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12-22-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed 5 §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Payment Reports, dated 12/21/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


12-15-2020
Attention School Districts and Homeless Liaisons: Homeless Eligibility (DQHOM) screen-Enhancements for the current District of Attendance

The STAC/Medicaid Unit has made enhancements to the homeless eligibility list (DQHOM) screen. They include:

  • basic instructional guidance to show the required steps and screens to use to obtain all eligible homeless state aid; and
  • cells that will display the total numbers for each selected school year all entered designation forms from the DQHOM screen, homeless approvals entered using the DSHOM screen, and the number of verifications using the DVHOM screen.
A screenshot of the top sections of the DQHOM screen, displaying the enhancements outlined in this announcement.
Note, we’ve kept those original cells that you are familiar with:
  • toggle button which will display content of the entered designation form data for the logged in school district between “attendance (educating-9A)” and “last permanently housed prior to becoming homeless (origin-7A)”; and
  • SED FTM command button to send a PDF school year inquiry.
For questions and support on this notice please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.

12-10-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed 7 §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Payment Reports, dated 12/9/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


11-05-2020

§4410 Preschool Special Education Transportation Services

The New York State Education Department has made the following guidance available to counties providing preschool special education transportation services:

  • Transportation Reimbursement During Periods of Program Closure Memo (PDF) (HTML)

10-09-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed 18 §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Payment Reports, dated 10/7/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


10-09-2020

Webinars Open for Registration: Fall 2020 STAC Workshop

NOTE: While these webinars are presented in coordination with Nassau BOCES and Eastern Suffolk BOCES, STAC users from across the state are encouraged to register.

We are offering two different sessions on different aspects of STAC school age processing. The first is a general overview designed for new users. The second session offers information regarding the verification process and payments. You can register for one or both of these session offerings.

Session 1 - Introduction to School Age STAC Processing
Presented in coordination with Nassau BOCES and Eastern Suffolk BOCES: This first session will provide an introduction to the STAC online (EFRT) system. The following Personnel are encouraged to attend: New users, existing users who haven't used EFRT in a while, any users who wish to enhance their understanding of the STAC Online (EFRT) System.

Date and time: Wednesday, October 21 2020 12:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
To Register: Please click here to register for Session 1

Session 2 - STAC Verification and Payments for School Business Officials
Presented in coordination with Nassau BOCES and Eastern Suffolk BOCES: This second session will focus on verification claims within the STAC Online (EFRT) System in order to receive reimbursement, as well as more advanced payment topics. The following Personnel are encouraged to attend: District Business Officials, Assistant Superintendents for Business, Directors of Special Education/PPS and STAC Coordinators and other staff using STAC's EFRT Online Screens to claim School Age STAC reimbursement.

Date and time: Wednesday, October 21 2020 2:15 PM
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes (including Q&A at the end)
To Register: Please click here to register for Session 2

10-06-2020

2021-22 Executive Budget Aid Projections for Excess Cost Aid

To have excess cost aid projection information included in the 2021-22 state fiscal year Executive Budget, it is necessary for school districts to have their 2019-20 school age 10-month high cost public and private STAC approval records entered in the STAC Online System by October 16, 2020.


09-21-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed thirteen §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with this Payment Report, dated 9/21/20 and 9/11/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


09-03-2020

2018/19 Private and High Cost Public STAC Approval Student Detail Used to Calculate 2019/20 PUB and PRI Output Reports Available on the SED File Transfer Manager

On September 3, the STAC/Medicaid Unit made 2018/19 student enrollment backup listings (which match against your 2019/20 PUB and PRI State Aid Output Reports) exclusively available on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM). These reports list the 2018/19 enrollment year verified STAC approvals used to generate the 2019/20 PRI Line 13 Private Excess Cost Aid and 2019/20 PUB Line 8 High Cost Apportionment Aid.

