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  • norscot@aol.com
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry ... From: Communications Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 17:40:02 Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA
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    Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 17:40:02 -0400
    Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

     

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    For Planning Purposes Only

    May 8, 2009

    Saturday, May 9, 2009

     

     

     

     

    11 A.M.

    Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein kicks off AMS Pi5NY Math Tournament

     

    Harry S. Truman High School
    750 Baychester Avenue
    Bronx

     

    12:30 P.M.

    Chancellor Klein makes remarks at the United Federation of Teachers Spring Education Conference

     

    Hilton New York
    1335 Avenue of the Americas

    Manhattan

     

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    Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • norscot@aol.com
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry ... From: Communications Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 17:18:27 Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA
    Message 2 of 28 , Sep 8, 2009

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    From: "Communications"
    Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 17:18:27 -0400
    Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    For Planning Purposes Only

    September 8, 2009

     

     

     

    PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR CHANCELLOR JOEL I. KLEIN

     

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009

     

     

    7:30 a.m.

    PS 111

    37-15 13th Street

    Queens

     

    9 a.m.

    MS 144

    2545 Gunther Avenue

    Bronx

     

    **Chancellor Klein will ride in the press van between the Bronx and Manhattan**

     

    11 a.m.

    PS 142

    100 Attorney Street (Between Rivington and Delancey Streets)

    Manhattan

     

    12:30 p.m.

    JHS 220

    4812 9th Avenue

    Brooklyn

     

    2 p.m.

    Staten Island Technical High School

    485 Clawson Street

    Staten Island

     

    _____________________

    **A press van for education beat reporters will leave from Department of Education Headquarters (52 Chambers Street, Manhattan) at 6:45 a.m. and drive reporters to each of the schools visited by the Chancellor. Times of visits are approximate.**

     

    Please Note:  Photographs or filming of children under 18 years of age is not permitted unless the child’s parent or guardian has signed a parental consent form.

     

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    Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

     

     

     

     

     

  • Lisa Donlan
    There was a time, a very short time period ,when CEC presidents were advised by OFEA when the Chancellor or other DoE official were planning to hold an event
    Message 3 of 28 , Sep 8, 2009
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      There was a time, a very short time period ,when CEC presidents were advised by OFEA when the Chancellor or other DoE official were planning to hold an event at a school in their district.
      Just a collegial heads up - even w/ very short notice - was one of the promises the Chancellor made to CEC presidents two years ago when oFEA first launched their roadmap and program as one of the ways CEC's would be recognized by DoE.
       
      Guess that nicety got lost before it ever really had much of  a chance to happen.
      Lisa Donlan
       

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      From: "Communications"
      Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 17:18:27 -0400
      Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only


      MEDIA ADVISORY

      For Planning Purposes Only

      September 8, 2009

       

       

       

      PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR CHANCELLOR JOEL I. KLEIN

       

      Wednesday, September 9, 2009

       

       

      7:30 a.m.

      PS 111

      37-15 13th Street

      Queens

       

      9 a.m.

      MS 144

      2545 Gunther Avenue

      Bronx

       

      **Chancellor Klein will ride in the press van between the Bronx and Manhattan**

       

      11 a.m.

      PS 142

      100 Attorney Street (Between Rivington and Delancey Streets)

      Manhattan

       

      12:30 p.m.

      JHS 220

      4812 9th Avenue

      Brooklyn

       

      2 p.m.

      Staten Island Technical High School

      485 Clawson Street

      Staten Island

       

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      **A press van for education beat reporters will leave from Department of Education Headquarters (52 Chambers Street, Manhattan) at 6:45 a.m. and drive reporters to each of the schools visited by the Chancellor. Times of visits are approximate.**

       

      Please Note:  Photographs or filming of children under 18 years of age is not permitted unless the child’s parent or guardian has signed a parental consent form.

       

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      Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

       

       

       

       

       




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    • norscot@aol.com
      Maria is gushing. She ignores how the same concepts Klein espouses for education brought down the economy or how the Wall st incentives created the same type
      Message 4 of 28 , Oct 4, 2009
      Maria is gushing. She ignores how the same concepts Klein espouses for education brought down the economy or how the Wall st incentives created the same type of distortions we see in ed.
      Norn

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      From: "Communications" <Communications@...>
      Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:56:12 -0400
      Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

       

      MEDIA ADVISORY

      For Planning Purposes Only

      October 4, 2009

      Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein appears on The Wall Street Journal Report with

      Maria Bartiromo

       

       

       

       Interview airs locally on CNBC and WNBC-TV’s NY Nonstop tonight at 7:30 pm

       

       

       

       

       

      Date:

      Sunday, October 4, 2009

       

       

      Time:

       

      7:30 p.m.

       

       

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      Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

       

    • norscot@aol.com
      What irony. Frank McCourt was philosophically opposed to just about every policy of Tweed. Norm Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry ... From:
      Message 5 of 28 , Oct 5, 2009
      What irony. Frank McCourt was philosophically opposed to just about every policy of Tweed.
      Norm

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      From: "Communications" <Communications@...>
      Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 18:20:33 -0400
      Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

       

      MEDIA ADVISORY

      For Planning Purposes Only

      October 5, 2009

      Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein Visits Proposed Site of Frank McCourt School

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Date:

      Tuesday, October 6, 2009

       

       

      Time:

       

      4:30 p.m.

       

      Location:

       

      Louis D. Brandeis High School Campus

      145 West 84th Street

      Manhattan

       

      *Photo-Op only

       

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      Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

       

       

       

    • Leonie Haimson
      Yes, Frank McCourt is probably rolling in his grave. For more on what he would have wanted, see
      Message 6 of 28 , Oct 5, 2009
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        Yes, Frank McCourt is probably rolling in his grave.  For more on what he would have wanted, see

         

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonie-haimson/what-frank-mccourt-could_b_241331.html

         

        Now Klein is going to make a PR visit out of the “proposed site” for a school; Brandeis HS, which is going to be phased out and where the discharge rates will likely soar as a result.  No saving that school; no saving those students, Klein et al would say.

         

        What nonsense.

         

         

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        What irony. Frank McCourt was philosophically opposed to just about every policy of Tweed .
        Norm

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        From: "Communications" <Communications@ schools.nyc. gov>

        Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 18:20:33 -0400

        Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

         

         

        MEDIA ADVISORY

        For Planning Purposes Only

        October 5, 2009

        Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein Visits Proposed Site of Frank McCourt School

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Date:

        Tuesday, October 6, 2009

         

         

        Time:

         

        4:30 p.m.

         

        Location:

         

        Louis D. Brandeis High School Campus

        145 West 84th Street

        Manhattan

         

        *Photo-Op only

         

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        Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

         

         

         

      • norscot@aol.com
        Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry ... From: Communications Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 17:48:43 Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA
        Message 7 of 28 , Aug 2, 2010

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        Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 17:48:43 -0400
        Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

        doe

        MEDIA ADVISORY

        For Planning Purposes Only

         

        August 2, 2010

         

         

         

        PUBLIC MEETING OF THE PANEL FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY

         

        Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers

        411 Pearl Street

        Manhattan

         

        Monday, August 16, 2010

        6:00 PM

         

        AGENDA

         

        Regular Public Meeting

         

        A.    Chancellor’s Update

         

        B.     Amendment to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Education Retirement System with Respect to the TDA Loan Program (see here)

         

        The Panel will vote on the attached amendment to the rules and regulations of the Board of Education Retirement System with respect to the TDA Loan Program. Public comment on this item will take place before the Panel votes.

         

        C.     Emergency Adoption of the Aggregation of Community District Budgets Together with a Proposed Budget for Administrative Expenditures of the City Board and the Chancellor (see here)

         

        The Panel will vote on an emergency basis on the attached aggregation of community district budgets together with a proposed budget for administrative expenditures of the City Board and the Chancellor. Public comment on this item will take place before the Panel votes.

         

        D.    Amendment to the Annual Estimate of the Total Sum of Money Available to Support DOE Operations (see here)

         

        The Panel will vote on the attached amendment to the annual estimate of the total sum of money available to support DOE operations. Public comment on this item will take place before the Panel votes.

         

        E.     Formulas Used to Allocate Revenue Among Community School Districts and Schools (see here)

         

        The Panel will vote on the attached formulas used to allocate revenue among community school districts and schools. Public comment on this item will take place before the Panel votes.

         

        F.      Approval of Contracts (see here)

         

        The Panel will vote on the attached list of contracts. Public comment on contracts being considered by the Panel will take place before the Panel votes.

         

        Sign Up For Public Comment

         

        Speaker sign-up for agenda items B through F will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the door and will close at 6:30 p.m.  Each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speak during the public comment portions of the meeting.

         

        Translation services will be provided in Spanish or American Sign Language through reservation only: (212) 374-4946 or panel@....

         

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        Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office  (212) 374-5141

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

      • Norm Scott
        Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry ... From: Communications Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:41:13 Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA
        Message 8 of 28 , Jan 10, 2011

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        Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:41:13 -0500
        Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

        MEDIA ADVISORY

        For Planning Purposes Only

         

        January 10, 2011

         

        The Proposed Temporary Grade Expansion of the Co-Location of Harlem Success Academy 1 with P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth (03M149) and P811M (P811@M149/M207), a District 75 School, in M149/M207 for 2011-2012

         

        I.          Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

         

        Harlem Success Academy (84M351, “HSA1”) is an existing public charter school located at 34 West 118th Street in District 3.  It currently serves students in Kindergarten through fifth grade.  HSA1 is co-located with P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth (“P.S. 149”) and P811M Mickey Mantle School (“P811M”) in Tandem Buildings M149/M207.  Co-location refers to situations where multiple schools are located within a single school facility, often sharing certain common rooms and outdoor recreation areas. In this case all three co-located schools share the cafeteria, auditorium, gymnasium, and outdoor space at the tandem buildings. Tandem buildings are two separate classroom buildings with separate entrances, which are joined by a central core containing a shared gymnasium, auditorium, and cafeteria.

         

        P.S. 149 is a zoned elementary school that enrolls students in Kindergarten through eighth grade and also offers a Pre-Kindergarten program.  P811M is a District 75 school that serves students with disabilities in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade and also offers a Pre-Kindergarten program.  P811M serves students in multiple locations. The community-based organization (“CBO”) Harlem Children’s Zone (“HCZ”) also has rooms in M149/M207 where it operates a Pre-Kindergarten program.  

