senate Bill S9141A

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 01, 2018 print number 9141a
Aug 01, 2018 amend and recommit to rules
Jul 27, 2018 referred to rules

S9141 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11304
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §21-974.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3878, A4818

S9141 (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.

S9141 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9141 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9141

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 27, 2018
                               ___________

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

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  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  WITH ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH
GRADE WITH FOUR OR MORE CLASSES PER GRADE SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE  CLASS
PER GRADE FOR TOP PERFORMING GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS WHO SHALL GAIN
ENTRY  THROUGH  ACADEMIC  MERIT  OR AN ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT ANY STUDENT IN A GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM  PURSUANT  TO
THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  RECEIVE  AUTOMATIC ADMISSION TO THE GIFTED AND
TALENTED PROGRAM IN THE INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADES.
  B.  ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH  GRADE
WITH  FOUR  OR  MORE CLASSES PER GRADE SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE CLASS PER
GRADE FOR TOP PERFORMING GIFTED AND TALENTED  STUDENTS  WHO  SHALL  GAIN
ENTRY  THROUGH  ACADEMIC  MERIT  OR AN ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION; PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT IF A STUDENT PARTICIPATED IN A GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM
OR CLASS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,  THE  REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION
SHALL BE WAIVED AND SUCH STUDENT SHALL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENROLLED IN SUCH
PROGRAMS OR CLASSES.
  § 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16418-02-8

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S9141A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11304
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §21-974.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3878, A4818

S9141A (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.

S9141A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9141A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9141--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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

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