Meeting of the Board of Regents | June 2009
Report of the
REGENTS EMSC COMMITTEE
The Board of Regents
June 23, 2009
Your EMSC Committee held its scheduled meeting on June 23, 2009. All Committee members were present except for Regents Saul Cohen, Joseph Bowman and Roger Tilles, who were excused.
Physical Education, Coaching Requirements and Extension of Eligibility for Interscholastic Athletics
Your Committee recommends the Board of Regents amend subparagraph (i) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) and paragraph (7) of subdivision (c) of section 135.4 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to Physical Education, Coaching Requirements and Extension of Eligibility for Interscholastic Athletics, effective July 16, 2009. [EMSC (A) 3]
Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the charter of the Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls as proposed by the Trustees of the State University of New York, and issues a provisional charter to it for a term of five years. [EMSC (A) 1]
Your Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approves and issues the second renewal charter of the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy Charter School as proposed by the Chancellor of the city school district of the City of New York, and that its provisional charter be extended for a term of five years up through and including August 10, 2014. [EMSC (A) 2]
MOTION FOR ACTION BY FULL BOARD
Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your EMSC 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 June 23, 2009, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Charter School Review Process – In recent months, the Chancellor and the Board of Regents have made recommendations to streamline the way the Department processes charter schools. Staff will come back in the fall with suggestions relating to simplifying the process, possible legislative changes and policy questions for the Board to consider as we move forward.
Incarcerated Youth – Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Assemblyman William Scarborough talked with the Committee to request that a roundtable discussion be scheduled in September that will focus on issues related to the education of children in Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) facilities around the state. Suggestions were made that the Department of Health, the Office of Mental Health, Family Court, school leaders and other stakeholders be part of this roundtable discussion. Staff will work with OCFS and the Legislators to arrange this meeting.
That concludes our report.
Anthony Bottar and Merryl Tisch