senate Bill S8985

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring training for teachers and administrators in the area of childhood trauma

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Sep 18, 2020 referred to rules

S8985 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10742
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3699, A5774

S8985 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring training for teachers and administrators in the area of childhood trauma after January 1, 2022.

S8985 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8985 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8985
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                            September 18, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring training for
   teachers and administrators in the area of childhood trauma
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Section  3004 of the education law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
   4-A.  IN RECOGNIZING THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ON THE  CHILD  DEVELOPMENT,
 THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL PRESCRIBE REGULATIONS REQUIRING THAT ALL PERSONS
 APPLYING ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO FOR A TEACH-
 ING CERTIFICATE OR LICENSE  AS  A  SPECIAL  EDUCATION  TEACHER  FOR  THE
 PURPOSES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHTY-NINE OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL, IN ADDI-
 TION  TO  ALL  THE  OTHER  CERTIFICATION OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS, HAVE
 COMPLETED ENHANCED COURSE WORK OR TRAINING IN THE AREA OF TRAUMA  AS  IT
 RELATES TO CHILDREN AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING. IN
 ADDITION,  SUCH  REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE THAT ENHANCED TRAINING IN THE
 NEEDS OF CHILDREN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA BE PROVIDED TO EACH CERTI-
 FIED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OR SUPERVISOR ASSIGNED  ON  OR  AFTER  JANUARY
 FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-TWO  TO  SERVE  AS  A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
 INCLUDING A SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR.   SUCH  TRAINING  SHALL  BE
 PROVIDED  PRIOR TO, OR AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE FOLLOWING, ASSIGNMENT AS A
 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OR  SPECIAL  EDUCATION  ADMINISTRATOR.  INDIVIDUALS
 SERVING  AS SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OR SPECIAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS AS
 OF JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO SHALL COMPLETE  SUCH  TRAINING
 BY  SUCH  DATE.  THE  ENHANCED COURSE WORK OR TRAINING SHALL BE OBTAINED
 FROM AN INSTITUTION OR PROVIDER WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY  THE  DEPART-
 MENT  TO  PROVIDE SUCH COURSE WORK OR TRAINING IN THE NEEDS OF THOSE WHO
 HAVE EXPERIENCED TRAUMA, PROVIDED THAT ENHANCED TRAINING  FOR  CERTIFIED
 SCHOOL  ADMINISTRATORS OR SUPERVISORS THAT MEETS STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY
 THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY  BE  INCLUDED  IN  THE  PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT
 PROVIDED  BY  THE  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  OR BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL
 SERVICES TO SUCH ADMINISTRATORS OR SUPERVISORS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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