Senate Bill S1004

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for the establishment of regional secondary schools

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2019-S1004 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 39-A §§1920 - 1924, amd §§1950 & 3602, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4795
2015-2016: S3503
2017-2018: S846
2021-2022: A3185

2019-S1004 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the establishment of regional secondary schools.

2019-S1004 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S1004 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 10, 2019
 Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  regional  secondary

   Section 1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
 declares  that  given  the  current  fiscal  climate in this state, many
 school districts, particularly small, rural districts, are threatened by
 a decline in educational opportunities and programs for their students.
   School districts are seeking new  models  of  delivering  services  to
 students that are most cost-effective and efficient, in order to sustain
 or  enhance  the  quality of services to maintain or expand the scope of
 services offered to students.
   The legislature recognizes that many secondary schools  in  the  state
 are  experiencing financial limitations that may impair their ability to
 offer students the same range or quality of courses that other secondary
 schools may provide. In order to ensure that these districts continue to
 offer their students advanced course work, districts should be  afforded
 the opportunity to establish a regional secondary school.
   Under this new model of delivering services, districts will be able to
 streamline  programs and services, increase resources and increase their
 purchasing power through shared services. These resultant  cost  savings
 will  allow  money  to  flow  into educational programs and services for
 students which will, in turn, help to improve  student  performance  and
 meet college and career readiness.
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 39-A to read
 as follows:
                               ARTICLE 39-A
                        REGIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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