senate Bill S3301

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to establish programs for gifted pupils

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Feb 15, 2011 referred to education

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S3301 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3281
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง4454, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A10970

S3301 - Summary

Requires that school districts establish a gifted and talented program for gifted pupils, and also establishes guidelines as to the development of such programs and the identification of gifted pupils.

S3301 - Sponsor Memo

S3301 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3301

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  requiring  school
  districts to establish programs for gifted pupils

  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  4454
to read as follows:
  S  4454. GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM.  1. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THIS
STATE SHALL ESTABLISH A DISTRICT-WIDE GIFTED AND  TALENTED  PROGRAM  FOR
PUPILS  WHO  MEET THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
FORTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, AND SHALL  BE  RESPONSIBLE
FOR ENSURING THAT APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONAL ADAPTATIONS ARE DESIGNED AND
DELIVERED FOR SUCH PUPILS.
  2.  EACH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  SHALL  ESTABLISH AN ONGOING IDENTIFICATION
PROCESS FOR GIFTED PUPILS INITIATED IN KINDERGARTEN AND REVIEWED ANNUAL-
LY THROUGH GRADE TWELVE. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL ENSURE THAT THE IDEN-
TIFICATION METHODOLOGY USED IS DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE,  NON-DISCRI-
MINATORY, AND RELATED TO THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED.
  3.  THE  DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH CURRICULUM
FRAMEWORKS WHICH SHALL SUGGEST A VARIETY OF  ACTIVITIES  AND  STRATEGIES
THAT MAY ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL CURRICULA FOR GIFTED PUPILS.
SUCH  FRAMEWORKS  SHALL ADDRESS ADAPTATIONS THAT ARE EDUCATIONALLY CHAL-
LENGING FOR GIFTED PUPILS IN CORE SUBJECT AREAS  AS  IDENTIFIED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT.
  4.  IN  ADDITION,  THE  SCHOOL  BOARDS  OF  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL
ENCOURAGE THE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE  COMMUNITY,
BUSINESS,  INDUSTRY,  LABOR,  AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF
THE GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the  date  on  which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
the commissioner of education is authorized to promulgate any rules  and
regulations necessary for the effective implementation of this act on or
before such date.

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