See links below for more information:

  • EFH277 Student Listings for 1819 Verified Approvals Memo (HTML) (PDF)
  • Authorization Form for Access to the SED File Transfer Manager (PDF)

08-12-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed 1 §4410 Preschool Payment Report in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with this Payment Report, dated 8/6/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


07-31-2020

Webinar Open for Registration: Navigating the STAC Online (EFRT) System

NOTE: This webinar, originally scheduled for March 18th, was postponed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. You will need to register again for the new date and time, even if you had previously registered for the original date and time.

This webinar will provide an introduction to the STAC online (EFRT) system, with a focus on new users and existing users who haven't used EFRT in a while. However, this training will be potentially useful for all EFRT users who wish to enhance their understanding of the system and learn new tips and tricks to complete their work more efficiently and troubleshoot common problems.

Date and time: Wednesday, August 19 2020 10:00 AM
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Please click here to register


07-27-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed 12 §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Payment Reports, dated 7/24/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


07-17-2020
STAC NOTICE: School Age Payments

The Division of the Budget has approved the following School Age payment(s):

School Year APR Placement Type Service Type Amt On Hold
2019/20 #01 §4201 4-month Educ./Main. *
2018/19 #03 §4201 10-month Educ./Main. Click Here
2019/20 #02 §4408 Summer Educ./Main. Click Here
2019/20 #02 §4408 Summer Transportation Click Here
2019/20 #02 Summer Chapter 47, 66 & 721 Educ./Main. Click Here
2019/20 #01 Summer Chapter 47, 66 & 721 Transportation Click Here

Due to the ongoing pandemic and subsequent fiscal climate of NYS, pursuant to DOB direction, the payment(s) represent 80% of the total amount due. The remaining 20% has been placed on hold until DOB approval is received. Please note that 2019/2020 APR #01 §4201 Education/Maintenance 4-month was run at 80%, so the current payment amounts listed in the APR reflect the 80% payment cap.

For questions on this notice, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


07-17-2020
STAC NOTICE: New School Age Payment Reports (APRs) Available for Export to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC/Medicaid Unit has processed 6 Approved Payment Reports (APRs) that are now available for export to school district folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) via the DQPAY screen.

The School Age Payments Available for Export to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Approved Payment Reports with the following issue dates: 7/15/20, 7/14/20, and 6/30/20.

For instructions on sending APRs to the SED File Transfer Manager using the DQPAY screen, please refer to the memo below:

  • Using DQPAY to Look Up APR Information and Export to SED FTM: (HTML) ( PDF)

A district will not receive an APR for a school year where no payment, or payment adjustment, is currently due. Please review your district folder for APRs even when no payment has been generated, as important rate changes or record updates may be detailed in a payment adjustment.

Reimbursement information is also available on the STAC online system DQPAY screen. Notice of total payment amount and check date may also be reviewed on the Payment Certificates posted to the State Aid View District Data page.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the APRs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


07-17-2020
STAC NOTICE: Preschool Payments

The Division of the Budget has approved the following Preschool payment(s):

  • 2019/2020 AVL #01 §4410 Programs & Services
  • 2017/2018 AVL #08 §4410 Programs & Services*
  • 2016/2017 AVL #11 §4410 Evaluations*
  • 2017/2018 PAY #02 §4410 CPSE Administration*
  • 2017/2018 PAY #04 §4410 CPSE Administration
  • 2016/2017 PAY #07 §4410 CPSE Administration

*Payments not dispersed during 2019/2020 NYS fiscal year.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and subsequent fiscal climate of NYS, pursuant to DOB direction, the payment(s) represent 80% of the total amount due. The remaining 20% has been placed on hold until DOB approval is received.

