Pursuant to Chapter 417 of the laws of 2021, the public will have the ability to view or listen to the Board of Regents meetings by webcast. No public in-person access is permitted.
|Time||Agenda Item||Meeting Room|
|9:30 am to 10:15 am||
Proposed Amendment to Section 100.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the January 2022 Administration of Regents Examinations - Department staff will present proposed amendments to the Commissioner’s regulations to provide an exemption to the January 2022 Regents Examination due to the COVID-19 Crisis.
Graduation Measures Update - Department staff will provide an update on the Graduation Measures Regional Meetings held in December and January and an update on responses to the Department’s ThoughtExchange on this topic.
Proposed Amendment of Section 125.1 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Annual Visitation of Voluntarily Registered Nursery Schools and Kindergartens - Department staff will present revisions to proposed amendments to the Commissioner’s regulations extending flexibility for on-site visitation through the 2021-2022 school year in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
|10:10 am to 10:55 am||
Proposed Amendment to Section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Assessment Requirements for School District Leader (SDL) and School District Business Leader (SDBL) Program Completion, the Institutional Recommendation for Professional SDL and SDBL Certification, and the Institutional Recommendation Transitional D Certification - Department staff will present a proposed regulatory amendment to eliminate the requirement that candidates enrolled in New York State registered school district leader (SDL) and school district business leader (SDBL) programs must pass the SDL and SDBL assessment, respectively, for program completion and the institutional recommendation for Professional certification and eliminate the requirement that candidates who are enrolled in a Transitional D program must pass the SDL assessment for the institutional recommendation for Transitional D certification.
Proposed Amendment to Section 80-1.8 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Requirements for the Reissuance of an Initial Certificate - Department staff will present a revised proposed regulatory amendment to remove the continuing teacher and leader education (CTLE)/professional learning requirement for the reissuance of an Initial certificate, add the school counselor assessment to the list of acceptable exams for the reissuance, and allow candidates to take the exam(s) required for the reissuance during the validity period of their Emergency COVID-19 Initial Reissuance certificate.
|11:00 am to 11:35 am||
Update from the State Archives - Department staff will update the committee on the programs and services of the State Archives and will review recent accessions to the collection.
Appointments to Regents Advisory Council on Museums - Department staff will present proposed appointments to the Regents Advisory Council on Museums for Board of Regents approval.
Appointments to Regents Advisory Council on Libraries - Department staff will present a proposed appointment to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries for Board of Regents approval.
|11:40 am to 12:40 pm||
Early Childhood Work Group
Preschool Least Restrictive Environment - The NYSED Office of Special Education will lead a conversation regarding preschool least restrictive environment and data reflecting preschool students with disabilities placed in a special class. This is Indicator 6B on the federal special education State Performance Plan, and information on it was recently shared with stakeholders for feedback.
|12:40 pm to 1:25 pm||Lunch for Members of the Board|
|1:35 pm to 2:20 pm||Professional Practice Executive Session|
|2:20 pm to 2:35 pm||
Proposed Amendment to Section 63.9 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Administration of Immunizations by Pharmacists - Department staff will present for emergency action proposed amendments to section 63.9 of the Commissioner’s Regulations to implement Chapter 555 of the Laws of 2021, which, effective January 31, 2022, among other things, amends the Education Law to authorize certified pharmacists, pursuant to a patient specific or a non-patient specific order, to administer immunizations for: (1) Hepatitis A; (2) Hepatitis B; (3) human papillomavirus; (4) measles; (5) mumps; (6) rubella; and (7) varicella. Chapter 555 also permits certified pharmacists to administer other immunizations, to patients 18 years old or older, recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if the Commissioner of the Department of Health in consultation with the Commissioner of Education determine that an immunization meets certain specified requirements.
|2:40 pm to 3:05 pm||Meeting of the Board of Regents||Webcast|