Education & Human Services News March 11, 2019
The Senate and the Assembly are expected to release one-house budget proposals this week, followed by joint budget subcommittees. The 2019-20 fiscal year starts on April 1, 2019
Legislature Re-elects Four Members to Board of Regents
Last week, the Legislature re-elected four members of the Board of Regents through a joint Senate and Assembly committee agreement.
“With today’s elections, we re-elect four accomplished and experienced individuals to the Board of Regents,” said Speaker Heastie. “They have dedicated themselves to leading our education system and will continue to ensure its academic excellence and accessibility to all New Yorkers.”
The following members were re-elected to five-year terms:
- Honorable Josephine Victoria Finn (Judicial District 3)
- Dr. Christine D. Cea (Judicial District 13)
- Dr. James E. Cottrell (At-Large)
- Wade S. Norwood (At-Large)
In addition, the Board of Regents today unanimously re-elected Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown to second three-year terms in those leadership positions.
Senate Committee on NYC Education to Hold Hearing on School Governance Reform and Mayoral Accountability
The Senate Standing Committee on New York City Education will hold a public hearing on School Governance Reform and Mayoral Accountability. The hearing will be on Friday, March 15th, at 10:00 a.m., in the Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
“Schools are the most important priority of state and local government, and how they are governed and operated are of the highest public interest.” Said Senator John Liu, Chair of the Senate’s NYC Education Committee. “Our hearing seeks to engage all stakeholders in the city to inform the way forward, including any changes that should be enacted.” If you would like to testify at the hearing, please RSVP to [email protected].
New York State Register
Implement New York State’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan
The State Education Department issued a notice of emergency rule making to implement New York’s USDE-approved ESSA plan and to comply with the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It is anticipated that the rule will be presented to the Board of Regents for permanent adoption at its March 2019 meeting.
Limited Extensions and Program Requirements for Certain Career and Technical Education Teachers
The State Education Department issued a notice of adoption to create an extension for holders of the career and technical education certificates to teach grades 5 and 6.
Addition of Certificate Titles Eligible for Grade Level Extensions, Limited Extensions, and a Statement of Continued Eligibility
The State Education Department issued a notice of adoption to create limited extensions and continued eligibility in the core subject areas for teachers of students with disabilities.
English Language Learner Grade Span Requirement
The State Education Department issued a notice of adoption to provide a one-year renewable waiver to expand the allowable grade span for ENL and BE classes to three contiguous grades.
New York State Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS)
The Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) issued a notice of emergency rule making to implement the New York State Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS) so that awards can be processed for eligible scholarship applicants. The statute provides New York high school graduates who excel academically with merit-based scholarships to support their cost of attendance at any college or university located in New York State. Five thousand awards, of $500 each, will be granted annually in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Decisions on applications for this Program are made prior to the beginning of the term.
New York State Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
The Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) issued a notice of emergency rule making to implement the New York State Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program so that awards can be processed for eligible scholarship applicants. This regulation implements a statutory student financial aid program providing for loan forgiveness awards to teachers serving in high need school districts or subject areas for which a shortage of teachers exists.
New York State Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program
The Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) issued a notice of emergency rule making to implement the New York State Get on Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program so that awards can be processed for eligible scholarship applicants. This regulation implements a statutory student financial aid program providing for awards to be made to students who receive their undergraduate degree from a college or university located in New York State in December 2014 and thereafter.
Feminine Hygiene Products Mandate Expanded to Include Charter Schools
The 2018-19 New York State budget included a provision requiring that all public schools provide feminine hygiene products free of charge in public schools, for students in grades 6-12. The legislature passed a bill this week that expands this mandate to include charter schools. If signed into law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2019.
State Education Department (SED)
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) State Office of Religious and Independent Schools is seeking proposals to establish three (3) regional Professional Development Resource Centers. The regional Professional Development Resource Centers (PDRC) will work in collaboration with the Education Department to provide professional development to religious and independent school teachers and leaders. Bidders may include Local Education Agencies, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), public or private Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), not-for-profit and for-profit organizations or agencies.
