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Report of Regents P-12 Education/Professional Practice Joint Meeting Committee to The Board of Regents

Your P-12 Education and Professional Practice Committees held their scheduled joint meeting on May 7, 2018.  All members were present, except for Vice Chancellor Brown, Regents Cea, Finn and Collins, who were excused.


Health Education [P-12/PPC (A) 1]

The Committees were updated on the work of the NYS Mental Health Education Advisory Council to develop mental health related resources and tools for supporting student mental health instruction.  A panel of representatives from the Mental Health Education Advisory Council presented on State and local perspectives regarding mental health, and shared recommendations with the Board of Regents relating to instruction in mental health. The presenters are:

  • Ellen Pendegar, MHANYS Chair of Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Ulster County Mental Health Association.
  • Dustin Verga, NYS Certified Health Educator, Shenendehowa High School, New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance;
  • Pat Breux, Coordinator of School and Youth Initiatives, Suicide Prevention Center, NYS Office of Mental Health;
  • Amanda Davidson, Youth Engagement Specialist, Youth Power!

The Committees were provided with proposed amendments to regulations previously discussed in January 2018 and were asked to permanently adopt at the May 2018 meeting.  The following action was taken:

Your Committee recommends that subdivision (j) of §135.1, subdivision (a) of §135.3, and paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of §135.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education relating to health education be amended, as submitted, effective July 1, 2018.  The motion passed unanimously.


Madam Chancellor and Colleagues: Your P-12 Education and Professional Practice Committees recommend, 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 May 8, 2018, copies of which have been distributed to each Regent.

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 2:05pm