senate Bill S1400

Creates youth employment and career development program in N.Y. city high schools administered by N.Y. city board of education; appropriation

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Creates a youth employment and career development program in New York city high schools administered by New York city board of education to encourage the development of part and full-time jobs for high school students and graduates, provide students with job training, placement services and career counseling and assist high school faculty in developing and implementing a curriculum to provide students with work-competency training; makes $7,500,000 appropriation upon New York city appropriating and paying matching funds.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2845
Versions:
S1400
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Amd §2590-g, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S1722, A1733
2009-2010: S4150A, A5202A
2007-2008: S4031, A5040

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BILL NUMBER:S1400

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
creating a youth employment and career development program and making
an appropriation therefor

PURPOSE: To create a program in New York City high schools to
encourage the development of job opportunities for high school
students and graduates who need jobs and coordinate their work and
schooling in order to allow time for earning a high school diploma
while they are employed.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill establishes a "Youth Employment and
Career Development Program" operated by the Board of Education and
located in high school buildings. The program is required to operate
like a business, 8-hour day, 5 days per week, all year. It will
provide students with job training, placement services and career
counseling. The program would be run in each high school that requests
a program and each school would have a job coordinator, career
counselor and other support staff as necessary. Programs would be
initiated by the principal of the high school who would place a
written request to the Chancellor. While the bill provides for a
phase-in of these programs, all high schools may have such a program
within 3 years of enactment of the legislation.

JUSTIFICATION: Many students find it a necessity to work in order to
help support their family. Jobs are difficult to find, driving some
youngsters to illegal activities and preventing them from being able
to attend school during regular school hours. The New York City
partnership has established a pilot program called "New York Working."
This program, which was expanded to 16 high schools, has been showing
great promise in helping students find jobs and still attend school.
Over 3,000 students have been placed in full-time, part-time, or
summer jobs in the past year.

However, the Partnership funds for the program have been exhausted.
Half of the high schools that have a "New York Working" program have
had to eliminate the career counselor an integral part of the program.
Such a successful program should be expanded, not left to die. This
bill would make sure that in fact it is expanded and
institutionalized.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2000: S.7600 Died in Committee
2002: S.2025 Died in Committee
2004: S.2312 Died in Committee
2006: S.1807 Died in Committee
2008: S.4031 Died in Committee
2010: S.4150-A Died in Committee
2012: S.1722 Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: $15 million impact when fully implemented.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided,
however, that the amendments to section 2590-g of the education law
made by section one of this act shall survive the expiration and


reversion of such section as provided by section 34 of chapter 91 of
the laws of 2002, as amended.

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

                                  1400

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Finance

AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  creating  a  youth
  employment  and career development program and making an appropriation
  therefor

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

  Section  1. Section 2590-g of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 13 to read as follows:
  13. A. ESTABLISH A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, AS
FOLLOWS:
  (1) THERE SHALL BE A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER  DEVELOPMENT  PROGRAM
ADMINISTERED  BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. THE PROGRAM SHALL ENCOURAGE THE
DEVELOPMENT OF PART TIME AND FULL TIME JOBS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND
GRADUATES, PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH JOB TRAINING,  PLACEMENT  SERVICES  AND
CAREER  COUNSELING  AND  ASSIST  HIGH  SCHOOL  FACULTY IN DEVELOPING AND
IMPLEMENTING A  CURRICULUM  TO  PROVIDE  STUDENTS  WITH  WORK-COMPETENCY
TRAINING.
  (2) SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH C OF THIS SUBDIVISION, EACH
HIGH  SCHOOL  IN  NEW  YORK  CITY MAY HAVE A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE STAFFED BY A JOB COORDINATOR, A CAREER SPECIALIST AND
SUCH SUPPORT STAFF AS PERMITTED BY BUDGET ALLOCATIONS THEREFOR.
  (3) THE JOB COORDINATOR SHALL:
  (I) ACT AS LIAISON BETWEEN THE  DIRECTORS  OF  ALL  EMPLOYMENT-RELATED
PROGRAMS  WITHIN  THE  SCHOOL, INCLUDING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS,
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMS AND SCHOOL TO EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS;
  (II) CONDUCT JOB AND CAREER FAIRS;
  (III) ORGANIZE FIELD TRIPS TO BUSINESSES AND THE NEW YORK CITY JOB AND
CAREER CENTER;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04022-01-3

