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Friday, June 18, 2010

New York State Ed. continues assault on rights

State Ed. has proposed certain “cost containment” statutory and regulatory changes impacting upon the rights of students with disabilities and their parents. The Board of Regents will consider these changes at their next meeting which is scheduled for June 21st. The memo from State Ed to the Board of Regents can be found here. Proposed changes include shortening the statute of limitations from 2 years to 1 year in most circumstances and 6 months for reimbursement claims. State Ed would also remove that requirement that all personnel working with a child be provided with that child’s IEP. There are a number of other proposed changes. I suggest reading the memo and submitting comments to the Board of Regents at this address.