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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 24, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S2874
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S2874 - Details
S2874 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2874 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the housing of grades at charter schools PURPOSE: To allow students from charter schools serving middle school students to attend high school charter schools overseen by the same charter school board. This would be accomplished by allowing charters schools operated by the same board to merge and offer the same grade at multiple locations. Each school would still count toward the cap of 200 schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends section 2853(1) of the Education Law to authorize a charter school to house a single grade at more than one site, with each additional site counted toward the existing cap of 200 charter schools. This language maintains the single site provision in existing law for charter schools with more than one location so long as each grade is provided instruction respectively at the same site. Section 1 also specifies that if a charter school whose employees belong to a collective bargaining organization merges with a charter school whose employees are not members of a collective bargaining organization, the employees in both schools are considered to be members of a collec- tive bargaining unit that represented like positions.
S2874 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2874 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 24, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SMITH -- 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 the housing of grades at charter schools THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (b-1) of subdivision 1 of section 2853 of the education law, as amended by chapter 101 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (b-1) An education corporation operating a charter school shall be authorized to operate more than one school or house any grade at more than one site, provided that a charter must be issued for each such additional school or site in accordance with the requirements for the issuance of a charter pursuant to this article and that each such addi- tional school or site shall count as a charter issued pursuant to subdi- vision nine of section twenty eight hundred fifty-two of this article [; and provided further that: (A) a]. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS CHAPTER, APPROVAL OF REVISIONS TO A CHARTER OR CHARTERS TO AUTHORIZE AN EDUCATION CORPO- RATION TO HOUSE ANY GRADE OR GRADES AT MORE THAN ONE SITE, INCLUDING THE MERGER OR CONSOLIDATION OF EXISTING EDUCATION CORPORATIONS OPERATING CHARTER SCHOOLS TO A SINGLE EDUCATION CORPORATION, SHALL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE. UPON SUCH MERGER OR CONSOLIDATION, THE SURVIVING OR CONSOLIDATED EDUCATION CORPORATION, PLUS ANY SUCH ADDITIONAL SITES, SHALL EACH BE COUNTED AS A CHARTER ISSUED FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUBDIVISION NINE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY- TWO OF THIS ARTICLE. IF A CHARTER SCHOOL HAS EMPLOYEES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ORGANIZATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW THAT MERGES OR CONSOLIDATES WITH A CHARTER SCHOOL WHOSE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT MEMBERS OF A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ORGANIZATION, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07225-01-3
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