporation.

          6.       Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code).

          7.       No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision) and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

          8.       Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

          9.       The principal office of the corporation shall be located at P.O. Box 26, Meridale, New York 13806.

10.     The Commissioner of Education is designated as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

          11.     Such provisional charter will be made absolute if, within five years after the date when this charter is granted, the corporation shall acquire resources and equipment which are available for its use and support and which are sufficient and suitable for its chartered purposes in the judgment of the Regents of the University, and shall be maintaining an institution of educational usefulness and character satisfactory to the Regents.  Prior to the expiration of said five-year period, an application for the extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but in the event that such application is not made, then at the expiration of said term of five years, and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

 

MUSEUM OF KIDS ART (MOKA)

         

Voted

, that

          1.       A provisional charter valid for a term of five years is granted incorporating J. Christine Wilson, John W. Anderson, John Page, Michelle Cardulla, David Aboyoun and their associates and successors as an education corporation under the corporate name of Museum of Kids Art (MoKA), located in Rochester, county of Monroe and state of New York.

2.       The purposes for which such corporation is formed are:


a

.       To establish and maintain a museum of art created by children which provides children in the city of Rochester, New York with an arts education center that employs visual arts to foster a sense of accomplishment and hope in the urban community, and provides thematic after-school and summer arts programming for children through twelfth grade;


b

.       To arrange, create, maintain, promote, and display appropriate exhibits of the artistic work product of the children at the arts education center;


c

.       To promote and support research, issue publications in a variety of formats, and organize activities, programs and events for children.

          3.       The persons named as incorporators shall constitute the first board of trustees.  The board shall have power to adopt bylaws, including therein provisions fixing the method of election and the term of office of trustees, and shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board of trustees to change the number of trustees to be not more than twenty-five nor less than five.

4.       The names and post office addresses of the first trustees are as follows:

                                                  J. Christine Wilson

                                                  80 Long Meadow Circle

                                                  Pittsford, New York 14534

                                                                                                   

                                                  John W. Anderson

                                                  317 Garnsey Road

                                                  Pittsford, New York 14534

 

                                                  John Page

                                                  248 Parsells Avenue

                                                  Rochester, New York 14609

                                                           

                                                  Michelle Cardulla

                                                  299 Hazelwood Terrace

                                                  Rochester, New York 14609

                                                 

                                                  David Aboyoun

                                                  17 Stuyvesant Oval 5H

                                                  New York, New York 10009

                                                                     

5.       The corporation hereby created shall be a nonstock corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), and no part of the net earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation), and no member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual, shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets upon dissolution of the corporation.

          6.       Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code).

          7.       No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision) and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

          8.       Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

          9.       The principal office of the corporation shall be located at 90 Webster Avenue , Rochester, New York 14609.

10.     The Commissioner of Education is designated as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

          11.     Such provisional charter will be made absolute if, within five years after the date when this charter is granted, the corporation shall acquire resources and equipment which are available for its use and support and which are sufficient and suitable for its chartered purposes in the judgment of the Regents of the University, and shall be maintaining an institution of educational usefulness and character satisfactory to the Regents.  Prior to the expiration of said five-year period, an application for the extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but in the event that such application is not made, then at the expiration of said term of five years, and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

 


COHOCTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

.  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of Cohocton Public Library, for its provisional charter to be extended, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of the Cohocton Public Library, located in Cohocton, county of Steuben, state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on June 8, 1999 be, and the same hereby is, extended until December 9, 2010; and prior to that date, an application for the further extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but, in the event that such application is not made, then after December 9, 2010 and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

 

THE NEW YORK FAIR TRIAL FREE PRESS CONFERENCE

         

Voted

, that

1.              
A certificate of incorporation is granted incorporating Judith S. Kaye, Robert A. Katzmann, Albert M. Rosenblatt, Rex Smith, Madeleine Schachter, John H. Gross and their associates and successors as an education corporation under the corporate name of The New York Fair Trial Free Press Conference, located in the city and county of Albany, state of New York.

