Parental right to decline: Regents examination exemptions

On Dec. 21, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued a memorandum cancelling the January 2022 administration of Regents Examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The amendment also extends an option for parents to decline the exemption to graduation assessment requirements for any year that the exams have been cancelled. Parents have the choice to decline the exemption if they wish students to remain in school and complete the assessments in the future. Schools are required to notify parents of their option to decline prior to the end of the semester in which students are due to receive their diploma.

If you would like to decline the exemption, please contact High School Principal James Ducharme: