senate Bill S1763

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to approval of contracts with superintendents of schools

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S1763 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1225
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1711 & 2507, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S5860, A8525

S1763 - Bill Texts

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Requires two-thirds school board approval of contracts with superintendents of schools for salary or benefits.

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BILL NUMBER:S1763

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to approval of contracts with
superintendents of schools

PURPOSE: To require a 2/3 majority vote by school
boards approving a
superintendent's contract when the vote is taken between the date of
the school board elections and the seating of the new board.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill adds sections
1711(3-a) and 2507(1-a)
to the education laws and provides:
Any contract, amendment thereto, contract extension, or agreement of
any kind with a superintendent for salary or fringe benefits entered
into during the period between the annual meeting of the district and
the subsequent organizational meeting shall be approved by a two
thirds majority of such board.

JUSTIFICATION: Superintendents are the chief
executive officers of
school districts and must work closely with the school board to
efficiently run a district. The practice of entering into long term
contracts which may run as long as 5 years by a lame duck school
board should require more than a majority vote. This bill requires
that in those situations, a 2/3 majority vote would be required.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: A.8525/S.5860 - Education Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the
sixtieth day after
it shall have become law.

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

    S. 1763                                                  A. 1225

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, LOSQUADRO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to approval of contracts
  with superintendents of schools

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

  Section  1.   Section 1711 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 3-a to read as follows:
  3-A. ANY CONTRACT, AMENDMENT THERETO, CONTRACT EXTENSION, OR AGREEMENT
OF ANY KIND WITH A SUPERINTENDENT FOR SALARY, COMPENSATION  OR  BENEFITS
ENTERED  INTO  DURING  THE  PERIOD  BETWEEN  THE  ANNUAL  MEETING OF THE
DISTRICT AND THE SUBSEQUENT ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING SHALL BE APPROVED  BY
A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF SUCH BOARD.
  S  2.  Section  2507  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. ANY CONTRACT, AMENDMENT THERETO, CONTRACT EXTENSION, OR AGREEMENT
OF ANY KIND WITH A SUPERINTENDENT FOR SALARY, COMPENSATION  OR  BENEFITS
ENTERED  INTO  DURING  THE  PERIOD  BETWEEN  THE  ANNUAL  MEETING OF THE
DISTRICT AND THE SUBSEQUENT ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING SHALL BE APPROVED  BY
A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF SUCH BOARD.
  S  3.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03508-01-3

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