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referred to education
|Feb 23, 2009||
referred to education
Senate Bill S2543
2009-2010 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2009-S2543 (ACTIVE) - Details
2009-S2543 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes the bilingual teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program to attract and retain bilingual, certified teachers in areas of greatest need, especially schools under registration review; provides for grants and procedures for applying for such grants and eligibility requirements for fund distribution.
2009-S2543 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2543 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the bilingual teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To set forth requirements and guidelines for the Bilingual Teachers of Tomorrow Recruitment and Retention Program. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1. Adds the following provisions to section 3613 and defines key terms and specifies funding allocation, requirements, restrictions, incentive for recruitment of new teachers with the grant monies, and eligibility requirements for fund distribution requirements. Section 2. Specifies time frame for implementation. JUSTIFICATION : This bill will enfranchise a segment of the population that would benefit from this type of funding. PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2001/02: A.5986, 2003/04 A.5309, 2005/06 A.4384, 2007/2008: S.2713,
2009-S2543 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2543 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 23, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, ONORATO, SAVINO, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the bilingual teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3613 to read as follows: S 3613. BILINGUAL TEACHERS OF TOMORROW TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION PROGRAM. 1. DEFINITIONS. A. THE TERM "BILINGUAL TEACHER SHORT- AGE AREA" MEANS A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR SUBJECT AREA IN WHICH THERE WAS A SHORTAGE OF BILINGUAL, CERTIFIED TEACHERS IN THE PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEAR AND THERE IS A PROJECTED SHORTAGE IN THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR AS DETER- MINED BY THE COMMISSIONER. B. THE TERM "BILINGUAL, CERTIFIED TEACHER" MEANS A TEACHER WHO HOLDS A PERMANENT OR PROFESSIONAL STATE TEACHING CERTIFICATE APPROPRIATE TO THE TEACHING POSITION, INCLUDING THE SUBJECT AREA IF APPLICABLE, IN WHICH HE OR SHE IS TO BE EMPLOYED AND WHO IS FULLY QUALIFIED TO TEACH IN A BILIN- GUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM. C. THE TERM "SCHOOL DISTRICT" SHALL MEAN A COMMON, UNION FREE, CENTRAL, CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, OR CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT. D. THE TERM "BOARD OF EDUCATION" SHALL MEAN THE GOVERNING BOARD OF ANY PUBLIC SCHOOL OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH C OF THIS SUBDIVISION. E. THE TERM "LOW-PERFORMING, LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY SCHOOL" SHALL MEAN A SCHOOL BUILDING WHICH IS UNDER REGISTRATION REVIEW OR A SCHOOL BUILDING PERFORMING SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW STATE STANDARDS AS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSIONER AND WHICH HAS A SUBSTANTIAL PROPORTION OF LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PUPILS, AS DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02387-01-9
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