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P-EBT NEWS AND FALL SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE
Big News! Federal Funding Bill Extends Pandemic EBT and Meal Service Flexibilities through September 2021
A federal funding bill that includes an addition of nearly $8 billion in nutrition assistance has been passed by Congress and signed by the president. This funding will help ensure that all children have access to food for the entire 2020-21 school year, whether they are learning remotely or at school.
Specifically, the legislation includes the following:
- Extends P-EBT through September 30, 2021 and provides administrative funding to help states administer P-EBT more efficiently.
- Expands P-EBT to include some children in child care settings who are impacted by school closures.
- Allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to extend all summer meal waivers through September 30, 2021. These waivers have enabled NYC schools to continue to provide grab-and-go meals for ALL children, no documentation or registration required.
Next Steps in the Process for PEBT
There is a process the State has to go through and this may take some time before the funds are distributed to families.
- USDA will issue guidance to the states.
- New York State will then submit a plan to USDA that will detail specifics of how P-EBT will be administered for this school year.
- The state plan will need to be approved by USDA.
- We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Please hold on to your P-EBT card!
If you have not received a P-EBT food benefit for your child, please contact the State using one of the following:
**NEW! State P-EBT Contact Form**
Click here to complete the contact form.
NY State P-EBT Helpline: 1-833-452-0096 - The helpline is staffed 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.
UFT services for public school families.
We're continuously updating the hub and have added some new resources since last week. If you visit the parent section of the UFT website, you'll find:
- Free online tutoring from the New York Public Library
- An issue of TIME for Kids about the coronavirus
- A guide to applying for unemployment benefits
- A mental health hotline you can reach at 844-863-9314
- Online events from the Brooklyn Public Library
- Activity lists in English and Spanish for pre-K, kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8th grade
For dozens of more resources — including the latest information from the Department of Education about free meals and online learning, financial relief, academic enrichment and at-home entertainment — keep checking the family resource hub on the UFT website.
Stay safe. We are still, in this together.
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Parent University seeks to educate and empower families as partners, advocates, and lifelong educators in their student's education through free courses, resources, events, and activities.
Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood. Even if you are not a parent, we encourage you to become involved with Parent University. With an expanding course list Parent University is ready to support you.
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All students with disabilities who require special education services have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The IEP contains information about your child's interests, strengths, needs, goals, and educational program. It is a legal document that describes how the DOE will provide your child:
- A Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
- In the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
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Family Guide to Preschool Special Education Services
Starting the Process| Making a Referral| Evaluation| IEP Meeting | The IEP | Parent Members
Assistive Technology | Behavior Supports |Related Services | Specialized Transportation | Other Special Education Services | Testing Accommodations | Extended School Year Services
District Schools | Specialized Programs | District 75 | Other Educational Settings
Special Education in NYC | Moving to Preschool | Moving to Kindergarten | Students with Disabilities and Gifted and Talented | Moving to Middle School | Moving to High School | After High School
Talking About Disability | Your Rights | Getting Support | Impartial Hearings | Contacts and Resources| Special Education Glossary| Committees on Special Education| Resources for Staff and Providers
Learn how to find out about the accessibility of school buildings, how to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, and how to find information about making a complaint regarding discrimination.
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An Overview of Remote Learning for Families
An Overview of Remote Learning for Families
Information and tips to support your child’s learning at home.
Learning Bridges Program
How to Apply: If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please
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