THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

 

TO:

Full Board

FROM:

Jean C. Stevens

 

SUBJECT:

Registration of Public Schools

DATE:

September 21, 2006

STRATEGIC GOAL:

Goals 1 and 2

AUTHORIZATION(S):

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Issue for Decision (Consent Agenda)

 

Should the Regents accept the staff recommendation to register the Sleepy Hollows Middle School in the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns and the Eugene Brook Middle School in the Northeast Central School District?

 

Reason(s) for Consideration


          Required by Commissionerís Regulations Section 100.2(p). 
         

Proposed Handling

 

The question will come before the Full Board for action at the October meeting.

 

Procedural History

 

Beginning in July 2003, the Regents have annually approved the registration of new public schools at their July meeting.

 

Background Information

 

          Commissionerís Regulations require districts that seek to register a public elementary, intermediate, middle, junior high or high school to submit a petition to the Board of Regents. Commissionerís Regulations require petitions for schools opening the following school year to be submitted by June 15; however, the Commissioner may waive this timeline for good cause.  This year the Department received submissions after June 15 from the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns and the Northeast Central School District. Based upon the district submitting a petition and supporting materials certifying the districtís commitment to operate a school in compliance with applicable statutes, rules, and regulations relating to public schools and in compliance with applicable building codes, the Commissioner recommends that the following schools be registered:

 

          Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns

Sleepy Hollow Middle School

210 North Broadway

Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591

 

Grade Configuration for the 2006-07 School Year:  7-8

Enrollment for the 2006-2007 School Year:   400

Registration Effective with the 2006 -2007 School Year

 

Northeast Central School District

Eugene Brooks Middle School

198 Haight Road

Anemia, New York

 

Grade Configuration for the 2006-07 School Year:  6-8

Enrollment for the 2006-2007 School Year:   214

Registration Effective with the 2006 -2007 School Year

 

Recommendation

 

VOTED:  That the Board of Regents approve the registration of the Sleepy Hollow Middle School effective with the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year and the Eugene Brooks Middle School effective with the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year.

 

Timetable for Implementation

 

Registration will be effective as specified in the recommendation.