senate Bill S1983

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires a state standards report to be filed by all non-public schools

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Jan 16, 2021 referred to education

S1983 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3204, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7629
2017-2018: S1366
2019-2020: S6589

S1983 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the office of non-public school services shall create and revise a document titled the state standards report which is to be completed by the superintendent of every school district for each non-public school in such district, and which will assist and guide the school district in determining that all resident children attending a school other than a public school receive instruction from competent teachers and is at least substantially equivalent to the instruction given to minors of like age and attainments at the public schools where the minor resides; makes related provisions.

S1983 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1983 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1983
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- 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  requiring  a  state
   standards report to be filed by all non-public schools
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 3204 of the education law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
   1-A. OFFICE OF NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVICES. (A) THE OFFICE OF NON-PUBL-
 IC  SCHOOL SERVICES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT SHALL VERIFY NO LATER THAN THE
 FIRST OF AUGUST OF EACH YEAR ENDING IN AN EVEN NUMBER THAT EVERY  SCHOOL
 DISTRICT  HAS  SUBMITTED  A  CERTIFIED  STATE  STANDARDS  REPORT FOR THE
 PRECEDING TWO YEARS. THE  STATE  STANDARDS  REPORT  SHALL  CERTIFY  THAT
 INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO ALL MINORS ELSEWHERE THAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHIN THE
 SCHOOL  DISTRICT IS 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 MINOR RESIDES AND  SHALL  BE  SIGNED  BY  THE
 SUPERINTENDENT  OF SCHOOLS AND APPROVED BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE BOARD OF
 EDUCATION.
   (B) THE OFFICE OF NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL SERVICES SHALL CREATE AND REVISE A
 DOCUMENT TITLED THE STATE STANDARDS REPORT. THE STATE STANDARDS  REPORT,
 WHICH  IS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT
 FOR EACH NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL IN SUCH DISTRICT, WILL ASSIST AND  GUIDE  THE
 SCHOOL  DISTRICT  IN  DETERMINING THAT ALL RESIDENT CHILDREN ATTENDING A
 SCHOOL OTHER THAN A PUBLIC SCHOOL  RECEIVE  INSTRUCTION  FROM  COMPETENT
 TEACHERS  AND  IS  AT  LEAST SUBSTANTIALLY EQUIVALENT TO THE INSTRUCTION
 GIVEN TO MINORS OF LIKE AGE AND ATTAINMENTS AT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS  WHERE
 THE MINOR RESIDES.
   (C)  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL ISSUE A DISTRICT COMPLIANCE REPORT, ON OR
 BEFORE THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER OF EACH YEAR ENDING IN AN EVEN NUMBER,  TO
 BE  POSTED  ON  THE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE, WHICH DETAILS THE FOLLOWING: (I)
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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