senate Bill S1740

Authorizes the reimbursement of non-public schools and teachers

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  • 12 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Authorizes the reimbursement of non-public schools and teachers for training to properly administer, grade, compile and report the results of the state-prepared examinations and to teach their students the subjects for which the state administers assessment tests.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1740
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S2127

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BILL NUMBER:S1740

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
in relation to reimbursing non-public schools and teachers
for training

PURPOSE:

To reimburse non-public schools for costs associated with preparing.
teachers to handle various facets of state-prepared examinations.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill would require the state to directly reimburse non-public
schools for the costs associated with two days of training for
teachers to prepare them in the areas of administering, grading,
compiling, and reporting the results of state-prepared examinations.
In addition, the state would be required to directly reimburse
non-public school teachers the lesser of (i) the pro rata portion of
their salary that they are foregoing in order to obtain such training
or (ii) an amount equivalent to the pro rata share of the aver- age
salary of public school teachers in the school districts in which the
non-public school is located.

EXISTING LAW:

None.

JUSTIFICATION:

Non-public schools receive far less in government aid than do public
schools. As such, they shoulder an enormous financial burden that
public schools do not have to bear. The overall operating costs of
non-public schools are extremely high and far surpass any revenue
generated
by tuition payments by the parents. When a non-public school is
forced to bear additional costs associated with testing mandates
imposed upon them by the state, the state should be responsible for
alleviating that additional burden. This concept was unveiled by New
York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in a May 2002 report on
non-public education. The findings in the Attorney General's report
Were based on recommendations put forth by members of his Advisory
Committee on Non-Public Education. The committee was
comprised of individuals representing the Archdiocese of New York, the
New York State Board of Regents, the United Federation of Teachers
and the UJA Federation of New York, as well as several other
distinguished institutions and organizations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.2127 of 2009-10 - Referred to Education
S.3721 of 2007-08 - Senate Education
S.6296 of 2004 - Senate Education
S.2201 of 2006

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1740

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GOLDEN, GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT in relation to reimbursing non-public schools  and  teachers  for
  training

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the state shall reimburse non-public  schools  directly  for  the  costs
associated  with  two  days  of  training for teachers to assist them in
preparing their students to  meet  the  state's  educational  standards.
Furthermore, the state shall directly reimburse non-public school teach-
ers  in  an  amount  equal  to the lesser of (i) the pro rata portion of
their salary that they are foregoing in order to obtain such training or
(ii) an amount equivalent to the pro rata share of the average salary of
public school teachers in the school districts in which  the  non-public
schools are located.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04220-01-1

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