NYSED – PPS Advisory

NYSSCA represented you at NYSED Pupil Personnel Services Advisory Councilwhich includes representatives from NYSSCA, NYASP, NYSSSWA, and NYSASN.
2017-2018 Meeting Date                        Agenda and links to information:
May 4, 2018

Present:

Kristen Shearer, NYSSCA

Gloria Jean, NYSSCA

Shauna Maynard, NYASP

Hai-Ping Yeh, NYSSSWA

Dominick Stewart, NYSSSWA

Karen Hollowood, NYSED

New Assistant Commissioner for Office of Student Support Services:Kathleen DeCataldo, Esq., appointed by Board of Regents at February 2018 meeting.

Mental Health in Schools: Martha Morrissey
Regents to review Advisory recommendations May 7, 2018
NY first state to require mental health education in schools: view on The Doctors

Curriculum & Instruction: Marybeth Casey & Melissa Montague:
High School Equivalency pathway
Superintendents Determination for Local Diploma Final
Next Generation learning standards
English-Language Arts
Math

Special Education: Sandra Cote
Testing Accommodations Guidelines Feb. 2018 includes chart of allowable accommodations by test (at end of document)

My Brother’s Keeper: Carlos Garcia
Emerging Practices in NYS

Early Learning: Betsy Marcom-Kenney
Universal PreK Programs
FAQs

School Health Services:  Karen Hollowood
Schools must provide feminine hygiene products in school.
New school health examination form required.

2018-2019 Meeting schedule:
October 19, 2018; February 1, 2019 (February 8, 2019, snow date); May 3, 2019.

February 2, 2018

Present:

Kristen Shearer, NYSSCA

Gloria Jean, NYSSCA

Shauna Maynard, NYASP

Hai-Ping Yeh, NYSSSWA

Dominick Stewart, NYSSSWA

Karen Hollowood, NYSED

Council on Children & Families: Mary DeMasi
Kids Count county level attendance data
Every Student Present NYS attendance initiativeEarly Learning: DeSylvia Dwyer
Office of Early Learning (OEL) NewsletterMental Health Association in NYSAmy Molloy, MHANYS
Mental Health & Wellness in Schools
Mental Health & Wellness 101
Mental Health First Aid

Curriculum & Instruction: Marybeth Casey
Updated guidance on NYS Diploma requirements
Superintendents Determination for local diploma adopted
Next Generation Learning Standards

Student Support ServicesElizabeth Whipple

October 27, 2017

Present:

Kristen Shearer, NYSSCA

Gloria Jean, NYSSCA

Shauna Maynard, NYASP

Hai-Ping Yeh, NYSSSWA

Suzi Stoller, NYSSSWA

Betsy Williams, NYSASN

Marci Tigg, Mt Vernon CSD

Karen Hollowood, NYSED

Early Learning: Betsy Marcom-Kenney
Dept of Health Medicaid First 1000 DaysChronic Absenteeism: Michele Shahen
Every Student Present
Chronic Absenteeism memo May 2016Proprietary Schools: Richard Rose

Special Education: Sandra Cote
Procedural Safeguards for impartial hearings and appeal process July 2017
SPED News (updated regularly)

Curriculum & Instruction: Marybeth Casey
ESSA Plan draft
New Arts standards
Military Interstate Compact
Transfer students & testing
Physical education and transfers from out-of-state
Middle level unit of study requirement changes

Student Support Services: Elizabeth Whipple
School Counseling/Guidance Program regulation adopted May 2017