senate Bill S6756

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the Rochester city school district to conduct a referendum regarding the suspension of the school board

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

S6756 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Senate Education
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S6756 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the Rochester city school district to conduct a referendum regarding the suspension of the school board; provides that, if approved, the superintendent shall assume administrative and budgetary decisions for the district in consultation with the department of education, for a period of five years.

S6756 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6756 (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 directing the Rochester city school district to conduct a  refer-
  endum regarding the suspension of the school board


  Section 1. There shall be submitted to the  voters  of  the  Rochester
city  school  district, at a special election held on or before December
31, 2020, the following question:  "Should  the  Rochester  City  School
Board  be suspended for a period of five years and the superintendent of
the Rochester city school district be empowered to make all  administra-
tive decisions in their place in consultation with and under the leader-
ship of the New York State Education Department?"
  §  2.  (a)  Such question shall be submitted in the manner provided in
the election law, and the provisions of such law, not inconsistent  with
this  act, relating to the submission of and to the taking, counting and
returning of the vote and canvassing the results upon a question submit-
ted pursuant to law to the voters of the state shall apply to the  ques-
tion  herein required to be submitted. The ballots shall be in such form
as prescribed by such law.  When  the  board  of  elections  shall  have
completed  its canvass of the results of the vote upon such question, it
shall forthwith certify the results of the vote.
  (b) Where the referendum directed by this act is approved by a majori-
ty of the voters in the school district, the  currently  elected  school
board  shall  continue to serve in an advisory capacity only. They shall
not receive any compensation during  the  suspension  period  but  shall
continue  to  hold  regular  public  meetings.  The superintendent shall
provide updates to the board at their regularly scheduled meetings,  but
they  shall  not  have the power to take any actions or make administra-
tive, budgetary or policy decisions.

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


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