|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to children and families|
|Feb 28, 2013||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S3952
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S3952 - Details
S3952 - Summary
Relates to a parent's right to know if an employee, volunteer or an administrator of a school district is reprimanded for inappropriate conduct towards his or her child; enacts "parent's right to know" act.
S3952 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3952 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the parent's right to know of allegations of inappropriate conduct by a school district employee, volunteer or administrator PURPOSE: To strengthen the framework for the reporting of suspected in-school child abuse to include a requirement for parental notification. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the Education Law by creating a new article 23-C establishing the "Parent's Right to Know Act" which provides that every public school district or any school registered with the New York State Education Department shall, within 60 days of enactment of this law, adopt a policy which shall provide notification to a parent or legal guardian whenever a school employee, volunteer or administrator has been given a written censure, reprimand or otherwise has been advised in writing regarding inappropriate conduct with respect to a child by the Superintendent or the School Board. Section 2: Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: The establishment of the Parent's Right to Know Act reaffirms the critical need for parents to be fully involved as
S3952 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3952 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 28, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the parent's right to know of allegations of inappropriate conduct by a school district employee, volunteer or administrator THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 23-C to read as follows: ARTICLE 23-C PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT SECTION 1134. SHORT TITLE. 1135. DEFINITIONS. 1136. PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW. S 1134. SHORT TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS THE "PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT". S 1135. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: 1. "EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER ACTING IN HIS OR HER CAPACITY AS A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, AS WELL AS ANY PERSON RECEIVING COMPENSATION FROM A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR EMPLOYEE OF A CONTRACTED SERVICE PROVIDER OR WORKER PLACED WITHIN THE SCHOOL UNDER A PUBLIC ASSISTANCE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM, PURSUANT TO TITLE NINE-B OF ARTICLE FIVE OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW, AND CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUCH TITLE FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES TO SUCH DISTRICT, ITS STUDENTS OR EMPLOY- EES, DIRECTLY OR THROUGH CONTRACT, WHEREBY SUCH SERVICES PERFORMED BY SUCH PERSON INVOLVE DIRECT STUDENT CONTACT. 2. "VOLUNTEER" SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON, OTHER THAN AN EMPLOYEE, WHO PROVIDES SERVICES TO A SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHICH INVOLVE DIRECT STUDENT CONTACT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02381-01-3
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