        On December 10, 2010, the Department of Education (“DOE”) published an educational impact statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal for a one-year grade expansion for HSA1 to be temporarily sited within the M149/M209 tandem building, as well as notice that a joint public hearing on this proposal would be held on January 10, 2011.  This amended notice indicates that a second joint public hearing will be held on January 20, 2011. If this proposal is approved, existing fifth graders at HSA1 would become sixth graders in the 2011-2012 school year.  These sixth grade students would temporarily be served in HSA1’s current location.

         

        HSA1 has applied to the New York State Education Department (“SED”) to expand the grades that it offers to include middle school grades six through eight. 

         

        The Department of Education (“DOE”) proposes to allow HSA1 to expand to add grades six through eight, to enroll sixth grade students in the current HSA1 location for the 2011-2012 school year, and to relocate grades five and six to a different building beginning in the 2012-2013 school year.   SED approved HSA1’s grade expansion proposal in December 2010. 

         

        II.        Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

         

        The EIS can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site:

        http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2010-2011/Feb12011Proposals.

         

        III.       Submission of public comment.

         

        Written comments can be sent to D03Proposals@....

         

        Oral comments can be left at 212-374-3466.

         

         IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

         

        Name:              Gentian Falstrom

        Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

        Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

        Email:              D03Proposals@...

        Phone:             212-374-3466

         

        V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

         

        January 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.            January 20, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.                        

        Harlem Success Academy 1               Harlem Success Academy 1

        34 West 118th Street                           34 West 118th Street

        New York, NY 10026                        New York, NY 10026

         

        Questions about the proposal can be directed as indicated in section IV above.

        Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

         

        VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

         

        February 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

        Brooklyn Technical High School

        29 Fort Greene Place

        Brooklyn, NY 11217

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        Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

      • Norm Scott
        Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry ... From: Communications Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 15:32:14 Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA
        Message 9 of 28 , May 9, 2011

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        Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 15:32:14 -0400
        Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

         

        http://intranet.nycboe.net/graphics/doe/images/downloadicons/downloads/DOELogo-Color-Transparent-v.gifPOSTPONED HEARING: The Revised Proposed Expansion of Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (84K707) and its Temporary Co-location with Existing Schools Sunset Park High School (15K667) and a District 75 School (75K371) in Building K564

         

        Dear Brooklyn Prospect, Sunset Park, and 75K371 Families,

        A joint public hearing was originally scheduled to be held at Building K564 regarding the proposal to temporarily expand the co-location of Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Building K564 on Tuesday, May 10. 

        After receiving public input regarding this temporary co-location proposal, the DOE has determined to postpone Tuesday’s hearing. The DOE intends to re-schedule the hearing and will notify you of the new hearing date as soon as possible.

        The notice will also provide the date on which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

        Thank you.

      • Norm Scott
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        Message 10 of 28 , Jan 31, 2012
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        Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:49:37 -0500
        Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

         

        MEDIA ADVISORY

        For Planning Purposes Only

        January 31, 2012

        http://intranet.nycboe.net/graphics/doe/images/downloadicons/downloads/DOELogo-Color-WhiteBG-v.gif

        PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CONTRACTS COMMITTEE OF THE PANEL FOR EDUCATIONAL POLICY

         

         

         

         

         

        Date:

        Tuesday, February 7, 2012

         

         

        Time:

         

        5:30 p.m.

         

        Location:

         

        Tweed Courthouse

        52 Chambers Street – 2nd Floor Conference Room

        Manhattan

         

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        Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

         

         

         

      • Norm Scott
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        Message 11 of 28 , May 9, 2012
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        From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
        Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:50:43 -0400
        Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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        MEDIA ADVISORY

        For Planning Purposes Only

         

        May 9, 2012

         

         

        REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS

         

        I.     Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

         

        Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.

         

        On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create greater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform.  On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.

         

        The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed. 

        Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.

         

        Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seats—filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded each transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.

         

        Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year.  In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).”  In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”

         

        2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform.  Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate.  Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:

         

        ·         Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model

        ·         Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs

        ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8

        ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in order to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education

         

        Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:

         

        ·         Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge

        ·         New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process

         

        II.     Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.

         

        To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.  Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes.  One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘weights’ the same through New York City.”

         

        Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal

        Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:

         

        ·         The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.

        ·         What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?

        ·         Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children.  This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived. 

        ·         This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, especially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.

        ·         Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?

        ·         ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.

         

        III.   Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.

         

        For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:

        http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2011-2012/BudgetAllocationFormula2012

         

        IV.     Further submission of public comment.

         

        Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.

         

        V.     The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.

         

        Name:              Karma Wilson

        Division:          Finance

        Address:          52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

        Email:              Budget@... 

        Phone:             212-374-6754

         

        VI.     Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.

         

        May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

        Taft Educational Campus

        240 East 172nd Street

        Bronx, New York 10457

         

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        Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

      • LRN1212@aol.com
        So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets??? Am I reading this correctly? Won t that encourage schools to take
        Message 12 of 28 , May 9, 2012
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          So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets???  Am I reading this correctly?  Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them?  Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class?  The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it.  Am I correct?  Lisa N.

          Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
          ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
          ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
          ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education



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          Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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          MEDIA ADVISORY
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          < p class="MsoNormal">May 9, 2012
           
           
          REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS
           
          I.     Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.
           
          Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.
           
          On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create gre ater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform.  On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.
           
          The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed. 
          Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.
           
          Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seats—filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.
           
          Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year.  In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).”  In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”
           
          2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform.  Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate.  Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:
           
          ·         Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
          ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
          ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
          ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
           
          Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:
           
          ·         Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge
          ·         New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process
           
          II.     Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.
           
          To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes.  One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”
           
          Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal
          Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:
           
          ·         The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.
          ·         What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?
          ·         Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children.  This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived. 
          ·         This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.
          ·         Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?
          ·         ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.
           
          III.   Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.
           
          For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:
           
          IV.     Further submission of public comment.
           
          Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.
           
          V.     The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.
           
          Name:              Karma Wilson
          Division:          Finance
          Address:          52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
          Email:              Budget@... 
          Phone:             212-374-6754
           
          VI.     Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.
           
          May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
          Taft Educational Campus
          240 East 172nd Street
          Bronx, New York 10457
           
          ###
           
          Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           




           
           
           
        • Leonie Haimson
          I don’t even know what part time ICT means; is this only in MS and HS? Leonie Haimson Executive Director Class Size Matters 124 Waverly Pl. New York, NY
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            I don’t even know what part time ICT means; is this only in MS and HS?

             

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            Class Size Matters

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            212-674-7320

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            So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets???  Am I reading this correctly?  Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them?  Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class?  The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it.  Am I correct?  Lisa N.

             

            Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model

            ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs

            ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8

            ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education

             

             

             

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            Cheers,
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            From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>

            Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:50:43 -0400

            Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

             

            http://intranet.nycboe.net/graphics/doe/images/downloadicons/downloads/DOELogo-Color-WhiteBG-v.gif

            MEDIA ADVISORY

            For Planning Purposes Only

             

            < p class="MsoNormal">May 9, 2012

             

             

            REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS

             

            I.     Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

             

            Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.

             

            On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create gre ater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform.  On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.

             

            The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed. 

            Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.

             

            Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seats—filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.

             

            Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year.  In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).”  In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”

             

            2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform.  Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate.  Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:

             

            ·         Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model

            ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs

            ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8

            ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education

             

            Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:

             

            ·         Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge

            ·         New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process

             

            II.     Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.

             

            To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes.  One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”

             

            Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal

            Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:

             

            ·         The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.

            ·         What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?

            ·         Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children.  This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived. 

            ·         This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.

            ·         Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?

            ·         ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.

             

            III.   Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.

             

            For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:

             

            IV.     Further submission of public comment.

             

            Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.

             

            V.     The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.

             

            Name:              Karma Wilson

            Division:          Finance

            Address:          52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

            Email:              Budget@... 

            Phone:             212-374-6754

             

            VI.     Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.

             

            May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

            Taft Educational Campus

            240 East 172nd Street

            Bronx, New York 10457

             

            ###

             

            Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

          • LRN1212@aol.com
            No, Elementary schools are included. The special education reform would mean that funding is for individual services needed by students, no long for a
            Message 14 of 28 , May 9, 2012
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              No, Elementary schools are included.  The special education "reform" would mean that funding is for individual services needed by students, no long for a class.  This includes ICT students. ICT students would be in general education classes with push in special education services.  It seems from this funding formula the less periods a student gets of push in services, the more money the DOE gives the school.  That is if I am correctly understanding the plan.  Lisa N.


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              Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 4:29 pm
              Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

               
              I don’t even know what part time ICT means; is this only in MS and HS?
               
              Leonie Haimson
              Executive Director
              Class Size Matters
              124 Waverly Pl.
              New York, NY 10011
              212-674-7320
               
              Follow me on twitter @leoniehaimson
               
              Make a tax-deductible contribution to Class Size Matters now!
               
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              To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
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              So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets???  Am I reading this correctly?  Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them?  Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class?  The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it.  Am I correct?  Lisa N.
               
              Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
              ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
              ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
              ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
               
               
               
              -----Original Message-----
              From: Norm Scott <normsco@...>
              To: NYC Ed News <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 2:20 pm
              Subject: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only [1 Attachment]
               
              [Attachment(s) from Norm Scott included below]
              Cheers,
              Norm Scott

              Twitter: normscott1

              Education Notes
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              Grassroots Education Movement
              gemnyc.org

              Education columnist, The Wave
              www.rockawave.com

              nycfirst robotics
              normsrobotics.blogspot.com

              Sent from my BlackBerry

              From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
              Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:50:43 -0400
              Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only
               
              http://intranet.nycboe.net/graphics/doe/images/downloadicons/downloads/DOELogo-Color-WhiteBG-v.gif
              MEDIA ADVISORY
              For Planning Purposes Only
               
              < p class="MsoNormal">May 9, 2012
               
               
              REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS
               
              I.     Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.
               
              Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.
               
              On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create gre ater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform.  On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.
               
              The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed. 
              Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.
               
              Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seats—filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.
               
              Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year.  In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).”  In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”
               
              2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform.  Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate.  Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:
               
              ·         Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
              ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
              ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
              ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
               
              Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:
               
              ·         Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge
              ·         New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process
               
              II.     Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.
               
              To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes.  One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”
               
              Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal
              Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:
               
              ·         The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.
              ·         What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?
              ·         Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children.  This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived. 
              ·         This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.
              ·         Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?
              ·         ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.
               
              III.   Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.
               
              For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:
               
              IV.     Further submission of public comment.
               
              Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.
               
