The New York State Regents: Proposed Regulations on the Career Skills Credential

From the New York State Education Department: “The proposed amendment would, beginning July 1, 2013 and thereafter, authorize school districts and nonpublic schools to award a Career Skills Credential to a student with a disability to document his/her high school preparation for entry level employment. The Credential could be awarded as a supplement to a regular high school diploma or, for a student with a disability who is unable to earn a regular diploma, as the student’s exiting credential. The Credential would not be considered a regular high school diploma in accordance with State standards or for federal accountability purposes and a student with a disability who exited school with this Credential continues to be eligible for a free appropriate public education until the end of the school year in which the student turns age 21 or until the receipt of a regular high school diploma, whichever shall occur first.”

To download the document, go to: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2012Meetings/December2012/1212p12d1.pdf

Author: New York State DCDT

The New York DCDT strives to increase collaboration efforts in effective transition planning for individuals with disabilities by reducing the duplication of efforts and aligning resources and communication.

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