senate Bill S5369B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of education to study and report on the provision of services to public school students in grades 8 through 12 by guidance counselors

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2014 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2014 1st report cal.1031
May 13, 2014 reported and committed to education
Jan 13, 2014 print number 5369b
amend and recommit to new york city education subcommittee
Jan 08, 2014 referred to new york city education subcommittee
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Jun 13, 2013 amended on third reading (t) 5369a
Jun 10, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 05, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 04, 2013 1st report cal.1118
reported and committed to education
committee discharged and committed to new york city education subcommittee
May 16, 2013 referred to education

Votes

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May 29, 2014 - Education committee Vote

S5369B
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 13, 2014 - New York City Education Subcommittee committee Vote

S5369B
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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New York City Education Subcommittee Committee Vote: May 13, 2014

Jun 4, 2013 - New York City Education Subcommittee committee Vote

S5369
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2013

Jun 4, 2013 - Education committee Vote

S5369
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S5369 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8077A
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education

S5369 - Bill Texts

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Directs the commissioner of education to study and report on the provision of services to public school students in grades 8 through 12 by guidance counselors.

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BILL NUMBER:S5369

TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the commissioner of education to
examine, evaluate and make recommendations on the provision of
services by public school guidance counsellors

PURPOSE: To direct the commissioner of education to study and report
on the provision of services to public school students by guidance
counselors.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill requires the commissioner of education to (a)
determine the ration of guidance counselors to students; (b) the
amount of time guidance counselors spend with students in a school
year; (c) the number of students guidance counselors interview in a
school quarter; (d) the number of students in each grade that are
interviewed by a guidance counselor during a quarter; (e) the services
guidance counselors provide to students; (t) the number of hours
guidance counselors are available to students each school day; and (g)
the type of services that should be provided.

JUSTIFICATION: School counselors can be a vital piece of the college
readiness puzzle for high school students. For instance, guidance
counselors encouraging students to take AP courses, help students
through the college application and financial aid process, and also
connect students with community resources to help them succeed both
during high school and after graduation. School counselors work in
collaboration with the entire school community and are committed to
the education and emotional development of all students. However, many
counselors are bogged down with tasks that don't allow them to put
their skills to work. In addition, there is also a concern that the
student to counselor ratio may be too high, which makes it difficult
for the counselor to help students achieve their goals, whether it be
college or work. This bill would require the Commissioner of Education
to undertake a comprehensive study of guidance counselors on a school
district and statewide basis to come up with proposals to implement
recommendations to help guidance counselors fulfill their roll.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be deter lined.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined,

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  5369

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of education to examine, evaluate  and
  make  recommendations  on  the  provision of services by public school
  guidance counsellors

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

  Section  1.  The commissioner of education is hereby directed to exam-
ine, evaluate and make recommendations on the provision of  services  to
students  of  the  public  schools of the state by guidance counsellors.
Such commissioner shall study, with particular care:
  (a) the ratio of guidance counsellors to students, by  public  school,
school district and statewide;
  (b)  the  amount  of  time  each  guidance counsellor spends with each
student during a school year, by  public  school,  school  district  and
statewide;
  (c)  the number of students each guidance counsellor interviews during
a school quarter, by public school, school district and statewide;
  (d) the number of students in each grade that  are  interviewed  by  a
guidance  counsellor  during  a school quarter, by public school, school
district and statewide;
  (e) the services guidance counsellors provide to students,  by  public
school and school district;
  (f) the number of hours guidance counsellors are available to students
each school day, by public school, school district and statewide;
  (g)  the  types  and  frequency  of  guidance counsellor services that
should be provided to students in public schools.
  S 2. On or before January 1, 2014, the commissioner of education shall
submit a report of its findings, conclusions and recommendations to  the
governor,  the  temporary  president  of  the senate, the speaker of the
assembly, and the chairs of the senate and assembly committees on educa-
tion. Such report shall also include such legislative proposals  as  the
commissioner deems necessary to implement his or her recommendations.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11039-01-3

S5369A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8077A
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education

S5369A - Bill Texts

view summary

Directs the commissioner of education to study and report on the provision of services to public school students in grades 8 through 12 by guidance counselors.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5369A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct the commissioner of education to
examine, evaluate and make recommendations on the provision of
services by public school guidance counselors to students in grades 8
through 12

PURPOSE:

To direct the commissioner of education to study and report on the
provision of services to public school students by guidance
counselors.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill requires the commissioner of education to (a)
determine the ration of guidance counselors to students; (b) the
amount of time guidance counselors spend with students in a school
year; (c) the number of students guidance counselors interview in a
school quarter; (d) the number of students in each grade that are
interviewed by a guidance counselor during a quarter; (e) the services
guidance counselors provide to students; (f) the number of hours
guidance counselors are available to students each school day; and (g)
the type of services that should be provided.

