senate Bill S1524

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires each school district to include the percentage of its budget spent on instructional expenses in its school district report card

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S1524 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1608, 1716, 1950, 2554, 2590-e, 2601-a, 2857 & 2, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4541
2009-2010: S560

S1524 - Summary

Requires each school district to include the percentage of its budget spent on instructional expenses in its school district report card.

S1524 - Sponsor Memo

S1524 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  1524

                       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 requiring each  school
  district  to  include  the  percentage of its budget spent on instruc-
  tional expenses in its school district report card

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  6  of  section 1608 of the education law, as
amended by section 5 of part A of chapter 436 of the laws  of  1997,  is
amended to read as follows:
  6.  Each  year, the board of education shall prepare a school district
report card, pursuant to regulations of the commissioner, and shall make
it publicly available by transmitting it to local newspapers of  general
circulation, appending it to copies of the proposed budget made publicly
available  as  required  by law, making it available for distribution at
the annual meeting, and otherwise disseminating it as  required  by  the
commissioner.  Such  report  card shall include measures of the academic
performance of the school district, on a school  by  school  basis,  and
measures of the fiscal performance of the district, as prescribed by the
commissioner,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THE PERCENTAGE OF THE
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET THAT IS SPENT ON INSTRUCTIONAL EXPENSES.   Pursu-
ant  to  regulations  of  the  commissioner,  the report card shall also
compare these measures to statewide averages for all public schools, and
statewide averages for public schools of  comparable  wealth  and  need,
developed  by  the  commissioner.  Such  report card shall include, at a
minimum, any information on the school district regarding pupil perform-
ance and expenditure per pupil required to be  included  in  the  annual
report  by  the  regents to the governor and the legislature pursuant to
section two hundred fifteen-a of this chapter; and any other information
required by the commissioner. School districts (i) identified as  having

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

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