senate Bill S8304

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing school districts to start classes before the first of September

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2018 recommitted to rules
Jun 13, 2018 amended on third reading 8304a
Jun 12, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1730
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 27, 2018 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 12, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S8304
14
9
committee
14
Aye
9
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S8304 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L

S8304 - Summary

Establishes that school districts can start classes up to three days before the first of September without losing department of education funding provided that the schools are in session for at least one hundred eighty days.

S8304 - Sponsor Memo

S8304 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8304

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. PHILLIPS -- 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  allowing  school
  districts to start classes before the first of September

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3604  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  section  3  of part B of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016, is
amended to read as follows:
  7. No district shall be entitled to any portion of such school  moneys
on  such  apportionment  unless  the  report of the trustees or board of
education for the preceding school  year  shall  show  that  the  public
schools  were actually in session in the district and taught by a quali-
fied teacher or by successive qualified teachers or by qualified  teach-
ers  for not less than one hundred eighty days.  BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND
COMMUNITY BOARDS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THIS STATE SHALL  BE  AUTHORIZED
TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR UP TO SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER,
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  SUCH  SCHOOL  YEAR  CONSISTS  OF AT LEAST ONE
HUNDRED EIGHTY DAYS AS SET FORTH IN THIS SUBDIVISION. The moneys payable
to a school district pursuant to section thirty-six  hundred  nine-a  of
this [chapter] PART in the current year shall be reduced by one one-hun-
dred  eightieth of the district's total foundation aid for each day less
than one hundred eighty days that the schools of the district were actu-
ally in  session,  except  that  the  commissioner  may  disregard  such
reduction,  up to five days, in the apportionment of public money, if he
finds that the schools of the district  were  not  in  session  for  one
hundred  eighty  days  because of extraordinarily adverse weather condi-
tions, impairment of heating facilities, insufficiency of water  supply,
shortage of fuel, lack of electricity, natural gas leakage, unacceptable
levels  of  chemical  substances, a credible threat to student safety as
reasonably determined by a lead school official or the destruction of  a
school building either in whole or in part, and if, further, the commis-
sioner  finds that such district cannot make up such days of instruction
by using for the secondary grades  all  scheduled  vacation  days  which

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S8304A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3604, Ed L

S8304A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes that school districts can start classes up to three days before the first of September without losing department of education funding provided that the schools are in session for at least one hundred eighty days.

S8304A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8304A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8304--A
    Cal. No. 1730

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. PHILLIPS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged  and  said  bill  committed  to  the  Committee on Rules --
  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law,  in relation to allowing school
  districts to start classes before the first of September

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  7  of  section 3604 of the education law, as
amended by section 3 of part B of chapter 54 of the  laws  of  2016,  is
amended to read as follows:
  7.  No district shall be entitled to any portion of such school moneys
on such apportionment unless the report of  the  trustees  or  board  of
education  for  the  preceding  school  year  shall show that the public
schools were actually in session in the district and taught by a  quali-
fied  teacher or by successive qualified teachers or by qualified teach-
ers for not less than one hundred eighty days.  BOARDS OF EDUCATION  AND
COMMUNITY  BOARDS  OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THIS STATE SHALL BE AUTHORIZED
TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR UP TO THREE DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER,
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH  SCHOOL  YEAR  CONSISTS  OF  AT  LEAST  ONE
HUNDRED  EIGHTY  DAYS  AS SET FORTH IN THIS SUBDIVISION; PROVIDED, ADDI-
TIONALLY THAT SUCH AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO COLLECTIVE BARGAIN-
ING AND SUCH BARGAINING MAY BE FOR THE SOLE  PURPOSE  OF  ADJUSTING  THE
INSTRUCTIONAL  START  OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. The moneys payable to a school
district pursuant to section thirty-six hundred nine-a of this [chapter]
PART in the current year shall be reduced by one  one-hundred  eightieth
of  the  district's  total  foundation  aid  for  each day less than one
hundred eighty days that the schools of the district  were  actually  in
session,  except  that the commissioner may disregard such reduction, up
to five days, in the apportionment of public money, if he finds that the
schools of the district were not in session for one hundred eighty  days
because  of  extraordinarily  adverse  weather conditions, impairment of
heating facilities, insufficiency of water  supply,  shortage  of  fuel,

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