assembly Bill A803

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing the Beacon School Pilot Program in New York city schools

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
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A803 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5443
2015-2016: A6817, S1884
2019-2020: A1461, S4779

A803 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing the Beacon School Pilot Program in New York city schools.

A803 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2017

Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

AN  ACT  in  relation to establishing the Beacon School Pilot Program in
  New York city schools


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York City Beacon School Act".
  § 2. Legislative findings. Gun violence and gang activity has become a
severe issue in the United States as a whole, specifically in New  York,
Los  Angeles,  Detroit,  and  Chicago.  In  most cases, youth join gangs
because they feel they  need  protection,  they  want  to  be  accepted,
respected  or all of the above. Through various youth development initi-
atives and programs we can create an environment that  will  meet  these
needs for young people in urban communities and thus reduce gang and gun
violence. Beacon offers New York city youth with a place to grow through
challenging  activities,  caring  relationships, and opportunities.  The
youth development quality of the Beacon environment  results  in  higher
self-esteem  among youth, increased leadership skills, and higher expec-
tations by staff and youth for behavior and performance. Beacon  reduces
the  likelihood  of  students to cut classes, bullying, and other crimes
against persons or property. Beacon also provides important services and
activities for neighborhood adults including sports,  physical  fitness,
basic  education,  English-language  instruction,  GED  preparation  and
computer instruction. Beacon creates cohesion between  youths,  parents,
community  organizations  and  businesses,  engaging the community in an
effort to reduce gang and gun violence.
  § 3. Purpose. The purpose of this act is to provide all public elemen-
tary and secondary schools located in New York city the structure, flex-
ibility and support necessary to operate under the Beacon  school  model

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