assembly Bill A6359

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to providing parents with the right and authority to exempt their children from taking standardized assessments

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Mar 06, 2017 referred to education

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A6359 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S222
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §319, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
A6777, S5337

A6359 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing parents with the right and authority to exempt their children from taking standardized assessments.

A6359 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6359

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  NOLAN, JENNE, COLTON, COOK, FAHY, O'DONNELL,
  SIMON, THIELE, GUNTHER, ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, KIM, WEINSTEIN,  SKOUFIS,
  SANTABARBARA,  BRINDISI, TITONE, CAHILL, PAULIN, HOOPER -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the  Committee
  on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing parents with
  the right and authority to exempt their children from taking standard-
  ized assessments

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to
read as follows:
  § 319. STUDENT EXEMPTION FROM STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS. 1. A PARENT OF
A STUDENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP TO A STUDENT SHALL HAVE THE
RIGHT AND AUTHORITY TO EXEMPT  SUCH  STUDENT  FROM  TAKING  STANDARDIZED
ASSESSMENTS,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE STATE THIRD GRADE THROUGH
EIGHTH GRADE MATH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS ASSESSMENTS, A  STATE  FIELD
TEST  ASSESSMENT  OR A STATE ASSESSMENT ADMINISTERED FOR PURPOSES OF, OR
PURSUANT TO, SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWELVE-C OF THIS CHAPTER. THE PARENT
OF A STUDENT OR PERSON IN PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP  TO  THE  STUDENT  SHALL
NOTIFY  THE  SCHOOL  PRINCIPAL  IN WRITING OR OTHER VERIFIABLE MEANS, AS
DETERMINED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AT ANY TIME  PRIOR  TO  THE  ADMINIS-
TRATION OF SUCH ASSESSMENT OR ASSESSMENTS.
  2.  THE  SCHOOL  SHALL  OFFER TO STUDENTS EXEMPTED BY THEIR PARENTS OR
PERSONS IN PARENTAL RELATION FROM A STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENT PURSUANT  TO
THIS  SECTION  ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OR ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS DURING THE
TIME THAT SUCH STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENT IS ADMINISTERED.
  3. THERE SHALL BE NO RETALIATION OR OTHER NEGATIVE  ACTION  AGAINST  A
STUDENT,  PARENT,  TEACHER,  PRINCIPAL OR BUILDING ADMINISTRATOR, SCHOOL
BUILDING OR SCHOOL DISTRICT IN RESPONSE TO A  PARENT'S  EXEMPTION  OF  A
STUDENT FROM STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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