assembly Bill A10417

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting a student to voluntarily repeat a grade

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May 11, 2020 referred to education

A10417 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

A10417 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits a student to elect to voluntarily repeat a grade if such student missed any in-person instruction as a result of the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

A10417 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10417

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 11, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Woerner) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to permitting  a  student
  to voluntarily repeat a grade

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 57 to read as follows:
  57. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE  COMMIS-
SIONER  SHALL PROVIDE THAT ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL PERMIT ANY STUDENT
MAY VOLUNTARILY ELECT TO REPEAT THE GRADE  LEVEL  SUCH  STUDENT  WAS  IN
DURING THE TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY SCHOOL YEAR IN THE
TWO THOUSAND TWENTY--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE SCHOOL YEAR IF SUCH STUDENT
MISSED  ANY  IN-PERSON  INSTRUCTION AS A RESULT OF THE OUTBREAK OF NOVEL
CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19. ANY STUDENT WHO MAKES SUCH ELECTION SHALL  RETAIN
THE  SAME ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL INTRAMURAL AND INTERSCHOLAS-
TIC SPORTS AS SUCH STUDENT HAD DURING  THE  TWO  THOUSAND  NINETEEN--TWO
THOUSAND  TWENTY SCHOOL YEAR, AND SHALL NOT BE COUNTED AGAINST THE MAXI-
MUM NUMBER OF YEARS SUCH  STUDENT  MAY  PARTICIPATE  IN  INTRAMURAL  AND
INTERSCHOLASTIC  SPORTS.  IN  ADDITION,  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE
EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO NOTIFY THE  PARENTS  AND  PERSONS  IN  PARENTAL
RELATION  TO THE STUDENTS ATTENDING SUCH DISTRICT OF THE ABILITY TO MAKE
AN ELECTION TO VOLUNTARILY REPEAT A GRADE PURSUANT TO THIS  SUBDIVISION.
SUCH  NOTIFICATION  MAY BE PROVIDED ON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S WEBSITE, IF
ONE EXISTS, OR AS PART OF AN EXISTING  INFORMATIONAL  DOCUMENT  THAT  IS
PROVIDED TO PARENTS AND PERSONS IN PARENTAL RELATION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16264-01-0