assembly Bill A9697

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding access to advanced courses to improve educational equity

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Feb 05, 2020 referred to education

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A9697 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7600
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A4407, S1111

A9697 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to expanding access to advanced courses to improve educational equity beginning with notification to parents and students on the benefits and opportunities offered as well as automatic enrollment opportunities.

A9697 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9697

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  expanding  access  to
  advanced courses to improve educational equity

  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 817 to
read as follows:
  § 817. EXPANDING ACCESS TO ADVANCED  COURSES  TO  IMPROVE  EDUCATIONAL
EQUITY.  1.  DEFINITIONS.  AS  USED  IN THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  A. "ADVANCED COURSE" MEANS AS  FOLLOWS:  (I)  IN  MIDDLE  SCHOOL,  ANY
COURSE  THAT  LEADS  TO  A  HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL REGENTS EXAMINATION OR ANY
HONORS, GIFTED, OR ACCELERATED COURSE; AND  (II)  IN  HIGH  SCHOOL,  ANY
HONORS, GIFTED, ACCELERATED, ADVANCED PLACEMENT, INTERNATIONAL BACCALAU-
REATE, OR DUAL OR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSE OR PROGRAM.
  B.  "EARLY  COLLEGE  AND  CAREER EXPERIENCES" MEANS DUAL OR CONCURRENT
ENROLLMENT COURSES  AND  PROGRAMS,  WORK-BASED  LEARNING  OPPORTUNITIES,
APPRENTICESHIPS,  AND  COURSES  OR  EXAMINATIONS FOR WHICH A STUDENT MAY
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT OR AN INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION.
  C. "EDUCATIONAL AGENCY" MEANS A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR  PUBLIC  ELEMENTARY
OR SECONDARY SCHOOL.
  D.  "PARENT"  MEANS  A  PARENT,  LEGAL GUARDIAN, OR PERSON IN PARENTAL
RELATION TO A STUDENT.
  2. PROVIDING TRANSPARENCY AND SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND  STUDENTS.    A.
STARTING  WITH  THE  TWO THOUSAND TWENTY--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE SCHOOL
YEAR, EACH EDUCATIONAL AGENCY SHALL  ANNUALLY  PROVIDE  NOTIFICATION  TO
PARENTS  AND  STUDENTS  OF THE BENEFITS AND THE OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE
EDUCATIONAL AGENCY OF PARTICIPATING IN ADVANCED COURSES AND OTHER  EARLY
COLLEGE AND CAREER EXPERIENCES.
  B.  FOR  STUDENTS  IN GRADES FIVE THROUGH SIX, SUCH NOTIFICATION SHALL
INCLUDE:
  (I) A CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDABLE DESCRIPTION  OF  THE  MIDDLE  AND  HIGH
SCHOOL  COURSES  STUDENTS  SHOULD TAKE IN ORDER TO BE PREPARED FOR ENTRY

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