2.              
The purpose for which such corporation is formed are:


a

.       To encourage communication among the professions of journalism, law  and law enforcement and the education of members of each profession about the concerns and the responsibilities of the other;


b

.       To promote informed, balanced and fair coverage of judicial proceedings that also educates the public about the workings of the judiciary;


c

.       To promote the interests of the public and the press compatible with the fair administration of justice and consistent with fundamental free speech principles;


d

.       To promote an understanding of ethical principles applicable to judges and counsel of litigants� interests in fair trials and other proceedings;

e.              
To facilitate appropriate access by the press to the courts;

f.               
To serve as a forum for discussion concerning media coverage of civil and         criminal proceedings and the relative law enforcement issues;

g.              
To encourage the study of fair trial and free press in law and journalism schools and programs.

3.              
  The persons named as incorporators shall constitute the first board of trustees.  The board shall have power to adopt bylaws, including therein provisions fixing the method of election and the term of office of trustees, and shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board of trustees to change the number of trustees to be not more than twenty-five nor less than five.

4.              
The names and post office addresses of the first trustees are as follows:

                                        Judith S. Kaye

                                        20 Eagle Street

          Albany, NY 12207

 

                                        Robert A. Katzmann

                                        40 Foley Square

          New York, NY 10007

 

                                        Albert Rosenblatt

                                        20 Eagle Street

          Albany, NY 12207

 

                                        Rex Smith

                                        645 Albany-Shaker Road

          Albany, NY 12205

 

Madeleine Schachter

                                        1271 Avenue of the Americas

          New York , NY 10020

 

          John H. Gross

          167 Main Street

          Northport, NY 11768

 

          5.       The corporation hereby created shall be a nonstock corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), and no part of the net earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation), and no member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual, shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets upon dissolution of the corporation.

          6.       Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code).

          7.       No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision) and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

          8.       Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

          9.       The principal office of the corporation shall be located at c/o State of New York Court of Appeals, 20 Eagle Street, Albany, New York 12207.

          10.     The Commissioner of Education is designated as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

 

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS, NEW YORK METROPOLITAN  CHAPTER

         

Voted

, that

          1.       A certificate of incorporation is granted incorporating Samuel D. Albert, Yvonne Elet, Paul Glassman, Carol Krinsky, Toma� Serdari and their associates and successors as an education corporation under the corporate name of Society of Architectural Historians, New York Metropolitan Chapter, located in the city, county, and state of New York.

2.    
     The purpose for which such corporation is formed are:


a

.       To promote architectural history and original architectural historical research;


b

.       To advance the knowledge and understanding of the history of architecture, design, landscape, and urbanism of all times and places for an audience in the Metropolitan New York region;


c

.       To offer programs for scholars, professionals in allied fields (including architecture, historic preservation, planning, interior design, and the decorative arts) and the interested general public;

d.    
      To offer forums for the presentation of scholarly research and exchange of        

                              ideas;

e.    
     To organize study tours of significant buildings, sites, and exhibitions in 

           the Metropolitan  New York region;


f.

        To disseminate information about local programs and events related to    architectural history and allied fields.


g.

       To foster scholarship, research, and education about the history of the built environment;

h.              
To bring together those people interested in architectural history, encourage public interest in the built environment, and sponsor meetings, programs and events;

i.                
To engage in any and all lawful activities in furtherance of the foregoing purposes, excepts as restricted herein or prohibited by law.

          3.  The persons named as incorporators shall constitute the first board of trustees.  The board shall have power to adopt bylaws, including therein provisions fixing the method of election and the term of office of trustees, and shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board of trustees to change the number of trustees to be not more than twenty-five nor less than five.

 4.   The names and post office addresses of the first trustees are as follows:

                                        Samuel D. Albert

                                        39 Gramercy Park North

                                        Apt. 10C

          New York, NY 10010

 

                                        Yvonne Elet

                                        382 Clinton Street

          Brooklyn, NY 11231

 

                                        Paul Glassman

                                        200 Cabrini Boulevard

          New York, NY 10033

         

                                        Carol Krinsky

                                        370 First Avenue

                                        Apt. MF

                                        New York, NY 10010-4945

 

Thoma� Serdari

                                        35-12 32 Street #2L

          Astoria, NY 11106

         

          5.       The corporation hereby created shall be a nonstock corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), and no part of the net earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation), and no member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual, shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets upon dissolution of the corporation.

          6.       Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code).

