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Important News: Governor Orders that Special Education Services May Be Delivered in Person During Summer Term

Published June 9, 2020

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP

Finally, after months of parental advocacy, Governor Cuomo, on Friday, June 5, 2020, signed a new Executive Order, No. 202.37.  The Order states that school districts may provide required in-person special education services during the summer term.

It is essential to act now to advocate for your child.  The Executive Order leaves open more questions than answers, as the directive states that school districts may provide special education services in person.   It does not mandate that school districts provide services in person, as safety policies and protocols will have to be in place, in conformance with state and federal guidance.

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Time is of the essence to learn what new Executive Order means for your child, as the summer term begins on July 6, 2020.  You need to ensure your child receives appropriate summer services if eligible or if your child is not eligible for services,  advocate so they can receive services.

Attorneys at Littman Krooks are available to answer your questions and we are open for business,  in accordance with NYS Directives, as of Tuesday,  June 9, 2020.  You may schedule a consultation either in person or remotely.

Tune in to our webinar, “Planning for the 2020-21 School Year and Tips to Help Your Struggling Child,” on June 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM (EST) for the latest. Register here. 

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