senate Bill S921
(R, C, IP) 5th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Authorizes school districts to enforce and continue in effect the suspension of a pupil ordered by the school district that the pupil previously attended.
TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the education law, in relation to the enforcement of the
suspension of pupils from school
This legislation authorizes school districts to enforce and
continue in effect the suspension of a pupil ordered by the school
district that the pupil previously attended.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 3 of section 3214 of the education
law is amended by adding a new paragraph b-1 to authorize school
districts to enforce and continue in effect the suspension of a pupil
ordered by the school district that the pupil previously attended.
Any upheld suspension must be enforced and continued in a manner
consistent with the original suspension and with applicable
provisions of section 3214 of the education law.
There currently exists a loophole within the New York
State Education Law in the area of safety. Presently, school
districts do not have the right to honor a suspension issued by
another school district. A student who is under a superintendent
suspension or long-term suspension from another school district can
relocate and immediately enter the school district of his or her new
residence. This practice is used to find a way around the suspension
and potentially puts students in the new school at risk. Safety
concerns and the health and well being of the school population
necessitates this loophole be closed.
S.6939 of 2008 (Passed Senate)
S.582 of 2009-10
This act shall take effect immediately.
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