senate Bill S4278

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to screening for gifted and talented students

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Feb 03, 2021 referred to education

S4278 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A410
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7984, A10197
2019-2020: S3542, A2240

S4278 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires school districts to screen for gifted and talented students and provides the parents or guardians of such students the option to opt out of such screening.

S4278 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4278 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4278
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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  school  districts
   screening for gifted and talented students
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 57 to read as follows:
   57. A. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS  TO  SCREEN
 FOR  GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS. SUCH STUDENTS SHALL BE SCREENED PRIOR
 TO ENTERING THIRD GRADE.
   B. SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE OF  SUCH  SCREENING  TO  EACH
 STUDENT  AND  TO THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF EACH STUDENT ENROLLED IN SUCH
 SCHOOL DISTRICT.  THE NOTICE SHALL:
   (I) BE PRINTED IN A CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS MANNER  AND  SHALL  DESCRIBE
 SUCH SCREENING METHODS; AND
   (II)  GIVE  THE  PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF SUCH STUDENT THE OPPORTUNITY TO
 OPT OUT OF SUCH SCREENING BY CHECKING THE BOX "DO NOT SCREEN MY CHILD".
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03236-01-1


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