|SED’s State Aid Unit has just released news that the COVID-19 Minimum Instructional Time Waivers and the 2019-2020 School Year Calendars are now available for submission in SAMS for the 2020-2021 Claim Year.
Districts that are unable to meet the minimum annual instructional hours requirement for 2019-20 and/or 2020-21 as a result of an Executive Order(s) of the Governor pursuant to the State of Emergency declared for COVID-19 can utilize this waiver to negate any potential aid penalties related to a deficiency of instructional hours.
The 2019-2020 School Year Calendars are a standardized MS Excel file that must be uploaded through the 180 Days Calendar Form in SAMS.
News Release: https://stateaid.nysed.gov/
Minimum Instructional Hour Waiver Application Status: https://stateaid.nysed.gov/attendance/pdf_docs/Final%202019%20Instructional%20Time%20Waiver%20Decisions.pdf