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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 December 10, 2018.  All members were present.


Initial Application Authorized by the Board of Regents [P-12 (A) 1]

Your Committee recommends that the Regents find that: (1) the proposed charter school meets the requirements set out in Article 56 of the Education Law, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations; (2) the applicant can demonstrate the ability to operate the school in an educationally and fiscally sound manner; (3) granting the application is likely to improve student learning and achievement and materially further the purposes set out in subdivision two of section twenty-eight hundred fifty of Article 56 of the Education Law; and (4) granting the application will have a significant educational benefit to the students expected to attend the charter school, and the Board of Regents therefore approves and issues a charter and provisional charter to the Hellenic Classical Charter School – Staten Island for a term of five years in accordance with §2851(2)(p) of the Education Law.  The motion passed.  Regents Collins and Mittler were in opposition.

Implementation of the State’s Approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan [P-12 (A) 2]

Your Committee recommends that sections 100.2(ff), 100.2(m), 100.18, 100.19 and Part 120 of the Commissioner’s Regulations as amended and §100.21 as added to the Commissioner’s Regulations as an emergency measure at the November 2018 Board of Regents meeting be repealed, effective December 18, 2018.

Your Committee further recommends that sections 100.2(ff), 100.2(m), 100.18, 100.19 and Part 120 of the Commissioner’s Regulations be amended and that §100.21 be added to the Commissioner’s Regulations, as submitted, effective December 18, 2018, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of general welfare to ensure that the State’s USDE approved ESSA plan can be implemented beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, consistent with the requirements set forth by the USDE and to ensure that the emergency rule adopted at the June Regents meeting, and subsequently revised at the September and November Regents meetings, can remain continuously in effect until adopted as a permanent rule.  The motion passed unanimously.


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 December 11, 2018, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.


New York State My Brother’s Keeper Initiative [P-12 (D) 1] – the Committee was provided with an update on the various components of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative in the areas of the Challenge Grant, Teacher Opportunity Corps, Family and Community Engagement Grants, MBK Fellows Grant, Native American Program Grant, Exemplary Schools and Model Practices Grant, and the latest initiative from the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance that involves the Department.

Pathways to a New York State Diploma – the Committee was provided with an historical context of the graduation requirements for a New York Tate Diploma.  The presentation included the current 4 + 1 options, status of the work occurring around a capstone project and the role seals can play in moving toward one New York State diploma.  A timeline of milestones for convening a Blue Ribbon Commission was also presented.

Consent Agenda

The Board of Regents will take action on the following consent agenda items at their December 11, 2018 meeting.

  • Regulations relating to School Breakfast Programs
  • Regulations relating to the Prohibition Against Meal Shaming

Associated Agenda Item

Meeting Date: 
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 1:45pm