senate Bill S6755

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes a monitor for the Rochester City school district

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Sep 30, 2019 referred to rules

S6755 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education, Commissioner of

S6755 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes a state monitor for the Rochester City school district to provide direct oversight of the fiscal policies, practices, programs and decisions of such school district.

S6755 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6755 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 30, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT authorizing the commissioner of education, in  consultation  with
  the  comptroller  to  appoint  a monitor to oversee the Rochester City
  school district and establishing the powers and duties of the monitor;
  and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration there-


  Section 1. Definitions. For the purposes of this act:
  (a)  "Monitor" shall mean the person appointed pursuant to section two
of this act.
  (b) "Board of education" or "board" shall mean the board of  education
of the Rochester City school district.
  (c)  "Superintendent"  shall  mean the superintendent of the Rochester
City school district.
  (d) "Commissioner" shall mean the commissioner of education.
  (e) "School district" or "district"  shall  mean  the  Rochester  City
school district.
  (f) "Comptroller" shall mean the state comptroller.
  (g)  "Relatives"  shall  mean  a  Rochester City school district board
member's spouse, domestic partner, child, stepchild, stepparent, or  any
person  who  is  a  direct descendant of the grandparents of the current
board member or of the board member's spouse or domestic partner.
  § 2. Appointment. (a) The commissioner of education  shall  appoint  a
monitor,  subject  to  appropriation, to provide direct oversight of the
fiscal  policies,  practices,  programs  and  decisions  of  the  school
district, the board of education and the superintendent. The commission-
er  of  education  shall  provide the monitor with technical support and
assistance for the purposes of carrying out his or her duties under this

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


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