For questions on this notice, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


07-10-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed ten §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Payment Reports, dated 7/10/20, and 6/30/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


06-24-2020

Additional Guidance with Regard to the Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities – School Year and Summer

The New York State Education Department Office of Special Education has made the following additional guidance available with regard to the provision of services to students with disabilities during statewide school closures due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including the provision of Extended School Year (ESY) summer services during the July/August 2020 period:

Questions regarding this guidance should be directed to the Office of Special Education by emailing SPECED@nysed.gov


06-17-2020

June 30, 2020 Verification Deadline for 2018-19 10-Month Public Excess Cost and Private Excess Cost

In order to receive current year aid (based on prior year enrollment and education costs), please utilize the DVPUB and DVPRV screens and the Gold Star report to confirm that all 2018-19 10-Month High Cost Public and Private Excess Cost approvals have been verified by June 30, 2020.

June 30, 2020 Verification Deadline for 2017-18 10-Month Public Excess Cost and Private Excess Cost

The 2017-18 10-Month Public Excess Cost and Private Excess Cost claiming period closes on June 30, 2020. In order to receive prior year aid, please utilize the DVPUB and DVPRV screens and the Gold Star report to confirm that all 10-Month High Cost Public and Private Excess Cost approvals have been verified by June 30, 2020.

To assist districts in confirming their verification status, the following Gold Star Reports have been updated:

Note: Please refer to the STAC June 2020 Deadlines announcement for additional June 30, 2020 verification deadlines.


06-03-2020
STAC Programs with Approval and Verification Deadlines in June 2020

School Year Placement Type Service
Approval
Deadline
Education/Maint
Verification
Deadline
Transportation
Verification
Deadline
2016-17 4408 Summer June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
Online – DVSUM
June 30, 2020
Online – DVSTR
2016-17 Related Services
4408 Summer
9015 Programs
June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
Online – DVSRL
June 30, 2020
Online – DVST2
2016-17 Summer Chapter
47, 66 & 721
June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
Online – DVCSM
June 30, 2020
Online – DVSTC
2016-17 4201 Summer June 30, 2020 N/A June 30, 2020
Online – DVST3
2017-18 Private 10-Month June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
Prior-Year Aid
Online – DVPRV
N/A
2017-18 Public High Cost -
10-Mo. BOCES,
In-Dist, Other-Dist
June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 for
Prior - Year Aid,
Online – DVPUB
N/A
2018-19 Private 10-Month June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 for
Current - Yr. Aid
Online – DVPRV
N/A
2018-19 Public High Cost -
10-Mo. BOCES,
In-Dist, Other-Dist
June 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 for
Current - Yr. Aid
Online – DVPUB
N/A
2018-19 Chapter 47, 66 &
721 – 10-month
June 15, 2020 June 15, 2020
Online – DVCHP
June 15, 2020
Online – DVCHP

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for 2018-19 Homeless placements has been extended to August 31, 2020

Please share copies of this table with all CSE/PPS Office and Business Office staff responsible for verifying STAC records to claim State Aid.

For questions, please contact OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


04-22-2020
STAC NOTICE: Deadline Extensions

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the STAC/Medicaid unit has extended some of its STAC claiming deadlines as detailed below. If additional STAC claiming deadlines are extended, this chart will be updated.

School Year Category Placement Type Original Deadline Revised Deadline
2018/19 School Age 10-Month Public – verification and submission of backup documentation, as requested 4/17/20 6/30/20
2018/19 School Age Homeless 6/30/20 8/31/20

04-16-2020

2020/21 REAPPLICATIONS

The following 2020/21 Reapplications are now available on the STAC Online System:

  • 10-Month Private Reapplications- DRPRV screen
  • 2-Month Summer Reapplications- DRSUM screen
  • 10-Month Public Reapplications-DRPUB screen
  • 2-Month Summer Chapter Reapplications- DRCSM screen
  • 10-Month Chapter Reapplications- DRCHP screen
  • 10-Month §4201 Reapplications- DRSSY screen

Reapp Memo (HTML) (PDF) and Reapplication Guides


04-08-2020

2020-21 Program Dates

Special education providers, school districts (including special act districts), and BOCES providers should use their assigned STAC Usercodes to access their program information online and, if necessary, correct their 2020-21 program dates by June 15, 2020.

