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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S923
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S923 - Details
S923 - Summary
Establishes the "education equity act" which provides language assistance to parents or guardians who have children enrolled in public school and whose primary language is not English; defines terms; creates an annual language assistance plan to assess language needs in the district; requires the department of education to establish web pages detailing the rights of parents to translation services in each covered language… (view more) requires annual reports by each school district to the local board of education.
S923 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S923 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the education equity act PURPOSE: The purpose of the bill is to encourage parental involvement and participation by providing appropriate translation services to non-English speaking parents with children enrolled in New York state schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 titles the act the "Education Equity Act." Section 2 adds a new article 66 to the education law to require school districts to create an annual language assistance plan to assess language needs within the district. Districts are required to determine the primary language of the parents of enrolled students, and provide interpretation services for two languages spoken by more than two percent of the population of the school district, or, for eight languages in a community district of the City of New York. Additionally, school districts are required to provide translations of certain documents sent to parents in regards to a child's education, including report cards and permission slips and all
S923 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 923 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, SAVINO -- 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 establishing the education equity act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "education equity act". S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 66 to read as follows: ARTICLE 66 EDUCATION EQUITY ACT SECTION 3300. DEFINITIONS. 3301. SCHOOL-BASED LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PLANS. 3302. DETERMINATION OF PRIMARY LANGUAGE. 3303. INTERPRETATION SERVICES REQUIRED. 3304. TRANSLATION SERVICES REQUIRED. 3305. NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. 3306. CERTIFICATION OF TRANSLATION. 3307. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WEBSITE. 3308. REPORTING. 3309. GENERAL PROVISIONS. S 3300. DEFINITIONS. WHEREVER USED IN THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE RESPECTIVE MEANINGS HEREINAFTER SET FORTH OR INDI- CATED: 1. COVERED LANGUAGES. THE TERM "COVERED LANGUAGES" MEANS TWO OF THE MOST COMMONLY SPOKEN LANGUAGES, OTHER THAN ENGLISH, BEING SPOKEN BY AT LEAST TWO PERCENT, ROUNDED TO THE NEAREST PERCENTILE, OF THE POPULATION IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITHIN A CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN HAVING A POPULATION OF LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND INHABITANTS, TWO OF THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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