S. 1400                             2

  (IV) WORK CLOSELY WITH THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK EXPE-
RIENCE AND TRAINING UNIT; AND
  (V)  COMPILE  AND  MAINTAIN  CURRENT LISTS OF ALL JOBS AVAILABLE TO BE
FILLED BY PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS INCLUDING FULL TIME AND PART TIME EMPLOY-
MENT OPPORTUNITIES.
  (4) THE JOB DEVELOPER SHALL:
  (I) SOLICIT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR  HIGH  SCHOOL  STUDENTS  FROM
EMPLOYERS    REPRESENTING    THE    PUBLIC   SECTOR,   PRIVATE   SECTOR,
COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS;
  (II) ENDEAVOR TO INCREASE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND  DEVELOP  OTHER
WORK-EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS;
  (III)  ASSIST PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS IN SECURING FULL TIME AND PART TIME
SCHOOL YEAR AND SUMMER EMPLOYMENT;
  (IV) PROVIDE TRAINING IN RESUME DRAFTING AND  INTERVIEWING  SKILLS  TO
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS;
  (V) ASSIST SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO DEVELOP FLEXIBLE ACADEMIC SCHEDULES FOR
PROGRAM  PARTICIPANTS  TO FACILITATE THE COMPLETION OF HIGH SCHOOL WHILE
THE STUDENT IS EMPLOYED;
  (VI) ACT AS AN ADVOCATE FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS IF DIFFICULTIES ARISE
IN THE WORKPLACE; AND
  (VII) CONTINUE TO PROVIDE JOB PLACEMENT  AND  COUNSELING  SERVICES  TO
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ONE YEAR SUBSEQUENT TO GRADUATION.
  (5)  ALL  PROGRAM  STAFF SHALL BE EMPLOYED PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE CITY
AND STATE REGULATIONS.
  B. EACH SCHOOL OPERATING A YOUTH  EMPLOYMENT  AND  CAREER  DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM  SHALL  BE  EQUIPPED  WITH AN OFFICE OR CLASSROOM TO ACCOMMODATE
PROGRAM STAFF. THE OFFICE SHALL CONTAIN APPROPRIATE  FURNITURE,  CARPET-
ING,  TELEPHONES,  TELEFAX  MACHINES,  COPYING MACHINES AND OTHER OFFICE
SUPPLIES NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH THE  ATMOSPHERE  OF  A  MODERN  BUSINESS
OFFICE.  THIS  OFFICE SHALL BE OPEN EIGHT HOURS PER DAY, ON A YEAR-ROUND
BASIS, AND SHALL BE USED TO ACCOMMODATE PROGRAM STAFF AND TO  FACILITATE
STUDENT CAREER TRAINING AND COUNSELING.
  C. ANY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WISHING TO IMPLEMENT THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
AND  CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN HIS OR HER HIGH SCHOOL SHALL SUBMIT A
WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE CHANCELLOR OF THE BOARD  OF  EDUCATION  FOR  SUCH
PROGRAM.  THE  CHANCELLOR  SHALL  SELECT  THE  HIGH SCHOOLS IN WHICH THE
PROGRAM SHALL BE IMPLEMENTED. THE CHANCELLOR SHALL TAKE ALL STEPS NECES-
SARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAM  IN  THE  SELECTED  SCHOOLS  IN  A  PROMPT
MANNER;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT, ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF
THIS SUBDIVISION, THE PROGRAM MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN NO MORE  THAN  THIR-
TY-TWO  NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOLS. WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE PROGRAM MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN NO MORE THAN
SIXTY-FOUR NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOLS; AND WITHIN THREE YEARS AFTER  THE
EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION, THE PROGRAM MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN
EVERY NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL.
  S 2. Section 2590-g of the education law is amended by  adding  a  new
subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7.  A. ESTABLISH A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, AS
FOLLOWS:
  (1) THERE SHALL BE A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER  DEVELOPMENT  PROGRAM
ADMINISTERED  BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. THE PROGRAM SHALL ENCOURAGE THE
DEVELOPMENT OF PART TIME AND FULL TIME JOBS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND
GRADUATES, PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH JOB TRAINING,  PLACEMENT  SERVICES  AND
CAREER  COUNSELING  AND  ASSIST  HIGH  SCHOOL  FACULTY IN DEVELOPING AND
IMPLEMENTING A  CURRICULUM  TO  PROVIDE  STUDENTS  WITH  WORK-COMPETENCY
TRAINING.