Below are links to the memorandum and instruction guide regarding the 2020-21 Program Service Dates.


03-31-2020
STAC NOTICE: New School Age Payment Reports (APRs) Available for Export to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC/Medicaid Unit has processed 14 Approved Payment Reports (APRs) that are now available for export to school district folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) via the DQPAY screen.

The School Age Payments Available for Export to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Approved Payment Reports with the following issue dates: 3/13/20, 3/12/20, 3/5/20, and 3/4/20.

For instructions on sending APRs to the SED File Transfer Manager using the DQPAY screen, please refer to the memo below:

  • Using DQPAY to Look Up APR Information and Export to SED FTM: (HTML) ( PDF)

A district will not receive an APR for a school year where no payment, or payment adjustment, is currently due. Please review your district folder for APRs even when no payment has been generated, as important rate changes or record updates may be detailed in a payment adjustment.

Reimbursement information is also available on the STAC online system DQPAY screen. Notice of total payment amount and check date may also be reviewed on the Payment Certificates posted to the State Aid View District Data page.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the APRs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


03-30-2020
STAC ADVISORY: Restrictions to Regular Correspondence

Due to continuing limitations imposed by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the STAC/Medicaid unit is not accepting hard copies of documentation at this time. Any documentation that was mailed using the U.S. Postal Service or sent via private courier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) since early March must be re-submitted electronically. If the documentation contains student-specific personally identifiable information, the documentation must be submitted using the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

03-27-2020

2018/19 Private and High Cost Public STAC Approval Student Detail Used to Calculate 2019/20 PUB and PRI Output Reports Available on the SED File Transfer Manager

The STAC and Medicaid Unit has made prior year student enrollment backup listings (which match against your current aid year PUB and PRI reports) exclusively available on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM). These reports list the 2018/19 enrollment year STAC Approvals used to generate the 2019/20 Private Excess Cost Aid (PRI Line 13) and 2019/20 High Cost Apportionment Aid (PUB Line 8).

See links below for more information:

  • EFH277 Student Listings for 1819 Approvals Memo (HTML) (PDF)
  • Authorization Form for Access to the SED File Transfer Manager (PDF)

03-16-2020
STAC NOTICE: STAC and Medicaid Unit Postpones 03/18/2020 Webinar

Due to the school closures announced for this week throughout the state in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the "Navigating the STAC Online (EFRT) System" webinar announced for this Wednesday, March 18th will be postponed. When a new date and time has been determined, an announcement will be sent out via ListServ and posted on the STAC Unit website.


03-11-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed twenty §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Payment Reports, dated 2/20/20, 3/9/20, 3/10/20 and 3/11/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


03-05-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Payment Reports Available for Export to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has processed the following Approved Payment Reports (APRs) that are now available to export to school district folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) via the DQPAY screen.

The School Age Payments Available for Export to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Approved Payment Reports with the following issue dates: 3/3/20 and 2/26/20.

School Year APR Type SED FTM File Name Begins With: Date Report Issued
2018-19 Homeless 10-Month Education EFH691_HOML_1819_EDUC_01 3/3/20
2018-19 4201 10-Month Education EFH691_4201_1819_EDUC_02 2/26/20
2017-18 4201 10-Month Education EFH691_4201_1718_EDUC_04 2/26/20
2016-17 4201 10-Month Education EFH691_4201_1617_EDUC_06 2/26/20

For instructions on sending APRs to the SED File Transfer Manager using the DQPAY screen, please refer to the memo below:

  • Using DQPAY to Look Up APR Information and Export to SED FTM: (HTML) ( PDF)

A district will not receive an APR for a school year where no payment, or payment adjustment, is currently due. Please review your district folder for APRs even when no payment has been generated, as important rate changes or record updates may be detailed in a payment adjustment.

