senate Bill S7331

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the department of education to make local diplomas available to certain students

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 05, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 04, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 31, 2012 1st report cal.983
May 02, 2012 referred to education

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S7331 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10367
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง208-b, Ed L

S7331 - Summary

Requires the department of education to make local diplomas available to certain students.

S7331 - Sponsor Memo

S7331 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7331

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, GRISANTI, RITCHIE, YOUNG -- 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 the availability of  a
  local diploma

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section  208-b
to read as follows:
  S  208-B.  AVAILABILITY  OF A LOCAL DIPLOMA. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE
THE LOCAL DIPLOMA AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS WHO ENTER  THE  NINTH  GRADE
PRIOR TO THE TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN SCHOOL YEAR.
  S  2.  The  department  of  education shall conduct a series of public
hearings throughout the state regarding the development and  implementa-
tion  of  multiple  pathways to a high school diploma, including but not
limited to a state career and technical  education  (CTE)  and  science,
technology,  engineering  and  mathematics (STEM) diploma pathway.   The
public hearings shall assist the department in  evaluating  the  current
diploma  requirements  and developing a plan which sets forth the neces-
sary legislative and regulatory changes  needed  to  implement  multiple
pathways  to  a  high school diploma for the students entering the ninth
grade in the 2013-14 school year and  thereafter.  Any  newly  developed
pathways to a high school diploma must take into consideration the needs
of  students  with  disabilities unable to achieve the local diploma but
for which the former Individual Education  Plan  diploma  is  no  longer
available.  Such  evaluation and report shall be submitted to the gover-
nor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assem-
bly within six months of the effective date of this act.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15675-01-2

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