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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

NYS restores the provision of special education services to home schooled kids

Until recently, New York State had for many years provided special education services to home schooled children. In January of 2008, State Ed. issued a directive ordering school districts to terminate special education services to home schooled children. State Ed. relied upon the State Review Office decision in Appeal number 07-043, a decision which is presently being appealed by the Law Offices of H. Jeffrey Marcus, P.C., and Joyce Berkowitz, Esq. In June, the Assembly and the Senate agreed upon language to restore services and sent a bill to the governor. On Monday July 7, 2008, Governor Paterson signed the bill and it is effective immediately. The full text of the bill can be found here.