assembly Bill A4866

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows school boards to make decisions regarding layoffs based on performance, qualifications and student needs

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May 11, 2022 held for consideration in education
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Feb 08, 2021 referred to education

A4866 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A6738
2013-2014: A4893, A5034
2015-2016: A5096, A5115
2017-2018: A6652, A6653
2019-2020: A5436, A5544

A4866 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to empowering school boards to make decisions regarding employment based on performance, qualifications and the best interests of the students.

A4866 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4866
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GOODELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  empowering  school
   boards  to  make  decisions regarding employment based on performance,
   qualifications and the best interests of the students

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  2 of section 1505-a of the education law, as
 added by chapter 871 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows:
   2. [Any] NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,
 ANY such teacher who is unable to obtain a teaching position in any such
 school district to which territory is added, because the number of posi-
 tions needed are less than the number of teachers eligible to be consid-
 ered  employees  pursuant  to subdivision one of this section, shall, in
 all such school districts to which territory is added, be  placed  on  a
 preferred  eligible list of candidates for appointment to a vacancy that
 may thereafter occur in a position  similar  to  the  one  such  teacher
 filled in such former school district[. The teachers on such a preferred
 eligible list shall be appointed to such vacancies in such corresponding
 or  similar  positions  under the jurisdiction of the school district to
 which territory is added in the order of their length of service in such
 former school district, within seven years from the date of the  dissol-
 ution  of  such  former  school  district] PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF
 SUBPARAGRAPHS (I), (II), (III) AND (IV) OF PARAGRAPH A AND  PARAGRAPH  B
 OF  SUBDIVISION  THIRTEEN AND SUBDIVISION THIRTEEN-A OF SECTION EIGHTEEN
 HUNDRED FOUR OF THIS TITLE.
   § 2. Section 1804 of the education law is amended by  adding  two  new
 subdivisions 13 and 13-a to read as follows:
   13.  A.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY,
 WHENEVER A BOARD OF EDUCATION ABOLISHES OR REDUCES A POSITION  OR  POSI-
 TIONS  UNDER  THIS  CHAPTER,  THE SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.