assembly Bill A9730

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to directing the commissioner to convene statewide and regional conventions to bring together underrepresented educators

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Feb 06, 2020 referred to education

A9730 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7642
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §115, Ed L

A9730 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to directing the commissioner to convene statewide and regional conventions to bring together underrepresented educators annually to discuss experiences, best practices, and afford for networking, mentorship opportunities, and support.

A9730 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9730

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. HYNDMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to directing the  commis-
  sioner  of  education to convene statewide and regional conventions to
  bring together underrepresented educators

  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 115 to
read as follows:
  §  115. UNDERREPRESENTED EDUCATORS CONVENTION. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION, "UNDERREPRESENTED EDUCATORS" SHALL MEAN TEACHERS OR ADMINISTRA-
TORS WHO CURRENTLY PARTICIPATE OR PREVIOUSLY PARTICIPATED  IN  A  SCHOOL
DISTRICT OR POST-SECONDARY PARTNERSHIP AS PART OF A GROW YOUR OWN INITI-
ATIVE,  MY  BROTHER'S KEEPER, TEACHER OPPORTUNITY CORPS PROGRAM,  HIGHER
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM, EDUCATION  OPPORTUNITY  PROGRAM,  OR  ANY
OTHER SIMILAR PROGRAM OR INITIATIVE.
  2.  (A) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ANNUALLY CONVENE A STATEWIDE CONVENTION
TO BRING TOGETHER UNDERREPRESENTED  EDUCATORS  TO  DISCUSS  EXPERIENCES,
BEST PRACTICES, AND AFFORD FOR NETWORKING, MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, AND
SUPPORT.  SUCH  CONVENTION  SHALL OCCUR AT A TIME AND LOCATION CHOSEN BY
THE COMMISSIONER.
  (B) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ALSO PROVIDE FOR  AT  LEAST  FIVE  REGIONAL
CONVENTIONS ANNUALLY TO BRING TOGETHER UNDERREPRESENTED EDUCATORS WITHIN
EACH  GEOGRAPHIC  REGION OF THE STATE TO DISCUSS EXPERIENCES, BEST PRAC-
TICES, AND AFFORD FOR NETWORKING, MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, AND SUPPORT.
SUCH CONVENTIONS SHALL OCCUR AT  A  TIME  AND  LOCATION  CHOSEN  BY  THE
COMMISSIONER.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15042-02-0