senate Bill S2630A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to establish a language assistance program for limited English proficient parents of students

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Feb 10, 2014 print number 2630a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Jan 23, 2013 referred to education

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S2630 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1974A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1156, A5924
2009-2010: S4564, A474

S2630 - Summary

Requires school districts to establish a language assistance program for limited English proficient parents of students; requires record keeping and annual reporting; permits districts to jointly establish such programs.

S2630 - Sponsor Memo

S2630 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2630

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  public
  school  districts  to  provide  language assistance to limited English
  proficient parents of students

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 43 to read as follows:
  43.  A.  ALL  SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL ESTABLISH   A LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM WHERE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT PARENTS  WOULD  HAVE  EFFECTIVE
ACCESS  TO COMMUNICATE WITH TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL.  THIS COMPRE-
HENSIVE PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
  (1) PROVIDING THAT ALL FREQUENTLY USED FORMS AND OTHER WRITTEN MATERI-
ALS THAT ARE SENT HOME TO LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT  PARENTS  IN  THEIR
PRIMARY LANGUAGE;
  (2)  PROVIDING  LANGUAGE  ASSISTANCE  TO  LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENT
PARENTS IN THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE WHO CALL  OR  COME  INTO  SCHOOL  WITH
CONCERNS RELATED TO THEIR CHILD'S SCHOOLING;
  (3)  PROVIDING  LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES TO LIMITED ENGLISH PROFI-
CIENT PARENTS IN THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE TO FACILITATE PARENT  ATTENDANCE
AT  SCHOOL-SPONSORED  PROGRAMS  DESIGNED  FOR COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND
SCHOOL FAIRS.
  B. A NOTICE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE  LANGUAGE  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAMS
FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT PARENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH
A  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE  MAILED TO THE HOMES OF SUCH LIMITED
ENGLISH  PROFICIENT  PARENTS  IN  A  NOTICE  WRITTEN  IN  THEIR  PRIMARY
LANGUAGE.
  C.  EACH  SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL KEEP A RECORD DOCUMENTING ITS LANGUAGE
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND SHALL SUBMIT A SUMMARY  REPORT  ANNUALLY  TO  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03067-01-3

S2630A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1974A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1156, A5924
2009-2010: S4564, A474

S2630A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school districts to establish a language assistance program for limited English proficient parents of students; requires record keeping and annual reporting; permits districts to jointly establish such programs.

S2630A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2630A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2630--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  public
  school  districts  to  provide  language assistance to limited English
  proficient parents of students

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 44 to read as follows:
  44.  A.  ALL  SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL ESTABLISH   A LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM WHERE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT PARENTS  WOULD  HAVE  EFFECTIVE
ACCESS  TO COMMUNICATE WITH TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL.  THIS COMPRE-
HENSIVE PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
  (1) PROVIDING THAT ALL FREQUENTLY USED FORMS AND OTHER WRITTEN MATERI-
ALS THAT ARE SENT HOME TO LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT  PARENTS  IN  THEIR
PRIMARY LANGUAGE;
  (2)  PROVIDING  LANGUAGE  ASSISTANCE  TO  LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENT
PARENTS IN THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE WHO CALL  OR  COME  INTO  SCHOOL  WITH
CONCERNS RELATED TO THEIR CHILD'S SCHOOLING;
  (3)  PROVIDING  LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES TO LIMITED ENGLISH PROFI-
CIENT PARENTS IN THEIR PRIMARY LANGUAGE TO FACILITATE PARENT  ATTENDANCE
AT  SCHOOL-SPONSORED  PROGRAMS  DESIGNED  FOR COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND
SCHOOL FAIRS.
  B. A NOTICE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE  LANGUAGE  ASSISTANCE  PROGRAMS
FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT PARENTS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH
A  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE  MAILED TO THE HOMES OF SUCH LIMITED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03067-02-4

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