senate Bill S5691A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows principal employed by a certain school district to make a written request to the board of education for an extended leave of absence to teach at a charter school

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.275
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.502
substituted for s5691b
Jun 21, 2012 substituted by a6300b
Jun 06, 2012 amended on third reading 5691b
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.502
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Dec 09, 2011 print number 5691a
amend and recommit to education
Jun 10, 2011 referred to education

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S5691 - Bill Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2854, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6300A

S5691 - Bill Texts

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Allows a principal employed by a certain district to make a written request to the board of education for an extended leave of absence to teach at a charter school.

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BILL NUMBER:S5691

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to allowing a principal employed
by a district to make a written request to the board of education for an
extended leave of absence to teach at a charter school

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow Principals to take a leave of absence of up to
three years to work in a Charter School while maintaining their right
to return to work in a public school.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends Section 2854 of the Education Law to
add Principals to the list of persons eligible to take a leave of
absence from their place of employment to work in a Charter School.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: :
Charter Schools were established for several reasons, including the
use of innovative teaching methods and new educational designs with
the intention of sharing best practices with public schools.

When the law was enacted in 1998, they recognized that one of the best
ways to share best practices between charter schools and public
schools is by allowing individuals to work in Charter Schools and
learn firsthand, while retaining to right to return to work in a
public school.

Under existing law, only teachers were authorized to take a leave of
absence to work in a Charter School. This bill would expand this
authority to also include Principals, affording them the same
opportunity as teachers.

The importance of school principals in leading the success of any
school is well established. This measure will ensure that the
transfer of best practices and new techniques for creative leadership
are enabled, in order that more schools might benefit from the
lessons of charter school innovation.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This bill shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5691

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 allowing  a  principal
  employed  by  a  district  to  make  a written request to the board of
  education for an extended leave of  absence  to  teach  at  a  charter
  school

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision  3  of  section  2854  of  the
education  law, as amended by section 6 of part D-2 of chapter 57 of the
laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (d) A teacher OR A PRINCIPAL employed by a school district may make  a
written  request  to  the  board  of  education for an extended leave of
absence to teach at a charter school.  Approval  for  such  a  leave  of
absence  for  a  period of three years or less shall not be unreasonably
withheld. If such approval is granted to a teacher OR A PRINCIPAL by the
school district, the teacher OR PRINCIPAL may return  to  teach  in  the
school  district  during  such  period  of leave without the loss of any
right of certification, retirement,  seniority,  salary  status  or  any
other  benefit provided by law or by collective bargaining agreement. If
an appropriate position is unavailable, the PRINCIPAL OR teacher's  name
shall  be placed on a preferred eligible list of candidates for appoint-
ment to a vacancy that may thereafter occur in  an  office  or  position
similar  to  the  one  such  teacher  OR PRINCIPAL filled in such school
district immediately prior to the leave of service.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10124-01-1

S5691A - Bill Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2854, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6300A

S5691A - Bill Texts

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Allows a principal employed by a certain district to make a written request to the board of education for an extended leave of absence to teach at a charter school.

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BILL NUMBER:S5691A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to allowing a principal employed
by a district to make a written request to the board of education for an
extended leave of absence to teach at a charter school

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow Principals to
take a leave of absence of up to three years to work in a Charter
School while maintaining their right to return to work in a public
school.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends Section
2854 of the Education Law to add Principals to the list of persons
eligible to take a leave of absence from their place of employment to
work in a Charter School.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Charter Schools were established for several reasons,
including the use of innovative teaching methods and new
educational designs with the intention of sharing best practices with
public schools.

When the law was enacted in 1998, they recognized that one of the best
ways to share best practices between charter schools and public
schools is by allowing individuals to work in Charter Schools and
learn firsthand, while retaining to right to return to work in a
public school.

Under existing law1 only teachers were authorized to take a leave of
absence to work in a Charter School. This bill would expand this
authority to also include Principals 1 affording them the same
opportunity as teachers.

The importance of school principals in leading the success of any
school is well established. This measure will ensure that the
transfer of best practices and new techniques for creative leadership
are enabled, in order that more schools might benefit from the
lessons of charter school innovation.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE.HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill shall take effect immediately.


