assembly Bill A9979

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 05, 2014 referred to education

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A9979 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7738
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2590-h, Ed L

A9979 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A9979 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9979

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Camara) --
  read once and referred 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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