Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to education
|Jan 30, 2015||
referred to education
Senate Bill S2923
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S2923 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S2923 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2923 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring school districts to establish programs for gifted and twice-exceptional pupils PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to add a gifted program into every school district in the state. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: A new section 4454 is added to the education law. Section 2: Effective date. JUSTIFICATION: This legislation would require every school district in the State to establish a gifted and talented program for pupils who meet the criteria established in the Education Law. Also required of school districts is the establishment of an ongoing identification process for gifted students starting in kindergarten and continuing until the
2015-S2923 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 2923 A. 4265 2015-2016 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 30, 2015 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, AUBRY, JAFFEE, SCARBOR- OUGH, TITONE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. MAGNARELLI, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring school districts to establish programs for gifted and twice-exceptional pupils 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 4454 to read as follows: S 4454. GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM. 1. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THIS STATE SHALL ESTABLISH A DISTRICT-WIDE GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR PUPILS WHO MEET THE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FORTY-FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY-TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, AND SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONAL ADAPTATIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO GIFTED IEPS (GIEPS) DEVELOPED BY CERTIFIED GIFTED AND TALENTED LEARNING SPECIALISTS, DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION, CONTACT TIME, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, ACADEMIC GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, AND CONTENT-BASED ACCELERATION, ARE DESIGNED AND DELIVERED FOR SUCH PUPILS. 2. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL ESTABLISH AN ONGOING IDENTIFICATION PROCESS FOR GIFTED PUPILS, INCLUDING TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL PUPILS, INITIATED IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND REVIEWED ANNUALLY THROUGH GRADE TWELVE. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL ENSURE THAT THE IDENTIFICATION METHODOLOGY EMPLOYS MULTIFACETED CRITERIA CONSISTENT WITH RECOMMENDED PRACTICES IN THE FIELD, AND IS DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE, NON-DISCRIMINATORY, AND RELATED TO THE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07825-01-5
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