S. 1400                             3

  (2) SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH C OF THIS SUBDIVISION, EACH
HIGH  SCHOOL  IN  NEW  YORK  CITY MAY HAVE A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE STAFFED BY A JOB COORDINATOR, A CAREER SPECIALIST AND
SUCH SUPPORT STAFF AS PERMITTED BY BUDGET ALLOCATIONS THEREFOR.
  (3) THE JOB COORDINATOR SHALL:
  (I)  ACT  AS  LIAISON  BETWEEN THE DIRECTORS OF ALL EMPLOYMENT-RELATED
PROGRAMS WITHIN THE SCHOOL, INCLUDING  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATION  PROGRAMS,
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAMS AND SCHOOL TO EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS;
  (II) CONDUCT JOB AND CAREER FAIRS;
  (III) ORGANIZE FIELD TRIPS TO BUSINESSES AND THE NEW YORK CITY JOB AND
CAREER CENTER;
  (IV) WORK CLOSELY WITH THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK EXPE-
RIENCE AND TRAINING UNIT; AND
  (V)  COMPILE  AND  MAINTAIN  CURRENT LISTS OF ALL JOBS AVAILABLE TO BE
FILLED BY PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS INCLUDING FULL TIME AND PART TIME EMPLOY-
MENT OPPORTUNITIES.
  (4) THE JOB DEVELOPER SHALL:
  (I) SOLICIT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR  HIGH  SCHOOL  STUDENTS  FROM
EMPLOYERS    REPRESENTING    THE    PUBLIC   SECTOR,   PRIVATE   SECTOR,
COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS;
  (II) ENDEAVOR TO INCREASE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND  DEVELOP  OTHER
WORK-EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS;
  (III)  ASSIST PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS IN SECURING FULL TIME AND PART TIME
SCHOOL YEAR AND SUMMER EMPLOYMENT;
  (IV) PROVIDE TRAINING IN RESUME DRAFTING AND  INTERVIEWING  SKILLS  TO
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS;
  (V) ASSIST SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO DEVELOP FLEXIBLE ACADEMIC SCHEDULES FOR
PROGRAM  PARTICIPANTS  TO FACILITATE THE COMPLETION OF HIGH SCHOOL WHILE
THE STUDENT IS EMPLOYED;
  (VI) ACT AS AN ADVOCATE FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS IF DIFFICULTIES ARISE
IN THE WORKPLACE; AND
  (VII) CONTINUE TO PROVIDE JOB PLACEMENT  AND  COUNSELING  SERVICES  TO
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ONE YEAR SUBSEQUENT TO GRADUATION.
  (5)  ALL  PROGRAM  STAFF SHALL BE EMPLOYED PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE CITY
AND STATE REGULATIONS.
  B. EACH SCHOOL OPERATING A YOUTH  EMPLOYMENT  AND  CAREER  DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM  SHALL  BE  EQUIPPED  WITH AN OFFICE OR CLASSROOM TO ACCOMMODATE
PROGRAM STAFF. THE OFFICE SHALL CONTAIN APPROPRIATE  FURNITURE,  CARPET-
ING,  TELEPHONES,  TELEFAX  MACHINES,  COPYING MACHINES AND OTHER OFFICE
SUPPLIES NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH THE  ATMOSPHERE  OF  A  MODERN  BUSINESS
OFFICE. THIS OFFICE SHALL BE OPENED EIGHT HOURS PER DAY, ON A YEAR-ROUND
BASIS,  AND SHALL BE USED TO ACCOMMODATE PROGRAM STAFF AND TO FACILITATE
STUDENT CAREER TRAINING AND COUNSELING.
  C. ANY HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WISHING TO IMPLEMENT THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN HIS OR HER HIGH SCHOOL SHALL SUBMIT  A
WRITTEN  REQUEST  TO  THE  CHANCELLOR OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR SUCH
PROGRAM. THE CHANCELLOR SHALL SELECT  THE  HIGH  SCHOOLS  IN  WHICH  THE
PROGRAM SHALL BE IMPLEMENTED. THE CHANCELLOR SHALL TAKE ALL STEPS NECES-
SARY  TO  IMPLEMENT  THE  PROGRAM  IN  THE  SELECTED SCHOOLS IN A PROMPT
MANNER; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT, ONE YEAR AFTER THE  EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF
THIS  SUBDIVISION,  THE PROGRAM MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN NO MORE THAN THIR-
TY-TWO NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOLS. WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER THE  EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE PROGRAM MAY BE IMPLEMENTED IN NO MORE THAN
SIXTY-FOUR  NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOLS; AND WITHIN THREE YEARS AFTER THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE PROGRAM MAY  BE  IMPLEMENTED  IN
EVERY NEW YORK CITY HIGH SCHOOL.

S. 1400                             4

  S   3.  The  sum  of  seven  million  five  hundred  thousand  dollars
($7,500,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is  hereby  appro-
priated  to  the  department  of  education from any monies in the state
treasury in the general fund to  the  credit  of  the  local  assistance
account for purposes of providing for the state's share of the necessary
appropriation  to the board of education of the city of New York for the
operation of the youth employment and career development program  estab-
lished by this act provided, however, that no expenditures shall be made
available  from  this  appropriation for any purpose unless and until an
appropriation to such board of education of the city of New York is made
by such city and then only in amounts matching such moneys paid to  such
board  of  education. Such sum shall be payable on the audit and warrant
of the state comptroller  on  vouchers  certified  or  approved  by  the
commissioner  of education, or his or her duly designated representative
in the manner provided by law. Consistent with the foregoing  provisions
of  this act, no expenditure shall be made from this appropriation until
a certificate of approval of availability shall have been issued by  the
director  of  the budget and filed with the state comptroller and a copy
filed with the chairman of the senate finance committee and the chairman
of the assembly ways and means  committee.    Such  certificate  may  be
amended  from  time  to time by the director of the budget and a copy of
each such amendment shall be  filed  with  the  state  comptroller,  the
chairman  of the senate finance committee and the chairman of the assem-
bly ways and means committee.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
the  amendments  to  section 2590-g of the education law made by section
one of this act shall be subject to the expiration and reversion of such
section pursuant to section 34 of chapter 91 of the  laws  of  2002,  as
amended,  when  upon such date the provisions of section two of this act
shall take effect.

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