          7.       No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision) and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

          8.       Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

          9.       The principal office of the corporation shall be located at c/o NYU Department of Fine Arts, Silver Center, Room 303, New York, New York 10003-6688.

          10.     The Commissioner of Education is designated as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

         

Voted

, that the certificate of incorporation of the Friends of New Netherland located in city, county of Albany, state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on February 21, 1986 under the corporate name �Friends of the New Netherland Project�; which certificate of incorporation was amended by Regents action on July 24, 1992 to change the corporate name to �Friends of New Netherland" be, and the same hereby is, amended to change the corporate name to �New Netherland Institute� and to restate the corporate purposes:

a.              
To enhance awareness of the Dutch history of colonial America by supporting the translation and publication of early Dutch documents through the New Netherland Project;

b.              
To increase public awareness of the work of the New Netherland Project and the influence of our Dutch heritage on the institutions and culture of our country;

c.              
To disseminate this information to teachers, researchers, historians, museum curators, genealogists, archeologists, and anthropologists;

d.              
To encourage and assist those engaged in the writing of scholarly, primary school, secondary school, college, doctoral, and popular books and articles on the Dutch history of colonial America;

e.              
To provide internships and other learning opportunities in the study of Dutch history of colonial America;

f.               
To develop collaborations with academic institutions and other organizations interested in early American history;

g.              
To sponsor activities related to the work of the New Netherland Project;

h.              
To provide support for the New Netherland Project through fund raising and other activities.

 


JOWONIO SCHOOL.

   An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of Jowonio School, for an amendment of its charter, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of Jowonio School, located in Syracuse, county of Onondaga, and state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on September 30, 1977; which provisional charter was amended by Regents action on September 25, 1980 and made absolute; which absolute charter was last amended by Regents action on July 21, 1995 be, and the same hereby is, amended to change the corporate address to 3049 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13224 and to restate the corporate purposes as follows:

a.              
To operate an inclusive preschool for children with and without disabilities ages two to five years; to operate inclusive collaboration with nursery schools and day care centers; and to operate a kindergarten for five year old students with and without disabilities;

b.              
To provide early intervention services for students with disabilities ages birth through two;

c.              
To provide itinerant special education and therapy services for preschool children with disabilities;

d.              
To serve, in these programs, typical children and children with disabilities who are identified as needing special education, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, and other approved related services;

e.              
To establish and operate day care centers within the State of New York, initially within Onondaga County, provided however, before each such facility shall be established or operated, the prior written approval of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services must be obtained;

f.               
To provide Family Support Services for families of students with developmental disabilities;

g.              
To advocate for an adequate range of quality services for young children, which are inclusive, normalizing and community based; and

h.              
To receive funds to provide the means for adequate and quality implementation of purposes a through g.

Nothing contained in this charter shall authorize the corporation to establish, operate, construct, lease or maintain a hospital or to provide hospital service or health related service or to operate a home care services agency, a hospice or a health maintenance organization, or to provide comprehensive health services plan, as defined in and covered by Articles 28, 36, 40 and 44, respectively, of the Public Health Law, or to solicit, collect or otherwise raise or obtain any funds, contributions or grants from any source for the establishment of a hospital in New York State.   In addition, the corporation�s purposes do not authorize the corporation to establish, operate or maintain an adult home, residence for adults or enriched housing program as provided for by Article 7 of the Social Services Law, or to solicit contributions for any such purposes.

Nothing contained in this charter shall authorize the corporation to provide early intervention services without obtaining all approvals required by Title II-A of Articles 26 of the Public Health Law, Title 10 of the Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York , or any other applicable law or regulation.

 


THE STONE CIRCLE SCHOOL.

  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of The Stone Circle School, for its provisional charter to be amended and, as so amended, extended, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of The Stone Circle School, located in Ithaca, county of Tompkins, state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on March 25, 2003; which provisional charter was consolidated with Stone Circle Collective, Inc. by Regents action on July 21, 2005 be, and the same hereby is, amended to add authority for the corporation to also operate a kindergarten and as so amended, extended until December 9, 2008; and prior to that date, an application for the further extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but, in the event that such application is not made, then after December 9, 2008 and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

 

CHILDREN�S REHABILITATION CENTER

         

Voted

, that

1.       A provisional charter valid for a term of three years is granted incorporating Sr. Carol A. Barnes S.C., Sr. Miriam Kevin Phillips S.C., Peter T. McKeever, John R. Miller, Sr. Elaine Owens S.C. and their associates and successors as an education corporation under the corporate name of Children�s Rehabilitation Center, located in White Plains, county of Westchester and state of New York.

