New Submission Details for Articles 129-A and 129-B Decennial Reporting

May 15, 2024

By: Seth F. Gilbertson

We previously reported here that institutions of higher education (IHE) located in New York State are required to submit a copy of all written rules and procedures necessary to demonstrate compliance with Article 129-A and Article 129-B of the New York State Education Law to the New York State Education Department (NYSED or Department) for review. As promised, NYSED has provided more detailed information on how to submit these materials. All materials must be submitted by July 1, 2024.

According to NYSED, colleges and universities are required to report all certificates, documents and data electronically via an electronic process developed by the Department. Specifically, NYSED will accept submissions through the IRS Data Exchange (IDEx). Submission templates and other template documents are now available for ease of reporting. These templates should make reporting less onerous and gives institutions a better idea of what exactly NYSED will be looking for and how it will be evaluating submissions.

IHE now have about six weeks to submit copies of their written rules and policies. If institutions are not entirely confident that their policies are up to date and in full compliance with applicable laws, now is the time to conduct a review and make any necessary updates.

Bond will continue to update clients and provide information about the requirements associated with Article 129-A and Article 129-B of the New York State Education Law. If you have questions about identifying what policies and procedures need to be collected or any other questions associated with the July 1, 2024 deadline, please contact Seth F. Gilbertson or any attorney in Bond’s higher education practice.