senate Bill S6557

Provides for the payment of universal prekindergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district

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  • 27 / Feb / 2012
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Provides for the payment of universal prekindergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6557
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Education

Votes

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16
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0
Nay
1
aye with reservations
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absent
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6557

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to provide for the payment of universal kindergarten program aid for the
2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district

PURPOSE:
This bill provides for the payment of universal prekindergarten
program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central
school district.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this bill provides that the incorrect statement of
unserved pupils in the Westfield central school district shall not
prohibit the state education department from making a payment of
universal prekindergarten program aid for all unserved pupils in such
district, provided that the school district files a corrected
application for universal prekindergarten program aid on or before
April 1, 2012.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
While filing an application to receive Universal Pre-Kindergarten
(UPK) funding from the New York State Education Department (NYSED),
the Westfield Central School District incorrectly reported the number
of students eligible for such funding in the 2011-2012 school year.
Although twenty students are eligible for UPK funding, the school
accidently reported only two pupils.

This bill would allow the NYSED to forgive this error and allow
Westfield Central School District to receive the accurate amount of
funding for the UPK program in the 2011-2012 school year.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Minimal to the State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6557

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 27, 2012
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to provide for the payment of universal kindergarten program  aid
  for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of  section  3602-e  of  the
education  law  or  any  other  provisions  of law to the contrary, with
regard to the payment of universal  kindergarten  program  aid  for  the
2011-2012  school  year  to  the  Westfield central school district, the
incorrect statement of unserved pupils in such district included in  the
application  submitted  for  such  aid  by  the Westfield central school
district shall not be  deemed  to  prohibit  and  impede  the  education
department  from  making  payment of such aid for all unserved pupils in
such district, if on or before  April  1,  2012  the  Westfield  central
school district files a corrected application for universal kindergarten
program  aid.  The education department shall pay such universal prekin-
dergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year from funds appropri-
ated from funds appropriated for prior year claims.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14824-01-2

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