2.              
The purposes for which such corporation is formed are:

a.              
To provide early intervention services to children, aged birth to three years old, with special needs;

b.              
To establish, construct, own, operate and maintain (i) a preschool for children with disabilities aged two to five years old; and (ii) a school for children with disabilities aged four to twenty-one years old;

c.              
To establish and operate day care centers in New York State, initially in Westchester County, provided, however, before each such facility shall be established and opened, the prior written approval of the New York State Offices of Children and Family Services must be obtained;

d.              
To engage in any other lawful activity which is necessary or convenient to effect, or which is conductive to the attainment of, any or all of the foregoing purposes;

 

3.       The persons named as incorporators shall constitute the first board of trustees.  The board shall have power to adopt bylaws, including therein provisions fixing the method of election and the term of office of trustees, and shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board of trustees to change the number of trustees to be not more than twenty-five nor less than five.

4.       The names and post office addresses of the first trustees are as follows:

Sr. Carol A. Barnes, S.C.

20 Washington Square North

Apt. 4

New York, New York 10011

 

Sr. Miriam Kevin Phillips, S.C.

Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers

170 West 12th Street

Nurses Residence 119

New York, New York 10011

 

Peter T. McKeever

271 West Hills Road

New Canaan, CT 06840

 

John R. Miller

450 Boston Post Road

Rye, New York 10580

 

Sr. Elaine Owens, S.C.

Sisters of Charity Center

6301 Riverdale Avenue

Bronx, New York 10471

                                                           

5.       The corporation shall be a nonstock not-for-profit corporation with members, organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), and no part of the net earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation), and no member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual, shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets upon dissolution of the corporation.

6.        In addition to all other rights and powers prescribed to members under New York law and/or the by-laws of this corporation and subject to the approval of the Board of Regents where required by law, the following management powers are hereby reserved by this corporation to the members of the corporation, who shall be individuals who are members of the religious community known as the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul:

a.       To change the mission and purposes of the corporation for which it was formed to exist and to assess the effectiveness of the fulfillment of the corporation�s mission:

b.       To approve any acquisition, purchase, sale, mortgage, lease, transfer, or encumbrance of the real assets of the corporation that exceeds an amount set from time to time by the members;

c.       To approve the organization of any affiliate or subsidiary organization of the corporation;

d.       To approve any petition, prior to its acceptance by the Board of Trustees for its submission to the Board of Regents, to change the charter of the corporation;

e.       To appoint members of the board of trustees of the corporation and to provide for the replacement or removal of trustees;

f.        To amend, restate or modify the provisions of the by-laws of the corporation fixing the method of election and the term of office of trustees and changing the number of trustees to be not more than twenty-five nor less than five;

g.       To establish policies that facilitate the work of and the relationships among the members, the board of trustees and the administrator of institution;

h.       To approve, for the corporation, capital fund drives and any borrowing or receipt of gifts or bequests over an amount set from time to time by the members; and

i.        To approve the dissolution, merger, consolidation or liquidation of the corporation or sale of all or substantially all of its assets.

7.       Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code).

          8.       No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision) and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

          9.       Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

          10.     The institution to be maintained by the proposed corporation is to be located at 317 North Street, White Plains, New York 10605.

11.       The Commissioner of Education is designated as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

12.
      Such provisional charter will be made absolute if, within three years after the date when this charter is granted, the corporation shall acquire resources and equipment which are available for its use and support and which are sufficient and suitable for its chartered purposes in the judgment of the Regents of the University, and shall be maintaining an institution of educational usefulness and character satisfactory to the Regents.  Prior to the expiration of said three-year period, an application for the extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but in the event that such application is not made, then at the expiration of said term of three years, and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

          13.  Nothing contained in this charter shall authorize the corporation to establish, operate, construct, lease or maintain a hospital or to provide hospital service or health related service or to operate a home care services agency, a hospice or a health maintenance organization, or to provide comprehensive health services plan, as defined in and covered by Articles 28, 36, 40 and 44, respectively, of Public Health Law, or to solicit, collect or otherwise raise or obtain any funds, contributions or grants from any source for the establishment or operations of any hospital in New York State.   In addition, the corporation�s purposes do not authorize the corporation to establish, operate or maintain an adult home, residence for adults or enriched housing program as provided for by Article 7 of the Social Services Law, or to solicit contributions for any such purposes.

