senate Bill S5447A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the community schools act; appropriation

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 15, 2016 print number 5447a
Mar 15, 2016 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to finance
May 14, 2015 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

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S5447 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6791A
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §3602-g, Ed L

S5447 - Summary

Establishes the community schools act; authorizes the commissioner to award grants for community schools programming; appropriates funds therefor.

S5447 - Sponsor Memo

S5447 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5447

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, LATIMER, HASSELL-THOMPSON, RIVERA,
  PARKER -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Finance

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to establishing the
  community schools act; and making an appropriation therefor

  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 "community
schools act."
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  3602-g  to
read as follows:
  S  3602-G.  COMMUNITY SCHOOLS GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB-
LISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION  A  COMMUNITY  SCHOOLS  GRANT
PROGRAM TO FUND THE PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, IMPROVEMENT AND EVALUATION
OF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE:
  A.  TO  ENSURE  HIGH-QUALITY  EDUCATIONAL  OPPORTUNITIES  AND IMPROVED
EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGH  INVESTMENT  IN  COMMUNITY
SCHOOLS;
  B.  TO  ESTABLISH  SUSTAINABLE  COMMUNITY  SCHOOLS  WITH  ENGAGING AND
CULTURALLY RELEVANT CURRICULUM, HEALTH, SOCIAL AND  EMOTIONAL  SERVICES,
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PRACTICES SUCH AS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, AND TRANSFOR-
MATIONAL PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AS A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO
PROBLEMS FACING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY IN POOR COMMUNITIES; AND
  C.  TO  DOCUMENT  AND  EVALUATE LESSONS LEARNED FROM COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP A SET OF BEST PRACTICES TO BE SHARED LOCALLY, STATE-
WIDE AND NATIONALLY.
  2. A. WITHIN AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY
AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO AWARD COMPETITIVE  GRANTS  PURSUANT  TO  THIS
SECTION  TO  ELIGIBLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF
ONE MILLION OR MORE AN ELIGIBLE ENTITY TO IMPLEMENT,  BEGINNING  IN  THE
TWO  THOUSAND  FIFTEEN--TWO  THOUSAND  SIXTEEN  SCHOOL YEAR, A PLAN THAT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10074-04-5

Co-Sponsors

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S5447A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6791A
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §3602-g, Ed L

S5447A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the community schools act; authorizes the commissioner to award grants for community schools programming; appropriates funds therefor.

S5447A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5447A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5447--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, LATIMER, HASSELL-THOMPSON, RIVERA,
  AVELLA, COMRIE, KENNEDY, MONTGOMERY, PARKER -- read twice and  ordered
  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
  -- recommitted to the Committee on Finance in accordance  with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  community schools act; and making an appropriation therefor

  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  "community
schools act".
  S  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 3602-g to
read as follows:
  S 3602-G. COMMUNITY SCHOOLS GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS  HEREBY  ESTAB-
LISHED  WITHIN  THE DEPARTMENT A COMMUNITY SCHOOLS GRANT PROGRAM TO FUND
THE PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, IMPROVEMENT AND  EVALUATION  OF  COMMUNITY
SCHOOLS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE:
  A.  TO  ENSURE  HIGH-QUALITY  EDUCATIONAL  OPPORTUNITIES  AND IMPROVED
EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGH  INVESTMENT  IN  COMMUNITY
SCHOOLS;
  B.  TO  ESTABLISH  SUSTAINABLE  COMMUNITY  SCHOOLS  WITH  ENGAGING AND
CULTURALLY RELEVANT CURRICULUM, HEALTH, SOCIAL AND  EMOTIONAL  SERVICES,
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PRACTICES SUCH AS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, AND TRANSFOR-
MATIONAL PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AS A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO
PROBLEMS FACING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY IN POOR COMMUNITIES; AND
  C.  TO  DOCUMENT  AND  EVALUATE LESSONS LEARNED FROM COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP A SET OF BEST PRACTICES TO BE SHARED LOCALLY, STATE-
WIDE AND NATIONALLY.
  2. A. WITHIN AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY
AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO AWARD COMPETITIVE  GRANTS  PURSUANT  TO  THIS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10074-06-6

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