senate Bill S1041

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to school session days

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

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S1041 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A444
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L; amd §4-104, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4787, A6040
2019-2020: S2876, A815

S1041 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to school session days; adds general election day to the list of days when school will not be in session; allows a school district to elect to require staff attendance on a general election day or to schedule a professional development day.

S1041 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1041 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1041

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FUNKE, AKSHAR, AMEDORE, AVELLA, GOLDEN, HAMILTON,
  LARKIN, MARCHIONE, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the election law, in  relation  to
  school session days

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 8 of section 3604  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  260  of  the  laws  of 2012, is amended to read as
follows:
  8. No school shall be in session on a Saturday, GENERAL  ELECTION  DAY
or a legal holiday, except [general election day,] Washington's birthday
and  Lincoln's birthday, and except that driver education classes may be
conducted on a Saturday. A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY ELECT  TO  REQUIRE  STAFF
ATTENDANCE  ON  A  GENERAL  ELECTION  DAY  OR TO SCHEDULE A PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT DAY. A deficiency not exceeding four days during any  school
year caused by teachers' attendance upon conferences held by superinten-
dents  of  schools  of  city  school districts or other school districts
employing superintendents of schools shall be excused by the commission-
er, notwithstanding any provision of law,  rule  or  regulation  to  the
contrary,  a  school district may elect to schedule such conference days
in the last two  weeks  of  August,  subject  to  collective  bargaining
requirements  pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law, and
such days shall be counted towards the required one hundred eighty  days
of  session,  provided however, that such scheduling shall not alter the
obligation of the school district to provide transportation to  students
in  non-public  elementary and secondary schools or charter schools. The
commissioner shall excuse a deficiency not exceeding  four  days  during
such school year caused by teachers' attendance upon conferences held by
such  superintendents,  provided  that at least two such conference days
during such school year shall be  dedicated  to  staff  attendance  upon

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

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