          14.     Nothing contained in this charter shall authorize the corporation to provide early intervention services without obtaining all approvals required by Title II-A or Article 25 of the Public Health Law, Title 10 of the Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York or, any applicable law or regulation.

 



 

THE SAG HARBOR RAINBOW PRESCHOOL

         

Voted

, that

          1.       A provisional charter valid for a term of three years is granted incorporating Susan Daniels, Patricia Burke, Janice Arbia, Michelle Yardley, Christopher Engal, Deborah Jacobs, Emilie Bennett and their associates and successors as an education corporation under the corporate name of The Sag Harbor Rainbow Preschool located in Sag Harbor, county of Suffolk, and state of New York.

          2.       The purposes for which such corporation is formed is:

a.              
To operate a nursery school for preschool children from three to five years of age;

b.              
To establish and operate day care centers within the state of New York, initially within Suffolk County, provided however, before each facility shall be established and open, the prior written approval of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services or the New York City Department of Health, for those corporations located within New York City, will be obtained.  No merger, consolidation, amendment, or dissolution will be permitted without the prior written approval of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Nothing contained herein shall authorize the corporation directly or indirectly to establish or operate day care centers for children as that term is defined in the Social Services law.

          3.  The persons named as incorporators shall constitute the first board of trustees.  The board shall have power to adopt bylaws, including therein provisions fixing the method of election and the term of office of trustees, and shall have power by vote of two-thirds of all the members of the board of trustees to change the number of trustees to be not more than seven.

          4.       The names and post office addresses of the first trustees are as follows:                                                          

                                        Susan Daniels

                                        16 Cambridge Court

                                        Sag Harbor, NY 11963

                                       

                                        Patricia Burke

                                        15 Burkeshire Drive

                                        Sag Harbor, NY 11963

                                       

                                        Janice Arbia

                                        8 McGrath Stand Lane 

                                        Sag Harbor, NY 11963

 

                                        Michelle Yardley

                                        57 Fresh Pond Road

                                        Sag Harbor, NY 11963

 

                                        Christopher Engal

                                        Brandywine Drive

                                        Sag Harbor, NY 11963

 

                                        Deborah Jacobs

                                        Suffolk Street Extension

                                        Sag Harbor, NY 11963

                                        

                                        Emilie Bennett

                                        75 Hillover Lane

                                        Sag Harbor, NY 11963

                                                                               

          5.       The corporation hereby created shall be a nonstock corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), and no part of the net earnings or net income shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the corporation), and no member, trustee, director or officer of the corporation, or any private individual, shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets upon dissolution of the corporation.

          6.       Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code).

          7.       No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be devoted to carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, (except to the extent authorized by Internal Revenue Code section 501(h) as amended, or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code, during any fiscal year or years in which the corporation has chosen to utilize the benefits authorized by the statutory provision) and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene (including the publishing or distribution of statements) in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

          8.       Upon dissolution of the corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of the remaining assets of the corporation exclusively for one or more exempt purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future Federal tax code), or shall distribute the same to the Federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.  Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by order of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in the judicial district where the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, organized and operated exclusively for such purposes, as said Court shall determine.

9.        The principal office of the corporation shall be located at 48 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, New York 11963, the mailing address will be P.O. Box 2047, 48 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, New York 11963.

10.       The Commissioner of Education is designated as the representative of the corporation upon whom process in any action or proceeding against it may be served.

          11.     Such provisional charter will be made absolute if, within three years after the date when this charter is granted, the corporation shall acquire resources and equipment which are available for its use and support and which are sufficient and suitable for its chartered purposes in the judgment of the Regents of the University, and shall be maintaining an institution of educational usefulness and character satisfactory to the Regents.  Prior to the expiration of said three-year period, an application for the extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but in the event that such application is not made, then at the expiration of said term of three years, and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

 


FUNSHINE NURSERY SCHOOL.

