New York State Clears The Way For Final Vote To Approve Substantial Equivalency Regulations



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    New York State Clears The Way For Final Vote To Approve Substantial Equivalency Regulations

    As expected, the New York State Board of Regents has passed the new proposed regulations for private schools in a Monday vote. The vote was unanimous. The final step before the regulations become law, is a vote by the full board, which will take place Tuesday morning. That vote is expected to approve the regulations as well, as none of the Regents in Monday’s vote displayed any opposition • Full Story

    Via VINnews

    NEW YORK — As expected, the New York State Board of Regents has passed the new proposed regulations for private schools in a Monday vote. The vote was unanimous.

    The final step before the regulations become law, is a vote by the full board, which will take place Tuesday morning. That vote is expected to approve the regulations as well, as none of the Regents in Monday’s vote displayed any opposition.

    The new regulations would require that Yeshivos either have an approved Regents program, or be subject to a review by the local school authority. Passing the regulations would mean that students attending a school not meeting these standards can be legally considered truant, allowing the state to fine or even jail the parents.

    Over 350,000 comments were submitted to the government during a 60-day public comment period, after an initial draft of the proposed regulations was originally released in March. Most of the comments opposed state regulation of private schools from a philosophical standpoint, according to officials, but the state seems intent on passing the regulations anyway.

    The YAFFED organization celebrated Monday’s vote in a tweet Monday morning, while Rabbinic leaders and community members expressed their dismay.

    The final vote is expected on Tuesday morning, between the hours of 9:50 AM and 11:00 AM.

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