senate Bill S3878

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee New York City Education Committee


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Feb 20, 2019 referred to new york city education

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S3878 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4818
Current Committee:
Senate New York City Education
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §21-974.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9141, A11304

S3878 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes in all school districts with elementary kindergarten through fifth grade and intermediate sixth through eighth grade with four or more classes per grade for students who shall gain entry through academic merit rather than through an admissions examination; authorizes automatic admission to a gifted and talented program in intermediate sixth through eighth grade for those students in elementary grades kindergarten through fifth grade who are currently enrolled in such program; makes related provisions.

S3878 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3878 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3878

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on New York City Education

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  requiring  the  New York city department of education to
  create more gifted and talented programs and classes

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
by adding a new section 21-974.1 to read as follows:
  § 21-974.1 GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS AND CLASSES.   NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRA-
RY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DIRECT:
  A.  ALL  SCHOOLS WITH ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE WITH
FOUR OR MORE CLASSES PER GRADE SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE CLASS  PER  GRADE
FOR TOP PERFORMING STUDENTS WHO GAIN ENTRY THROUGH ACADEMIC MERIT RATHER
THAN  THROUGH  AN  ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION. ALL SCHOOLS WITH INTERMEDIATE
SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE WITH FOUR OR MORE  CLASSES  PER  GRADE  SHALL
HAVE  AT  LEAST ONE CLASS PER GRADE FOR TOP PERFORMING STUDENTS WHO GAIN
ENTRY THROUGH ACADEMIC MERIT RATHER THAN THROUGH AN ADMISSIONS  EXAMINA-
TION.
  B.  ALL  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE DISTRICT GIFTED AND
TALENTED PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH  FIFTH  GRADE  WITH
ADMISSIONS   BASED  ON  THE  CURRENT  ADMISSIONS  STANDARD.  ALL  SCHOOL
DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE DISTRICT GIFTED AND  TALENTED  PROGRAM
FOR  INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE WITH ADMISSIONS BASED ON AN
EXAMINATION THAT USES A COMPETITIVE AND OBJECTIVE MEASURE OF  SCHOLASTIC
ACHIEVEMENT;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  ANY  STUDENT  IN  A  GIFTED AND
TALENTED PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE  PURSU-
ANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL RECEIVE AUTOMATIC ADMISSION TO A GIFTED
AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04739-01-9

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