TAPCo. Times #14
December 5, 2016
Birthdays of the Week
Oi Ling Sin 12/8
Grant opportunities are posted on the Grants website (you can visit the page on any computer using this link). This week’s highlights include:
Ensure You Comply With Conflict of Interest Laws
All NYCDOE employees are required to comply with the City's Conflicts of Interest Laws and with Chancellor's Regulation C-110. You will receive the annual email regarding holiday gifts and conflicts of interest from firstname.lastname@example.org in the next couple of weeks. Please note the following highlights for rules on giving and receiving gifts that are covered in the email, in addition to rules on carpooling:
Carpooling: The City’s Conflicts of Interest Laws prohibit supervisors from receiving rides from subordinates, regardless of whether the subordinate is reimbursed or compensated for the gas and tolls. If the supervisor receives the rides for free, it is a misuse of position. If the supervisor pays his or her subordinate for gas and tolls, it constitutes an impermissible financial relationship between a supervisor and a subordinate. A Conflicts of Interest waiver from the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board is needed if supervisors and subordinates want to carpool.
For questions, contact Samantha M. Biletsky at email@example.com or 212-374-3438.
Pics Of The Week
Professional Development and Student Opportunities
Professional development and student opportunities are posted on the PD and Student Opportunities page. This week’s highlights include:
Guidance on Holiday Displays
Please be aware of and sensitive to the significance of seasonal observances and religious holidays as you work to foster mutual understanding and respect for your community’s diverse religious, racial, ethnic, and cultural heritages. Public schools may not endorse or promote a particular religion or belief system. Please share these guidelines regarding the display of cultural and holiday symbols with your staff:
Review FAQ on Transition Timeline for Regents Exam in Global History and Geography
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is developing a new Transition Regents Examination in global history and geography to replace its current global history and geography exam, which will be administered for the first time in June 2018. In preparation for the new examination, you and your staff should review this transition timeline FAQ.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance on Class Trips for Students with Medical Orders
Guidance on the process for addressing the needs of students who require medication while on school trips that take place during the school day, during extended-day, or on overnight trips can be found here. The guidance includes information on how and by whom medication can be administered, as well as when nurses are required to accompany students on school trips.
For questions, contact your nursing director or nursing supervisor.