|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to education|
|Sep 30, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6756
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6756 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Education
- Law Section:
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
BILL NUMBER: S6756 SPONSOR: FUNKE TITLE OF BILL: An act directing the Rochester city school district to conduct a referendum regarding the suspension of the school board PURPOSE: To direct a vote of residents of the City of Rochester as to whether to suspend the School Board and to grant additional powers to the Super- intendent and oversight be the State Department of Education SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Directs that a referendum of residents of the City of Roches- ter be held at the next School Board election to consider the suspension of the School Board, the empowerment of the Superintendent and grant additional oversight to the State Department of Education. Section 2: Specifies that all aspects of the referendum process shall be governed by and according to applicable provisions of the state election
S6756 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6756 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD13225-02-9
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