senate Bill S8503A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to admission to a special high school in the city of New York

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2018 print number 8503a
Jun 06, 2018 amend (t) and recommit to education
May 09, 2018 referred to education

S8503 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10427
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, add §2590-h-1, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6589, A9064
2013-2014: S1827, A4204
2015-2016: S1787, A6379

S8503 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to admission to a special high school in the city of New York.

S8503 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8503 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8503

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 admission to a special
  high school in the city school district in a city having 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. Subdivision 4 of section 2590-g of the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  345  of  the  laws  of 2009, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. subject to the provisions of section twenty-five  hundred  ninety-i
of  this  article, maintain such jurisdiction over city-wide educational
policies governing the special, academic,  vocational,  and  other  high
schools  authorized  by  this article [before the effective date of this
section] as the respective community district education  councils  main-
tain  over  the  schools  within  their jurisdiction, which shall not be
construed to require or authorize  the  day-to-day  supervision  or  the
administration  of  the  operations of such schools.  PROVIDED, FURTHER,
THE CITY BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION TO
THE SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOLS OF THE CITY DISTRICT, WHICH  SHALL  CONSIST  OF
MULTIPLE MEASURES OF STUDENT MERIT INCLUDING THE GRADE POINT AVERAGES OF
APPLICANTS,  CULMINATED  STUDENT  PORTFOLIO, TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS AND
SUCH OTHER FACTORS AS THE CITY BOARD SHALL DETERMINE TO BE NECESSARY.
  § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 2590-g of the education law, as added by
chapter 720 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  4. subject to the provisions of section twenty-five  hundred  ninety-i
of  this article, maintain such jurisdiction over policies governing the
special, academic, vocational and other high schools authorized by  this
article  [before  the  effective date of this section] as the respective
community boards maintain over the schools  within  their  jurisdiction,
which  shall  not  be  construed  to require or authorize the day-to-day
supervision or the administration of the  operations  of  such  schools.
PROVIDED,  FURTHER, THE CITY BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH PROCEDURES AND STAND-
ARDS FOR ADMISSION TO THE SPECIAL HIGH SCHOOLS  OF  THE  CITY  DISTRICT,

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

S8503A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10427
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2590-h, add §2590-h-1, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6589, A9064
2013-2014: S1827, A4204
2015-2016: S1787, A6379

S8503A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to admission to a special high school in the city of New York.

S8503A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8503A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8503--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to admission to the
  specialized high schools in the city of New York

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

  Section  1.    Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 2590-h of the
education law, as amended by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended
to read as follows:
  (b) all specialized [senior] high schools. The  [special]  SPECIALIZED
high schools shall include the [present] schools known as[:]
  The  Bronx  High  School  of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn
Technical High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of  Music  [and
the  Arts  in  the  borough of Manhattan] & ART AND PERFORMING ARTS, and
such [further] ADDITIONAL schools [which the city board  may  designate]
AS  MAY BE DESIGNATED BY THE CHANCELLOR from time to time. The [special]
SPECIALIZED HIGH schools shall be  permitted  to  maintain  a  discovery
program  in  accordance with the law in effect on the date preceding the
effective date of this section; PROVIDED THAT  THE  REQUIREMENT  THAT  A
STUDENT  WHO  IS  CONSIDERED FOR THE DISCOVERY PROGRAM ATTEND AND PASS A
PREPARATORY PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL,  DEMON-
STRATING  THEREBY  HIS  OR  HER  ABILITY  TO  SUCCESSFULLY COPE WITH THE
SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM, SHALL REFER TO A PROGRAM THAT CAN  TAKE
PLACE  DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR OR THE SUMMER; admissions to the [special]
SPECIALIZED HIGH schools shall be conducted in accordance with [the  law
in  effect  on  the  date  preceding the effective date of this] section
TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-H-L OF THIS ARTICLE;
  § 2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 2590-h of the education
law, as amended by chapter 720 of the laws of 1996, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (b)  all  specialized [senior] high schools. The [special] SPECIALIZED
high schools shall include the [present] schools known as[:]

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

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