Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 15, 2018||
referred to education
Assembly Bill A11304
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-A11304 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-A11304 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes in all school districts with elementary kindergarten through fifth grade and intermediate sixth through eighth grade with four or more classes per grade for students who shall gain entry through academic merit rather than through an admissions examination; authorizes automatic admission to a gifted and talented program in intermediate sixth through eighth grade for those students in elementary grades kindergarten through fifth grade who are currently enrolled in such program; makes related provisions.
2017-A11304 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 11304 I N A S S E M B L Y August 15, 2018 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Colton) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-974.1 to read as follows: § 21-974.1 GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS AND CLASSES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRA- RY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DIRECT: A. ALL SCHOOLS WITH ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE WITH FOUR OR MORE CLASSES PER GRADE SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE CLASS PER GRADE FOR TOP PERFORMING STUDENTS WHO GAIN ENTRY THROUGH ACADEMIC MERIT RATHER THAN THROUGH AN ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION. ALL SCHOOLS WITH INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE WITH FOUR OR MORE CLASSES PER GRADE SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE CLASS PER GRADE FOR TOP PERFORMING STUDENTS WHO GAIN ENTRY THROUGH ACADEMIC MERIT RATHER THAN THROUGH AN ADMISSIONS EXAMINA- TION. B. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE DISTRICT GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE WITH ADMISSIONS BASED ON THE CURRENT ADMISSIONS STANDARD. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE DISTRICT GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE WITH ADMISSIONS BASED ON AN EXAMINATION THAT USES A COMPETITIVE AND OBJECTIVE MEASURE OF SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY STUDENT IN A GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE PURSU- ANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL RECEIVE AUTOMATIC ADMISSION TO A GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE. § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen- tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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