senate Bill S95

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the "keep effective and excellent professionals in the classroom act"; relates to procedures for the abolition of teaching positions; repealers

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Mar 24, 2011 notice of committee consideration - withdrawn
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to education

S95 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2588 & 3013, rpld §2588 subs 3, 4 & 7, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7346

S95 - Summary

Establishes the "keep effective and excellent professionals in the classroom act"; relates to procedures for the abolition of teaching positions in city school districts of cities having one million or more inhabitants.

S95 - Sponsor Memo

S95 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   95

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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 retaining  quality
  teachers  and  teachers  in shortage subject areas when teaching posi-
  tions are eliminated in city school districts  of  cities  having  one
  million  or  more inhabitants; and to repeal certain provisions of the
  education law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.    This  act  shall be known and may be cited as "the keep
effective and excellent professionals in the classroom act".
  S 2. The section heading of section 2588  of  the  education  law,  as
added by chapter 521 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
  Seniority, retention and displacement rights in connection with aboli-
tion  of positions in city school districts of cities having [more than]
one million inhabitants OR MORE.
  S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 2588 of the education  law  is  REPEALED
and a new subdivision 3 is added to read as follows:
  3.  (A)  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY,
WHENEVER THE CITY SCHOOL  DISTRICT  ABOLISHES  TEACHING  OR  SUPERVISORY
POSITIONS CITYWIDE AS A RESULT OF A CITYWIDE BUDGET REDUCTION IN ACCORD-
ANCE  WITH  PARAGRAPH  B  OF  SUBDIVISION  FIVE-A OF SECTION TWENTY-FIVE
HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX OF  THIS  ARTICLE  AND  THE  MAINTENANCE  OF  EFFORT
REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
  (I) DECISIONS CONCERNING WHICH POSITIONS WITHIN INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS ARE
TO  BE  ABOLISHED,  AND WHICH PERSONS OCCUPYING SUCH POSITIONS ARE TO BE
ABOLISHED, AND WHICH PERSONS OCCUPYING SUCH POSITIONS  ARE  TO  BE  LAID
OFF, SHALL BE MADE BY THE PRINCIPAL, CONSISTENT WITH GUIDANCE PROMULGAT-
ED  BY THE CHANCELLOR PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. THE PRINCIPAL SHALL MAKE
THE DECISION AFTER CONSIDERING THE  RECOMMENDATIONS  OF  A  SCHOOL-BASED

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

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