senate Bill S6291

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides an enforcement mechanism for non-public school educational standards

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to education

S6291 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8612
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3204, add §3204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1733, A1305
2019-2020: S142, A3272
2021-2022: A1317

S6291 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an enforcement mechanism for non-public school educational standards.

S6291 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6291 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6291

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 6, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  required  instruction
  in non-public schools

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 3204  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  827  of  the  laws  of 1982, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. Quality and language of instruction; text-books. Instruction may be
given only by a competent teacher. In the teaching of  the  subjects  of
instruction prescribed by this section, English shall be the language of
instruction,  and  text-books  used  shall be written in English, except
that for a period of three years, which period may be  extended  by  the
commissioner  with respect to individual pupils, upon application there-
for by the appropriate school authorities, to a period not in excess  of
six  years, from the date of enrollment in school, pupils who, by reason
of foreign birth or ancestry have limited English proficiency, shall  be
provided  with  instructional programs as specified in subdivision two-a
of this section and the regulations of the commissioner. The purpose  of
providing such pupils with instruction shall be to enable them to devel-
op  academically  while  achieving  competence  in the English language.
Instruction given to a minor elsewhere than at a public school shall  be
at  least substantially equivalent to the instruction given to minors of
like age and attainments at the public schools of the city  or  district
where  the  SCHOOL  IS  LOCATED  OR  IF  HOME  SCHOOLED, WHERE THE minor
resides.
  S 2. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  3204-a  to
read as follows:
  S  3204-A. INSTRUCTION REQUIRED IN NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 1. ALL STUDENTS
ATTENDING A  NON-PUBLIC  SCHOOL  SHALL  BE  GIVEN  INSTRUCTION  THAT  IS
SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT TO THE INSTRUCTION THAT IS GIVEN TO STUDENTS OF
SIMILAR  AGE  AND  ATTAINMENT  IN  THE  DISTRICT  IN WHICH THE SCHOOL IS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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