A meeting of the New York State Board of Regents was held today, via videoconference and available to the public via live stream.

The recording of this meeting will be made available on our Authorizer Update page as soon as it becomes available.

Regulatory changes in light of COVID-19 

The Regents unanimously approved the below amendments.

  • Proposed Amendments to Sections 52.21, 79-8.5, 100.5, and 154-2.3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis and the Reopening of Schools. To read the full resolution, click here.

  • Proposed Amendments to Sections 52.3, 52.21, 57-4.5, 70.4, 74.6, 75.2, 75.5, 76.2, 79-9.3, 79-10.3, 79-11.3, 79-12.3, 801.13, 80-1.5, 80-3.15, 80-4.3, 83.5, 87.2, 87.5, 100.2, 100.4, 100.5, 100.6, 100.10, 100.21, 119.1, 119.5, 125.1, 151-1.4, 1542.3, 175.5, 200.4, 200.5, 200.7, 200.20 and 275.8 and Addition of Section 279.15 to the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Relating to Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis. To read the full resolution, click here.

For Review 

  • Department staff shared information regarding the 2021-22 Non-State Aid Budget and Legislative Priorities. You can read the full resolution here. No Action was taken on this item.

  • The Regents also received a presentation on the 2021-2022 Regents State Aid Proposal. You can read the full resolution here. You can access this presentation here. No action was taken on this item.

  • Department staff presented guidance, initiatives, and collaborations undertaken to support students, their families and their school communities in response to the pandemic and new law. A representative of the School Mental Health Resource Center also presented regarding its response to the increased need for mental health and trauma-related supports since the pandemic. You can review the presentation here.

Consent Agenda

The Regents discussed and approved the below consent agenda items.

P-12 Committee

To read the consent agenda items relevant to the P-12 Committee click here.

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services

To read the consent agenda items relevant to Adult Career and Continuing Education Services, click here.

Professional Practice

To read the consent agenda items relevant to Professional Practice, click here.

We will continue to bring you summaries of meetings of the Board of Regents in the months ahead.