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DOE guidance for itinerant workers: Vision Education Services and Hearing Education Services

The following email was sent on Sunday, Sept. 13, to Vision Education Services chapter members from Chapter Leader Vincent Pedulla and to Hearing Education Services chapter members from Chapter Leader Raquel Sepulveda.

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DOE guidance on how to document IEP-mandated services: School counselors, social workers, psychologists, Vision Education Services and Hearing Education Services

The city Department of Education released this guidance about encounter attendance for school counselors, social workers, psychologists, Vision Education Services and Hearing Education Services.

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3 functional chapters elect new leaders

Three of the UFT's functional chapters recently elected new chapter leaders.

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Welcome to 2019

I hope you had a happy and healthy winter break and holiday season. We faced challenges in 2018, including the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court anti-labor decision, but we achieved major victories as well with a new contract and paid parental leave. I want to thank you all for being active and engaged members of the Hearing Education Services Chapter.

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NYC Walk4Hearing

The HES team participates in the NYC Walk4Hearing every September. We walk to support students and others with hearing loss. The money raised from the walk contributes to scholarships for HES students. I hope you will bring your students to join us at this great event at Riverside Park in Manhattan on Sept. 23. Sign up to join the Hearing Education Services team »

For more information about the walk, please visit or see the flier.

Hearing Education Services Update - November 2017

Helpful information on makeup sessions, the issue of being assigned to too many sessions, training for Google Chromebooks, professional development and consultation.

Hearing Education Services Update - June 2017

Helpful information on our Chancellor's Conference Day on June 8, the Walk4Hearing on Sept. 25, the upcoming constitutional convention, Chromebooks for HES teachers, parking procedures, travel reimbursement and approval certification and CTLE credits. 

HES Consultation Committee Meeting Minutes: May 2017

School placement, Travel Reimbursement and Approval Certification (TRAC), new DOE parking permits, preparation periods, audiologists for the Committees on Special Education, Chromebooks, curriculum and public speakers.

HES Consultation Committee Meeting Minutes: April 2017

Personal days, loan forgiveness, money from the Walk4Hearing, the process to terminate hearing services, HES newsletter, Chromebooks, speaker for June professional development, summer sessions, HES budget, a meeting for District 75 principals and student teaching.

Updated requirements for superintendent determination of graduation with a local diploma

In June 2016, the Regents created a new local diploma option for students with disabilities who did not meet graduation standards through the existing appeal and safety net options.