assembly Bill A6480

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to intervention in chronically underperforming schools

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to education
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A6480 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4183
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง211-f, Ed L

A6480 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to intervention in chronically underperforming schools by establishing stages one, two, and three academic and/or fiscal at-risk status, requires such at-risk school districts to develop a plan to remove the district from such status and authorizes intervention in certain school districts.

A6480 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6480

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  NOLAN  -- (at request of the State Education
  Department) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to intervention in chron-
  ically underperforming school districts

  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 211-f
to read as follows:
  S 211-F. INTERVENTION IN CHRONICALLY UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
1. STAGE ONE ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL AT-RISK STATUS. A. THE  COMMISSIONER
SHALL  IDENTIFY  AS  BEING  IN  STAGE ONE ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL AT-RISK
STATUS A SCHOOL DISTRICT: (I) THAT HAS BEEN A DISTRICT REQUIRING ACADEM-
IC PROGRESS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH SEVEN OF SUBDIVISION  (P)  OF  SECTION
100.2  OF TITLE EIGHT OF THE NEW YORK STATE CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS
FOR AT LEAST THREE SCHOOL YEARS OR A FOCUS DISTRICT  AND/OR  A  DISTRICT
WHICH  HAS  ONE  OR MORE SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED AS A PERSISTENTLY LOWEST-AC-
HIEVING SCHOOL, A SCHOOL UNDER REGISTRATION REVIEW OR A FOCUS OR PRIORI-
TY SCHOOL; AND/OR (II) IN WHICH THE BOARD OF  EDUCATION  HAS  FAILED  TO
EXERCISE APPROPRIATE FISCAL MANAGEMENT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BY FAILING
TO  TAKE ACTIONS NECESSARY TO KEEP THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET IN BALANCE
AND/OR MAINTAIN AN APPROPRIATE FUND BALANCE FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST TWO
SCHOOL YEARS; PROVIDED THAT, IN THE CASE OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT MEETS
THE CRITERIA FOR STAGE ONE ACADEMIC AND/OR FISCAL AT-RISK STATUS AND HAS
BEEN DESIGNATED AS A DISTRICT REQUIRING ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND/OR A FOCUS
DISTRICT FOR EIGHT OR MORE YEARS AND HAS NINE OR MORE SCHOOLS IDENTIFIED
AS PERSISTENTLY LOWEST-ACHIEVING  SCHOOLS,  SCHOOLS  UNDER  REGISTRATION
REVIEW  OR  FOCUS  OR PRIORITY SCHOOLS, THE COMMISSIONER MAY IMMEDIATELY
IDENTIFY SUCH DISTRICT AS BEING IN  STAGE  TWO  ACADEMIC  AND/OR  FISCAL
INTERVENTION STATUS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  B. WITHIN NINETY DAYS OF IDENTIFICATION AS BEING IN STAGE ONE ACADEMIC
AND/OR  FISCAL AT-RISK STATUS, A SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DEVELOP A PLAN OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08314-01-3

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