Special Education

Taxation of NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus – Cerini Short

Taxation of NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Edward McWilliams, CPA, Partner talks about the Taxation of the NYS Healthcare Worker Bonus.

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR $343 MILLION IN CHILD CARE PROVIDER GRANTS TARGETING WORKFORCE

There is another round of Day Care Subsidiary funding available! Applications are now available through November 30, 2022. Please see the press release below that provides more information and links to the application. Please let us know if you have questions or need...

A Tale of Two SED’s

When Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” as he started his Tale of Two Cities, he could have also been writing about where the special education marketplace finds itself today. There has been a shift in the political landscape...

School Board Analysis

Most school leadership, from executive management to the Board, are extremely focused on ensuring students are getting a strong education that will allow them to get into the top-tiered colleges, looking to develop strategies towards new modes of learning, and finding...

Lease Accounting – Schools

Background For many schools, the largest non-labor cost is facilities. For years this has created some disparity in the comparability of financial statements between schools, as some schools own their facilities while others rent. Several years ago, the Financial...

Supplemental American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds Included in IDEA 611/619 Grants

As part of the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan, additional funds were allocated for children with disabilities under the IDEA 611/619 grants. While school districts have been notified of the additional funds, these funds may not have found their way into allotments...

Special Education Report … Hot off the Press

While Governor Hochul vetoed the parity last night, she announced that the New York State Division of Budget (“DOB”) will authorize an additional cost of living adjustment of 11% for the 2022-23 year. With the vetoing of the parity bill special education schools will...

Important Update: EI Agencies Audit

In 2018 the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYC Department of Investigation arrested eight service providers for Health Care fraud, as well as other felonies related to Fraud.  Unfortunately, last month another case came to light involving nine therapists that...

New HHS Guidance and Funding

Between last year and the beginning of this year, the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued three rounds of Provider Relief Funds (PRF) to assist healthcare providers that were negatively impacted by the COVID Pandemic. These funds were to cover...

NYCDOE Looks to Pilot Enhancement Program for 4410 and 4201 Programs

Preschool special education providers have been seeking salary parity with school districts for years. The inability for 4410s and 4201s to pay their teachers appropriate compensation has resulted in a mass exodus from providers, especially in New York City, where...
A Tale of Two SED’s

A Tale of Two SED’s

When Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” as he started his Tale of Two Cities, he could have also been writing about where the special education marketplace finds itself today. There has been a shift in the political landscape...

read more
School Board Analysis

School Board Analysis

Most school leadership, from executive management to the Board, are extremely focused on ensuring students are getting a strong education that will allow them to get into the top-tiered colleges, looking to develop strategies towards new modes of learning, and finding...

read more
Lease Accounting – Schools

Lease Accounting – Schools

Background For many schools, the largest non-labor cost is facilities. For years this has created some disparity in the comparability of financial statements between schools, as some schools own their facilities while others rent. Several years ago, the Financial...

read more
Special Education Report … Hot off the Press

Special Education Report … Hot off the Press

While Governor Hochul vetoed the parity last night, she announced that the New York State Division of Budget (“DOB”) will authorize an additional cost of living adjustment of 11% for the 2022-23 year. With the vetoing of the parity bill special education schools will...

read more
Important Update: EI Agencies Audit

Important Update: EI Agencies Audit

In 2018 the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYC Department of Investigation arrested eight service providers for Health Care fraud, as well as other felonies related to Fraud.  Unfortunately, last month another case came to light involving nine therapists that...

read more
New HHS Guidance and Funding

New HHS Guidance and Funding

Between last year and the beginning of this year, the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued three rounds of Provider Relief Funds (PRF) to assist healthcare providers that were negatively impacted by the COVID Pandemic. These funds were to cover...

read more