              V.     The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.
               
              Name:              Karma Wilson
              Division:          Finance
              Address:          52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
              Email:              Budget@... 
              Phone:             212-374-6754
               
              VI.     Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.
               
              May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
              Taft Educational Campus
              240 East 172nd Street
              Bronx, New York 10457
               
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              Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
            • Ellen
              the grade focus is ... funding for the self contained classes will remain fairly stable FOR NOW as the classes have been functioning, hopefully with full
              Message 15 of 28 , May 10, 2012
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                the grade focus is
                >K, 6 and 9
                >parents wishing to transfer their students back to a home/local school
                >students registering with the NYC DOE for the first time

                funding for the self contained classes will remain fairly stable FOR NOW as the classes have been functioning, hopefully with full registers, and with a student population that may have a two to three year age span in the room.
                Next September, 2013, will have issues as the students move through the grades. It is possible that the junior high/middle schools may have the easiest time of it as far as scheduling and programming. the issue for them will be registration numbers.
                45% of the students with special needs in NYC are bused out of their neighborhoods for schooling. Of that, there is some percentage, I don't know what, of students who are D 75 students and their programs will either not change at all or shift marginally. When you have a five or six year old traveling across the district/city for a program, that's worrisome. When you have a five/six year old traveling across the district/city you aren't part of a cohesive and local community, you are further isolated from families in like situations
                As your child ages, s/he will have less chance of making socil contacts in the neighborhood and coudl possibly be teased for riding "the banana bus".
                I know that this change will not cure the ills of edcuation in NYC and may cause some people alarm, but there is no solid reason to shift 45% of the kids with special needs around a district or city unless you can prove to the families that the progams are stellar and successful. We have numbers that show the woeful graduation rates of students with disabilities, we have civil rights laws that require students to be educated in the "school they would normally attend, with appropriate supports and services, had they not been identified as a student with a special need". As a society we can no longer agree to keep the student with an IEP in the corner, in the back, in the dark, on the third floor or in the basement and we can no longer deny the expertise of the staffs working with these students and there ability to lead or educate thier colleagues in the methods and techniques that can benefit so many others.
                I have my concerns about the 60/40 split in the ICT/CCT class and the way principals create these classes. I am not a fool and know ther will be stumbles, but thinking that the situation has to remain the same is outrageous. We are not successfully educatin our students and this is a chance to change that.

                --- In nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com, LRN1212@... wrote:
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                >
                > No, Elementary schools are included. The special education "reform" would mean that funding is for individual services needed by students, no long for a class. This includes ICT students. ICT students would be in general education classes with push in special education services. It seems from this funding formula the less periods a student gets of push in services, the more money the DOE gives the school. That is if I am correctly understanding the plan. Lisa N.
                >
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                >
                > -----Original Message-----
                > From: Leonie Haimson <leonie@...>
                > To: nyceducationnews <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com>
                > Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 4:29 pm
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                > I don’t even know what part time ICT means; is this only in MS and HS?
                >
                > Leonie Haimson
                > Executive Director
                > Class Size Matters
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                > New York, NY 10011
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                > Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 4:01 PM
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                > So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets??? Am I reading this correctly? Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them? Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class? The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it. Am I correct? Lisa N.
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
                >
                > · Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
                >
                > · Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
                >
                > · Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > -----Original Message-----
                > From: Norm Scott <normsco@...>
                > To: NYC Ed News <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com>
                > Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 2:20 pm
                > Subject: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only [1 Attachment]
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                > [Attachment(s) from Norm Scott included below]
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                > Cheers,
                > Norm Scott
                >
                > Twitter: normscott1
                >
                > Education Notes
                > ednotesonline.blogspot.com
                >
                > Grassroots Education Movement
                > gemnyc.org
                >
                > Education columnist, The Wave
                > www.rockawave.com
                >
                > nycfirst robotics
                > normsrobotics.blogspot.com
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                > Sent from my BlackBerry
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                >
                > From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
                >
                > Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:50:43 -0400
                >
                > Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only
                >
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                > MEDIA ADVISORY
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                > For Planning Purposes Only
                >
                >
                >
                > < p class="MsoNormal">May 9, 2012
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                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
                >
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                > REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS
                >
                >
                >
                > I. Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.
                >
                >
                >
                > Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.
                >
                >
                >
                > On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create gre ater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform. On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.
                >
                >
                >
                > The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed.
                >
                > Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.
                >
                >
                >
                > Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seatsâ€"filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.
                >
                >
                >
                > Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year. In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).” In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”
                >
                >
                >
                > 2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform. Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate. Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:
                >
                >
                >
                > · Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
                >
                > · Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
                >
                > · Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
                >
                > · Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
                >
                >
                >
                > Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:
                >
                >
                >
                > · Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge
                >
                > · New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process
                >
                >
                >
                > II. Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.
                >
                >
                >
                > To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes. One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”
                >
                >
                >
                > Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal
                >
                > Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:
                >
                >
                >
                > · The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.
                >
                > · What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?
                >
                > · Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children. This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived.
                >
                > · This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.
                >
                > · Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?
                >
                > · ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.
                >
                >
                >
                > III. Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.
                >
                >
                >
                > For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:
                >
                > http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2011-2012/BudgetAllocationFormula2012
                >
                >
                >
                > IV. Further submission of public comment.
                >
                >
                >
                > Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.
                >
                >
                >
                > V. The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.
                >
                >
                >
                > Name: Karma Wilson
                >
                > Division: Finance
                >
                > Address: 52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
                >
                > Email: Budget@...
                >
                > Phone: 212-374-6754
                >
                >
                >
                > VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.
                >
                >
                >
                > May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
                >
                > Taft Educational Campus
                >
                > 240 East 172nd Street
                >
                > Bronx, New York 10457
                >
                >
                >
                > ###
                >
                >
                >
                > Contact: Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141
                >
              • Noah Gotbaum
                Lisa’s questions are critical. If this is really “children first”, rather than bottom line only, why is the DOE incenting schools to deny students
                Message 16 of 28 , May 10, 2012
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                  Lisa’s questions are critical.  If this is really “children first”, rather than bottom line only, why is the DOE incenting schools to deny students special ed services??  And what happens to our kids when the DOE’s new formula forces Principals to choose between serving either their special ed students or their gen ed students but not both?  Or shoves up to 15 students designated for a self-contained services in a room the size of a large closet?   

                   

                  This, like the Common Core and so many of the DOE programs, is an absurd policy experiment thought up by accountants and business people seeking to save money rather than by knowledgeable and qualified educators seeking to educate and care for our most vulnerable kids. 

                   

                  This does NOT mean that the current system is good or even adequate.  It is not.  In fact it is terrible and terribly broken.  But if we are going to replace it or seek to amend it, shouldn’t we do so based on programs that have proven benefits and results for our kids?

                   

                  Last week our CEC received a presentation on the planned system-wide roll-out of this special ed “reform” program.  Would replace almost every aspect of the current (non D-75) Special Ed programs throughout the City.  And since the program is being pushed throughout the system to mainstream special needs kids – many of whom will now be sitting side by side with their gen ed counterparts yet overseen by principals with almost no training in handling these students - it will affect almost the vast majority of the City’s 1700 schools and 1.1 million students.  The power point took 30 minutes.  Very impressive.  Cited studies from 1998. 

                   

                  Then we asked: “Do the results of this year’s pilot program justify rolling out the reforms City-wide?”

                   

                  Silence.

                   

                  “Well, can you tell us about the results of the pilot program?  Have you even seen the results of the pilot program?” we asked.

                    

                  “No, we haven’t seen them,” was the response. 

                   

                  “Do they exist?” we asked.

                   

                  “I will find out,” she replied.

                   

                  “Well, what was the purpose of the pilot program if not to gauge the results of the program?”

                   

                  “Yes, that’s a good point.  I will try to find out.”

                   

                  “Shouldn’t the DOE know whether or not a program works before dismantling the current system and turning a new one loose on all of our kids and especially on 200,000 of the most vulnerable students?”  

                   

                  More silence.  And then:  “I visited one of the pilot schools in the Bronx that has very good results with this program.” 

                   

                  As with the turnaround schools, and testing, and teacher evals, and common core, and most everything else this administration does - designing a new system that will completely overhaul special ed and impact almost every school and student in the City - is just a carefree exercise and another experiment unburdened by data or proof of efficacy. 

                   

                  This administration is into accountability, and data.  Except when it isn’t.

                   

                  noah

                   

                  noah e Gotbaum

                  twitter: @noahegotbaum

                   

                  From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Leonie Haimson
                  Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 4:29 PM
                  To:
                  nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

                   

                   

                  I don’t even know what part time ICT means; is this only in MS and HS?

                   

                  Leonie Haimson

                  Executive Director

                  Class Size Matters

                  124 Waverly Pl.

                  New York, NY 10011

                  212-674-7320

                  leonie@...

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                  http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com

                  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonie-haimson

                   

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                  Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 4:01 PM
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                  So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets???  Am I reading this correctly?  Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them?  Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class?  The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it.  Am I correct?  Lisa N.

                   

                  Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model

                  ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs

                  ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8

                  ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education

                   

                   

                   

                  -----Original Message-----
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                  Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 2:20 pm
                  Subject: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only [1 Attachment]

                   

                  [Attachment(s) from Norm Scott included below]

                  Cheers,
                  Norm Scott

                  Twitter: normscott1

                  Education Notes
                  ednotesonline.blogspot.com

                  Grassroots Education Movement
                  gemnyc.org

                  Education columnist, The Wave
                  www.rockawave.com

                  nycfirst robotics
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                  From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>

                  Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:50:43 -0400

                  Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

                   

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                  MEDIA ADVISORY

                  For Planning Purposes Only

                   

                  < p class="MsoNormal">May 9, 2012

                   

                   

                  REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS

                   

                  I.     Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                   

                  Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.

                   

                  On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create gre ater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform.  On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.

                   

                  The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed. 

                  Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.

                   

                  Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seats—filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.

                   

                  Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year.  In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).”  In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”

                   

                  2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform.  Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate.  Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:

                   

                  ·         Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model

                  ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs

                  ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8

                  ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education

                   

                  Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:

                   

                  ·         Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge

                  ·         New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process

                   

                  II.     Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.

                   

                  To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes.  One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”

                   

                  Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal

                  Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:

                   

                  ·         The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.

                  ·         What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?

                  ·         Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children.  This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived. 

                  ·         This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.

                  ·         Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?

                  ·         ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.

                   

                  III.   Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.

                   

                  For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:

                   

                  IV.     Further submission of public comment.

                   

                  Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.

                   

                  V.     The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.

                   

                  Name:              Karma Wilson

                  Division:          Finance

                  Address:          52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

                  Email:              Budget@... 

