senate Bill S6457

Amended

Amends chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and constituting as a separate union free school district certain territory in the town of Greenburgh

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  • 10 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.503
  • 19 / Apr / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 25 / Apr / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 6457A
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8924A

Summary

Relates to provisions establishing and constituting as a separate union free school district certain territory in the town of Greenburgh; authorizes such district to use real property outside of its territorial limits.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6457
S6457A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Add ยง4-a, Chap 481 of 1967

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BILL NUMBER:S6457

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and constituting as
a separate union free school district certain territory in the town of
Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing for its
government, in relation to authorizing such school district to use real
property located outside of its territorial limits

PURPOSE:
To authorize the Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School
District, which is a "Special Act" public school district, to expand
their campus by operating a small public school in the borough of the
Bronx for children leaving foster care institutions.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 4-a to Chapter 481
of the laws of 1967 which states: "No other provision of this act nor
any other provision of law shall be deemed to prohibit the school
district established pursuant to this act from using any real
property owned or leased by The Orphan Asylum Society in the borough
of the Bronx, wherever located, for the educational purposes of such
school district."

JUSTIFICATION:
Children leaving foster care programs need help to
transition successfully back to regular or special education programs
in New York City. Too many of these young people fail after
experiencing success in small schools on the grounds of child care
agencies while in foster care.

At the Graham School in Hastings-on-Hudson, for example, non- readers
learn to read in a highly structured literacy program that uses a
research based direct instructional model. After a year or so of
progress, however, students leave foster care (which is a good thing)
and return to New York City schools. But, for many of them, the
transition is extremely difficult.

As a small step to help correct this problem, the Greenburgh- Graham
school district is proposing to operate a small public school in New
York City for children leaving foster care institutions. The school
would essentially be the third school of their existing "Special Act"
public school district, Greenburgh, Graham UFSID, which currently
operates an elementary/middle school and a high school on the Graham
campus in Hastings.

The Greenburgh-Graham special act school district was created by state
law in 1967, but the wording does not allow them to operate a public
school beyond the immediate boundaries of the district. The proposed
legislation would authorize the school to expand by operating a small
public school in the Bronx to ease the transition for children
leaving foster care institutions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.


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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6457

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and consti-
  tuting as a separate union free school district certain  territory  in
  the town of Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing for
  its government, in relation to authorizing such school district to use
  real property located outside of its territorial limits

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

  Section 1. Chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and constitut-
ing as a separate union free school district certain  territory  in  the
town  of  Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing for its
government, is amended by adding a new section 4-a to read as follows:
  S 4-A. NO OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ACT NOR ANY OTHER PROVISION  OF  LAW
SHALL  BE DEEMED TO PROHIBIT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
THIS ACT FROM USING ANY REAL PROPERTY OWNED  OR  LEASED  BY  THE  ORPHAN
ASYLUM  SOCIETY  IN  THE BOROUGH OF THE BRONX, WHEREVER LOCATED, FOR THE
EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES OF SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13878-01-2

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