Report of Regents P-12 Education Committee to The Board of Regents
Your P-12 Education Committee held its scheduled meeting on December 13, 2021. All members were present.
Initial Applications to be 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 Academy Charter School 2 (The), and South Shore Charter School, 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 granting the applications 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. In addition, there is significant community opposition to the proposed schools that must be considered. The Regents encourage the SUNY Trustees to re-examine and consider the comments presented in the SUNY Summary of Findings and Recommendations for these applications, many in opposition to these charter applications, as well as the significant additional community voices that have reached out after the SUNY Trustees voted to approve these applications. The New York State Education Department has assigned a Fiscal Monitor to the Wyandanch Union Free School District, who has created budgetary and academic improvement plans that the district is currently implementing. It is essential that the SUNY Trustees consider the impact of the proposed charter school on these carefully structured plans, including the potential economic impact to the District. Failure to do so could have serious, long-term, and permanent economic and social costs for the District’s students. These proposed charter actions should be abandoned.”
The motion passed. There were no oppositions or abstentions.
Proposed amendment to section 136.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner to conform with changes in Education Law Article 19 section 921 regarding Glucagon Administration [P-12 (A) 2]
Your Committee recommends that section 136.7 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education be amended, as submitted, effective December 14, 2021, as an emergency action upon a finding by the Board of Regents that such action is necessary for the preservation of public health and safety to immediately conform the Commissioner’s regulations to Chapter 339 of the Laws of 2021, so that unlicensed school personnel may be trained to administer new formulations of glucagon which do not require injection.
The motion passed. Regent Ouderkirk was absent for 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 oral report of the Committee's deliberations at its meeting on December 14, 2021.
The Board of Regents took action on the following consent agenda items at its December 2021 meeting.
- Proposed Amendment of Part 276 and Section 277.1(b) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Education Law §310 Appeals to the Commissioner of Education and the Initiation and Conduct of Proceedings for the Removal of School Officers
- 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 114.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to the Prohibition Against Suing Parents or Guardians for Unpaid Meal Fees