  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of Funshine Nursery School, for its provisional charter to be extended, it was

                   

Voted

, that the provisional charter of Funshine Nursery School, located in Red Hook, county of Dutchess, and state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on September 13, 2002 be, and the same hereby is, extended until December 9, 2008; and prior to that date, an application for the further extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but, in the event that such application is not made, then after December 9, 2008 and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

 


THE MCCARTON SCHOOL.

  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of The McCarton School, for its provisional charter to be extended, it was

                   

Voted

, that the provisional charter of The McCarton School, located in the city, county, and state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on October 4, 2002 and amended by Regents action on September 10, 2004 be, and the same hereby is, extended until December 9, 2008; and prior to that date, an application for the further extension of such provisional charter or for an absolute charter will be entertained by the Regents, but, in the event that such application is not made, then after December 9, 2008 and upon notice by the Regents, such provisional charter shall terminate and become void and shall be surrendered to the Regents.

SOLOMON SCHECHTER SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN AND FRIENDS OF SOLOMON SCHECHTER, INC.

The Office of Nonpublic School Services having recommended that the Order of Consolidation adopted July 21, 2005, consolidating the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, located in the city, county, and state of New York, and Friends of Solomon Schechter, Inc., located in the city, county, and state of New York (the "Order of Consolidation"), be amended, and it was

 


AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT.

  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of the American University of Beirut, for an amendment of its charter, it was

         

Voted

, that the American University of Beirut, located in the city, county, and state of New York, which was incorporated by the Secretary of State pursuant to the General Laws of the State of New York under the corporate name �The Trustees of The Syrian Protestant College� on April 24, 1863; which certificate of incorporation constituting the corporation�s absolute charter was amended by Special Act of the Legislature pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 579 of the Laws of 1864 on May 4, 1864 and by action of the Board of Regents on June 28, 1906 under the corporate name �Syrian Protestant College of Beirut,� November 18, 1920 under the corporate name �Syrian Protestant College� to change the corporate name to �American University of Beirut� and with respect to its purposes clause, amended on May 16, 1941, April 21, 1950, June 22, 1984,  September 15, 1989, and last amended on September 17, 1999 be, and the same hereby is, amended to increase the maximum authorized number of trustees from forty to forty-five.

 


CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY.

  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of Central European University, for an amendment of its charter, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of Central European University, located in the city, county, and state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on July 24, 1992, which provisional charter was amended on May 20, 1994, February 7, 1996 and was made absolute on September 20, 1996; and such absolute charter having been amended on various occasions, the last amendment having been granted on September 9, 2005 be, and the same hereby is, amended to authorize the corporation to establish a branch campus in Bucharest, Romania, at which it would confer the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees to candidates who successfully complete such degree programs.

 


GESTALT ASSOCIATES FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY.

  An application having been made by and on behalf of the trustees of Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, for an amendment of its charter, it was

         

Voted

, that the provisional charter of Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, located in the city, county, and state of New York, which was granted by action of the Board of Regents on July 22, 1986, which provisional charter was consolidated by Regents action on July 22, 1986 with Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, Inc.; which provisional charter was extended by Regents action May 25, 1990 and was made absolute by Regents action on November 3, 1995 be, and the same hereby is, amended to authorize the corporation to also provide a training program for qualified applicants in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy consistent with Article 163 of the Education Law; and to operate a low to moderate fee mental health clinic providing outpatient psychoanalytic psychotherapy services to be staffed by the students of the Psychoanalytic Program while they are under the  supervision of a member of the training faculty, for the purpose of enhancing the development of therapeutic skills and their comprehensive understanding of the ongoing psychotherapeutic process and the treatment of a wide range of personality disorders.

 

 

APPENDIX II

REGENTS ACTIONS IN 53 PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE CASES

 

December 8-9, 2005

 

          The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 2 licenses, surrender of 4 licenses, and 47 other disciplinary actions.  The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case.

 

 

 

         

Ferdinando J. Zeolla a/k/a Fred Zeolla;

126 Woodruff Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583; Lic. No. 012066; Cal. No. 22448;

Application to surrender license granted. Summary:

Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Promoting Prostitution in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

 


Nursing

 


          Lisa Anderson;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 57 Fallkill Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Lic. No. 218273; Cal. No. 21670;
Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:
Revocation.

