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Most of the forms below are PDF files. If you encounter any problems viewing PDFs on your computer, you may need to install the free Adobe Reader software.

PLEASE NOTE: The “Application For Age 26 Young Adult Coverage” form is no longer required by the UFT Welfare Fund. Members wishing to add a dependent under age 26 to their Welfare Fund coverage at no cost should use the Welfare Fund’s online Update Your Information (Change of Status) form.

Moving from preschool to kindergarten marks the start of an exciting new chapter in your child’s life. We know that you may have questions about this transition and we hope that many of them will be answered here.

You know your child best. Your ideas, opinions and input are very important in mapping out the best possible education for him or her. Every child with a disability has the right to what is called a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). This Guide is designed to help you work with your child’s school staff to develop the most appropriate program to help your child succeed.

(Visit the DOE's website to view this guide in other languages.)

Please be advised that when a teacher loses hislher preparation period due to attendance at an IEP conference, this conference shall not be considered an "emergency", therefore the teacher must be compensated.

From the Office of Related and Contractual Services.

Assistive technology is recommended when appropriate to enable a student to access his/her instructional program and meet his/her individual educational needs.

This regulation establishes the Department of Education’s policy and procedures regarding intervention and de-escalation and contacting 911 for students experiencing behavioral crises.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for providing health services pursuant to the New York City Charter and the New York City Health Code. The Department of Education of the City of New York is responsible for overseeing the provision of school health programs and services that are required by the New York State Education Law (“Ed Law”) and New York State Public Health Law (“PHL”), and New York City Health Code. This regulation describes procedures for compliance with these laws and regulations.

This regulation implements a systemwide policy with clearly defined standards for student promotion for each grade from grades K through 12.

This regulation sets forth the policies and procedures of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) for students attending DOE schools and programs who are qualified individuals with disabilities as defined in §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) and who are in need of accommodations in order to participate in DOE programs.