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On Board Online • July 20, 2015
By Pilar Sokol
The Education Transformation Act of 2015, enacted into law as part of the state budget, amended the Education Law to institute new requirements regarding the manner in which school districts appoint educators to probationary terms and grant them tenure, evaluate classroom teachers and school principals, and discipline tenured teachers and administrators.
However, the act also provided for the take over and restructuring of struggling and persistently struggling schools through a new school receivership law. The Board of Regents adopted regulations for the implementation of that law, at their June 2015 meeting.
This article offers some basic answers to frequently asked questions that are starting to emerge as school districts begin to more closely examine the requirements of the receivership law. The information below is based on the language of both the statute and the related regulations.
School districts should be aware that the receivership regulations were adopted on an emergency basis, and are subject to a 45 day public comment period that expires August 24, 2015. In response to any such comments, the Board of Regents might make changes to the June 2015 emergency regulations.Read the entire article>>
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