|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|May 12, 2016||referred to education|
senate Bill S7703
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
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S7703 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7703 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7703 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to charter schools PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To increase transparency and accountability of charter schools operating in this State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section one would require charter schools to discipline their students consistent with the disciplinary procedures applicable to public school students, and to include a code of conduct with their application. Section two would require any renewal application to include an audit report on whether the charter school during the term of the charter complied with all applicable laws, including the not-for-profit corporation laws. Section three provides that a charter cannot be renewed for any charter school that, during the term of the charter, failed to (1) meet the goals set forth in the application, (2) improve student
S7703 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7703 I N S E N A T E May 12, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to charter schools THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 2 of section 2851 of the education law, as added by chapter 4 of the laws of 1998, is amended to read as follows: (h) The rules and procedures by which students may be disciplined, including but not limited to expulsion or suspension from the school, which shall be consistent with the requirements of [due process] SECTION THIRTY-TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER and with federal laws and regulations governing the placement of students with disabilities, AND PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE. THE APPLICATION SHALL ALSO INCLUDE A CODE OF CONDUCT CONSISTENT WITH SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS CHAPTER. S 2. Subdivision 4 of section 2851 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows: (F) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION TWEN- TY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE, AN AUDIT REPORT BY AN INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT OR INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT ON THE OPERATIONS OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL, INCLUDING COMPLIANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER AND THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION LAW, AND WITH ALL OTHER APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND CHARTER PROVISIONS. S 3. Section 2851 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows: 5. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, NO CHARTER SHALL BE RENEWED IF THE CHARTER SCHOOL HAS FAILED TO: (A) MEET THE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GOALS FOR THE SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM, AS REQUIRED IN THE APPLICATION; (B) IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT; OR (C) MATERIALLY FURTHER THE PURPOSES SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY OF THIS ARTICLE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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