 


Public Accountancy

 


          Andrew M. Miller;

Certified Public Accountant; 50 Jefferson Landing Circle, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11777; Lic. No. 032820; Cal. No. 22375;
Application to surrender license granted. 
Summary:
Licensee did not contest the charges of: having been convicted of committing an act constituting the crime Tampering With Public Records in the 1st Degree and practicing the profession of public accountancy with negligence on more then one occasion in that in each of two audits of financial statements, he committed errors in the planning and execution stages of the audit.

 


          Joseph Casuccio;

Certified Public Accountant; 7N Equestrian Court, Hauppauge, NY 11788; Lic. No. 036965; Cal. No. 22408;
Application to surrender license granted.
Summary:
Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud, a felony.
 

 


Respiratory Therapy

 


          Francine Barbara Doxen;

Respiratory Therapist; 1950 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462; Lic. No. 002612; Cal. No. 20553;
Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty:
Revocation.

 


Social Work

 

         

Madge Eileen Flynn

; Licensed Clinical Social Worker; 5294 Burke Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066; Lic. No.  057480; Cal. No. 22154; Application to surrender license granted.  Summary:Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.

 

 

 

 


          Paul H. Billings;

91 Ball Road, Syracuse, NY 13215; Lic. No. 019453; Cal. No. 21689; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $5,000 fine.

 

         

Ronaldo Jorge Papaleo;

15 Westminster Lane, Middletown, NJ 07748; Lic. No. 020566; Cal. No. 21990; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $6,000 fine.

 

 


          Community Dental Associates, P.C.;

133 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022; Cal. No. 22127; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,000 fine.

 

         

Steven Mitchell Liebman;

50 S. Middleneck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021; Lic. No. 045153; Cal. No. 22333; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $2,500 fine.

 

 


          Thomas Gifford Swift;

Professional Engineer; RR2, Box 76F, Friendship, NY 14739; Lic. No. 079510; Cal. No. 22372; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

 

 


          Lannie E. Thoman a/k/a Erlayne E. Thoman a/k/a Castranova;

5904 Pickerel Point, Honeoye, NY 14471; Lic. No. 013806; Cal. No. 22396; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

 


          Lunie Pierre a/k/a Lunie Germain;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 65 East 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226; Lic. No. 201671; Cal. No. 19015; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

 

         

Catherine Tsitlakidis;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 22-43  128th Street, College Point, NY 11356; Lic. No. 242680; Cal. No. 20780; Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension of license in the area of direct patient care until successfully takes and completes a course of retraining as set forth in Hearing Panel and Regents Review Committee reports.

 

         

Marie Anouk Boulin a/k/a Marie A. Doleyres;

Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 89-45  241st Street, Bellerose, NY 11426; Lic. Nos. 131553, 490603; Cal. Nos. 21482, 18329; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Annulment of Registered Professional Nurse license; 3 month actual suspension of Licensed Practical Nurse license, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

 

         

Michelle M. Newton;

Registered Professional Nurse; 8 Oneonta Street, Binghamton, NY 13903; Lic. No. 504302; Cal. No. 21816; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

 

         

Jill A. Engelhardt a/k/a Jill Ann Engelhardt;

Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 1339 Boston Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706; Lic. Nos. 126180, 454390; Cal. Nos. 21981, 21980; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice � upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

 

         

Patricia A. Ayres;

Registered Professional Nurse; 2477 Orange Street, Bellmore, NY 11710-3907; Lic. No. 241194; Cal. No. 22060; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Oluremi Elizabeth Adedokun;

Registered Professional Nurse; 216C Swalm Street, Westbury, NY 11590; Lic. No. 540346; Cal. No. 22102; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

 

         

Tricia Ann Margarone;

Registered Professional Nurse; 9205 Winchester Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11428; Lic. No. 511567; Cal. No. 22214; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation.

 

         

Dawn Corbine-Johnston;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 152 Rock Island, Gouverneur, NY 13642; Lic. No. 201332; Cal. No. 22231; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

 

         

Kris Ann Siebert a/k/a Kris Ann Hoad;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 28 Broad Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14532; Lic. No. 107027; Cal. No. 22272; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $250 fine.

