Assembly Actions -
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|Jan 08, 2014
referred to higher education
|Mar 13, 2013
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S4183
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S4183 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S4183 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to intervention in chronically underperforming schools by establishing stages one, two, and three academic and/or fiscal at-risk status; requires such at-risk school districts to develop a plan to remove the district from such status; authorizes intervention in certain school districts.
2013-S4183 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4183 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to intervention in chronically underperforming school districts Purpose of the bill: To provide for a system of supports and interventions, aligned with the framework established in Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2007 and the Department's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver application, that is designed to build the capacity of school districts in academic and/or fiscal distress and the appointment of an education oversight board in cases where a district is found to be chronically underperforming. Summary of provisions: Section 1 of the bill would permit the commissioner of education to designate a school district as being in stage one academic and/or fiscal at-risk status, stage two academic and/or fiscal intervention status, and stage three academic and/or fiscal restructuring status. A district would be designated as being in stage one academic and/or fiscal at-risk status where (1) it has been a district requiring academic progress for at least three school years or a focus district and/or has one or more schools identified as a persistently lowest-achieving school or a school under registration review or a focus or priority school and/or (2) its board of education has failed to exercise appropriate fiscal management of the school district by
2013-S4183 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4183 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 13, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- (at request of the State Education Department) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to intervention in chron- ically underperforming school districts 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 211-f to read as follows: S 211-F. INTERVENTION IN CHRONICALLY UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 1. STAGE ONE ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL AT-RISK STATUS. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL IDENTIFY AS BEING IN STAGE ONE ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL AT-RISK STATUS A SCHOOL DISTRICT: (I) THAT HAS BEEN A DISTRICT REQUIRING ACADEM- IC PROGRESS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH SEVEN OF SUBDIVISION (P) OF SECTION 100.2 OF TITLE EIGHT OF THE NEW YORK STATE CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR AT LEAST THREE SCHOOL YEARS OR A FOCUS DISTRICT AND/OR A DISTRICT WHICH HAS ONE OR MORE SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED AS A PERSISTENTLY LOWEST-AC- HIEVING SCHOOL, A SCHOOL UNDER REGISTRATION REVIEW OR A FOCUS OR PRIORI- TY SCHOOL; AND/OR (II) IN WHICH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS FAILED TO EXERCISE APPROPRIATE FISCAL MANAGEMENT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BY FAILING TO TAKE ACTIONS NECESSARY TO KEEP THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET IN BALANCE AND/OR MAINTAIN AN APPROPRIATE FUND BALANCE FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST TWO SCHOOL YEARS; PROVIDED THAT, IN THE CASE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR STAGE ONE ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL AT-RISK STATUS AND HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A DISTRICT REQUIRING ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND/OR A FOCUS DISTRICT FOR EIGHT OR MORE YEARS AND HAS NINE OR MORE SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED AS PERSISTENTLY LOWEST-ACHIEVING SCHOOLS, SCHOOLS UNDER REGISTRATION REVIEW OR FOCUS OR PRIORITY SCHOOLS, THE COMMISSIONER MAY IMMEDIATELY IDENTIFY SUCH DISTRICT AS BEING IN STAGE TWO ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL INTERVENTION STATUS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08314-01-3
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