                  Phone:             212-374-6754

                   

                  VI.     Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.

                   

                  May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

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                  240 East 172nd Street

                  Bronx, New York 10457

                   

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                • Lisa Donlan
                  I (a different Lisa) have to echo Noah on the Phase I data issue- there seems to be none! In my DLT we had a presentation on Phase I of these reforms last year
                  Message 17 of 28 , May 10, 2012
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                    I (a different Lisa) have to echo Noah on the Phase I data issue- there seems to be none!

                     In my DLT we had a presentation on Phase I of these reforms last year and learned that the schools in the neighborhood that participated in the pilot were 2 (of the 3) local schools that serve practically NO students with disabilities!
                    ( one is a citywide G and T schools and along w/ one of the schools in Phase I is "exempted" from the initial mandates along w/ a couple dozen other schools and the Sci Highs).

                     In our all-choice district we track demographics and work hard to ensure that schools serve a proportionate number of our high needs students as much s possible. In terms of self contained and CTT/now ICT classes we have been able to monitor how schools are over or under enrolled around the 19-17% or so district average.
                    The two pilot schools, selected because of their Network affiliation, serve 2-3% SWD, in contrast.

                     Some pilot that is- how to reform services to students you don't serve!
                    Lisa D

                    To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
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                    Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 13:41:19 -0400
                    Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

                     

                    Lisa’s questions are critical.  If this is really “children first”, rather than bottom line only, why is the DOE incenting schools to deny students special ed services??  And what happens to our kids when the DOE’s new formula forces Principals to choose between serving either their special ed students or their gen ed students but not both?  Or shoves up to 15 students designated for a self-contained services in a room the size of a large closet?   

                     

                    This, like the Common Core and so many of the DOE programs, is an absurd policy experiment thought up by accountants and business people seeking to save money rather than by knowledgeable and qualified educators seeking to educate and care for our most vulnerable kids. 

                     

                    This does NOT mean that the current system is good or even adequate.  It is not.  In fact it is terrible and terribly broken.  But if we are going to replace it or seek to amend it, shouldn’t we do so based on programs that have proven benefits and results for our kids?

                     

                    Last week our CEC received a presentation on the planned system-wide roll-out of this special ed “reform” program.  Would replace almost every aspect of the current (non D-75) Special Ed programs throughout the City.  And since the program is being pushed throughout the system to mainstream special needs kids – many of whom will now be sitting side by side with their gen ed counterparts yet overseen by principals with almost no training in handling these students - it will affect almost the vast majority of the City’s 1700 schools and 1.1 million students.  The power point took 30 minutes.  Very impressive.  Cited studies from 1998. 

                     

                    Then we asked: “Do the results of this year’s pilot program justify rolling out the reforms City-wide?”

                     

                    Silence.

                     

                    “Well, can you tell us about the results of the pilot program?  Have you even seen the results of the pilot program?” we asked.

                      

                    “No, we haven’t seen them,” was the response. 

                     

                    “Do they exist?” we asked.

                     

                    “I will find out,” she replied.

                     

                    “Well, what was the purpose of the pilot program if not to gauge the results of the program?”

                     

                    “Yes, that’s a good point.  I will try to find out.”

                     

                    “Shouldn’t the DOE know whether or not a program works before dismantling the current system and turning a new one loose on all of our kids and especially on 200,000 of the most vulnerable students?”  

                     

                    More silence.  And then:  “I visited one of the pilot schools in the Bronx that has very good results with this program.” 

                     

                    As with the turnaround schools, and testing, and teacher evals, and common core, and most everything else this administration does - designing a new system that will completely overhaul special ed and impact almost every school and student in the City - is just a carefree exercise and another experiment unburdened by data or proof of efficacy. 

                     

                    This administration is into accountability, and data.  Except when it isn’t.

                     

                    noah

                     

                    noah e Gotbaum

                    twitter: @noahegotbaum

                     

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                    I don’t even know what part time ICT means; is this only in MS and HS?

                     

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                    So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets???  Am I reading this correctly?  Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them?  Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class?  The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it.  Am I correct?  Lisa N.

                     

                    Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model

                    ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs

                    ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8

                    ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education

                     

                     

                     

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                    REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS

                     

                    I.     Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                     

                    Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.

                     

                    On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create gre ater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform.  On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.

                     

                    The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed. 

                    Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.

                     

                    Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seats—filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.

                     

                    Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year.  In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).”  In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”

                     

                    2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform.  Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate.  Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:

                     

                    ·         Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model

                    ·          Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs

                    ·         Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8

                    ·         Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education

                     

                    Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:

                     

                    ·         Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge

                    ·         New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process

                     

                    II.     Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.

                     

                    To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes.  One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”

                     

                    Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal

                    Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:

                     

                    ·         The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.

                    ·         What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?

                    ·         Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children.  This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived. 

                    ·         This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.

                    ·         Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?

                    ·         ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.

                     

                    III.   Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.

                     

                    For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:

                     

                    IV.     Further submission of public comment.

                     

                    Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.

                     

                    V.     The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.

                     

                    Name:              Karma Wilson

                    Division:          Finance

                    Address:          52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

                    Email:              Budget@... 

                    Phone:             212-374-6754

                     

                    VI.     Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.

                     

                    May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

                    Taft Educational Campus

                    240 East 172nd Street

                    Bronx, New York 10457

                     

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                  • LRN1212@aol.com
                    The current system of special education is horrible. Most students do not get the specific help they need. The evaluation process is very general and does
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                      The current system of special education is horrible.  Most students do not get the specific help they need.  The evaluation process is very general and does NOT pinpoint the specific needs of each student nor the kinds of educational interventions/teaching that each student needs. Students  with many different kinds of learning issues and behaviors are usually lumped together, whether it is a CTT/ICT class (2 teachers in a room, 1 special ed and 1 regular ed) or a self contained class.  I totally agree that students should be able to attend their local schools, but ONLY if the DOE gives EACH school the MONEY it needs to give that child the kind of education that each student needs.  The  new funding formulas do NOT provide for that!  It is a TRAVESTY that students with all kinds of different needs will be basically main streamed, without the funding to make sure they get what they need.  If a local school has enough students for a "self contained" class or an ICT class on each grade, then some of those students will get at least get those services, but what about a school with only a few of those students on a grade?  The school will NOT have the funding and that student will receive only some push-in services for part of the day.   Yes, a self contained class can have 3 grade levels in one class, but how do those students receive science and social studies on 3 different grade levels as well as reading, math , and social studies on all their different levels?...they DON"T!.   A number of the students in the self contained classes ( and also the ICT) have behavioral/emotional problems. Once again, if there are not enough students in grade in  each local school for an ICT or self contained class, those students will be in the regular education classes with push in services for  a few periods a day. Lisa N.


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                      the grade focus is
                      >K, 6 and 9
                      >parents wishing to transfer their students back to a home/local school
                      >students registering with the NYC DOE for the first time

                      funding for the self contained classes will remain fairly stable FOR NOW as the classes have been functioning, hopefully with full registers, and with a student population that may have a two to three year age span in the room.
                      Next September, 2013, will have issues as the students move through the grades. It is possible that the junior high/middle schools may have the easiest time of it as far as scheduling and programming. the issue for them will be registration numbers.
                      45% of the students with special needs in NYC are bused out of their neighborhoods for schooling. Of that, there is some percentage, I don't know what, of students who are D 75 students and their programs will either not change at all or shift marginally. When you have a five or six year old traveling across the district/city for a program, that's worrisome. When you have a five/six year old traveling across the district/city you aren't part of a cohesive and local community, you are further isolated from families in like situations
                      As your child ages, s/he will have less chance of making socil contacts in the neighborhood and coudl possibly be teased for riding "the banana bus".
                      I know that this change will not cure the ills of edcuation in NYC and may cause some people alarm, but there is no solid reason to shift 45% of the kids with special needs around a district or city unless you can prove to the families that the progams are stellar and successful. We have numbers that show the woeful graduation rates of students with disabilities, we have civil rights laws that require students to be educated in the "school they would normally attend, with appropriate supports and services, had they not been identified as a student with a special need". As a society we can no longer agree to keep the student with an IEP in the corner, in the back, in the dark, on the third floor or in the basement and we can no longer deny the expertise of the staffs working with these students and there ability to lead or educate thier colleagues in the methods and techniques that can benefit so many others.
                      I have my concerns about the 60/40 split in the ICT/CCT class and the way principals create these classes. I am not a fool and know ther will be stumbles, but thinking that the situation has to remain the same is outrageous. We are not successfully educatin our students and this is a chance to change that.

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                      > No, Elementary schools are included. The special education "reform" would mean that funding is for individual services needed by students, no long for a class. This includes ICT students. ICT students would be in general education classes with push in special education services. It seems from this funding formula the less periods a student gets of push in services, the more money the DOE gives the school. That is if I am correctly understanding the plan. Lisa N.
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                      > So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets??? Am I reading this correctly? Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them? Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class? The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it. Am I correct? Lisa N.
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                      > Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.
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                      > The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed.
                      >
                      > Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seatsâ€"filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year. In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).” In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > 2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform. Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate. Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > · Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
                      >
                      > · Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
                      >
                      > · Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
                      >
                      > · Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > · Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge
                      >
                      > · New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > II. Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes. One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal
                      >
                      > Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > · The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.
                      >
                      > · What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?
                      >
                      > · Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children. This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived.
                      >
                      > · This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.
                      >
                      > · Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?
                      >
                      > · ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > III. Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:
                      >
                      > http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2011-2012/BudgetAllocationFormula2012
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > IV. Further submission of public comment.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > V. The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Name: Karma Wilson
                      >
                      > Division: Finance
                      >
                      > Address: 52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
                      >
                      > Email: Budget@...
                      >
                      > Phone: 212-374-6754
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
                      >
                      > Taft Educational Campus
                      >
                      > 240 East 172nd Street
                      >
                      > Bronx, New York 10457
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > ###
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Contact: Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141
                      >

                    • Leonie Haimson
                      Not to mention that with maximum class sizes, NONE of the children in the class will get the attention they deserve, especially the special needs students.
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                        Not to mention that with maximum class sizes, NONE of the children in the class will get the attention they deserve, especially the special needs students. 

                         

                        This will likely lead to a very disruptive and chaotic environment for all.

                         

                        I predict lots more lawsuits and millions more paid out for private school placements.

