senate Bill S251

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes pilot grant program to enable overage, under-credit youth to obtain high school diploma or equivalent

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
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S251 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 100 ยงยง4950 - 4955, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1700, A2373
2009-2010: S146, A3621

S251 - Summary

Establishes pilot grant program to enable overage, under-credit youth to obtain high school diploma or equivalent.

S251 - Sponsor Memo

S251 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 establishing  a  pilot
  program  for  overage, under-credit students to prepare these students
  for post secondary education or training and providing for the  repeal
  of such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  it  necessary  to  increase the graduation rate in this state,
particularly New York City, Yonkers, Buffalo, Rochester,  and  Syracuse,
where the drop-out rate is exceptionally high particularly with minority
and limited English proficient students. To do so, the legislature finds
it necessary to create a research-based pilot program to assist overage,
under-credit  students,  who  are  typically  at risk of not graduating,
obtain a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma  (GED),  and
to  prepare these students for post-secondary education or training. The
legislature recognizes that  a  variety  of  individual,  familial,  and
community-based  factors may contribute to a student's failure to gradu-
ate, including, but not limited to, the student's poor academic perform-
ance or attendance, parents' academic history, alcohol and/or  substance
abuse  in  the  home,  upbringing  in  a single parent household or teen
parent  household,  neglect  and/or  abuse  in  the  home,  insufficient
parental  interest  or involvement in students' academic performance, or
otherwise, limited English proficiency in the home,  limited  access  to
health  care,  or  limited economic means, poverty or parental unemploy-
  The pilot program will examine the relationship between the  aforemen-
tioned  risk  factors and the students' academic progress as well as the
influence of the program's academic and after school support services on

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


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