NYSED cancels June 1 U.S. History & Government Framework Regents Exam; all high school students must now report to school on Wednesday, June 1

Minisink Valley logoAttention High School families:

Today, May 24 , the New York State Education Department (NYSED) canceled the June 1 U.S. History & Government Framework Regents Exam.

As a result, all high school students are to report to school on Wednesday,  June 1 for a normal instruction day.

Officials said the reason for the cancellation was they thought the exam questions might be traumatizing to students in the wake of the May 14 shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo.

In a letter sent to school officials throughout the state today,  Commissioner of Education Betty Rosa said:  “During that review, our experts determined that there is content on the new Regents Examination in United States History and Government (Framework) that has the potential to compound student trauma caused by the recent violence in Buffalo.”

Additionally, at the forthcoming June Board of Regents meeting, the department will ask the board to approve a graduation exemption for students scheduled to take the Regents Exam in U.S. History and Government (Framework).

Thank you for your attention to this important information.