Register New Schools with the Board of Regents:
Work with the Board of Education to adopt resolutions for new school openings, prior to the March 1, 2014deadline for submission.Fill out and submit prior to March 1, 2014 the required forms for New School Registration.
Ensure Supports for Students with Disabilities:
Conduct review of facilities for accessibility pursuant to Americans with Disabilities Act.Identify full continuum of special education services to meet the needs of students to be served.Determine the special education program needs of the students with disabilities who will be educated in theseschools based on
IEPs.Develop a process and timetable to ensure timely CSE meetings/annual reviews are conducted and IEPs are in place at start of school year.Plan for appropriate space within new schools for full range of services (e.g., related services space, resourcerooms, and special classes).Determine staffing needed to provide the full scope of required special education services and ensure timelycompletion of staff assignments to meet IEPs.Review the special transportation needs of students who will be placed in the new schools and develop a planto ensure that students are provided with special transportation per their IEPs.Include specific plans for professional development to implement a multi-tiered system of supports thataddresses student academics and behavior and provides students with specially designed instruction.If charter school option is chosen, ensure RFP requires admission of appropriate percentage of students withdisabilities.Ensure the administrative capacity of Student Support Teams by creating a robust process for providing prevention and/or intervention services to students who are at risk because of academic or behavioral issues.Expand capacity of staff to provide special education administrative functions (e.g., CSE, case management).
Ensure Supports for English Language Learners:
Identify full continuum of ELL services that must be provided to meet the needs of students to be served.Determine the program needs of the ELLs to be educated in these schools.Plan for appropriate space within new schools to provide a full range of programs and services to ELLs.Determine appropriate and required staffing to provide a full range of programs and services to ELLs.Include specific plans for professional development to implement a multi-tiered system of supports thataddresses student academics and behavior and provides specially designed instruction for ELLs.If charter school option is chosen, ensure RFP requires admission of appropriate percentage of ELLs
Make Facilities Ready for Students:
Work with administration and principal to identify any capital improvements or changes necessary toaccommodate the new educational program.Identify process needed to complete facilities work (e.g., consultants, design, SED approval, building permit, bid award, work execution).Obtain Certificate of Substantial Completion, fire inspection and Certificate of Occupancy prior toSeptember.Obtain necessary permits and approvals for alterations from SED Facilities Planning.
Create Plan for Progress Monitoring of the Creation of the New School and District Support of the New School after opening:
Require monthly update meetings with NYSED team to discuss progress on the implementation of eachactivity in the plan.
Establish a trouble-shooting process so BPS staff can immediately contact their assigned NYSED liaison anytime that a barrier to greater PSC participation is identified. At that time, BPS staff should be able to describewhat action steps have been taken to date to address the barrier and explain why the actions were notsuccessful.