S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 16, 2013
Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to direct the commissioner of education to examine, evaluate and
make recommendations on the provision of services by public school
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The commissioner of education is hereby directed to exam-
ine, evaluate and make recommendations on the provision of services to
students of the public schools of the state by guidance counsellors.
Such commissioner shall study, with particular care:
(a) the ratio of guidance counsellors to students, by public school,
school district and statewide;
(b) the amount of time each guidance counsellor spends with each
student during a school year, by public school, school district and
(c) the number of students each guidance counsellor interviews during
a school quarter, by public school, school district and statewide;
(d) the number of students in each grade that are interviewed by a
guidance counsellor during a school quarter, by public school, school
district and statewide;
(e) the services guidance counsellors provide to students, by public
school and school district;
(f) the number of hours guidance counsellors are available to students
each school day, by public school, school district and statewide;
(g) the types and frequency of guidance counsellor services that
should be provided to students in public schools.
S 2. On or before January 1, 2014, the commissioner of education shall
submit a report of its findings, conclusions and recommendations to the
governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the
assembly, and the chairs of the senate and assembly committees on educa-
tion. Such report shall also include such legislative proposals as the
commissioner deems necessary to implement his or her recommendations.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.