senate Bill S7247

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires school district to provide supplemental educational services (independent tutors) to low-income students in failing schools

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 05, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 04, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 31, 2012 1st report cal.982
May 02, 2012 referred to education

Votes

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May 31, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S7247
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committee
14
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
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Excused
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S7247 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9824
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3209-b, Ed L

S7247 - Summary

Requires school districts to provide supplemental education services (independent tutors) to low-income students in failing schools.

S7247 - Sponsor Memo

S7247 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7247

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

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 providing supplemental
  educational services to students  from  low-income  families  who  are
  enrolled  in schools that have failed to make adequate yearly progress
  for two consecutive years

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds and
declares it necessary to preserve and continue supplemental  educational
services  in  the  state  that provide low-income students with tutoring
free of charge.  This program empowers parents to take an active role in
the education of their children, as  it  is  parents  who  decide  which
state-approved  tutoring  provider  they  will  send  their children to.
Parents are engaged in every aspect of the interventions, and it is  the
parents,  rather  than  the  school district, making decisions for their
children that will help their children catch up to their peers.
  Currently 87,406 low-income students attend failing  schools  in  this
state  and  receive  supplemental  educational  services  tutoring.  The
program is available to all low-income students attending  schools  that
fail  to  meet  Federal  Adequate Yearly Progress for consecutive years.
These are schools that the United States Department of  Education  deems
as failing to meet the basic educational needs of their students. Nearly
66%  of  children  eligible  for the program in this state elect to take
part in the tutoring program. The program  provides  low-income  parents
with  a  range of educational opportunities outside of the normal school
day that help their children improve academically.
  Supplemental educational services is a highly effective way to provide
one-to-one or small group instruction to disadvantaged students. Studies
by the United States Department of Education conclude that the  tutoring
programs lead to significant gains in student achievement in reading and
math.
  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and declares that supplemental educa-
tional services are a proven way to help improve student performance and

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

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