senate Bill S1509

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Caps school district administrative costs at three percent of such school district's total budget

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S1509 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2, add §1510-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6152

S1509 - Bill Texts

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Caps school district administrative costs at three percent of such school district's total budget.

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BILL NUMBER:S1509

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to capping the level of
expenditures by school districts for central administration

PURPOSE: This legislation would cap school district
administrative
costs at three percent of such school district's total budget.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Section 2 of the New
York State
Education Law by adding a new subdivision 25 and adds a new section
1510-a to cap school district administrative costs at three percent
of such school district's total budget.

Central administration services will not include teacher salaries,
transportation services or capitol costs.

JUSTIFICATION: As the economy continues to struggle,
school districts
must create sound fiscal plans that insure that the students receive
the best possible classroom experience. Students and teachers need
resources that will allow them to prepare for the future. To find
savings by cutting the in-classroom spending while maintaining the
bloated administrative bureaucracy is a mistake. A mistake school
districts can no longer afford to make.

Too much of our school budgets are going to the administrative side of
the equation. A look at any school staff listing will reveal a myriad
of titles and positions that do not directly impact the kids. This
legislation will require our schools to limit their spending on
administrative costs to 3% of their total budget. This legislation
will guarantee the resources provided to school districts will be
spent where they are needed the most, in the classroom

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6152 of 2012.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1509

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- 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 capping the  level  of
  expenditures by school districts for central administration

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

  Section 1. Section 2 of the education law is amended by adding  a  new
subdivision 25 to read as follow:
  25.  CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION SERVICES. THE TERM "CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION
SERVICES"  MEANS  ALL  CENTRAL  ADMINISTRATION  SERVICES  PROVIDED  BY A
COMMON, UNION FREE, CENTRAL SCHOOL  DISTRICT,  OR  CENTRAL  HIGH  SCHOOL
DISTRICT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPENDITURES, SALARIES AND OTHER-
WISE,  FOR  THE CHIEF SCHOOL OFFICER, THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, THE BUSINESS
OFFICE, THE PURCHASING OFFICE, THE PERSONNEL OFFICE, THE RECORDS MANAGE-
MENT OFFICE, PUBLIC INFORMATION AND SERVICES, FEES  FOR  FISCAL  AGENTS,
THE  DISTRICT  CLERK'S  OFFICE, THE DISTRICT MEETING, AUDITING SERVICES,
THE TREASURER'S OFFICE, THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE, LEGAL SERVICES,  THE
SCHOOL  CENSUS,  THE SUPPORT STAFF AND CLERICAL STAFF FOR SUCH SERVICES,
OFFICERS AND OFFICES AND INDIRECT COSTS AND OTHER UNCLASSIFIED  EXPENDI-
TURES. "CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION SERVICES" SHALL NOT INCLUDE TEACHER SALA-
RIES, TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OR CAPITAL COSTS.
  S  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 1510-a to
read as follows:
  S 1510-A. CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION  SERVICES.  NO  COMMON,  UNION  FREE,
CENTRAL  SCHOOL  DISTRICT, OR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL, IN ANY
FISCAL YEAR, EXPEND MORE THAN THREE PERCENT  OF  ITS  TOTAL  BUDGET  FOR
CENTRAL  ADMINISTRATION  SERVICES,  AS  SUCH TERM IS DEFINED PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION TWENTY-FIVE OF SECTION TWO OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 3.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03304-01-3

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