senate Bill S5998

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires charter schools to provide notice of probatory status or received remedial action plan

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
Nov 27, 2013 referred to rules

S5998 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8302
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2855-a, Ed L

S5998 - Summary

Requires charter schools to provide notice of probationary status or received remedial action plan.

S5998 - Sponsor Memo

S5998 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5998

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 27, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to parental  notification
  when  charter  schools  are  placed on probation or receive a remedial
  action plan

  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 2855-a
to read as follows:
  S  2855-A.  PARENTAL  NOTIFICATION.  1.  PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS OF
CHILDREN WHO ARE ENROLLED IN CHARTER SCHOOLS OR  WHOM  THE  SCHOOLS  ARE
ATTEMPTING  TO RECRUIT SHALL BE NOTIFIED WHEN SUCH SCHOOLS MAY BE PLACED
ON PROBATION OR RECEIVE A REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN FROM THE  CHARTER  ENTITY
OR REGENTS.
  2. THE TERM "CHARTER SCHOOL" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS DEFINED IN
THIS CHAPTER.
  3.  SUCH  NOTICE SHALL BE GRANTED WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF ACTUAL NOTICE OF
SUCH A SCHOOL'S STATUS.
  4. AS SCHOOLS PROVIDE NOTICE, THEY SHALL DISCLOSE  THEIR  PROBATIONARY
STATUS AND REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN TO REMAIN OPEN.
  5.  SUCH  PROVIDED NOTICE SHALL BE WRITTEN AND SENT VIA POSTAL MAIL TO
THE PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS. IN THE EVENT OF DUAL CUSTODY SITUATIONS,
THE SCHOOLS SHALL PROVIDE  WRITTEN  NOTICE  TO  BOTH  PARENTS  IF  THEIR
ADDRESSES ARE ON FILE WITH THE SCHOOL.
  6. SCHOOLS SHALL ALSO DISCLOSE THEIR PROBATIONARY STATUS IN A DATABASE
THAT SHALL BE UPDATED EVERY TWO WEEKS. IN THIS DATABASE, CHARTER SCHOOLS
SHALL DISCLOSE ANY PROBATIONARY STATUS AND REMEDIAL ACTION PLANS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13121-01-3

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