Reimbursement information is also available on the STAC online system DQPAY screen. Notice of total payment amount and check date may also be reviewed on the Payment Certificates posted to the State Aid View District Data page.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the APRs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


02-25-2020

Two Webinars Open for Registration

Public High Cost "Other District" & BOCES Claiming for the 2018-19 Enrollment Year

The NYS Education Department, STAC & Medicaid Unit has scheduled a webinar designed to assist districts in verifying their 2018-19 Public High Cost 10-month student data. This webinar will provide an overview of the High Cost Public claiming and verification process for the 1819 enrollment year. Topics covered include: a general overview of High Cost Public 10-month claiming; a brief revisiting of 1819 High Cost Public in-district claiming; an overview of High Cost Public 10-month BOCES claiming; and an overview of High Cost Public 10-month "other district" claiming. This training is recommended for all district personnel who are responsible for any of the following: calculating 10-month annualized costs, entering approvals, and verifying public high cost claims. A brief refresher on registering for and using the SED File Transfer Manager will be provided. District responsibility for protecting personally identifiable information (PII) of students will also be discussed.
Navigating the STAC Online (EFRT) System

This webinar will provide an introduction to the STAC online (EFRT) system, with a focus on new users and existing users who haven't used EFRT in a while. However, this training will be potentially useful for all EFRT users who wish to enhance their understanding of the system and learn new tips and tricks to complete their work more efficiently and troubleshoot common problems.
Date and time: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:00 am
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Date and time: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:00 am
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Duration: 1 hour Duration: 1 hour
Please click here to register Please click here to register

02-25-2020

Online Verification for 2018-19 ten-month High Cost Public In-District, Other District, and BOCES placements

The online verification screen (DVPUB) is now open for verification for all 2018-19 ten-month High Cost Public In-District, Other District, and BOCES placements. Verification should be completed by April 17, 2020.

2018-19 DVPUB Online Verification Process Overview:

  • In-District: In-district claims opened for verification on October 3, 2019.
    Complete the DCPUB High Cost Worksheet to calculate the annualized cost and to provide cost breakdowns for any claims flagged as “DCPUB Required” or selected by SED for review.
  • Other District: Other district claims opened for verification on January 24, 2020.
    Complete the DCPOD High Cost Worksheet to provide cost breakdowns for all claims that exceed the district threshold.
  • BOCES: BOCES claims opened for verification on February 25, 2020.
    Complete the DCPUB High Cost Worksheet for any BOCES claim records where the claimed cost exceeds the cost listed on the BOCES Year-End Final Cost Report.
    When verifying BOCES placements on DVPUB, you must reference the BOCES Year-End Final Cost Report that matches the exact title and Calculation Date indicated on the 2018-19 BOCES Year-End Report table linked below.
  • In-district, other district, and BOCES claims must all be verified on the DVPUB screen to be eligible for reimbursement. To permit time for review, please verify by
    April 17, 2020.

See links below to memo and additional information:

2018-19 DVPUB Memo (HTML) (PDF)
Allowable and Non-Allowable Costs for Public High Cost Placements (HTML)
DCPUB-Quick Reference Guide (HTML) (PDF)
DCPOD-Quick Reference Guide (HTML) (PDF)
DVPUB-Online Instruction Guide (HTML) (PDF)
2018-19 BOCES Year-End Report Table (HTML) Revised: March 2, 2020


02-21-2020

2020-21 Reapplication Reminder

The 2020-21 reapplications will be available to the field by late March/early April 2020. In order for districts to fully utilize this reapplication process, the STAC Unit encourages districts to review all 2019-20 service approvals currently on the STAC online system. If necessary, districts should add any outstanding 2019-20 service approvals as soon as possible.

For placements at §4201 State-supported schools, districts must use the DRSSY reapplication screen to add missing 10-month 2019-20 approvals. If the §4201 approval is not available for reapplication from the DRSSY screen, please notify Andrew Kitzrow (Andrew.Kitzrow@nysed.gov) of the STAC and Medicaid Unit.