                         

                        Leonie Haimson

                        Executive Director

                        Class Size Matters

                        124 Waverly Pl.

                        New York, NY 10011

                        212-674-7320

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                        From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of LRN1212@...
                        Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:33 PM
                        To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: [nyceducationnews] Re: Spec Ed Funding

                         

                         

                        The current system of special education is horrible.  Most students do not get the specific help they need.  The evaluation process is very general and does NOT pinpoint the specific needs of each student nor the kinds of educational interventions/teaching that each student needs. Students  with many different kinds of learning issues and behaviors are usually lumped together, whether it is a CTT/ICT class (2 teachers in a room, 1 special ed and 1 regular ed) or a self contained class.  I totally agree that students should be able to attend their local schools, but ONLY if the DOE gives EACH school the MONEY it needs to give that child the kind of education that each student needs.  The  new funding formulas do NOT provide for that!  It is a TRAVESTY that students with all kinds of different needs will be basically main streamed, without the funding to make sure they get what they need.  If a local school has enough students for a "self contained" class or an ICT class on each grade, then some of those students will get at least get those services, but what about a school with only a few of those students on a grade?  The school will NOT have the funding and that student will receive only some push-in services for part of the day.   Yes, a self contained class can have 3 grade levels in one class, but how do those students receive science and social studies on 3 different grade levels as well as reading, math , and social studies on all their different levels?...they DON"T!.   A number of the students in the self contained classes ( and also the ICT) have behavioral/emotional problems. Once again, if there are not enough students in grade in  each local school for an ICT or self contained class, those students will be in the regular education classes with push in services for  a few periods a day. Lisa N.

                         

                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: Ellen <mchgh_lln@...>
                        To: nyceducationnews <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com>
                        Sent: Thu, May 10, 2012 10:44 am
                        Subject: [nyceducationnews] Re: Spec Ed Funding

                         

                        the grade focus is

                        >K, 6 and 9
                        >parents wishing to transfer their students back to a home/local school
                        >students registering with the NYC DOE for the first time

                        funding for the self contained classes will remain fairly stable FOR NOW as the classes have been functioning, hopefully with full registers, and with a student population that may have a two to three year age span in the room.
                        Next September, 2013, will have issues as the students move through the grades. It is possible that the junior high/middle schools may have the easiest time of it as far as scheduling and programming. the issue for them will be registration numbers.
                        45% of the students with special needs in NYC are bused out of their neighborhoods for schooling. Of that, there is some percentage, I don't know what, of students who are D 75 students and their programs will either not change at all or shift marginally. When you have a five or six year old traveling across the district/city for a program, that's worrisome. When you have a five/six year old traveling across the district/city you aren't part of a cohesive and local community, you are further isolated from families in like situations
                        As your child ages, s/he will have less chance of making socil contacts in the neighborhood and coudl possibly be teased for riding "the banana bus".
                        I know that this change will not cure the ills of edcuation in NYC and may cause some people alarm, but there is no solid reason to shift 45% of the kids with special needs around a district or city unless you can prove to the families that the progams are stellar and successful. We have numbers that show the woeful graduation rates of students with disabilities, we have civil rights laws that require students to be educated in the "school they would normally attend, with appropriate supports and services, had they not been identified as a student with a special need". As a society we can no longer agree to keep the student with an IEP in the corner, in the back, in the dark, on the third floor or in the basement and we can no longer deny the expertise of the staffs working with these students and there ability to lead or educate thier colleagues in the methods and techniques that can benefit so many others.
                        I have my concerns about the 60/40 split in the ICT/CCT class and the way principals create these classes. I am not a fool and know ther will be stumbles, but thinking that the situation has to remain the same is outrageous. We are not successfully educatin our students and this is a chance to change that.

                        --- In nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com, LRN1212@... wrote:
                        >
                        >
                        > No, Elementary schools are included. The special education "reform" would mean that funding is for individual services needed by students, no long for a class. This includes ICT students. ICT students would be in general education classes with push in special education services. It seems from this funding formula the less periods a student gets of push in services, the more money the DOE gives the school. That is if I am correctly understanding the plan. Lisa N.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > -----Original Message-----
                        > From: Leonie Haimson <leonie@...>
                        > To: nyceducationnews <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com>
                        > Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 4:29 pm
                        > Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > I don’t even know what part time ICT means; is this only in MS and HS?
                        >
                        > Leonie Haimson
                        > Executive Director
                        > Class Size Matters
                        > 124 Waverly Pl.
                        > New York, NY 10011
                        > 212-674-7320
                        > leonie@...
                        > www.classsizematters.org
                        > http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com
                        > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leonie-haimson
                        >
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                        > From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of LRN1212@...
                        > Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 4:01 PM
                        > To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                        > Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only
                        >
                        > So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets??? Am I reading this correctly? Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them? Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class? The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it. Am I correct? Lisa N.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
                        >
                        > · Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
                        >
                        > · Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
                        >
                        > · Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > -----Original Message-----
                        > From: Norm Scott <normsco@...>
                        > To: NYC Ed News <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com>
                        > Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 2:20 pm
                        > Subject: [nyceducationnews] Fw: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only [1 Attachment]
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                        > [Attachment(s) from Norm Scott included below]
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                        > Cheers,
                        > Norm Scott
                        >
                        > Twitter: normscott1
                        >
                        > Education Notes
                        > ednotesonline.blogspot.com
                        >
                        > Grassroots Education Movement
                        > gemnyc.org
                        >
                        > Education columnist, The Wave
                        > www.rockawave.com
                        >
                        > nycfirst robotics
                        > normsrobotics.blogspot.com
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                        > Sent from my BlackBerry
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
                        >
                        > Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:50:43 -0400
                        >
                        > Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only
                        >
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                        >
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                        > MEDIA ADVISORY
                        >
                        > For Planning Purposes Only
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                        >
                        >
                        > < p class="MsoNormal">May 9, 2012
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > I. Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create gre ater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform. On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed.
                        >
                        > Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seatsâ€"filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year. In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).” In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > 2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform. Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate. Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > · Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
                        >
                        > · Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
                        >
                        > · Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
                        >
                        > · Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > · Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge
                        >
                        > · New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > II. Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes. One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal
                        >
                        > Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > · The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.
                        >
                        > · What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?
                        >
                        > · Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children. This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived.
                        >
                        > · This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.
                        >
                        > · Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?
                        >
                        > · ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > III. Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:
                        >
                        > http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2011-2012/BudgetAllocationFormula2012
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > IV. Further submission of public comment.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > V. The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Name: Karma Wilson
                        >
                        > Division: Finance
                        >
                        > Address: 52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
                        >
                        > Email: Budget@...
                        >
                        > Phone: 212-374-6754
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
                        >
                        > Taft Educational Campus
                        >
                        > 240 East 172nd Street
                        >
                        > Bronx, New York 10457
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > ###
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > Contact: Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141
                        >

                      • Julie Cavanagh
                        I have to second Lisa s sentiments. I also, of course, agree with Ellen, that 45% of children w special needs being shuffled around the city, often bc certain
                        Message 20 of 28 , May 10, 2012
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                          I have to second Lisa's sentiments.

                          I also, of course, agree with Ellen, that 45% of children w special needs being shuffled around the city, often bc certain schools intentionally avoid serving children w special needs, is a crime and must be stopped.

                          However, I believe, as with most things, the DOE/Bloomberg admin is acting in an opportunistic and Orwellian fashion and using the fact that our children with special needs have had their rights violated for years, to achieve goals that have nothing to do with those rights and instead are primarily about cost containment.

                          I know Ellen knows way more about this than I do, but the funding facts are extremely unclear/confusing...

                          I have been told that there are budgetary incentives to "give" kids LESS services; so for example, a child receiving resource room would actually generate more money in the budget than one of my children with intellectual disabilities in a 12:1:1.

                          I have also been told that there are incentives for increasing related service group size and push in rather than pull out services.

                          I have also been told that school psychologists are being "encouraged" to make recommendations based on budget and school accessibility rather than the true needs of the child they are supposed to be serving.

                          I could go on.

                          Then there are very practical issues. For example; my class set-up is a 12:1:1 class for children with intellectual disabilities in a community public school rather than in a d75 program. I have three grades in my class. The class is no longer funded, each child is. We were not allowed to grow this program (one would assume bc the precious charter co-located in my building needs space more than children with special needs do) so, now my class serves 1,2,3 and will continue moving up through fifth grade. What happens when my children start moving to middle school in two years and the enrollment in my class drops? The funding will drop. How do we maintain stability for the kids who we have been successfully serving? There are a myriad of examples/possibilities/scenarios like this.

                          I feel, if the interest was really for children with special needs to be served as close to home as possible, with the services they need and the community they deserve, the policy would look very different. There would be proper training and development for school leaders and teachers and paras. There would not be budgetary incentives to give kids less services. There would be research to support the policies. Most importantly, the mandate would be to look at the needs of every child and given a portfolio of options, the BEST (not the cheapest, not necessarily the closest) services/programs/schools would be offered to the family, then of course the family would have the ultimate say in what they want for their child and where they want to be.

                          Julie Cavanagh
                          Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

                          -----Original Message-----
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                          Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 00:33:14
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                          The current system of special education is horrible.  Most students do not get the specific help they need.  The evaluation process is very general and does NOT pinpoint the specific needs of each student nor the kinds of educational interventions/teaching that each student needs. Students  with many different kinds of learning issues and behaviors are usually lumped together, whether it is a CTT/ICT class (2 teachers in a room, 1 special ed and 1 regular ed) or a self contained class.  I totally agree that students should be able to attend their local schools, but ONLY if the DOE gives EACH school the MONEY it needs to give that child the kind of education that each student needs.  The  new funding formulas do NOT provide for that!  It is a TRAVESTY that students with all kinds of different needs will be basically main streamed, without the funding to make sure they get what they need.  If a local school has enough students for a "self contained" class or an ICT class on each grade, then some of those students will get at least get those services, but what about a school with only a few of those students on a grade?  The school will NOT have the funding and that student will receive only some push-in services for part of the day.   Yes, a self contained class can have 3 grade levels in one class, but how do those students receive science and social studies on 3 different grade levels as well as reading, math , and social studies on all their different levels?...they DON"T!.   A number of the students in the self contained classes ( and also the ICT) have behavioral/emotional problems. Once again, if there are not enough students in grade in  each local school for an ICT or self contained class, those students will be in the regular education classes with push in services for  a few periods a day. Lisa N.



