senate Bill S4183

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to intervention in chronically underperforming schools

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Mar 13, 2013 referred to higher education

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S4183 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6480
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §211-f, Ed L

S4183 - Summary

Relates to intervention in chronically underperforming schools by establishing stages one, two, and three academic and/or fiscal at-risk status; requires such at-risk school districts to develop a plan to remove the district from such status; authorizes intervention in certain school districts.

S4183 - Sponsor Memo

S4183 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4183

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FLANAGAN  --  (at  request  of the State Education
  Department) -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to intervention in chron-
  ically underperforming school districts

  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 section  211-f
to read as follows:
  S 211-F. INTERVENTION IN CHRONICALLY UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
1.  STAGE ONE ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL AT-RISK STATUS. A. THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL IDENTIFY AS BEING IN STAGE  ONE  ACADEMIC  AND/OR  FISCAL  AT-RISK
STATUS A SCHOOL DISTRICT: (I) THAT HAS BEEN A DISTRICT REQUIRING ACADEM-
IC  PROGRESS  PURSUANT  TO PARAGRAPH SEVEN OF SUBDIVISION (P) OF SECTION
100.2 OF TITLE EIGHT OF THE NEW YORK STATE CODES, RULES AND  REGULATIONS
FOR  AT  LEAST  THREE SCHOOL YEARS OR A FOCUS DISTRICT AND/OR A DISTRICT
WHICH HAS ONE OR MORE SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED AS  A  PERSISTENTLY  LOWEST-AC-
HIEVING SCHOOL, A SCHOOL UNDER REGISTRATION REVIEW OR A FOCUS OR PRIORI-
TY  SCHOOL;  AND/OR  (II)  IN WHICH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS FAILED TO
EXERCISE APPROPRIATE FISCAL MANAGEMENT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BY FAILING
TO TAKE ACTIONS NECESSARY TO KEEP THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET IN  BALANCE
AND/OR MAINTAIN AN APPROPRIATE FUND BALANCE FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST TWO
SCHOOL YEARS; PROVIDED THAT, IN THE CASE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT MEETS
THE CRITERIA FOR STAGE ONE ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL AT-RISK STATUS AND HAS
BEEN DESIGNATED AS A DISTRICT REQUIRING ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND/OR A FOCUS
DISTRICT FOR EIGHT OR MORE YEARS AND HAS NINE OR MORE SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED
AS  PERSISTENTLY  LOWEST-ACHIEVING  SCHOOLS,  SCHOOLS UNDER REGISTRATION
REVIEW OR FOCUS OR PRIORITY SCHOOLS, THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY  IMMEDIATELY
IDENTIFY  SUCH  DISTRICT  AS  BEING  IN STAGE TWO ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL
INTERVENTION STATUS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08314-01-3

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