|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 17, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6589
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6589 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6589 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that the office of non-public school services shall create and revise a document titled the state standards report which is to be completed by the superintendent of every school district for each non-public school in such district, and which will assist and guide the school district in determining that all resident children attending a school other than a public school receive instruction from competent teachers and is at least substantially equivalent to the instruction given to minors of like age and attainments at the public schools where the minor resides; makes related provisions.
S6589 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6589 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring a state standards report to be filed by all non-public schools PURPOSE:: To assist superintendents in ensuring that the education provided to children attending nonpublic schools is substantially equivalent to that of a public school. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: Section 1 would allow the Education Commissioner to determine whether specific non-public schools are providing a substantially equivalent education to that of public schools. The Office of Non-public Schools would be responsible for assisting superintendents in preparing a State Standards Report. Once the report is completed and submitted to the Commissioner, a determination based on the information provided will be made as to whether or not the nonpublic school is providing a substan-
S6589 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6589 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 17, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring a state standards report to be filed by all non-public schools THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3204 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. OFFICE OF NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVICES. (A) THE OFFICE OF NON-PUBL- IC SCHOOL SERVICES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT SHALL VERIFY NO LATER THAN THE FIRST OF AUGUST OF EACH YEAR ENDING IN AN EVEN NUMBER THAT EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS SUBMITTED A CERTIFIED STATE STANDARDS REPORT FOR THE PRECEDING TWO YEARS. THE STATE STANDARDS REPORT SHALL CERTIFY THAT INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO ALL MINORS ELSEWHERE THAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AT LEAST SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT TO THE INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO MINORS OF LIKE AGE AND ATTAINMENTS AT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OR DISTRICT WHERE THE MINOR RESIDES AND SHALL BE SIGNED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND APPROVED BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. (B) THE OFFICE OF NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVICES SHALL CREATE AND REVISE A DOCUMENT TITLED THE STATE STANDARDS REPORT. THE STATE STANDARDS REPORT, WHICH IS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR EACH NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL IN SUCH DISTRICT, WILL ASSIST AND GUIDE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN DETERMINING THAT ALL RESIDENT CHILDREN ATTENDING A SCHOOL OTHER THAN A PUBLIC SCHOOL RECEIVE INSTRUCTION FROM COMPETENT TEACHERS AND IS AT LEAST SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT TO THE INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO MINORS OF LIKE AGE AND ATTAINMENTS AT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WHERE THE MINOR RESIDES. (C) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A DISTRICT COMPLIANCE REPORT, ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER OF EACH YEAR ENDING IN AN EVEN NUMBER, TO BE POSTED ON THE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE, WHICH DETAILS THE FOLLOWING: (I) EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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