Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to finance
|May 07, 2019
referred to finance
Senate Bill S5561
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S5561 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S5561 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5561 SPONSOR: STEWART-COUSINS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the community schools act; and making an appropriation therefor PURPOSE: To ensure high-quality educational opportunities, and improve educa- tional outcomes for all students through investment in sustainable community schools. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one entitles the act as THE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ACT. Section two amends the education law by adding a new section 3602-g d which establishes within the department of education a community schools grant program to fund the planning, implementation, improvement and evaluation of community schools.
2019-S5561 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5561 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 7, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the community schools act; and making an appropriation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "community schools act". § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 3602-g to read as follows: § 3602-G. COMMUNITY SCHOOLS GRANT PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB- LISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT A COMMUNITY SCHOOLS GRANT PROGRAM TO FUND THE PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, IMPROVEMENT AND EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE: A. TO ENSURE HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND IMPROVED EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGH INVESTMENT IN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS; B. TO ESTABLISH SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WITH ENGAGING AND CULTURALLY RELEVANT CURRICULUM, HEALTH, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SERVICES, POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PRACTICES SUCH AS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, AND TRANSFOR- MATIONAL PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AS A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO PROBLEMS FACING PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY IN POOR COMMUNITIES; AND C. TO DOCUMENT AND EVALUATE LESSONS LEARNED FROM COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP A SET OF BEST PRACTICES TO BE SHARED LOCALLY, STATE- WIDE AND NATIONALLY. 2. A. WITHIN AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, THE COMMISSIONER IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO AWARD COMPETITIVE GRANTS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION TO ELIGIBLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OR IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE AN ELIGIBLE ENTITY TO IMPLEMENT, BEGINNING IN THE TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY SCHOOL YEAR, A PLAN THAT TARGETS SCHOOL BUILDINGS AS COMMUNITY HUBS TO DELIVER CO-LOCATED OR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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