senate Bill S7715

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the commissioner of education to survey, examine and report about school district compliance with physical education instruction requirements in elementary and secondary grades in public schools

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Jun 02, 2014 referred to education

S7715 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8592
Law Section:
Education, Commissioner of

S7715 - Summary

Requires the commissioner of education to survey, examine and report about school district compliance with physical education instruction requirements in elementary and secondary grades in public schools.

S7715 - Sponsor Memo

S7715 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7715

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 2, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT relating to requiring the commissioner of  education  to  survey,
  examine  and  report  about  school  district compliance with physical
  education instruction requirements in elementary and secondary  grades
  in public schools

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

  Section 1. a. The commissioner of education shall survey, examine  and
report about school district compliance with physical education instruc-
tion  requirements as required by laws and regulations in elementary and
secondary grades in all public schools. Such report  shall  include  but
not be limited to the following information for each school district:
  (i)  how  many and which schools do not have a facility, multi-purpose
room, non-classroom designated area, or other designated spaces that are
adequate for physical education instruction  as  required  by  laws  and
regulations;
  (ii)  how many and which schools have a facility or other space listed
in paragraph (i) of this subdivision for physical education  instruction
do  not  or cannot use such space for physical education instruction and
the reason or reasons why such space is not used for physical education;
  (iii) the maximum number of students who can receive  physical  educa-
tion instruction at each school facility or area designated for physical
education  and  how  many  students currently receive physical education
instruction at each facility or designated area;
  (iv) how many and which elementary schools do not (A) employ a teacher
or teachers certified  in  physical  education  for  physical  education
instruction  or  (B) designate a teacher or teachers for physical educa-
tion instruction;
  (v) how many and which secondary schools do  not  employ  a  certified
physical education teacher for physical education instruction;
  (vi)  how  many  and  which  schools do not provide the class time for
physical education instruction as required by law and  statute  and  the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13470-01-4

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