senate Bill S7738

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to admission to a special high school in the city school district of the city of New York

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Jun 03, 2014 referred to education

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S7738 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9979
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2590-h, Ed L

S7738 - Summary

Relates to admission to a special high school in the city school district of New York.

S7738 - Sponsor Memo

S7738 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7738

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. FELDER, ESPAILLAT -- 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 admission to a special
  high  school  in the city school district of the city of New York; and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (b)  of subdivision 1 of section 2590-h of the
education law, as amended by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended
to read as follows:
  (b) all specialized [senior] high schools. The  special  high  schools
shall include the present schools known as:
  The  Bronx  High  School  of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn
Technical High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School  of  Music  and
the Arts in the borough of Manhattan, BROOKLYN LATIN SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL
FOR MATH, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AT CITY COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL OF AMERI-
CAN  STUDIES  AT  LEHMAN COLLEGE, QUEENS HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE SCIENCES AT
YORK  COLLEGE,  AND  STATEN  ISLAND  TECHNICAL  HIGH  SCHOOL,  and  such
[further]  ADDITIONAL  schools  which  the city board may designate from
time to time. THE CITY BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH  PROCEDURES  AND  STANDARDS
FOR  ADMISSION  TO  THE SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOLS OF THE CITY DISTRICT, WHICH
SHALL CONSIST OF MULTIPLE MEASURES OF STUDENT MERIT INCLUDING THE  GRADE
POINT  AVERAGES  OF APPLICANTS, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE RECORDS, SCHOOL ADMIS-
SION TEST  SCORES,  AND  STATE  TEST  SCORES;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT
APPROVED SCHOOL ABSENCES SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A MEASURE OF STUDENT
MERIT  FOR  ATTENDANCE  PURPOSES.  THE  CITY  BOARD  OR CHANCELLOR SHALL
PROVIDE WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF THE WEIGHTINGS SELECTED,  AND  MAKE  SUCH
EXPLANATION  PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, INCLUDING VIA THE CITY BOARD'S OFFICIAL
INTERNET WEBSITE. THE  CHANCELLOR  SHALL  ENSURE  THAT  NOTICE  OF  SUCH
SPECIAL  HIGH  SCHOOLS' ENTRANCE EXAMINATION IS WIDELY AND CONSPICUOUSLY
POSTED IN A MANNER TO MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF AFFECTED  INDIVIDUALS  THAT
RECEIVE  NOTICE,  INCLUDING  PROVIDING  NOTICE  TO  AFFECTED PARENTS AND
STUDENTS. The special schools shall be [permitted] REQUIRED to  maintain
a  discovery  program  [in accordance with the law in effect on the date
preceding the effective date of this section; admissions to the  special
schools  shall  be conducted in accordance with the law in effect on the
date preceding the effective date of this section;]. THE PRINCIPAL OF  A

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