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Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the end of the 2019 Legislative Session

FOR RELEASE: June 21, 2019

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell


State lawmakers took a number of significant steps during this legislative session to protect the health and safety of our students and to provide local school districts with new tools and flexibility to enhance educational programs.

At the same time, we also must note that some legislative actions taken this year are likely to impose new costs and unnecessary mandates on local school districts.

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Commissioner rules in immunization cases

On Board Online • June 10, 2019

By Kimberly A. Fanniff
Senior Staff Counsel

When a parent submits an application for a religious exemption from immunization, typically it is handled by the building principal where the child attends school. In a recent case before the commissioner of education, a parent challenged the school district's denial of a religious exemption based upon a committee review process used by the district as well as the merits of her request.

The school district in Appeal of H.T. adopted a consultative process for review of immunization exemption requests after an audit by the state Department of Health found the district had been granting a large number of religious exemptions, particularly at two schools in the district. In examining its prior practices, the district determined it "did not have a systematic process for vetting religious exemptions."

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