senate Bill S1875

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to establish and maintain peace/conflict resolution centers

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jan 13, 2011 referred to education

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S1875 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1504-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7625

S1875 - Summary

Requires school districts to establish and maintain peace/conflict resolution centers.

S1875 - Sponsor Memo

S1875 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1875

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- 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 peace/conflict resol-
  ution centers

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  Peace/conflict  resolution  centers
already in operation at Luperon and Heritage High Schools in  Washington
Heights have demonstrated that mediation of disputes can reduce violence
in  schools,  reduce the number of suspensions, and promote constructive
conflict management. Peer mediation  develops  leadership  skills  among
pupils  and  enables  them  to  apply  those skills immediately in their
schools. This legislation requires every school district in the state to
maintain a peace/conflict resolution center.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  1504-a  to
read as follows:
  S  1504-A.  PEACE/CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTERS. 1. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS
ARE HEREBY REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN  A  PEACE/CONFLICT  RESOL-
UTION CENTER.
  2. SUCH PEACE/CONFLICT RESOLUTION CENTERS SHALL:
  (A) PROVIDE FOR THE SUPERVISED PEER MEDIATION OF CONFLICTS;
  (B) DEVELOP PUPIL LEADERSHIP SKILLS; AND
  (C) PROMOTE PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERES IN SCHOOLS AND THE SURROUNDING COMMU-
NITIES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06301-01-1

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