senate Bill S6589

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires a state standards report to be filed by all non-public schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jun 17, 2019 referred to rules

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S6589 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3204, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7629
2017-2018: S1366

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

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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