Due April 26, 2019
State Education Department (SED)
The primary objective of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is to provide a broad range of services to New York State residents who, because of educational and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend a postsecondary educational institution. Each HEOP institution must ensure that HEOP students are provided with sufficient academic support services, tuition assistance, supplemental financial assistance, and full need packaging to enable them to successfully complete the institutional components required for graduation. The Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date; however, NYSED strongly encourages all prospective applicants to submit an NOI to ensure a timely and thorough review and rating process. A non-profit applicant’s NOI will also help to facilitate timely review of its prequalification materials.
Applications Due April 19, 2019
State Education Department (SED)
The New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) Program will prepare thousands of New York students for high-skills jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance. The model incorporates a six-year program that combines high school, college, and career training and will be targeted to academically and economically at-risk students. The project seeks to fund regional partnerships that respond to the greatest need for enhanced access to post-secondary opportunity for students and the potential to build a local talent pipeline for industries with a favorable job outlook. Each partnership will include K-12, higher education, and business/employer partners. A New York State public school district or a BOCES must serve as the fiscal agent/applicant for each application.
Due April 10, 2019
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
Various Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices are pleased to announce the availability of funding to provide supports and services to families that care for a family member with a developmental disability living at home. The goal of family support services is to assist families to remain intact for as long as they desire and avoid unnecessary out of home placement.
Finger Lakes – Due March 6, 2019
Long Island – Due March 27, 2019
Western New York – Due March 6, 2019
Central New York– Due April 26, 2019
Broome– April 26, 2019
Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
The Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) is seeking proposals to provide education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while also providing them with opportunities to perform meaningful work and service to their communities. Services will be based on the “Pay for Success” (PFS) program model. One of the most important characteristics of PFS is its grounding in performance and articulation of specific measurable outcomes that define success. Proposed metrics should allow for midcourse corrections, and outcome targets should be ambitious, yet achievable. Targets should be chosen to reflect meaningful outcome impacts for beneficiaries and, if possible, correspond to savings for the government.
Due March 15, 2019
Office of Children & Family Services
This Request for Proposals (RFP) includes funding from both the New York State William B. Hoyt Memorial Children and Family Trust Fund (Trust Fund) and the federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) program. Together, these initiatives are designed to support community-based programs with the goal of preventing abuse/maltreatment and/or preventing the recurrence of abuse/maltreatment; and improving outcomes for families at risk of or experiencing child abuse, and family violence in all its forms. The Office is seeking proposals that will demonstrate how the proposed program will impact outcomes and improve the safety, permanency and well-being for children and families throughout New York State (NYS). Due to the complex issues facing families, better aligning public and private resources to support effective neighborhood-based interventions can create a continuum of care to improve outcomes for all community residents.
Due March 13, 2019
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women
The Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) will be issuing awards in the range of $300,000 – $750,000 to institutions of higher education, or consortia of two or more institutions, for the purposes of providing training, data collection, personnel, technical assistance, and other equipment for the increased apprehension, investigation, and adjudication of persons committing sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence on campus; developing, strengthening, and implementing campus policies, protocols, and services that more effectively identify and respond to these crimes; training campus administrators, security personnel, and disciplinary panel members on campus policies, protocols, and services; developing, enlarging, and strengthening victim services programs and population-specific services on campuses, including legal, medical, and psychological counseling services; and other related priorities. Eligibility is limited to public and non-profit institutions of higher education that award associate’s degrees, baccalaureate degrees, graduate degrees, or professional degrees. The award period will begin October 1, 2019, and will last for a duration of 36 months.
Due March 14, 2019
Office of Mental Health
The Office invites eligible applicants to submit proposals for a dedicated training and technical assistance center. The Center would focus on assisting New York State’s children’s behavioral health providers working across the service continuum of care to enhance the quality of services within strong organizational and business models.
Due March 20, 2019
Department of Economic Development
To encourage greater collaboration between industry and New York’s research universities, ESD anticipates designating up to two Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT) under this RFP. The CAT Program is designed to spur technology-based applied research and economic growth in New York; encourage applied research collaboration and innovation with industry; promote workforce development; better leverage State funds with investments from the Federal government, industry, foundations, and not-for-profit economic development organizations; and increase the competitiveness of New York State Companies over the Center’s ten year designation period.
Due March 29, 2019
The NYS Board of Regents will meet on March 11 – 12, 2019.