senate Bill S6387

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Removes cap on funds for teacher resource and computer training centers for city school district for the city of New York

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Feb 02, 2012 referred to education

S6387 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง316, Ed L

S6387 - Bill Texts

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Removes the cap on funds for teacher resource and computer training centers for city school district for the city of New York.

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BILL NUMBER:S6387

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to funds for teacher resource
and computer training centers

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this bill is to make more equitable the funding
mechanism for the Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
This bill amends provisions of law pertaining to the Teacher Resource
and Computer Training Centers by removing the statutory language
that places a cap on the amount of funds the New York City public
schools are eligible to receive.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers were established
by the Legislature in 1984 to provide teachers with professional
development services that would increase their general knowledge of
current educational materials and techniques to facilitate enhanced
teacher performance. This legislation would remove the cap that
unfairly limits the distribution of these funds.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.2580 - 2008
S.967 - 2009
S.2068 - 2011

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                  6387

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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  funds  for  teacher
  resource and computer training centers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section  316  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  section 4-a of part B of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007, is
amended to read as follows:
  8. Funds provided each school year to school districts and  boards  of
cooperative  educational services by the commissioner to plan, establish
and operate teacher resource and computer  training  centers  shall  not
exceed  two  million dollars per center, except that for the city school
district for the city of New York such [center] FUNDING LIMITATION shall
not [exceed sixteen million eight hundred thousand dollars]  APPLY;  and
provided  further  that each approved center shall receive not less than
twenty thousand dollars. In any year  in  which  there  is  a  statewide
increase  in funding for teacher resource and computer training centers,
such  increase  shall  be  distributed  proportionately  among  existing
centers  that  have  satisfactorily  fulfilled  the requirements of such
centers' current grant. A portion of the increase shall be  made  avail-
able  to new applicants to establish new teacher centers, and to current
teacher centers to develop and implement regional and statewide  teacher
center activities.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14334-01-2

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