|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|
senate Bill S7247
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7247 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- 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
BILL NUMBER:S7247 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: The purpose of the bill is to preserve and continue supplemental education services which provide low-income students with tutoring free of charge. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill establishes the legislative intent, detailing the importance of supplemental education services as a proven way to improve student performance that should be maintained while the State is implementing reforms to its education system. Section 2 of the bill would add a new section, § 3209-b, to the Education Law which would require schools that have failed to make adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years to continue to set aside a portion of their Title I funds and offer supplemental education services to low-income students free of charge.
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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