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

                                 5691--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to allowing a principal
  employed by a district to make a  written  request  to  the  board  of
  education  for  an  extended  leave  of  absence to teach at a charter
  school

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision  3 of section 2854 of the
education law, as amended by section 6 of part D-2 of chapter 57 of  the
laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (d)  A teacher OR A PRINCIPAL employed by a school district may make a
written request to the board of  education  for  an  extended  leave  of
absence,  IN  THE CASE OF A TEACHER, to teach at a charter school OR, IN
THE CASE OF A PRINCIPAL, TO SERVE AS  PRINCIPAL  OF  A  CHARTER  SCHOOL.
Approval for such a leave of absence for a period of three years or less
shall  not  be  unreasonably  withheld. If such approval is granted to a
teacher by the school district, the teacher may return to teach  in  the
school  district  during  such  period  of leave without the loss of any
right of certification, retirement,  seniority,  salary  status  or  any
other benefit provided by law or by collective bargaining agreement.  IF
SUCH  APPROVAL  IS  GRANTED  TO  A PRINCIPAL BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE
PRINCIPAL MAY RETURN TO SERVE AS A  PRINCIPAL  IN  THE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT
DURING  SUCH  PERIOD  OF  LEAVE WITHOUT THE LOSS OF ANY RIGHT OF CERTIF-
ICATION, RETIREMENT, SENIORITY,  SALARY  STATUS  OR  ANY  OTHER  BENEFIT
PROVIDED BY LAW OR BY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT. If an appropriate
position  is  unavailable,  the  teacher's  OR PRINCIPAL'S name shall be
placed on a preferred eligible list of candidates for appointment  to  a
vacancy  that  may  thereafter occur in an office or position similar to
the one such teacher OR PRINCIPAL filled in such school  district  imme-
diately prior to the leave of service.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10124-03-1

S5691B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2854, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A6300A

S5691B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Allows a principal employed by a certain district to make a written request to the board of education for an extended leave of absence to teach at a charter school.

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BILL NUMBER:S5691B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to allowing a principal employed
by a district to make a written request to the board of education for an
extended leave of absence to teach at a charter school

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would allow Principals to
take a leave of absence of up to three years to work in a Charter
School while maintaining their right to return to work in a public
school.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section one of the bill amends Section
2854 of the Education Law to add Principals to the list of persons
eligible to take a leave of absence from their place of employment to
work in a Charter School.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Charter Schools were established for several reasons,
including the use of innovative teaching methods and new
educational designs with the intention of sharing best practices with
public schools.

When the law was enacted in 1998, they recognized that one of the best
ways to share best practices between charter schools and public
schools is by allowing individuals to work in Charter Schools and
learn firsthand, while retaining to right to return to work in a
public school.

Under existing law, only teachers were authorized to take a leave of
absence to work in a Charter School. This bill would expand this
authority to also include Principals, affording them the same
opportunity as teachers.

The importance of school principals in leading the success of any
school is well established. This measure will ensure that the
transfer of best practices and new techniques for creative leadership
are enabled, in order that more schools might benefit from the
lessons of charter school innovation.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE.HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This bill shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 5691--B
    Cal. No. 502

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 favorably from  said
  committee,  ordered  to  first  and  second report, ordered to a third
  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
  order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to allowing a principal
  employed by a district to make a  written  request  to  the  board  of
  education  for  an  extended  leave  of  absence to teach at a charter
  school

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section 2854 of the education law, is
amended by adding a new paragraph (d-1) to read as follows:
  (D-1) IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT OF  A  CITY  HAVING  A  POPULATION  OF  ONE
MILLION OR MORE, A PRINCIPAL EMPLOYED BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY MAKE A
WRITTEN  REQUEST  TO  THE  BOARD  OF  EDUCATION FOR AN EXTENDED LEAVE OF
ABSENCE TO SERVE AS A PRINCIPAL OF A CHARTER SCHOOL. APPROVAL FOR SUCH A
LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS OR LESS SHALL NOT BE UNREA-
SONABLY WITHHELD.  IF SUCH APPROVAL IS GRANTED TO  A  PRINCIPAL  BY  THE
SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE PRINCIPAL MAY RETURN TO SERVE AS A PRINCIPAL IN THE
SCHOOL  DISTRICT  DURING  SUCH  PERIOD  OF LEAVE WITHOUT THE LOSS OF ANY
RIGHT OF CERTIFICATION, RETIREMENT,  SENIORITY,  SALARY  STATUS  OR  ANY
OTHER BENEFIT PROVIDED BY LAW OR BY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.  IF
AN  APPROPRIATE  POSITION  IS UNAVAILABLE, THE PRINCIPAL'S NAME SHALL BE
PLACED ON A PREFERRED ELIGIBLE LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT  TO  A
VACANCY  THAT  MAY  THEREAFTER OCCUR IN AN OFFICE OR POSITION SIMILAR TO
THE ONE SUCH PRINCIPAL FILLED IN SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICT IMMEDIATELY  PRIOR
TO THE LEAVE OF SERVICE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10124-05-2

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