senate Bill S5227B

Provides that the Rochester city school district may provide transportation to pupils that live within fifteen miles of the school

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 14 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5227A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 14 / Jan / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 5227B
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1665
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Provides that the Rochester city school district may provide transportation to pupils that live within fifteen miles of the school.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S5227
S5227A
S5227B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5227B

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to the transportation of students
in the Rochester city school district

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Notwithstanding any other rule or regulation
to the contrary, and specifically 8 NRCRR 156.2 (a), the Rochester
city school district may provide transportation to any pupil who lives
more than one-half mile from the school. Such routes shall not be
included within the calculation of state aid for transportation
purposes.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, pupils who live within 1.5 miles from
school have to walk. This poses serious safety concerns to these
children. This bill would authorize the Rochester City School District
to provide transportation to all pupils who live more than .5 mile
from the school without additional cost to the state.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5227--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ROBACH, O'BRIEN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Education  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
  Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favora-
  bly  from  said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  in  relation to the transportation of students in the Rochester
  city school district

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

  Section 1. a. Notwithstanding the provision of any law, rule, or regu-
lation  to  the contrary, including subdivision 1 of section 3635 of the
education law, the city school district of the city of  Rochester,  upon
approval  of  a vote by the board of education of a plan which describes
fiscal and educational outcomes and implementation strategy and  notifi-
cation  to the commissioner of education by September 1, 2014, may enter
into a transportation pilot program for the 2014-2015 through  2016-2017
school  years  to  provide  transportation  services at no more than one
school for all children attending grades kindergarten through eight  who
live  less  than  fifteen  miles from a neighborhood school they legally
attend provided such transportation, if offered, shall be offered equal-
ly to all children in like circumstances residing in the district.
  b. For the purposes of computing approved transportation expenses  for
transportation aid for transportation provided under this pilot program,
expenses  for  transportation  provided  pursuant  to this pilot program
shall  be  included.  For  2014-2015  through  2016-2017  transportation
expenses  shall  be reimbursed pursuant to subdivision 7 of section 3602
of the education law in an amount not to exceed the  2014-2015  approved
transportation aid amount pursuant to such subdivision 7.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10131-05-4

S. 5227--B                          2

  c.  In  the event costs for providing transportation for children that
would otherwise be aidable without this pilot program  increase  due  to
enrollment  changes  or  other customary increases in cost as defined in
regulation by the commissioner of education, the city school district of
the  city  of Rochester may apply to the commissioner of education for a
waiver to  receive  additional  transportation  aid  in  excess  of  the
2014-2015  transportation  aid  amount  during  the  pilot  program  for
services that would otherwise be allowable transportation expenses.
  d. The city school district of the city of Rochester shall  provide  a
report  to the commissioner of education on the results of the first two
years of the pilot program, including data that describes the costs  and
benefits of the program, by September 30, 2016.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to
have been in full force and effect on and after July 1, 2014.

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