senate Bill S4025

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to providing funding for transitional programs for students from English-speaking Caribbean countries

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Feb 26, 2015 referred to education

S4025 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1443
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3641, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S149, A2485
2011-2012: S687, A2323
2013-2014: S657, A3035
2017-2018: A999
2019-2020: A3189

S4025 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing funding for transitional programs for students from English-speaking Caribbean countries who are not eligible for limited English proficiency programs.

S4025 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4025 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4025

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 funding  for  programs
  to  assist  students transitioning from the English-speaking countries
  of the Caribbean

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

  Section  1.  Section  3641 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 17 to read as follows:
  17. TRANSITION PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS FROM  ENGLISH-SPEAKING  COUNTRIES
OF  THE CARIBBEAN. A. CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN CITIES HAVING POPULATIONS
IN EXCESS OF SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND INHABITANTS  UPON  APPLICATION  TO  THE
COMMISSIONER   THEREFORE,  AND  WITHIN  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED  FOR  SUCH
PURPOSE, SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR GRANTS TO FUND PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY SUCH
DISTRICTS WHICH ARE DESIGNED AND INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF AIDING  THE
CULTURAL AND ACADEMIC TRANSITION OF STUDENTS FROM ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUN-
TRIES  OF  THE  CARIBBEAN  INTO SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK STATE. SUCH PROGRAMS
SHALL PROVIDE SUPPORT  AND  ADDITIONAL  INSTRUCTION  TO  FACILITATE  THE
ADJUSTMENT  OF  SUCH  IMMIGRANT STUDENTS WHO DO NOT QUALIFY FOR PROGRAMS
FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.
  B. SUCH DISTRICTS SHALL FILE A PLAN WITH THE COMMISSIONER WHICH  SHALL
DETAIL  PROCEDURES  FOR  IDENTIFYING PUPILS WHO HAVE RECENTLY IMMIGRATED
FROM ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES AND DETAILING SERVICES  TO  BE
PROVIDED  FOR  SUCH  STUDENTS.  PREFERENCE  SHALL  BE  GIVEN TO PROGRAMS
PROVIDING INSTRUCTION, SUPPORT AND SERVICES  TO  STUDENTS  WHO  RECEIVED
LIMITED OR INTERRUPTED FORMAL EDUCATION IN THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.
  C.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT REGULATIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
THIS GRANT PROGRAM.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05242-01-5

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