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Meeting of the Board of Regents | October 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 9:20am


Report of



The Board of Regents

October 19, 2009


Your VESID Committee held its scheduled meeting on October 19, 2009.   All

members were present with the exception of  Regents Chapey and Cea who were excused.  Chancellor-Emeritus Bennett, Commissioner Steiner, and  Regents Brooks Hopkins also attended.                                      


The Committee was provided an update on VESID activities related to services to veterans and our collaboration with other state agencies.  (VESID (D) 1)

The Committee discussed proposed regulations to amend Section 100.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner to extend the existing Regents Competency Test (RCT) Safety Net to all eligible students with disabilities entering grade 9 prior to the 2011-12 school year.  Following receipt of public comment, the proposed regulations will be acted on at the December 2009 Regents meeting. (VESID (D) 2)

The Committee was presented information on cost containment strategies being implemented by VESID in response to an unprecedented increase in the number of individuals participating in the Vocational Rehabilitation program.  (VESID (D) 3)

That concludes our report.