|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 16, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S1972
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1972 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1972 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1972 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the enrollment of students at charter schools, the suspension of students at charter schools and the administration of charter schools PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to increase transparency and account- ability of charter schools operating in this State. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 would require charter schools to include a code of conduct with their application, and discipline their students in accordance with disciplinary procedures applicable to public school students. This section also requires that applications to establish a charter school in New York City must specify the community school district where the char-
S1972 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1972 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 16, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. JACKSON, BIAGGI, MAYER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa- tion AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the enrollment of students at charter schools, the suspension of students at charter schools and the administration of charter schools THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (h) and (j) of subdivision 2 of section 2851 of the education law, as added by chapter 4 of the laws of 1998, are amended to read as follows: (h) The rules and procedures by which students may be disciplined, including but not limited to expulsion or suspension from the school, which shall be consistent with the requirements of [due process] SECTION THIRTY-TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER and with federal laws and regulations governing the placement of students with disabilities, AND PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE. THE APPLICATION SHALL ALSO INCLUDE A CODE OF CONDUCT CONSISTENT WITH SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS TITLE. (j) (I) Information regarding the facilities to be used by the school, including the location of the school, if known, and the means by which pupils will be transported to and from the school. If the facilities to be used by the proposed school are not known at the time the application is submitted, the applicant shall notify the charter entity and, if applicable, the board of regents within ten business days of acquiring facilities for such school; provided, however, that the charter school must obtain a certificate of occupancy for such facilities prior to the date on which instruction is to commence at the school. (II) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF THIS PARA- GRAPH, AN APPLICANT TO ESTABLISH A CHARTER SCHOOL TO BE LOCATED IN NEW YORK CITY SHALL INCLUDE THE SPECIFIC COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUCH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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