|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to education|
|Jun 21, 2017||committed to rules|
|Jun 05, 2017||advanced to third reading|
|May 24, 2017||2nd report cal.|
|May 23, 2017||1st report cal.1180|
|May 11, 2017||referred to education|
senate Bill S6222
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6222 - Details
S6222 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6222 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to the New York state career development and occupational studies commencement credential PURPOSE : This bill is designed to redefine the career development and occupational studies commencement credential as a diploma, as well as to ensure that sufficient resources are dedicated towards ensuring that students with disabilities can partake in classes necessary towards earning local and regents diplomas. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 renames the career development and occupational studies commencement credential as a diploma and treats it as such. Section 2 requires that school districts with large percentages of students with disabilities allocate resources from the Part B individuals with disabilities education act grant funds towards ensuring that these students are able to participate in curriculum designed towards achieving local or regents diplomas.
S6222 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6222 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 11, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- 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 the New York state career development and occupational studies commencement credential 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 4401-b to read as follows: § 4401-B. HIGH SCHOOL EXITING CREDENTIALS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THE NEW YORK STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES COMMENCEMENT CREDENTIAL SHALL BE CONSIDERED A DIPLOMA AND BE RENAMED AS SUCH AND SHALL BE ISSUED AT THE SAME TIME THE STUDENT RECEIVES HIS OR HER LOCAL OR REGENTS DIPLO- MA OR ANY TIME AFTER SUCH STUDENT HAS ATTENDED SCHOOL FOR AT LEAST TWELVE YEARS, EXCLUDING KINDERGARTEN, OR HAS RECEIVED A SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT EDUCATION ELSEWHERE, OR AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN WHICH A STUDENT ATTAINS THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE. 2. A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT AWARDS THE NEW YORK STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES COMMENCEMENT DIPLOMA TO MORE THAN TWENTY PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE COHORT, WHERE SUCH DIPLOMA IS NOT A SUPPLEMENT TO A LOCAL OR REGENTS DIPLOMA, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO USE A PORTION OF ITS PART B INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT GRANT FUNDS FOR TARGETED ACTIVITIES AS DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES HAVE APPROPRI- ATE ACCESS TO PARTICIPATE AND PROGRESS IN THE GENERAL EDUCATION CURRIC- ULUM NECESSARY TO EARN A LOCAL OR REGENTS DIPLOMA. 3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS ENSURING THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH THE APPROPRIATE ACCESS TO EARN A LOCAL OR REGENTS DIPLOMA, INCLUDING PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO PARTICIPATE AND PROGRESS IN THE GENERAL CURRICULUM TO ASSIST IN MEETING THE STATE'S LEARNING STANDARDS. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after July 1, 2013.
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