senate Bill S4988B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the computation of foundation aid and successful schools aid for small city school districts

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2016 print number 4988b
Feb 22, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Feb 01, 2016 print number 4988a
Feb 01, 2016 amend and recommit to education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to education
Apr 28, 2015 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S4988 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5463
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2280, A3268

S4988 - Summary

Relates to the computation of foundation aid and successful schools aid for small city school districts.

S4988 - Sponsor Memo

S4988 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4988

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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  the  computation  of
  foundation  aid  and  successful  schools  aid  for  small city school
  districts

  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 "small city
successful schools act".
  S  2.  Legislative Intent. It is the responsibility of the legislature
under article XI of the constitution of the state of New York to  estab-
lish and maintain a system that will provide all children an opportunity
to receive a meaningful high school education. Certain provisions of the
education  law  are  not  adequate  to  provide the funding necessary to
fulfill that obligation in certain school districts, particularly  those
in  our small cities, many of which have lower wealth and higher student
needs than average and are faced with high  concentrations  of  poverty.
Moreover,  small  city school districts function as centers not only for
educational purposes but also for health, civic and public safety  uses.
These  services and uses are not adequately supported by existing educa-
tion aid.
  Therefore, it is the intention of the  legislature  to  amend  certain
provisions  of the education law to insure that the necessary funding is
available in those districts to help them provide all their children  an
opportunity  to  receive a meaningful high school education and to main-
tain healthy vibrant educational communities.
  S 3. Subdivision 1 of section 3602 of the education law is amended  by
adding a new paragraph hh to read as follows:
  HH.  "SMALL  CITY POVERTY CONCENTRATION COUNT" FOR DISTRICTS IN CITIES
WITH POPULATIONS FEWER THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND PERSONS  IN
THE MOST RECENT CENSUS SHALL MEAN THE NUMBER EQUAL TO THE PRODUCT OF THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09114-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S4988A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5463
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2280, A3268

S4988A - Summary

Relates to the computation of foundation aid and successful schools aid for small city school districts.

S4988A - Sponsor Memo

S4988A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4988--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, FARLEY, RITCHIE, SERINO -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Education  --  recommitted to the Committee on Education 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 the computation of
  foundation aid and  successful  schools  aid  for  small  city  school
  districts

  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 "small city
successful schools act".
  S 2. Legislative Intent. It is the responsibility of  the  legislature
under  article XI of the constitution of the state of New York to estab-
lish and maintain a system that will provide all children an opportunity
to receive a meaningful high school education. Certain provisions of the
education law are not adequate  to  provide  the  funding  necessary  to
fulfill  that obligation in certain school districts, particularly those
in our small cities, many of which have lower wealth and higher  student
needs  than  average  and are faced with high concentrations of poverty.
Moreover, small city school districts function as centers not  only  for
educational  purposes but also for health, civic and public safety uses.
These services and uses are not adequately supported by existing  educa-
tion aid.
  Therefore,  it  is  the  intention of the legislature to amend certain
provisions of the education law to insure that the necessary funding  is
available  in those districts to help them provide all their children an
opportunity to receive a meaningful high school education and  to  main-
tain healthy vibrant educational communities.
  S  3. Subdivision 1 of section 3602 of the education law is amended by
adding a new paragraph hh to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09114-02-6

Co-Sponsors

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S4988B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5463
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2280, A3268

S4988B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the computation of foundation aid and successful schools aid for small city school districts.

S4988B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4988B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4988--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, FARLEY, RITCHIE, SERINO, YOUNG -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on  Education  -- recommitted to the Committee on Education in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  the  computation  of
  foundation  aid  and  successful  schools  aid  for  small city school
  districts

  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 "small city
successful schools act".
  S  2.  Legislative Intent. It is the responsibility of the legislature
under article XI of the constitution of the state of New York to  estab-
lish and maintain a system that will provide all children an opportunity
to receive a meaningful high school education. Certain provisions of the
education  law  are  not  adequate  to  provide the funding necessary to
fulfill that obligation in certain school districts, particularly  those
in  our small cities, many of which have lower wealth and higher student
needs than average and are faced with high  concentrations  of  poverty.
Moreover,  small  city school districts function as centers not only for
educational purposes but also for health, civic and public safety  uses.
These  services and uses are not adequately supported by existing educa-
tion aid.
  Therefore, it is the intention of the  legislature  to  amend  certain
provisions  of the education law to insure that the necessary funding is
available in those districts to help them provide all their children  an
opportunity  to  receive a meaningful high school education and to main-
tain healthy vibrant educational communities.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09114-04-6

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