senate Bill S1160

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Restores the tuition freeze for charter schools to the 2008-2009 school year level for the City School District of the city of Albany

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S1160 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2856, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2007C
2009-2010: S8472

S1160 - Bill Texts

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Restores the tuition freeze for charter schools to the 2009-2010 school year level for the City School District of the city of Albany.

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BILL NUMBER:S1160 REVISED 1/8/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
charter school tuition

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To restore the tuition freeze for
charter schools to the 2008-2009 school year level for the City of
Albany School District.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1
of section 2856 of the education law, as added by section 21 of part A
of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011.

Section 2: Amends subdivision 1 of section 2856 of the education law,
as amended by section 22 of part A of chapter 58 of the laws of 2011.

Section 3: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: On July 7, 2010 Governor Paterson vetoed S.6607B, the
Article VII bill for the Education, Labor and Family assistance budget
(ELFA). By doing so he lifted the freeze on per pupil "tuition" paid
by school districts to charter schools, This freeze would mean that
charter schools would receive tuition based on the district's
operating expenses for the 2006-2007 school year. This charter school
tuition freeze was included in last year's budget. By vetoing the
freeze districts now have to send more money per student to charter
schools than they had allocated within their school budgets. For the
City School District of Albany this means a shortfall of between $4.5-
$5 million dollars. In order to make up for this loss they may have to
cut up to 100 positions. This is not fair to the students and faculty
of the City School District of Albany.

This legislation would correct this veto by extending the effective
date of the charter school tuition freeze.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011/2012 - S.2007C/A.4975C Remained in
the Senate Committee on Education and referred to the Assembly
Committee on Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Neutral.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided that
the amendments to subdivision 1 of section 2856 of the education law
made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of
such subdivision as provided in chapter 378 of the laws of 2007, as
amended, when upon such date the provisions of section two of this act
shall take effect.

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

                                  1160

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- 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 charter school tuition

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

  Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of
section 2856 of the education law, as added by section 21 of part  A  of
chapter 58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii) for the two thousand ten--two thousand eleven through [two thou-
sand  twelve--two  thousand  thirteen] TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND
TWELVE school years, the charter school basic tuition shall be the basic
tuition computed for the two thousand ten--two  thousand  eleven  school
year pursuant to the provisions of subparagraph (i) of this paragraph;
  (IV)  FOR  THE TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR,
THE CHARTER SCHOOL BASIC TUITION SHALL BE THE BASIC TUITION COMPUTED FOR
THE TWO THOUSAND TEN--TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN SCHOOL YEAR  PURSUANT  TO  THE
PROVISIONS  OF  SUBPARAGRAPH  (I)  OF THIS PARAGRAPH, PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL  DISTRICT  ENROLLMENT  FOR
THE BASE YEAR, CALCULATED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF PARAGRAPH N OF
SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, IN
EXCESS OF FIVE THOUSAND PUPILS, WHERE THE  QUOTIENT  OF  THE  BASE  YEAR
RESIDENT  PUPILS  ENROLLED IN CHARTER SCHOOLS OTHER THAN CHARTER SCHOOLS
CONVERTED FROM AN EXISTING PUBLIC SCHOOL AND FORMED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT
AS A CHARTER ENTITY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
SECTION  TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, DIVIDED BY THE
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT FOR THE BASE YEAR, CALCULATED PURSUANT
TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF PARAGRAPH N OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF  SECTION  THIR-
TY-SIX  HUNDRED  TWO OF THIS CHAPTER IS TWENTY PERCENT OR MORE, BASED ON
DATA ON FILE WITH THE COMMISSIONER AND  IN  THE  DATABASE  USED  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  TO  PRODUCE  AN  UPDATED  ELECTRONIC DATA FILE ON FEBRUARY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01963-01-3

S. 1160                             2

FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH  B  OF  SUBDIVISION
TWENTY-ONE  OF  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, THE CHARTER
SCHOOL BASIC TUITION SHALL BE THE BASIC TUITION  COMPUTED  FOR  THE  TWO
THOUSAND  NINE--TWO  THOUSAND TEN SCHOOL YEAR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS
OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
  S 2. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 1  of  section
2856 of the education law, as amended by section 22 of part A of chapter
58 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (iii) for the two thousand ten--two thousand eleven through [two thou-
sand  twelve--two  thousand  thirteen] TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN--TWO THOUSAND
TWELVE school years, the charter school basic tuition shall be the basic
tuition computed for the two thousand ten--two  thousand  eleven  school
year pursuant to the provisions of subparagraph (i) of this paragraph;
  (IV)  FOR  THE TWO THOUSAND TWELVE--TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN SCHOOL YEAR,
THE CHARTER SCHOOL BASIC TUITION SHALL BE THE BASIC TUITION COMPUTED FOR
THE TWO THOUSAND TEN--TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN SCHOOL YEAR  PURSUANT  TO  THE
PROVISIONS  OF  SUBPARAGRAPH  (I)  OF THIS PARAGRAPH, PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL  DISTRICT  ENROLLMENT  FOR
THE BASE YEAR, CALCULATED PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF PARAGRAPH N OF
SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  SECTION THIRTY-SIX HUNDRED TWO OF THIS CHAPTER, IN
EXCESS OF FIVE THOUSAND PUPILS, WHERE THE  QUOTIENT  OF  THE  BASE  YEAR
RESIDENT  PUPILS  ENROLLED IN CHARTER SCHOOLS OTHER THAN CHARTER SCHOOLS
CONVERTED FROM AN EXISTING PUBLIC SCHOOL AND FORMED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT
AS A CHARTER ENTITY PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
SECTION  TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED FIFTY-ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, DIVIDED BY THE
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT FOR THE BASE YEAR, CALCULATED PURSUANT
TO SUBPARAGRAPH TWO OF PARAGRAPH N OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF  SECTION  THIR-
TY-SIX  HUNDRED  TWO OF THIS CHAPTER IS TWENTY PERCENT OR MORE, BASED ON
DATA ON FILE WITH THE COMMISSIONER AND  IN  THE  DATABASE  USED  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  TO  PRODUCE  AN  UPDATED  ELECTRONIC DATA FILE ON FEBRUARY
FIFTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND TWELVE PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH  B  OF  SUBDIVISION
TWENTY-ONE  OF  SECTION  THREE HUNDRED FIVE OF THIS CHAPTER, THE CHARTER
SCHOOL BASIC TUITION SHALL BE THE BASIC TUITION  COMPUTED  FOR  THE  TWO
THOUSAND  NINE--TWO  THOUSAND TEN SCHOOL YEAR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS
OF SUBPARAGRAPH (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the  amend-
ments  to  subdivision  1  of  section 2856 of the education law made by
section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such subdivi-
sion as provided in chapter 378 of the laws of 2007,  as  amended,  when
upon  such  date  the  provisions  of section two of this act shall take
effect.

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