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                          Subject: [nyceducationnews] Re: Spec Ed Funding


                           



                          the grade focus is
                          >K, 6 and 9
                          >parents wishing to transfer their students back to a home/local school
                          >students registering with the NYC DOE for the first time

                          funding for the self contained classes will remain fairly stable FOR NOW as the classes have been functioning, hopefully with full registers, and with a student population that may have a two to three year age span in the room.
                          Next September, 2013, will have issues as the students move through the grades. It is possible that the junior high/middle schools may have the easiest time of it as far as scheduling and programming. the issue for them will be registration numbers.
                          45% of the students with special needs in NYC are bused out of their neighborhoods for schooling. Of that, there is some percentage, I don't know what, of students who are D 75 students and their programs will either not change at all or shift marginally. When you have a five or six year old traveling across the district/city for a program, that's worrisome. When you have a five/six year old traveling across the district/city you aren't part of a cohesive and local community, you are further isolated from families in like situations
                          As your child ages, s/he will have less chance of making socil contacts in the neighborhood and coudl possibly be teased for riding "the banana bus".
                          I know that this change will not cure the ills of edcuation in NYC and may cause some people alarm, but there is no solid reason to shift 45% of the kids with special needs around a district or city unless you can prove to the families that the progams are stellar and successful. We have numbers that show the woeful graduation rates of students with disabilities, we have civil rights laws that require students to be educated in the "school they would normally attend, with appropriate supports and services, had they not been identified as a student with a special need". As a society we can no longer agree to keep the student with an IEP in the corner, in the back, in the dark, on the third floor or in the basement and we can no longer deny the expertise of the staffs working with these students and there ability to lead or educate thier colleagues in the methods and techniques that can benefit so many others.
                          I have my concerns about the 60/40 split in the ICT/CCT class and the way principals create these classes. I am not a fool and know ther will be stumbles, but thinking that the situation has to remain the same is outrageous. We are not successfully educatin our students and this is a chance to change that.

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                          > No, Elementary schools are included. The special education "reform" would mean that funding is for individual services needed by students, no long for a class. This includes ICT students. ICT students would be in general education classes with push in special education services. It seems from this funding formula the less periods a student gets of push in services, the more money the DOE gives the school. That is if I am correctly understanding the plan. Lisa N.
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                          > So the more schools decrease services of IEP students, the more money the school gets??? Am I reading this correctly? Won't that encourage schools to take services away from students who need them? Also by funding only services and not classes, what is an elementary school to do with 4 students on a grade that need a 12 to 1 to 1 class? The school will have to pay for a full time special education teacher, but not be given the money for it. Am I correct? Lisa N.
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                          > Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
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                          > · Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
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                          > · Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
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                          > · Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
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                          > -----Original Message-----
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                          > From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
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                          > Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 13:50:43 -0400
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                          > Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only
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                          > MEDIA ADVISORY
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                          > < p class="MsoNormal">May 9, 2012
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                          > REVISED FORMULAS USED TO ALLOCATE REVENUE AMONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS
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                          > I. Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.
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                          > Pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r, the Chancellor must develop objective formulas for use in allocating revenue among community school districts and schools. The Department of Education (“DOE” or “the Department”) has developed formulas setting forth the baseline and special categorical weighted Fair Student Funding multipliers (the “FSF Formula Weights” or “formulas”) to allocate tax levy dollars to schools. The DOE uses these formulas, together with an estimate of the total sum of money available to the Department, to provide community school districts and schools with budget allocations for use in the school-based budgeting process set forth in Chancellor’s Regulation B-801.
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                          > On April 5, 2012, the DOE issued proposed formulas for the 2012-2013 school year. In them, the DOE proposed changes to the formulas to create gre ater alignment with college and career ready high school graduation requirements and the Special Education Reform. On April 19, 2012, DOE revised the formulas and Public Notice to correct an error in the originally proposed formulas, which incorrectly stated that the weight for kindergarten students in Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) applied to students in first through fifth grades as well.
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                          > The DOE is now further revising this proposed item by revising this Public Notice to describe the use of transitional funding to support the change from special education classroom funding to special education pupil per capita funding. The formulas themselves have not been changed.
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                          > Currently, schools are allocated special education funding based on the number of special education sections they serve. Thus, schools with partially filled sections receive the same amount of funding as schools with completely filled sections. The DOE is changing its implementation of special education funding by transitioning to purely per-pupil funding, in which schools with greater numbers of special education students receive more funding, regardless of the number of sections. As the DOE transitions to this new systems, schools which receive special education classroom funding for unfilled seats in the current school year will receive transition funding for school years 2012-2013 and beyond.
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                          > Transition funding will be based on a comparison of the number of special education pupils funded in school year 2012-2013 -- and in subsequent transition years -- to the number of special education seatsâ€"filled and unfilled -- funded in the current school year. Schools will receive annual transition funding if the number of special education pupils funded e ach transition year falls below the number of seats (filled and unfilled) funded in the current school year.
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                          > Transition funding will be capped based upon the maximum number of unfilled seats funded in the current school year. In school year 2012-2013, the amount of transition funding will equal 100% of the FSF per capita for “greater than 60% (self-contained)” and “greater than 60% (integrated).” In subsequent transition years, as schools’ experience with per capita funding grows, the amount of transition funding will annually phase down. FSF monies to support transition funding will be provided in a separate allocation called “Special Education Transitional Supplement.”
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                          > 2012-2013 marks the system-wide implementation of the Special Education Reform. Goals of the reform include high academic standards for all of our pupils, special education services aligned to student needs, and exposure to the least restrictive environment that is academically appropriate. Proposed changes to the Special Education Needs Weights in support of the Special Education Reform are as follows:
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                          > · Per capita rather than class funding, regardless of special education service model
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                          > · Increased weight for students receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day, including multi-SETSS, part-time self-contained (“SC”) and part-time Integrated Co-Teaching (“ICT”) programs
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                          > · Decreased weight for full-time ICT students across all grades, and a decreased weight for full-time SC students in grades K-8
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                          > · Additional funding for students who are declassified from special education services, in or der to support IEP declassification services and the students’ transition into general education
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                          > Given the need to ensure college and career ready standards for all of our pupils, and the phase-out of the local diploma option for general education students; proposed changes to the Portfolio and Academic Needs Weights to better support students with significant graduation challenges are as follows:
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                          > · Two-tiered per capita funding for Transfer school pupils based on level of graduation challenge
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                          > · New per capita allocation for non-transfer school pupils who demonstrate significant credit accumulation challenges who are admitted through the over-the-counter enrollment process
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                          > II. Summary of all public comments received following the last revised public notice.
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                          > To date seven commenters have submitted comments related to the proposed special education formula changes since the April 19 revised notice. Several comments focus on the impact of revised ICT and Self-contained weights on compliance with IEP mandates and implementation of Special Education Reform.&nbs p; Another commenter asks whether IEP’s will be “driven by budget or need.” Several comments ask how the shift to per capita funding from classroom funding would impact schools’ ability to maintain ICT and SC classes. One comment noted that increased weight for pupils receiving special education services during 20-60% of the school day would enable schools to provide additional supports associated with pupils transitioning among educational settings. An associated comment asks for extra SETSS teachers to push-in to general education classes which will now also include students who need ICT support as well as SETSS support. One comment questions if a new funding weight for students declassified from special education services would result in more declassifications. Additional comments are: “Does funding follow each student” and “Are the ‘ weights’ the same through New York City.”
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                          > Other Comments Unrelated to the Proposal
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                          > Multiple comments focused on the special education reform process and cited the following general issues:
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                          > · The reform plan has a disconnect between requiring all schools to accept children that need special education teachers but not all schools have teachers with this certification.
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                          > · What accountability measures will be used to ensure that curricular, instructional and scheduling flexibility will meet the needs of children with disabilities?
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                          > · Many children with special needs have more trouble with transitions than typical children. This plan of having children switch classrooms several times a day in an elementary school setting is ill conceived.
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                          > · This policy does not address how schools will add and subtract children to classes throughout the day, espec ially if classrooms are already filled to capacity.
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                          > · Will additional paraprofessionals be hired to deal with the logistics of moving children with special seat requirements, such as Rifton chairs, around during the day?
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                          > · ATS and SESIS do not currently accommodate the scheduling of pupils in part time situations.
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                          > III. Information regarding where the full text of the revised proposed item may be obtained.
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                          > For more information, please see the revised proposed FSF Formula Weights, available at:
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                          > http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2011-2012/BudgetAllocationFormula2012
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                          > IV. Further submission of public comment.
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                          > Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth in section V.
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                          > V. The name, office, address, email and telephone num ber of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the revised proposed item.
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                          > Name: Karma Wilson
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                          > Division: Finance
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                          > Address: 52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
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                          > Email: Budget@...
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                          > Phone: 212-374-6754
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                          > VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the revised proposed item.
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                          > May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
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                          > Taft Educational Campus
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                          > 240 East 172nd Street
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                          > Bronx, New York 10457
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                          > Contact: Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141
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                          Message 21 of 28 , Oct 24, 2012
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                          From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
                          Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:55:21 -0400
                          Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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                          MEDIA ADVISORY

                          For Planning Purposes Only

                           

                          October 24, 2012

                           

                          Aggregation of community district budgets TOGETHER with a proposed budget for administrative expenditures of the city board and the chancellor

                           

                          I.      Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                          Pursuant to Education Law sections 2590-r and 2590-g, the Panel for Educational Policy must approve an aggregation of the community school district budgets, as modified and approved by the Chancellor, together with a proposed budget for the administrative expenditures of the City Board and the Chancellor (the “Aggregated Budget”).  The community district budgets represent an aggregation of the school-based budgets developed by each school in the district pursuant to Education Law section 2590-r and Chancellor’s Regulation B-801, along with a separate budget for the district’s community education council.

                           

                          II.      Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

                          For more information, please see the Aggregated Budget, available at

                          http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2012-2013/2012PanelDistrictBudgets

                           

                          III.      Submission of public comment.

                          Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth below.

                           

                          IV.       The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

                           

                          Name:              Karma Wilson

                          Office:             Finance

                          Address:          NYC Department of Education, 52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

                          Email:              Budget@...

                          Phone:             212-374-6754

                           

                          V.      Date, time and place of the PEP meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

                           

                          November 8, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

                          Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School

                          35-12 35th Avenue

                          Queens, New York 11106

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                          From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
                          Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:10:55 -0400
                          Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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                          MEDIA ADVISORY

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                          October 25, 2012

                           

                           

                          NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR CHARTER SCHOOL RENEWAL

                           

                           

                          DATE:            Monday, November 5, 2012

                           

                          TIME:             Speaker Registration:  5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                                                  Presentation, Comments, and Questions: 6:00 p.m.

