Originally posted 3/11/20

***Update 4/20/21 Limited time cost reimbursement

**Update 3/11/21 New Powerpoint
*Updated 4/6/20. New state regulations will take effect 7/1/21. All information in the links are valid except the date has been extended one year.

Due to COVID, the Regents amended the reg to extend the cutoff date one year to 6/30/21.  That means that experience under the HOUSSE can be claimed up to that date and that applications for the SOCE or limited extension must be submitted by that date.

Special Education SOCE and Limited Extension Extension Memo COVID-19 (April 2020) PDF

There are new STATE regulations taking effect on 7/1/21* for teaching content subject areas to special education students.

Below is the link to the PowerPoint presentation (and PDF version) of the Statement Of Continued Eligibility (SOCE) informational session that the RCSD presented on March 10th.

Download SOCE Informational Session PowerPoint (**Updated 3/11/21)

SOCE Informational Session PDF

***Attention Special Education Teachers: Statement Of Continued Eligibility (SOCE) UPDATE 
Cost Reimbursement For a Limited Time

In an attempt to help staff with the cost, the District was able to secure a grant to help offset the cost of teachers meeting this new mandate.  This grant allows us to reimburse you up to $100 if you have paid an application fee between January 1, 2021 and June 15, 2021 to meet this new mandate.  Below is the process for obtaining this reimbursement: 

1.       Reimbursement will be processed once the District is able to confirm all requirements are met for certification.

2.       If applying for reimbursement, please email your receipt showing payment towards a required certification to hrsoce@rcsdk12.org.

3.       Reimbursement will be made on a first come/first serve basis and provided grant funds continue to remain available for use; no additional reimbursement will be made once funds are exhausted.

4.       Anyone who receives reimbursement will be required to remain employed with the District through the end of the 2021/2022 school year.  Anyone who leaves employment prior to the end of the 2021/2022 school year will agree to a deduction from their final check for reimbursement they received.