senate Bill S6457A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Amends chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and constituting as a separate union free school district certain territory in the town of Greenburgh

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.283
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 05, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.503
substituted for s6457a
Jun 05, 2012 substituted by a8924a
May 21, 2012 amended on third reading 6457a
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.503
Feb 10, 2012 referred to education

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S6457 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8924A
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Add §4-a, Chap 481 of 1967

S6457 - Bill Texts

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Relates to provisions establishing and constituting as a separate union free school district certain territory in the town of Greenburgh; authorizes such district to use real property outside of its territorial limits.

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BILL NUMBER:S6457

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and constituting as
a separate union free school district certain territory in the town of
Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing for its
government, in relation to authorizing such school district to use real
property located outside of its territorial limits

PURPOSE:
To authorize the Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School
District, which is a "Special Act" public school district, to expand
their campus by operating a small public school in the borough of the
Bronx for children leaving foster care institutions.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 4-a to Chapter 481
of the laws of 1967 which states: "No other provision of this act nor
any other provision of law shall be deemed to prohibit the school
district established pursuant to this act from using any real
property owned or leased by The Orphan Asylum Society in the borough
of the Bronx, wherever located, for the educational purposes of such
school district."

JUSTIFICATION:
Children leaving foster care programs need help to
transition successfully back to regular or special education programs
in New York City. Too many of these young people fail after
experiencing success in small schools on the grounds of child care
agencies while in foster care.

At the Graham School in Hastings-on-Hudson, for example, non- readers
learn to read in a highly structured literacy program that uses a
research based direct instructional model. After a year or so of
progress, however, students leave foster care (which is a good thing)
and return to New York City schools. But, for many of them, the
transition is extremely difficult.

As a small step to help correct this problem, the Greenburgh- Graham
school district is proposing to operate a small public school in New
York City for children leaving foster care institutions. The school
would essentially be the third school of their existing "Special Act"
public school district, Greenburgh, Graham UFSID, which currently
operates an elementary/middle school and a high school on the Graham
campus in Hastings.

The Greenburgh-Graham special act school district was created by state
law in 1967, but the wording does not allow them to operate a public
school beyond the immediate boundaries of the district. The proposed
legislation would authorize the school to expand by operating a small
public school in the Bronx to ease the transition for children
leaving foster care institutions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6457

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and consti-
  tuting as a separate union free school district certain  territory  in
  the town of Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing for
  its government, in relation to authorizing such school district to use
  real property located outside of its territorial limits

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

  Section 1. Chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and constitut-
ing as a separate union free school district certain  territory  in  the
town  of  Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing for its
government, is amended by adding a new section 4-a to read as follows:
  S 4-A. NO OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ACT NOR ANY OTHER PROVISION  OF  LAW
SHALL  BE DEEMED TO PROHIBIT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
THIS ACT FROM USING ANY REAL PROPERTY OWNED  OR  LEASED  BY  THE  ORPHAN
ASYLUM  SOCIETY  IN  THE BOROUGH OF THE BRONX, WHEREVER LOCATED, FOR THE
EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES OF SUCH SCHOOL 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.
                                                           LBD13878-01-2

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S6457A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8924A
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Add §4-a, Chap 481 of 1967

S6457A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Relates to provisions establishing and constituting as a separate union free school district certain territory in the town of Greenburgh; authorizes such district to use real property outside of its territorial limits.

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BILL NUMBER:S6457A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and constituting as
a separate union free school district certain territory in the town of
Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing for its
government, in relation to authorizing such school district to use real
property located outside of its territorial limits

PURPOSE:
To authorize the Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School
District, which is a "Special Act" public school district, to expand
their campus by operating a small public school in the borough of the
Bronx for children leaving foster care institutions.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 adds a new section 4-a to Chapter 481
of the laws of 1967 which states: "No other provision of this act nor
any other provision of law shall be deemed to prohibit the school
district established pursuant to this act from using any real
property owned or leased by The Orphan Asylum Society in the borough
of the Bronx, wherever located, for the educational purposes of such
school district."

JUSTIFICATION:
Children leaving foster care programs need help to
transition successfully back to regular or special education programs
in New York City. Too many of these young people fail after
experiencing success in small schools on the grounds of child care
agencies while in foster care.

At the Graham School in Hastings-on-Hudson, for example, non- readers
learn to read in a highly structured literacy program that uses a
research based direct instructional model. After a year or so of
progress, however, students leave foster care (which is a good thing)
and return to New York City schools. But, for many of them, the
transition is extremely difficult.

As a small step to help correct this problem, the Greenburgh- Graham
school district is proposing to operate a small public school in New
York City for children leaving foster care institutions. The school
would essentially be the third school of their existing "Special Act"
public school district, Greenburgh, Graham UFSID, which currently
operates an elementary/middle school and a high school on the Graham
campus in Hastings.

The Greenburgh-Graham special act school district was created by state
law in 1967, but the wording does not allow them to operate a public
school beyond the immediate boundaries of the district. The proposed
legislation would authorize the school to expand by operating a small
public school in the Bronx to ease the transition for children
leaving foster care institutions.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 6457--A
    Cal. No. 503

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 10, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and consti-
  tuting  as  a separate union free school district certain territory in
  the town of Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing for
  its government, in relation to authorizing such school district to use
  real property located outside of its territorial limits

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

  Section 1. Chapter 481 of the laws of 1967 establishing and constitut-
ing  as  a  separate union free school district certain territory in the
town of Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, and providing  for  its
government, is amended by adding a new section 4-a to read as follows:
  S 4-A.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION
TO THE CONTRARY, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE EDUCA-
TIONAL  PROGRAMS ON THE SITE OF ANY REAL PROPERTY OWNED OR LEASED BY THE
ORPHAN ASYLUM SOCIETY IN THE BOROUGH OF THE BRONX IN  THE  CITY  OF  NEW
YORK,  AND  TO  ENTER  INTO  ANY  AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT SUCH
AUTHORITY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS ENROLLED
IN THE GREENBURGH-GRAHAM UNION FREE SCHOOL 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.
                                                           LBD13878-03-2

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