senate Bill S592A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that parent or person in parental relation shall give notice to school district wherein child resides of intent to send child to charter school

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
May 10, 2011 amended on third reading 592a
May 09, 2011 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2011 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2011 1st report cal.450
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

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S592 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A719A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2854, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S48, A7540

S592 - Bill Texts

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Provides that parent or person in parental relationship shall give notice to school district wherein child resides of intent to send child to charter school; such notice shall be sent prior to April first in the year that the child is to attend the charter school in September, or within thirty days of establishing residence in the school district; provides exemption to such provisions in a city school district in a city of one million or more inhabitants.

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BILL NUMBER:S592

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to notice to school districts
regarding intent to attend a charter school

PURPOSE:
To provide notification to a school district
when a parent or
guardian intends to send a child to a charter school, in order for
the school district to create an accurate budget.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would amend subdivision 2 of §2854 of
the education law to provide that a parent or guardian shall give
notice to school districts wherein child resides of intent to send
child to charter school and also provide notice to nonpublic school
if a child intends not to attend a nonpublic school.

EXISTING LAW:
The Education Law currently allows for similar school
district notification by parents with regard to transportation of
children attending nonpublic school.

JUSTIFICATION:
As the popularity of charter schools grows it becomes
increasingly important that public school districts be notified in a
timely manner of a child's intended departure, giving sufficient time
for the school to adjust its budget.

For example, in 2001 in a city school district in New York State, the
school district gave approximately eight thousand dollars ($8000),
out of its established budget, to the local charter school for each
child who chose to go to the charter school. The school district
created its 2001 budget believing that not all the classrooms would
be filled in the then forthcoming charter school. Regrettably, when
the charter school opened filled to capacity, the city school
district had a revenue shortfall of nearly 1.2 million dollars. Had
the parents or guardians of the children notified the school district
of their upcoming charter school enrollment, this would have been
avoided.

In 2009, there were 140 charter schools operating in New York State,
with approximately 47,600 students enrolled. In May of 20 1 0 the
State Legislature moved to increase the maximum number of charter
schools in New York State to accommodate the demand for this type of
educational alternative. With the average expenditure per student in
New York State reaching $17,173 it is essential that school districts
have up-to-date information in order to operate efficiently and to
present an accurate budget to taxpayers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010 Referred to Education (S.48)
2007-2008 Advanced to Third Reading (S.1549-A/A.2423-A)
2005-2006 Passed Senate (S.786/A.4475)


2003-2004 Education Committee (S.4580/A.6438)
2002 Education Committee (S.6188/A.10609)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   592

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, LARKIN -- 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 notice to school
  districts regarding intent to attend a charter school

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  2854 of the education law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E) A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD RESIDING IN ANY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT,
OR ANY REPRESENTATIVE AUTHORIZED BY SUCH PARENT OR GUARDIAN, WHO DESIRES
FOR  A  CHILD  TO  ATTEND A CHARTER SCHOOL SHALL SUBMIT A WRITTEN NOTICE
THEREOF TO THE SCHOOL TRUSTEES OR BOARD OF EDUCATION  OF  SUCH  DISTRICT
NOT  LATER  THAN  THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL PRECEDING THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR,
AND IN THE CASE WHERE SUCH PUPIL  ATTENDS  A  NONPUBLIC  SCHOOL,  NOTICE
SHALL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO SUCH NONPUBLIC SCHOOL, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
A  PARENT  OR  GUARDIAN  OF A CHILD NOT RESIDING IN THE DISTRICT ON SUCH
DATE SHALL SUBMIT A WRITTEN NOTICE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER ESTABLISHING
RESIDENCE IN THE DISTRICT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00466-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S592A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A719A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2854, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S48, A7540

S592A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Provides that parent or person in parental relationship shall give notice to school district wherein child resides of intent to send child to charter school; such notice shall be sent prior to April first in the year that the child is to attend the charter school in September, or within thirty days of establishing residence in the school district; provides exemption to such provisions in a city school district in a city of one million or more inhabitants.

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BILL NUMBER:S592A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to notice to school districts
regarding intent to attend a charter school

PURPOSE:
To provide notification to a school district when a parent or
guardian intends to send a child to a charter school, in order for
the school district to create an accurate budget.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill would amend subdivision 2 of §2854 of
the education law to provide that a parent or guardian shall give
notice to school districts wherein child resides of intent to send
child to charter school and also provide notice to nonpublic school
if a child intends not to attend a nonpublic school.
Such provisions shall not apply to a parent or person in parental
relation of a child residing in a city school district in a city of
one million or more.

EXISTING LAW:
The Education Law currently allows for similar school
district notification by parents with regard to transportation of
children attending nonpublic school.

JUSTIFICATION:
As the popularity of charter schools grows it becomes
increasingly important that public school districts be notified in a
timely manner of a child's intended departure, giving sufficient time
for the school to adjust its budget.

For example, in 2001 in a city school district in New York State, the
school district gave approximately eight thousand dollars ($8000),
out of its established budget, to the local charter school for each
child who chose to go to the charter school. The school district
created its 2001 budget believing that not all the classrooms would
be filled in the then forthcoming charter school. Regrettably, when
the charter school opened filled to capacity, the city school
district had a revenue shortfall of nearly 1.2 million dollars. Had
the parents or guardians of the children notified the school district
of their upcoming charter school enrollment, this would have been
avoided.

In 2009, there were 140 charter schools operating in New York State,
with approximately 47,600 students enrolled. In May of 2010 the
State Legislature moved to increase the maximum number of chatter
schools in New York State to accommodate the demand for this type of
educational alternative. With the average expenditure per student in
New York State reaching $17,173 it is essential that school districts
have up-to-date information in order to operate efficiently and to
present an accurate budget to taxpayers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


2009-2010 Referred to Education (S.48)
2007-2008 Advanced to Third reading (S.1549-A/A.2423-A)
2005-2006 Passed Senate (S.786/A.4475)
2003-2004 Education Committee (S.4580/A.6438)
2002 Education Committee (S.6188/A.10609)

FISCAL IMPLICATION:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 592--A
    Cal. No. 450

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FUSCHILLO, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to  be  committed to the Committee on Education --
  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  notice  to  school
  districts regarding intent to attend a charter school

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section  2854  of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
  (E) A PARENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION OF A CHILD RESIDING IN ANY
SCHOOL DISTRICT WHO DESIRES FOR A CHILD TO ATTEND A CHARTER SCHOOL SHALL
SUBMIT  A  WRITTEN  NOTICE  THEREOF  TO  THE SCHOOL TRUSTEES OR BOARD OF
EDUCATION OF SUCH DISTRICT NOT LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL PRECED-
ING THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, AND IN THE CASE WHERE  SUCH  PUPIL  ATTENDS  A
NONPUBLIC  SCHOOL,  NOTICE  SHALL  ALSO  BE  PROVIDED  TO SUCH NONPUBLIC
SCHOOL, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT A PARENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL  RELATION
OF  A  CHILD  NOT  RESIDING  IN THE DISTRICT ON SUCH DATE SHALL SUBMIT A
WRITTEN NOTICE WITHIN THIRTY DAYS AFTER ESTABLISHING  RESIDENCE  IN  THE
DISTRICT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL
NOT APPLY TO A PARENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATION OF A CHILD RESIDING
IN  A  CITY  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  LOCATED  IN A CITY OF ONE MILLION OR MORE
INHABITANTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00466-02-1

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