Report of Regents P-12 Education Committee to The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 14, 2019. All members were present, except for Vice Chancellor Brown, Regent Cashin, and Regent Norwood.
Assessments and Student Official Transcripts and Permanent Records [P-12 (A) 1]
Your Committee recommends that §104.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective January 15, 2019, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of the general welfare to continue the effectiveness of Chapter Part AA, Subpart B of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2014 as amended by Section 35 of Part CCC of Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018. The vote passed unanimously.
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your P-12 Education Committee recommends, and we move, that the Board of Regents act affirmatively upon each recommendation in the written report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on January 15, 2019, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Senior Deputy Commissioner Update - Senior Deputy Commissioner Jhone Ebert updated the Committee on next steps in implementing the updated accountability system under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Student Data Privacy [P-12 (D) 1] – the Committee discussed proposed regulations to implement Education Law §2-d relating to protecting personally identifiable information. The proposed regulations were developed with input from stakeholders and the public and include, but not are not limited to: 1) clarification of the data security and privacy obligations of educational agencies and third-party contractors; 2) establishment of requirements for contracts and other written agreements where personally identifiable information will be provided to a third-party contractor and also attempts to clarify obligations where click-through agreements for software applications are utilized; and 3) establishment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework as the standard for educational agencies data security and privacy programs. It is anticipated that the proposed rule will be presented to the Board of Regents for permanent adoption at the May 2019 meeting.
The Board of Regents will take action on the following consent agenda items at their January 15, 2019 meeting.
- Regulations relating to School Breakfast Programs.
- Regulations relating to the Prohibition Against Meal Shaming.
- Registration of Religious and Independent High Schools.
- Regulations relating to the Application of a One Year Renewable Waiver to Expand the Maximum Allowable Grade Span for English As a New Language and Bilingual Education Classes.