senate Bill S1555

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Jan 10, 2017 referred to education

S1555 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1888
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, 2590-g & 305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4465, A6158
2013-2014: S669, A7192
2015-2016: S713, A2540
2019-2020: A5884

S1555 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more.

S1555 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1555 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1555

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to imposing a  moratorium
  on  the  initiation  of school closings in cities with a population of
  one million or more

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

  Section  1.    Paragraphs  (a)  and  (f) of subdivision 2-a of section
2590-h of the education law, as added by chapter  345  of  the  laws  of
2009, are amended to read as follows:
  (a)  Notwithstanding  any  other provision to the contrary, prepare an
educational impact statement regarding any proposed  school  closing  or
significant change in school utilization, including the phase-out, grade
reconfiguration,  re-siting,  or  co-location of schools, for any public
school located within the city district; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE CHAN-
CELLOR SHALL NOT BE AUTHORIZED TO PREPARE OR FILE AN EDUCATIONAL  IMPACT
STATEMENT  FOR  ANY  PROPOSED  SCHOOL  CLOSING,  SCHOOL PHASE-OUT, GRADE
RECONFIGURATION, RE-SITING OR CO-LOCATION OF  SCHOOLS  THAT  WOULD  TAKE
EFFECT  DURING  THE  TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN--TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN SCHOOL
YEAR OR THE TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY SCHOOL YEAR.
  (f) In the event that the chancellor determines that a school  closing
or significant change in school utilization is immediately necessary for
the preservation of student health, safety or general welfare, the chan-
cellor  may  temporarily  close  a  public school or adopt a significant
change in the school's utilization on an emergency basis. Such emergency
school closing or significant change in school  utilization  shall  only
remain  in  effect for six months, during such time the chancellor shall
comply with the requirements of  this  subdivision  in  order  for  such
school  closure  or  significant  change in school utilization to extend
beyond the six month period; PROVIDED THAT ANY EMERGENCY SCHOOL  CLOSING
OCCURRING DURING THE TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN--TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN SCHOOL

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

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