assembly Bill A1317

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides an enforcement mechanism for non-public school educational standards

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Jan 08, 2021 referred to education

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A1317 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3204, add §3204-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8612
2017-2018: A1305
2019-2020: A3272

A1317 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides an enforcement mechanism for non-public school educational standards.

A1317 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1317
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, GLICK -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to required instruction
   in non-public schools
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Paragraph  (i)  of  subdivision  2 of section 3204 of the
 education law, as amended by section 1 of part SSS of chapter 59 of  the
 laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
   (i)  Instruction  may  be  given  only  by a competent teacher. In the
 teaching of the subjects of  instruction  prescribed  by  this  section,
 English  shall be the language of instruction, and text-books used shall
 be written in English, except that for a period of  three  years,  which
 period  may  be  extended by the commissioner with respect to individual
 pupils, upon application therefor by the appropriate school authorities,
 to a period not in excess of six years, from the date of  enrollment  in
 school,  pupils who, by reason of foreign birth or ancestry have limited
 English proficiency, shall be provided with  instructional  programs  as
 specified  in  subdivision  two-a of this section and the regulations of
 the commissioner. The purpose of providing such pupils with  instruction
 shall  be  to enable them to develop academically while achieving compe-
 tence in the English language. Instruction given to  a  minor  elsewhere
 than  at  a  public school shall be at least substantially equivalent to
 the instruction given to minors of  like  age  and  attainments  at  the
 public schools of the city or district where the SCHOOL IS LOCATED OR IF
 HOME-SCHOOLED, WHERE THE minor resides.
   §  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 3204-a to
 read as follows:
   § 3204-A. INSTRUCTION REQUIRED IN NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 1. ALL  STUDENTS
 ATTENDING  A  NON-PUBLIC  SCHOOL  SHALL  BE  GIVEN  INSTRUCTION  THAT IS
 SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT TO THE INSTRUCTION THAT IS GIVEN TO STUDENTS OF
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.