                           

                          PLACE:          New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries

                          838 Brook Avenue

                          Bronx, NY 10451

                           

                          EVENT:  This public hearing is open to anyone interested in learning about the proposed renewal of the charter for New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries.

                           

                           

                          Name of Charter School

                          New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries

                           

                          Terms and Dates of School’s Charter

                          February 11, 2008 – January 14, 2013

                          Current Grade(s) and Approved Enrollment

                          2012 – 2013

                          Grades: 9-12; 499 Students

                           

                          Current Year of Operation

                          2012-2013: 5th Year of Operation

                           

                          District of Location

                          NYC CSD #7

                           

                          School Summary

                          Mission: To create an integrated rigorous academic and career preparatory learning environment for students, with a foundation of the skills, knowledge and practical experience necessary for pursuit of a college degree and/or a career in the construction industries.

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          This school is authorized by the New York City Department of Education. If the New York City Department of Education declines to renew the school’s charter, the school will close at the conclusion of the current charter term. More information can be accessed at: www.schools.nyc.gov/charters.

                           

                          The DOE seeks comments from students, parents, and community members regarding this proposed charter school renewal. Speakers must register within 30 minutes of the hearing’s start time.

                           

                          Written comments will also be collected at the hearing, and can be emailed to the DOE at charterschools@... or faxed to 212-374-5761 within 48 hours after the hearing’s close.

                           

                          Pursuant to Education Law 2857(1), the New York City Department of Education is required to hold a public hearing to solicit comment from the community in connection with any renewal proposal for a charter school.

                           

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                          From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
                          Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:10:55 -0400
                          Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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                          MEDIA ADVISORY

                          For Planning Purposes Only

                           

                          October 25, 2012

                           

                           

                          NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR CHARTER SCHOOL RENEWAL

                           

                           

                          DATE:            Monday, November 5, 2012

                           

                          TIME:             Speaker Registration:  5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                                                  Presentation, Comments, and Questions: 6:00 p.m.

                           

                          PLACE:          New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries

                          838 Brook Avenue

                          Bronx, NY 10451

                           

                          EVENT:  This public hearing is open to anyone interested in learning about the proposed renewal of the charter for New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries.

                           

                           

                          Name of Charter School

                          New York City Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries

                           

                          Terms and Dates of School’s Charter

                          February 11, 2008 – January 14, 2013

                          Current Grade(s) and Approved Enrollment

                          2012 – 2013

                          Grades: 9-12; 499 Students

                           

                          Current Year of Operation

                          2012-2013: 5th Year of Operation

                           

                          District of Location

                          NYC CSD #7

                           

                          School Summary

                          Mission: To create an integrated rigorous academic and career preparatory learning environment for students, with a foundation of the skills, knowledge and practical experience necessary for pursuit of a college degree and/or a career in the construction industries.

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          This school is authorized by the New York City Department of Education. If the New York City Department of Education declines to renew the school’s charter, the school will close at the conclusion of the current charter term. More information can be accessed at: www.schools.nyc.gov/charters.

                           

                          The DOE seeks comments from students, parents, and community members regarding this proposed charter school renewal. Speakers must register within 30 minutes of the hearing’s start time.

                           

                          Written comments will also be collected at the hearing, and can be emailed to the DOE at charterschools@... or faxed to 212-374-5761 within 48 hours after the hearing’s close.

                           

                          Pursuant to Education Law 2857(1), the New York City Department of Education is required to hold a public hearing to solicit comment from the community in connection with any renewal proposal for a charter school.

                           

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                          Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                        • Norm Scott
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                          Message 24 of 28 , Dec 11, 2012
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                          From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
                          Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:24:20 -0500
                          Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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                          MEDIA ADVISORY

                          For Planning Purposes Only

                           

                          December 11, 2012

                           

                          NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

                           

                           

                          DATE:            Tuesday, December 18, 2012

                           

                          TIME:             Speaker Registration: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

                                                  Presentation and Comments: 6:30 p.m.

                          PLACE:          Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1

                                                  34 West 118th Street

                                                  New York, NY 10026

                           

                          EVENT:   This public hearing is open to anyone interested in learning about and commenting on the following charter revision for a school located in Community School District 3.

                           

                           

                          Name of Charter School

                          Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1

                          Terms and Dates of Charter

                          Original Charter: 12/10/6 - 12/10/11

                          Renewal Charter: 12/11/11 - 6/30/15

                          Current Grade(s) and Approved Enrollment Range

                          Academic Year 2012-13: K-7, 624-934 students

                          Current Year of Operation

                          2012-13: 7th year of charter

                          District of Location

                          NYC CSD #3

                          Proposed Charter Revision

                          Success Academy Charter Schools – NYC, an existing charter school education corporation, is authorized to operate Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1, an existing school currently serving 622 students in grades K-4 at 34 West 118th Street, 2nd Floor, New York,

                          NY 10026 in CSD 3, and 177 students in grades 5-7 at 215 West 114th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10026, also in CSD 3. Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1 proposes to expand to serve high school grades beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the final year the education corporation is authorized to operate the school, and will serve approximately 919 students in grades K-9

                           

                           

                          This school is authorized by the SUNY Charter Schools Institute. More information can be accessed at: http://www.newyorkcharters.org/.

                           

                          Comments are welcome; speakers must register within 30 minutes of the hearing’s start time. Written comments will also be collected at the hearing or may be submitted via email to: charterschools@....

                           

                          Pursuant to Education Law 2857(1), the New York City Department of Education is required to hold a public hearing to solicit comment from the community in connection with any revision proposal for a charter school.

                           

                           

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                          Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                        • Norm Scott
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                          Message 25 of 28 , Apr 5, 2013
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                          From: "Communications" <Communications2@...>
                          Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 18:14:34 -0400
                          Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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                          MEDIA ADVISORY

                          For Planning Purposes Only

                           

                          April 5, 2013

                           

                          The Proposed Co-location of the High School Grades of Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1 (84M351), Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 2 (84M384), Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 3 (84M385), Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 4 (84M386), and

                          Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 5 (84M482) with Existing Schools Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language (02M427), Murray Hill Academy (02M432) and Unity Center for Urban Technologies (02M500) in School Building M620 Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year, and the Proposed Temporary Co-location of the Eighth Grade of Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1 (84M351) in Building M620 for the 2014-2015  and 2015-2016 School Years, and the Eighth Grades of Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 2 (84M384), Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 3 (84M385), and Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 4 (84M386) in Building M620 in the 2015-2016 School Year with Existing Schools Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language (02M427), Murray Hill Academy (02M432) and Unity Center for Urban Technologies (02M500)

                           

                          I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                           

                          The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to open and co-locate the high school grades of Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 1 (84M351, “SA – Harlem 1”), Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 2 (84M384, “SA – Harlem 2”), Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 3 (84M385, “SA – Harlem 3”), Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 4 (84M386, “SA – Harlem 4”), and Success Academy Charter School – Harlem 5 (84M482, “SA – Harlem 5”), collectively known as Success Academy Charter School – Manhattan High School ( “SA – Manhattan HS”), in school building M620 (“M620”) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.  The DOE is also proposing to temporarily co-locate the eighth grade of SA – Harlem 1 in M620 for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years and the eighth grades of SA – Harlem 2, SA – Harlem 3, and SA – Harlem 4 in M620 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Collectively, the high school grades and the temporarily co-located eighth grades will be referred to throughout the rest of this Educational Impact Statement as “Success Academy – Manhattan HS.” This reference applies to the eighth through ninth grades of SA – Harlem 1 in the 2014-2015 school year, the eighth through tenth grades of SA – Harlem 1 through SA – Harlem 4 in the 2015-2016 school year, the ninth through eleventh grades of SA – Harlem 1 through SA – Harlem 4 in the 2016-2017 school year, the ninth through twelfth grades of SA – Harlem 1 through SA – Harlem 4 in the 2017-2018 school year, and the ninth through twelfth grades of SA – Harlem 1 through SA – Harlem 5 in the 2018-2019 school year and beyond.

                           

                          M620 is located at 111 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, within the geographical confines of Community School District 2 (“District 2”). If this proposal is approved, SA – Manhattan HS will be co-located with the following schools: Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language (02M427, “MAAL”), an existing high school serving students in grades nine through eleven which is in the process of phasing in to serve students in grades nine through twelve and will reach full scale in 2013-2014; Murray Hill Academy (02M432, “Murray Hill”), an existing high school serving students in grades nine through eleven which is also in the process of phasing in to serve students in grades nine through twelve and will reach full scale in 2013-2014; and Unity Center for Urban Technologies (02M500, “Unity”), an existing high school that serves students in grades nine through twelve.

                           

                          M620 currently houses Norman Thomas High School (02M620, “Norman Thomas”), an existing school that currently serves students in grades eleven and twelve and is in the process of phasing out.  Norman Thomas will close in June 2014 before SA – Manhattan HS opens in the building.

                           

                          On March 23, 2011, the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”) approved a proposal to co-locate Unity and MAAL in M620 with Norman Thomas and Murray Hill beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.

                           

                          Additionally, M620 houses two community-based organizations (“CBOs”), School Based Health Clinic – Bellevue and New York University. This proposal is not expected to impact the continued siting of the CBOs.

                           

                          If this proposal is approved, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year SA-Manhattan HS will enroll, subject to availability of seats, ninth grade students from SA – Harlem 1 through SA – Harlem 5 as those students graduate from eighth grade at their respective middle schools. In the first two years of this proposal, the students who matriculate from seventh grade at SA – Harlem 1 through SA – Harlem 4 will attend eighth grade at M620 as part of SA – Manhattan HS. Those temporarily co-located eighth grade students at M620 will then be able to attend SA – Manhattan HS as ninth grade students the following year, assuming they meet eighth grade promotional criteria. Following the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year, existing eighth grade students in M620 will matriculate to SA – Manhattan HS as ninth graders and eighth grade students will no longer be served in M620. For any eighth grade students who do not meet promotional criteria by the end of the 2015-2016 school year, SACS will work with the families to determine an appropriate placement at a SACS school. Beginning in 2016-2017, SA – Manhattan HS will enroll ninth grade students continuing from SA – Harlem 1, SA - Harlem 2, SA – Harlem 3 and SA – Harlem 4, subject to availability of seats.  Beginning in 2018-2019, SA – Manhattan HS will also enroll ninth grade students continuing from SA – Harlem 5, subject to availability of seats.

