Category: Special Education

New PPP Rule Changes

t’s funny what a difference a few weeks make. Prior to June 6th, when the forgiveness period was only eight weeks, we were strategizing with our clients to try to determine which staff they needed to bring back to work, considering which base period would have the least impact on their FTE calculation, and determining if we should use the cash basis or alternate method for seeking payroll forgiveness?

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Guest Article: Back to School

The Coronavirus has caused an extensive burden on schools in educating and providing related services to students remotely. Students who do not have access to technology, due to financial limitations, or the academic support needed from teachers or aides have been suffering. Teachers who have trained for in-person classroom settings are disoriented with the switch to remote, online learning.

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Special Ed-ition Letter

Special Education programs have been grappling with the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic for over three months, and while the State is looking for ways to move back to some level of face-to-face learning come September, it is anticipated that the impact of the pandemic will be felt throughout the balance of calendar 2020 and beyond. Governor Cuomo originally announced that distance learning would continue throughout the summer, and then on June 8, 2020 he issued EO 202.37, allowing districts and independent schools providing special education services (853 schools, 4201 schools, and 4410 schools) to provide in-person special education services as long as proper safety protocols are out in place.

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