assembly Bill A11304

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes

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Aug 15, 2018 referred to education

A11304 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S9141
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §21-974.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4818, S3878

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.

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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