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Report of Regents P-12 Education Committee to The Board of Regents

Your P-12 Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on July 12, 2021.  All members were present.

ACTION ITEMS

Proposed Charter Actions for Charters Authorized by the Trustees of the State University of New York [P-12 (A) 1]

Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents return the proposed charters for Boys Preparatory Charter School of New York, Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York, and Girls Preparatory Charter School of the Bronx, schools operated by Public Prep Charter School Academies; and Brilla College Preparatory Charter School, a school operated by Brilla College Preparatory Charter Schools, to the Trustees of the State University of New York for reconsideration, with the following comment and recommendation, “The Regents are unable to make the required findings in accordance with Education Law §2852(2), including, but not limited to, the findings that (a) the charter schools described in the application meet the requirements set out in this article and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations; and (b) the applicants can demonstrate the ability to operate the schools in an educationally and fiscally sound manner. In addition, in accordance with Education Law §2852(9) there are no charters available for issuance in New York City. Although the proposed charter actions are identified as revisions, the nature of the proposed charter actions and a review of supporting documentation evidence the creation of a new charter high school, in potential violation of the law. The proposed charter actions must be abandoned.”

The motion passed. Regent Collins abstained from the vote.

MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD

Mr. 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 July 12, 2021, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION

Consent Agenda

The Board of Regents took action on the following consent agenda item at its July 2021 meeting.

  • COVID IX - Proposed Amendment to Sections 100.4, 100.10 and 175.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis
  • COVID X – Proposed Amendment to Sections 100.2(c), 100.5(h), and 136.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Providing Flexibility for Hands-only CPR Instruction, the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, and Health Examinations and Certificates in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
  • COVID II - Proposed Amendment to Sections 52.21, 60.6, 61.19, 80-1.2, 80-3.7, 100.1, 100.2, 100.4, 100.5, 100.6, 100.7, 100.19 and 151-1.3 and the addition of Section 80-5.27 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis
  • Proposed Amendment to Section 100.2(ee) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Providing Flexibility for the Two-Step Identification Process for Academic Intervention Services (AIS) for Students Who Will Be Enrolled in Grades 3-8 for the 2021-2022 School Year in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis (2nd Emergency Action)
  • Proposed Amendment to Section 135.4 of the Commissioner’s Regulations Related to Eligibility for Interscholastic Athletics (Emergency Adoption)
  • Proposed Amendments to Section 155.17 of the Commissioner’s Regulations Regarding District-wide Safety Plans (Emergency Adoption)
  • Proposed Amendments to Sections 52.21, 100.2(d), and 100.5 and Parts 30 and 80 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to World Languages 
  • Proposed Technical Amendment to Section 100.2(gg)(8) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Uniform Violent or Disruptive Incident Reporting System, Also Known as the School Safety and Educational Climate Report

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:00am

Committee