JUSTIFICATION:

School counselors can be a vital piece of the college readiness puzzle
for high school students. For instance, guidance counselors
encouraging students to take AP courses, help students through the
college application and financial aid process, and also connect
students with community resources to help them succeed both during
high school and after graduation. School counselors work in
collaboration with the entire school community and are committed to
the education and emotional development of all students. However, many
counselors are bogged down with tasks that don't allow them to put
their skills to work. In addition, there is also a concern that the
student to counselor ratio may be too high, which makes it difficult
for the counselor to help students achieve their goals, whether it be
college or work. This bill would require the Commissioner of Education
to undertake a comprehensive study of guidance counselors on a school
district and statewide basis to come up with proposals to implement
recommendations to help guidance counselors fulfill their roll.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                 5369--A
    Cal. No. 1118

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged  and  said  bill  committed  to the New York City Education
  Subcommittee -- reported favorably from said subcommittee and  commit-
  ted  to  the  Committee  on  Education -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to direct the commissioner of education to examine, evaluate  and
  make  recommendations  on  the  provision of services by public school
  guidance counselors to students in grades 8 through 12

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

  Section  1.  The commissioner of education is hereby directed to exam-
ine, evaluate and make recommendations on the provision of  services  to
public  school  students  in grades 8 through 12 by guidance counselors.
Such commissioner shall study, with particular care:
  (a) the ratio of guidance counselors to students in grades  8  through
12, by public school, school district and statewide;
  (b)  the  amount  of  time  each  guidance  counselor spends with each
student in grades 8 through 12 during a school year, by  public  school,
school district and statewide;
  (c)  the number of students in grades 8 through 12 each guidance coun-
selor interviews during a  school  quarter,  by  public  school,  school
district and statewide;
  (d)  the  number  of  students in each grade that are interviewed by a
guidance counselor during a school quarter,  by  public  school,  school
district and statewide;
  (e)  the  services guidance counselors provide to students in grades 8
through 12, by public school and school district;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11039-02-3

S. 5369--A                          2

  (f) the number of hours guidance counselors are available to  students
in  grades  8  through  12  each  school  day,  by public school, school
district and statewide;
  (g) the types and frequency of guidance counselor services that should
be provided to public school students in grades 8 through 12.
  S 2. On or before January 1, 2014, the commissioner of education shall
submit  a report of its findings, conclusions and recommendations to the
governor, the temporary president of the  senate,  the  speaker  of  the
assembly, and the chairs of the senate and assembly committees on educa-
tion.  Such  report shall also include such legislative proposals as the
commissioner deems necessary to implement his or her recommendations.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

S5369B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8077A
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education

S5369B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Directs the commissioner of education to study and report on the provision of services to public school students in grades 8 through 12 by guidance counselors.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5369B

PURPOSE:

To direct the commissioner of education to study and report on the
provision of services to public school students by guidance
counselors.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill requires the commissioner of education to (a)
determine the ration of guidance counselors to students; (b) the
amount of time guidance counselors spend with students in a school
year; (c) the number of students guidance counselors interview in a
school quarter; (d) the number of students in each grade that are
interviewed by a guidance counselor during a quarter; (e) the services
guidance counselors provide to students; (f) the number of hours
guidance counselors are available to students each school day; and (g)
the type of services that should be provided.

JUSTIFICATION:

School counselors can be a vital piece of the college readiness puzzle
for high school students. For instance, guidance counselors
encouraging students to take AP courses, help students through the
college application and financial aid process, and also connect
students with community resources to help them succeed both during
high school and after graduation. School counselors work in
collaboration with the entire school community and are committed to
the education and emotional development of all students. However, many
counselors are bogged down with tasks that don't allow them to put
their skills to work. In addition, there is also a concern that the
student to counselor ratio may be too high, which makes it difficult
for the counselor to help students achieve their goals, whether it be
college or work. This bill would require the Commissioner of Education
to undertake a comprehensive study of guidance counselors on a school
district and statewide basis to come up with proposals to implement
recommendations to help guidance counselors fulfill their roll.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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

                                 5369--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged  and  said  bill  committed  to the New York City Education
  Subcommittee -- reported favorably from said subcommittee and  commit-
  ted  to  the  Committee  on  Education -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading -- recommitted to the  Committee  on  New  York
  City  Education  Subcommittee in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to direct the commissioner of education to examine, evaluate and
  make recommendations on the provision of  services  by  public  school
  guidance counselors to students in grades 8 through 12

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

  Section 1. The commissioner of education is hereby directed  to  exam-
ine,  evaluate  and make recommendations on the provision of services to
public school students in grades 8 through 12  by  guidance  counselors.
Such commissioner shall study, with particular care:
  (a)  the  ratio of guidance counselors to students in grades 8 through
12, by public school, school district and statewide;
  (b) the amount of  time  each  guidance  counselor  spends  with  each
student  in  grades 8 through 12 during a school year, by public school,
school district and statewide;
  (c) the number of students in grades 8 through 12 each guidance  coun-
selor  interviews  during  a  school  quarter,  by public school, school
district and statewide;
  (d) the number of students in each grade that  are  interviewed  by  a
guidance  counselor  during  a  school quarter, by public school, school
district and statewide;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11039-04-4

S. 5369--B                          2

  (e) the services guidance counselors provide to students in  grades  8
through 12, by public school and school district;
  (f)  the number of hours guidance counselors are available to students
in grades 8 through  12  each  school  day,  by  public  school,  school
district and statewide;
  (g) the types and frequency of guidance counselor services that should
be provided to public school students in grades 8 through 12.
  S 2. On or before January 1, 2015, the commissioner of education shall
submit  a report of his or her findings, conclusions and recommendations
to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the  speaker  of
the  assembly,  and  the chairs of the senate and assembly committees on
education. Such report shall also include such legislative proposals  as
the  commissioner  deems  necessary  to implement his or her recommenda-
tions.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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