Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) &

Homeless Assistance Act:

What’s New and What Do

You Need to Know Now?

This training is designed to provide you a brief update on the Every Student Succeeds Act and how it amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act regarding District and County Agency responsibilities, referrals to other support agencies, making school selection decisions, transportation, rights to additional services and changes regarding the appeal process in the event of a dispute over homelessness.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Registration: 9:30am – 10:00am

Program: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Location: Colonie Town Library/
William K. Sanford Library
629 Albany-Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY, 12211

Christen Smith, Staff Attorney
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Tara Moffett, Attorney
Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC

Register online at:


Read Flyer:  http://bit.ly/2GSgg0A

 Need additional information? Contact Helen Charland at DRNY:
helen.charland@drny.org or 518-512-4927

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Capital District Task Force

The Special Education Task Force is comprised of over 200 parent advocates, school district staff, attorneys and other individuals who specialize in Special Education Law, and work collaboratively to ensure that children with disabilities are educated in the least restrictive setting and receive a free and appropriate education. 

The Capital District Special Education Task Force includes Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schenectady, and Warren.

The Capital District Special Education Task Force has an online mail list to share information about upcoming events and to allow  Executive Councilmembers to share information with other Task Force members. In an effort to avoid overwhelming your inbox, use of the mail list is limited to notifications of task force events and cannot be used for other purposes.  To join the Capital District mail list, subscribe here and choose “Capital.District.Special.Ed.Task.Force” on the dropdown menu.  You will then receive an email request to confirm your subscription by following the link provided in the email.  It's as easy as that!  

You may also subscribe to any or all of the other regional Special Ed Task Force lists, but you will need to do so one at a time.

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