senate Bill S7635

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to developing grow your own initiatives at school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and higher education institutions

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 13, 2020 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 12, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2020 1st report cal.379
Feb 03, 2020 referred to education

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S7635 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3039, Ed L

S7635 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Develops grow your own initiatives at school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and higher education institutions to attract underrepresented candidates into the teaching profession.

S7635 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7635 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7635

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 3, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to developing  grow  your
  own initiatives at school districts, boards of cooperative educational
  services and higher education institutions

  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  3039
to read as follows:
  § 3039. GROW YOUR OWN INITIATIVE. 1. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONSULTATION
WITH  THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, CHANCELLOR OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW
YORK AND CHANCELLOR OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW  YORK,  SHALL  DEVELOP
GUIDELINES  FOR  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS,  BOARDS  OF  COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL
SERVICES AND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION TO  USE  TO  DEVELOP  GROW
YOUR  OWN  INITIATIVES  AIMED  AT ATTRACTING UNDERREPRESENTED CANDIDATES
INTO THE TEACHING PROFESSION. SUCH GUIDELINES SHALL INCLUDE BUT  NOT  BE
LIMITED TO:
  (A)  EFFORTS  FOR  LOCAL  RECRUITMENT  OF UNDERREPRESENTED CANDIDATES,
INCLUDING THOSE WHO ARE CURRENT TEACHING ASSISTANTS, PARAEDUCATORS,  AND
CURRENT STUDENTS;
  (B) INITIATIVES AIMED AT CREATING AN EARLY RECRUITMENT PIPELINE BEGIN-
NING AT THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL;
  (C)  PARTNERSHIPS  BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS, COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZA-
TIONS, EDUCATOR PREPARATION  INSTITUTIONS  AND  INSTITUTIONS  OF  HIGHER
EDUCATION  TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT UNDERREPRESENTED CANDIDATES TO ENTER
AND REMAIN IN THE TEACHING PROFESSION; AND
  (D) FUNDING SOURCES AVAILABLE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND INSTITUTIONS  OF
HIGHER  EDUCATION TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN UNDERREPRESENTED CANDIDATES INTO
THE TEACHING PROFESSION.
  2. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "UNDERREPRESENTED CANDIDATE" MEANS  AN
INDIVIDUAL  THAT HAS PARTICIPATED IN MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, TEACHER OPPOR-
TUNITY CORPS PROGRAM, HIGHER EDUCATION  OPPORTUNITY  PROGRAM,  EDUCATION
OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM OR OTHER SIMILAR PROGRAM.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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