senate Bill S3445A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2021 print number 3445a
Mar 12, 2021 amend and recommit to education
Jan 29, 2021 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

S3445 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4083
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §21-974.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9141, A11304
2019-2020: S3878, A4818

S3445 - Summary

Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes in all school districts with elementary kindergarten through fifth grade and intermediate sixth through eighth grade with four or more classes per grade for students who shall gain entry through academic merit rather than through an admissions examination; authorizes automatic admission to a gifted and talented program in intermediate sixth through eighth grade for those students in elementary grades kindergarten through fifth grade who are currently enrolled in such program; makes related provisions.

S3445 - Sponsor Memo

S3445 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3445
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, HOYLMAN, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
   printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa-
   tion
 
 AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
   relation  to  requiring  the  New York city department of education to
   create more gifted and talented programs and classes

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended
 by adding a new section 21-974.1 to read as follows:
   § 21-974.1 GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS AND CLASSES.   NOTWITHSTANDING
 ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRA-
 RY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DIRECT:
   A.  ALL  SCHOOLS WITH ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE WITH
 FOUR OR MORE CLASSES PER GRADE SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE CLASS  PER  GRADE
 FOR TOP PERFORMING STUDENTS WHO GAIN ENTRY THROUGH ACADEMIC MERIT RATHER
 THAN  THROUGH  AN  ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION. ALL SCHOOLS WITH INTERMEDIATE
 SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE WITH FOUR OR MORE  CLASSES  PER  GRADE  SHALL
 HAVE  AT  LEAST ONE CLASS PER GRADE FOR TOP PERFORMING STUDENTS WHO GAIN
 ENTRY THROUGH ACADEMIC MERIT RATHER THAN THROUGH AN ADMISSIONS  EXAMINA-
 TION.
   B.  ALL  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE DISTRICT GIFTED AND
 TALENTED PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH  FIFTH  GRADE  WITH
 ADMISSIONS   BASED  ON  THE  CURRENT  ADMISSIONS  STANDARD.  ALL  SCHOOL
 DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE DISTRICT GIFTED AND  TALENTED  PROGRAM
 FOR  INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE WITH ADMISSIONS BASED ON AN
 EXAMINATION THAT USES A COMPETITIVE AND OBJECTIVE MEASURE OF  SCHOLASTIC
 ACHIEVEMENT;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  ANY  STUDENT  IN  A  GIFTED AND
 TALENTED PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE  PURSU-
 ANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL RECEIVE AUTOMATIC ADMISSION TO A GIFTED
 AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR INTERMEDIATE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S3445A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4083
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Add §21-974.1, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S9141, A11304
2019-2020: S3878, A4818

S3445A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the New York city department of education to create more gifted and talented programs and classes in all school districts with elementary kindergarten through fifth grade and intermediate sixth through eighth grade with four or more classes per grade for students who shall gain entry through academic merit rather than through an admissions examination; authorizes automatic admission to a gifted and talented program in intermediate sixth through eighth grade for those students in elementary grades kindergarten through fifth grade who are currently enrolled in such program; makes related provisions.

S3445A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3445A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  3445--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, HOYLMAN, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
   printed,  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa-
   tion -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  administrative code of the city of New York, in
   relation to requiring the New York city  department  of  education  to
   create more gifted and talented programs and classes
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is  amended
 by adding a new section 21-974.1 to read as follows:
   §  21-974.1 GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS AND CLASSES.  NOTWITHSTANDING
 ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR LOCAL LAW TO THE CONTRA-
 RY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DIRECT:
   A. ALL SCHOOLS WITH ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH  GRADE  WITH
 FOUR  OR  MORE CLASSES PER GRADE SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE CLASS PER GRADE
 FOR TOP PERFORMING STUDENTS WHO GAIN ENTRY THROUGH ACADEMIC MERIT RATHER
 THAN THROUGH AN ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION. ALL  SCHOOLS  WITH  INTERMEDIATE
 SIXTH  THROUGH  EIGHTH  GRADE  WITH FOUR OR MORE CLASSES PER GRADE SHALL
 HAVE AT LEAST ONE CLASS PER GRADE FOR TOP PERFORMING STUDENTS  WHO  GAIN
 ENTRY  THROUGH ACADEMIC MERIT RATHER THAN THROUGH AN ADMISSIONS EXAMINA-
 TION.
   B. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE  DISTRICT  GIFTED  AND
 TALENTED  PROGRAM  FOR  ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE WITH
 ADMISSIONS BASED ON AN OBJECTIVE EXAMINATION. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL
 HAVE AT LEAST ONE DISTRICT GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR  INTERMEDIATE
 SIXTH  THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE WITH ADMISSIONS BASED ON AN EXAMINATION THAT
 USES A COMPETITIVE AND  OBJECTIVE  MEASURE  OF  SCHOLASTIC  ACHIEVEMENT;
 PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ANY STUDENT IN A GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM FOR
 ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04273-03-1

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