Message From AEPP Director Fiormelissa Johnson Regarding FY24 Hybrid Instruction
Hello AEPP Program Managers!
We are looking closely at Hybrid Instruction and next steps. AEPP has been hard at work gathering and collecting data from monitored courses and working with our internal partners to provide guidance for Hybrid Instruction. As we work on specific and detailed guidance, I wanted to share that AEPP will continue to support Hybrid Instruction into FY24.
We are also moving away from “intent” to offer Hybrid Instruction and instead, we ask programs to indicate if they “will” offer Hybrid Instruction; only those interested in providing Hybrid Instruction should apply. The formal application for Hybrid Instruction will be released soon.
Hybrid Instruction again will be represented by class and each class must have a minimum of 25% in person instruction and a maximum of 75% remote, synchronous instruction. Students must be active in both in person and remote class time.
One important aspect to note is that all changes to instruction must be relayed to your RAEN and Regional Team, and that course links must be available and in working order at all times. We shall share additional guidance along with the application soon. For your planning purposes, a reminder that intake, case management, training, and assessments are not included in the Hybrid Instructional model and must be provided in person.
RAEN and STAC GED Conference Memo
The purpose of the RAEN and STAC GED Conference Memo is to provide AEPP funded programs, those providing GED Preparation services, guidance on how to register for the GED Annual Conference scheduled for: July 18 through July 20, 2023, in New York City (NYC). This Memo also clarified that the conference attendance is optional, and if a program decides to attend, only the Program Manager will be permitted to claim expenses in their budgets for the conference. Do note that the AEPP Office is unable to approve expenditure requests for out-of-state travel, making this conference a unique opportunity for Program Managers. Additionally, travel expenses incurred for the GED Annual Conference must be reflected within the obligation period.
Important Message for AEPP WIOA and ALE Funded Programs
The AEPP Budget Amendments, End of Year Fiscal Reports, & Renewal of Fiscal Documentation Memo is intended to provide project reporting information and fiscal procedures regarding amendments, end of the project year, and renewal fiscal documents for ALE and WIOA. These procedures have been established to ensure consistency in submission and review of these documents, as well as timely payment.
Important AEPP Message for GED Data Match
The GED Data Match Memo is intended to guide AEPP funded programs on how to obtain credit for students achieving their NYS High School Diploma that were not assigned as enrolled within GED Manager
IET and IEL/CE Guidance
The attached Guidance for IET and IEL/CE Funded Programs is clarification to all IET and IEL/CE WIOA-funded projects.
Updated Information Regarding the GED
This memo is intended to provide guidance to all AEPP funded projects transitioned to the GED test leading to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma.
Important AEPP Message for WIOA Co-Enrollment
The Co-Enrollment across all five Titles of WIOA memo serves as notification from the Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES), that all AEPP funded adult education programs are required to collect, record, and report the students who are receiving services from any other WIOA funded program across all five Titles of WIOA.