Alternative Tuition Rate-Setting Methodologies for Approved Providers Operating School-age Programs and Preschool Special Education Programs
The New York State Education Department is conducting a comprehensive study of alternative tuition rate-setting methodologies for approved providers operating school-age programs and preschool special education programs in New York State. Tuition rate-setting methodology is used to reimburse school-age day and residential special class programs (operated by approved private schools and special act school districts), extended school year special class programs, and preschool special class and special class in an integrated setting programs. The study will consider alternative approaches to reimbursement to ensure students with disabilities receive education and related services in accordance with their individualized education programs.
Regional meetings are being conducted to receive initial feedback from stakeholders on how to best support programs serving students with disabilities in a manner that is fiscally sustainable, not reliant on tuition appeals, based on standardized parameters and criteria, phased-in over time, and ensures that tuition rates for all programs are calculated no later than the beginning of each school year.
Feedback from students, parents, families, educators, school district representatives, county representatives, approved program providers and other interested stakeholders is sought to receive initial feedback reflecting existing needs and to inform the comprehensive study.
The first regional forum will be held in Binghamton, NY. Participants will be given both in-person and virtual opportunities to attend. The preschool tuition rate setting forum will be held in the morning (9:00-11:00 AM). The school age tuition rate setting forum will be held in the afternoon (1:00-3:00 PM). Participants are welcome to register for one or both forums. Information and registration links for the forums can be found below.
Date: September 29, 2023
Location: Broome-Tioga BOCES, 435 Glenwood Road, Binghamton, NY 13905.
Allen Buyck Instructional Support Center – Room A
Times: Preschool tuition rate setting forum – 9:00-11:00 AM
School age tuition rate setting forum – 1:00-3:00 PM
Registration links: Preschool tuition rate setting forum
School age tuition rate setting forum
Intended Audience: Students, parents, families, educators, school district representatives, county representatives, approved
program providers and other interested stakeholders.