02-03-2020

Webinar Open for Registration: Requesting Reimbursement for Child-Specific Aides, Nurses, and Interpreters

The NYS Education Department, STAC & Medicaid Unit has scheduled a webinar designed to provide school districts and municipalities with an explanation of the application and reimbursement process for various child-specific aides, nurses, and interpreters. Topics covered include: Explanation of preschool and school age forms, and situations where child-specific support personnel can be claimed without form submission. This training is recommended for all school district and municipality personnel who are responsible for any of the following: preschool service claiming, school age summer claiming, school age private 10-month claiming. A brief refresher on registering for and using the SED File Transfer Manager will be provided. Responsibility for protecting personally identifiable information (PII) of students will also be discussed.

Date and time: Wednesday, March 4 2020 1:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour

Please click here to register


01-29-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed thirty-four §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Payment Reports, dated 1/27/20 and 1/28/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


01-24-2020

Verification Now Open: 2018-19 10-Month High Cost Public "Other District" Placements

The online verification screen (DVPUB) is now open for verification for all 2018-19 ten-month High Cost Public In-District and Other District placements.

In-District Claims: Verify Starting October 3, 2019
Other District Claims: Verify Starting January 24, 2020
BOCES Claims: Verify Starting February 2020

See links below to memo and additional DCPOD & DVPUB information:

  • 2018-19 DVPUB "Other District" Memo (HTML) (PDF)
  • DCPOD-Quick Reference Guide (HTML) (PDF)
  • DVPUB-Online Instruction Guide (HTML) (PDF)

01-22-2020
STAC NOTICE: New Preschool Payment Reports Posted to SED File Transfer Manager (FTM)

The NYSED STAC and Medicaid Unit has placed seven §4410 Preschool Payment Reports in county folders on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM).

The Preschool Payment Reports Released to the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) listing has been updated with these Payment Reports, dated 1/13/20 and 1/21/20.

Counties will receive an Approved Payment Listing (APL) for each payment, however the other report types listed will only be available when applicable.

Payments will be distributed when funding becomes available.

More information on the SED File Transfer Manager (FTM) is available here. For questions on this notice, or the AVLs listed, please email OMSSTAC@nysed.gov.


01-14-2020
STAC Online Verification Deadlines for February/March Payments

For summers 2016-2019, please complete your STAC verification on the following screens by early February:

Placement Type Educ./Main. Transportation
Regular 4408 Full/Half-Day Programs* DVSUM DVSTR
4408 Related Service ½ hr Unit Programs DVSRL DVST2
4201 Commissioners Appt TRANS Only N/A DVST3
Summer OPWDD Chapter 721 Students DVCSM DVSTC

Focus on summers of 2018 and 2019.

For SY 2018-19, please complete your STAC verification on the following screens by early February:

Placement Type Educ./Main. Transportation
Nonresident Homeless Program DVHOM N/A
10-Month Chapter 47, 66, and 721 DVCHP DVCHP

(Facility Districts Only) For SY 2019-20, please complete your STAC verification on the following screen by the end of January:

Placement Type Educ./Main. Transportation
Incarcerated Youth DVINC N/A

01-13-2020
NEW FEATURE: Enhancement to DQHOM Screen

The STAC and Medicaid Unit has made an enhancement to the homeless eligibility list (DQHOM) screen. There is a new toggle button which will switch the display content of the entered 202 data for the logged in school district between “Attendance (educating - 9A)” and “Last Permanently Housed Prior to Becoming Homeless (origin - 7A)”.

First option: Attendance (educating – 9A)
Each 202 where the district of education matches the logged in user’s school district is displayed as a detail line which includes the district of residence. This is the same functionality as the previous version of the screen.

Second option: Last Permanently Housed Prior to Becoming Homeless (origin - 7A)
Each 202 where the district of residence matches the logged in user’s school district is displayed as a detail line which includes the district of origin. This is a newly added functionality that wasn’t available on the previous version of the screen.

If you have questions please contact the STAC and Medicaid Unit.


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Last Updated: June 14, 2022