|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 22, 2014||signed chap.103|
|Jul 11, 2014||delivered to governor|
|Jun 12, 2014||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1353
substituted for s7345
|Jun 12, 2014||substituted by a8436|
|Jun 11, 2014||ordered to third reading cal.1353|
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 13, 2014||referred to education|
senate Bill S7345Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8436 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7345 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §2590-c, Ed L
S7345 - Summary
Relates to vacancies on the community district education council; expands eligibility to parents whose kids have been English language learner students within the preceding two years.
S7345 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7345 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to vacancies on the community district education council PURPOSE: This bill would expand the pool of eligible parents for membership on the community district education councils, and would therefore widen participation for parents of English language learners and help fill vacancies. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill would amend Education Law section 2590-c(6)(b)(2), which deals with vacancies that result in community district education councils not having at least one parent of a student who is an English language learner. Section 2 of the bill would amend Education Law section 2590-c(8)(c), which deals with selection procedures for community district education council members and which provides that such selection procedures shall ensure that at least one position on the council is filled by a parent of a student who is an English language learner. Both sections of the bill add the same language to the existing provisions of the Education Law that each amends. The language that would be added simply expands the description, and thus statutory eligibility, to parents of students
S7345 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7345 I N S E N A T E May 13, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LANZA -- 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 vacancies on the community district education council THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph (b) of subdivision 6 of section 2590-c of the education law, as added by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (2) If such vacancy results in the council not having at least one member who is a parent of a student who is an English language learner OR WHO HAS BEEN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER WITHIN THE PRECEDING TWO YEARS, or results in the council not having at least one member who is a parent of a student with an individualized education program, the commu- nity council shall select a parent having such qualifications to fill the vacancy. S 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 8 of section 2590-c of the education law, as amended by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows: (c) develop selection procedures for community council members which shall attempt to ensure membership that reflects a representative cross- section of the communities within the school district and diversity of the student population including those with particular educational needs, shall include consideration of the enrollment figures within each community district and the potential disparity of such enrollment from school to school within the district, and shall ensure that, to the extent possible, a school may have no more than one parent represen- tative on the community council. Such procedures shall ensure that at least one position on the community council is filled by a parent of a student who is an English language learner OR WHO HAS BEEN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER WITHIN THE PRECEDING TWO YEARS, and at least one posi- tion is filled by a parent of a student with an individualized education program, and shall allow for the seven remaining positions to be filled by parents who are otherwise eligible. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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