                           

                          Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”) is a charter management organization that currently operates 12 public elementary charter schools in New York City. SACS has been authorized by the State University of New York Charter Schools Institute (“SUNY CSI”) to operate six new public elementary charter schools starting in 2013-2014. The four SACS schools that received a Progress Report for the 2010-2011 school year and 2011-2012 school year received an overall grade of A. The DOE has already issued proposals to site the expansion of these schools to middle school based on this record of performance, and the DOE believes this record of performance also supports the expansion of these schools to the high school level. Success Academy Charter Schools – NYC (“SA – NYC”) is a not-for-profit education corporation that has been authorized by SUNY CSI to operate five public charter schools:  SA – Harlem 1, SA – Harlem 2, SA – Harlem 3, SA – Harlem 4, and SA – Harlem 5. SUNY CSI has authorized SA – NYC to offer ninth grade in 2014-2015. Contingent upon renewal of SA – Harlem 1’s charter, expiring on June 30, 2015,  SA – NYC intends to serve the full span of high school grades (9-12). If this proposal is approved and SUNY CSI approves the expansion through twelfth grade, all grades of SA – Manhattan HS will be co-located in M620.  Therefore, students attending the schools operated by SA – NYC will be able to continue to SA – Manhattan HS. Should SUNY CSI deny these requests to expand SA – Harlem 1, SA – Harlem 2, SA – Harlem 3, SA – Harlem 4 and SA – Harlem 5 to serve students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, the DOE will consider alternate options for the space in M620 and, if necessary, propose an alternative option in a new or revised EIS and Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”).

                           

                          SA – Harlem 1, SA – Harlem 2, SA – Harlem 3, SA – Harlem 4 and SA – Harlem 5 will continue to admit students in kindergarten through third grade via their charter lottery application process.

                           

                          According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment, Capacity, Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), M620 has a target capacity of 2,071 students. During the current 2012-2013 school year the building serves only 1,313 students, yielding a building utilization rate of 63%. M620 has been identified as an under-utilized building.

                           

                          If this proposal is approved, SA – Manhattan HS will open during the 2014-2015 school year, when it will serve approximately 63-81 students in the eighth and ninth grade.  SA – Manhattan HS will gradually phase in by adding one grade per year. In 2020-2021, when enrollment has stabilized across the full-scale grade span of ninth through twelfth grade, SA – Manhattan HS will serve approximately 676-864 students in grades nine through twelve. In 2020-2021, the DOE projects that there will be approximately 1,621 – 1,929 students served in M620, yielding a building utilization rate of 78%-93%.

                           

                          The DOE supports the co-location of SA – Manhattan HS in M620. This proposal is intended to increase the number of high-quality high school seats and options in Manhattan and will allow SACS to continue providing high-quality educational opportunities for students through multiple stages of their education.

                           

                          II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

                           

                          The Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) and Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2012-2013/May2013Proposals.htm

                           

                          Copies of the EIS and BUP are also available in MAAL, Murray Hill, and Unity’s main offices.

                           

                          III.    Submission of public comment.

                           

                          Written comments can be sent to D02proposals@...

                           

                          Oral comments can be left at 212-374-3466.

                           

                           IV.     The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

                           

                          Name:              Jennifer Peng

                          Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

                          Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

                          Email:              D02proposals@...

                          Phone:             212-374-3466

                           

                          V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

                           

                          May 15, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

                          Building M620

                          111 East 33rd Street

                          New York, NY 10016

                           

                          Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

                           

                          Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

                           

                          VII.     Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

                           

                          May 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

                          Taft Educational Campus

                          240 East 172nd St.

                          Bronx, New York, 10457

                           

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                          Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

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                            This may be one of the funniest charter revisions I've seen.
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                            Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:58:30 +0000
                            Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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                            MEDIA ADVISORY

                            For Planning Purposes Only

                             

                            October 18, 2013

                             

                            NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

                             

                            DATE:             Wednesday, October  30, 2013

                             

                            TIME:              Speaker Registration:  5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                            Presentation, Comments, and Questions:  6:00 p.m.

                             

                                        PLACE:           Urban Dove Charter School

                            600 Lafayette Avenue
                            Brooklyn, NY 11216

                             

                            This public hearing is open to anyone interested in learning about the following charter revision for a school located in Community School District 13.

                             

                            Name of Charter School

                            Urban Dove Charter School

                            Terms and Dates of Charter

                            First Charter: 2011 – 2016

                            Current Grade(s) and Approved Enrollment

                            Academic Year 2013-14: Grades: 9-12 (Transfer High School) with 170 students

                            Current Year of Operation

                            2013-2014: 2nd Year of Operation

                            District of Location

                            NYC CSD 13

                            Proposed Charter Revision

                            Urban Dove Charter School, located in New York City Community School District (CSD) 13, has applied for a charter revision to change the school name from Urban Dove Charter School to Urban Dove Team Charter School.

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            This school is authorized by the NYS Education Department on behalf of the NYS Board of Regents. More information can be accessed at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/psc.

                             

                            Comments are welcome; speakers must register within 30 minutes of the hearing’s start time. Written comments will also be collected on at the hearing or be submitted via email to: charterschools@... or faxed to 212-374-5761 within 48 hours after the hearings close.

                             

                            Pursuant to Education Law 2857(1), the New York City Department of Education is required to hold a public hearing to solicit comment from the community in connection with any revision proposal for a charter school.

                             

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                            Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                          • Norm Scott
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                            Message 27 of 28 , Apr 11, 2014
                            Research shows that using the word "excellence" in a charter school name results in higher test scores.
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                            Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:37:08 +0000
                            Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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                            MEDIA ADVISORY

                            For Planning Purposes Only

                             

                            April 11, 2014

                             

                            NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

                             

                            DATE:            April 18, 2014

                             

                            TIME:            Speaker Registration: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

                            Presentation, Comments, and Questions: 6:00 PM

                             

                            PLACE:         Excellence Girls Charter School

                            794 Monroe Street

                            Brooklyn, NY 11221

                             

                            This public hearing is open to anyone interested in learning about the following charter revisions for the following schools located in Community School Districts 16 and 17 in Brooklyn

                             

                            Name of Charter Schools

                            Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant

                            Excellence Girls Charter School

                            Term and Date of Charters

                            Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant

                            3rd Charter Term: 2014 – 2019

                            Excellence Girls Charter School

                            2nd Charter Term: 2014 – 2019

                            Current Grade(s) and Approved Enrollment

                            Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant

                            Academic Year 2013-14

                            Grade(s) and Approved Enrollment/Number of Students

                            K-10; 604 students

                            Excellence Girls Charter School

                            Academic Year 2013-14

                            Grade(s) and Approved Enrollment/Number of Students

                            K-5; 319 students

                            Current Year of Operation

                            Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant

                            2013-14: Year of Operation

                            10 Years of Operation

                            Excellence Girls Charter School

                            2013-14: Year of Operation

                            5 Years of Operation

                            Districts of Location

                            NYC CSD 16 & 17

                            Proposed Charter Revisions

                            Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant, an existing charter school currently serves 604 students in grades K-10, proposes to merge with Excellence Girls Charter School, an existing charter school located at 794 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, New York 11221 in CSD 16 and 1600 Park Place, Brooklyn, New York 11233 in CSD 17, currently serves 494 students in K-5. If the merger is approved, Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant would be the successor education corporation under the new corporate name “Excellence Charter Schools.” Following the merger, the schools would continue under their current names. Each education corporation seeks a revision to its charter to permit it to merge with the other education corporation. The proposed merger would be effective July 1, 2014, or at the close of the next succeeding fiscal quarter, whichever occurs first.

                            Please note that post-merger there would be only one EIN number and one NYC vendor number for both schools as all assets, liabilities and contracts would be under the corporate structure of the successor education corporation.

                             

                            These schools are authorized by the SUNY Charter Schools Institute. More information can be accessed at: http://www.newyorkcharters.org/ .

                             

                            Comments are welcome; speakers must register within 30 minutes of the hearing’s start time.  Written comments will also be collected on at the hearing or be submitted via email to: charterschools@....

                             

                            Pursuant to Education Law 2857(1), the New York City Department of Education is required to hold a public hearing to solicit comment from the community in connection with any revision proposal for a charter school.

                             

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                            Contact:  Chancellor’s Press Office (212) 374-5141

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

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                            Message 28 of 28 , Jun 13, 2014
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                            Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:01:54 +0000
                            Subject: NYC DOE - MEDIA ADVISORY - For Planning Purposes Only

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                            MEDIA ADVISORY

                            For Planning Purposes Only

                             

                            June 13, 2014

                             

                            ANNUAL ESTIMATE OF THE TOTAL SUM OF MONEY AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT DOE OPERATIONS

                             

                            I.          Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                             

                            Pursuant to section 2590-g of the New York State Education Law, each year the Panel for Educational Policy (the “Panel”) must approve the estimated total sum of money necessary for the operations of the New York City school district in the following school year (the “Estimated Budget”). These operations support primary and secondary education for over one million school-age children through a network of elementary, junior high, intermediate, and high schools as well as Pre-K programs and special education schools and programs. The Department of Education’s operations provide instructional services and offers students special education and instruction for English language learners and career and technical training. Support services include free and subsidized transportation, breakfast and lunch services, and the operation and maintenance of approximately 1,800 schools.

                             

                            For fiscal year 2015, the estimated operating budget (not including education-related pension and debt service costs, which are budgeted by different city agencies) for the Department of Education is $20,623 million. City funds including pensions and debt service support $14,183 million of the Department of Education’s expense budget in 2015. State funds support $9,899 million. The balance of the education budget is supported by $1,722 million in Federal aid and $94 million in other categorical funds.

                             

                            II.     Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

                             

                            For more information, please review the Estimated Budget, available at

                            http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/ExecBudget2014

                             

                            III.      Submission of public comment.

                             

                            Comments can be delivered by e-mail to Budget@..., by phone to (212) 374-6754, or by mail to the address set forth below.

                             

                            IV.     The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

                             

                            Name:             Karma Wilson

                            Office:             Finance

                            Address:          52 Chambers Street, Room 319

                            New York, NY 10007

                            Email:             Budget@...

                            Phone:             212-374-6754

                             

                            V.      Date, time and place of the PEP meeting(s) at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

                             

                            Wednesday, July 30, 2014

                            6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

                            MS 131

                            100 Hester Street

                            New York, NY 10002

                             

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