 

         

Joan Anderson a/k/a Joan Anne Doviak Sampson;

Registered Professional Nurse; 1277 Wellington Drive, Victor, NY 14564; Lic. No. 221836; Cal. No. 22287; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice � upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

 

         

Heidi Jo Anyos;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 12 Fairview Avenue, P.O. Box 341, Nassau, NY 12123; Lic. No. 194679; Cal. No. 22288; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

 

         

Connie Truske-Crane;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 24 Elm Street, Newton Falls, NY 13666; Lic. No. 271018; Cal. No. 22293; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

 

         

Lisa Michelle Gittler;

Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 656 West 204th Street, New York, NY 10034; Lic. Nos. 191501, 404152; Cal. Nos. 22298, 22299; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

 

         

Kathleen Ann Warren;

Registered Professional Nurse; 130 Puritan Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710; Lic. No. 478857; Cal. No. 22320; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Charmayne S. Clark;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 551  Middle Road, Oswego, NY 13126; Lic. No. 106207; Cal. No. 22331; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $250 fine.

 

         

Teresa Ann Ferguson;

Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 20 Allenwood Drive, Shirley, NY 11967; Lic. Nos. 228153, 454535; Cal. Nos. 22339, 22340; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Ma Cecilia Mirar Cordero;

Registered Professional Nurse; 841  48th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220; Lic. No. 462066; Cal. No. 22343; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Brent Shawn Spruill;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 329-TB Oakville Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220; Lic. No. 276421; Cal. No. 22358; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Dawn Marie Robbins;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 11204 Bennett State Road, Forestville, NY 14062; Lic. No. 256105;  Cal. No. 22361; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Danielle Hester;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 62 Cliff Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550; Lic. No. 261947; Cal. No. 22368; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $250 fine.

 

         

Andrew O. Long;

Registered Professional Nurse; 291 Huntington Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214; Lic. No. 507493; Cal. No. 22376; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 18 months and until fit to practice � upon return to practice, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Laura M. Kutscher;

Licensed Practical Nurse; 136 Gristwood Road, Pennellville, NY 13132; Lic. No. 218126; Cal. No. 22394; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of not less than 18 months and until fit to practice � upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

 

         

Rhonda Pascal;

Registered Professional Nurse; 2 Windemere Drive, Woodbury, NY 11797-1532; Lic. No. 326519; Cal. No. 22400; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Charrie Yvonne Matthews;

Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; 1 Flory Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301; Lic. Nos. 256978, 501756; Cal. Nos. 22403, 22404; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

 

         

Patricia Worwa;

Registered Professional Nurse; 62 Ontario Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225-1747; Lic. No. 243043; Cal. No. 22426; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

 

 


          Fariborz Samouhi;

9 Wooleys Lane East, Great Neck, NY 11021; Lic. No. 036552; Cal. No. 22137; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.

 

         

Martin Brotman;

22 Eva Lane, Plainview, NY 11803; Lic. No. 028044; Cal. No. 22212; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation.

 

         

Patricia Marie Barry;

66 Hardison Road, Rochester, NY 14617; Lic. No. 047073; Cal. No. 22332; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

 

         

Elizabeth L. Johnson a/k/a Lange;

85 Dale Road, Rochester, NY 14625; Lic. No. 039471; Cal. No. 22362; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

 

 


          Audrey Longid Gulian;

Physical Therapist; 57 Brook Road, Valley Stream, NY 11581; Lic. No. 014692; Cal. No. 22336; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.

 

 


          Matthew Scott Yasmer;

19 Green Lawn Road, Huntington, NY 11743; Lic. No. 005224; Cal. No. 22145; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $5,000 fine.

 

 


          Mary A. Anastasiow;

240 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016; Lic. No. 006188; Cal. No. 21249; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 2 years and until fit to practice � upon return to practice, 2 years probation.

 


Respiratory Therapy

 


          William J. Bilka;

Respiratory Therapist; 1517 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850; Lic. No. 002468; Cal. No. 21129; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

 

 


          R. Geoffrey Broderick;

Veterinarian; 229 Wall Street, Huntington, NY 11743-2060; Lic. No. 003008; Cal. No. 20254; Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon:
3 year stayed suspension, 3 years probation, $10,000 fine.