Advocacy Alert - SED Releases Guidance on State Aid for Lead Testing and Remediation


October 13, 2016

Earlier this week, the State Education Department released guidance regarding the reporting requirements and aid available to reimburse districts for some of the costs associated with testing for lead in water and remediation if lead contamination is discovered.

The full guidance can be read below as well as the regulations released by the Department of Health last month.


Deadline to Comment on State Learning Standards Extended

The State Education Department has extended the deadline to comment on the new draft New York State Learning Standards. Originally slated to close on November 4th, the department has announced that due to the continued interest, they will continue to extend the comment period until November 14th.

If you are interested in commenting, see the link below.


Commissioner Elia forms Principal Preparation Advisory Council

The Commissioner has created an advisory council to gather information about programs to prepare school building leaders and to identify if improvements are possible.  To support this work the following online survey was developed to help inform the Advisory Team.  The survey includes 11 questions and takes 5 minutes to complete.  The survey will be open until Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and can be viewed below.


Save the Date- NYSSBA Capital Conference

Registration will be opening shortly for the 2017 Capital Conference. This year, the event will take place at the NYS Museum on February 12th and 13th. Be sure to save the date now.

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