In accordance with Federal and State laws, the New York State Education Department (SED) must determine and report on the performance of students. This letter is to inform you that, pursuant to New York State Commissioner’s Regulation Section 100.18, Brunswick CSD has been identified by the New York State Education Department (SED) as a FOCUS District and Tamarac Elementary School has been identified as a FOCUS School. The FOCUS designation is due to the subgroup of Economically Disadvantaged (ED) students not displaying adequate yearly progress (AYP) on the 2014-15 NYS Grades 3-8 assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. It is this performance of the subgroup that has resulted in Tamarac Elementary School being designated as a FOCUS School for next year and the combined results of the Grades 3 – 8 assessments have resulted in the District being designated as a FOCUS District. Read Focus School letter.