March 12, 2012 APPR Update
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
On February 16, 2012, an agreement on a proposal to modify the APPR law (Education Law §3012-c) was reached by the Governor, the State Education Department (“SED”) and the New York State United Teachers. Legislation to implement this agreement will be submitted with the Governor’s legislative proposals for the State’s annual budget. Among other things, the proposed bill would resolve issues regarding the Commissioner’s APPR regulations which are the subject of litigation in NYSUT et al. v. Board of Regents et al., presently on appeal to the Appellate Division, Third Department in Albany. This will include requiring that most APPR – related matters must be negotiated rather than be subject to unilateral implementation by school districts and BOCES. This memo discusses this issue.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW AND MAY CONSTITUTE ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
© Lamb & Barnosky, LLP, 2012