assembly Bill A6791A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the community schools act; appropriation

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 24, 2016 print number 6791a
Mar 24, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Apr 02, 2015 referred to education

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A6791 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5447
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3602-g, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A2152, S3481

A6791 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A6791 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6791

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, BRINDISI, FAHY, MAYER, LAVINE --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Education

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
TARGETS  SCHOOL  BUILDINGS  AS  COMMUNITY  HUBS TO DELIVER CO-LOCATED OR

 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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Multi-Sponsors

A6791A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5447
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3602-g, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A2152, S3481

A6791A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A6791A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6791--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 2, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, BRINDISI, FAHY, MAYER, LAVINE,
  McDONALD, ARROYO, STECK, CRESPO, SKARTADOS, MAGNARELLI, BLAKE,  NOLAN,
  COOK, JOYNER, GUNTHER, LIFTON, BRONSON, CAHILL, RYAN, JAFFEE, SKOUFIS,
  GALEF,  ORTIZ -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON, SOLAGES -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Education -- recommitted to  the
  Committee  on  Education in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 --
  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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10074-05-6

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