senate Bill S6296

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires class size reduction plans in city school districts in cities having a population of one million or more

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee New York City Education Committee


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Apr 21, 2021 referred to new york city education

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S6296 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate New York City Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §211-d, Ed L

S6296 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires city school districts in cities having a population of one million or more to develop class size reduction plans beginning in September 2021 to reduce the average classroom size citywide, by district, and by school in such districts by the 2026-2027 school year.

S6296 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6296 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6296
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on New York City Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  class  size
   reduction plans in city school districts in cities having a population
   of one million or more

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subparagraphs (ii) and (iii) of paragraph b of  subdivision
 2 of section 211-d of the education law, subparagraph (ii) as amended by
 section  2  of part A of chapter 57 of the laws of 2008 and subparagraph
 (iii) as added by section 3-a of part A of chapter 57  of  the  laws  of
 2009, are amended to read as follows:
   (ii)  In  a  city school district in a city having a population of one
 million or more inhabitants such contract shall also include a  plan  to
 reduce  CITYWIDE  average  class  sizes  AND  BY DISTRICT AND SCHOOL, as
 defined by the commissioner, [within five years] BEGINNING SEPTEMBER TWO
 THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE AND TO BE ACHIEVED BY SEPTEMBER  TWO-THOUSAND  TWEN-
 TY-SIX for the following grade ranges: (A) pre-kindergarten-third grade;
 (B) fourth-eighth grade; and (C) high school, AND SHALL THEREAFTER MAIN-
 TAIN  THE  AVERAGE  CLASS  SIZES ACHIEVED BY SUCH DATE.  Such plan shall
 include ANNUAL class size reduction for low performing  and  overcrowded
 schools  and  also  include the methods to be used to achieve such class
 sizes, such as the creation  or  construction  of  more  classrooms  and
 school  buildings, the placement of more than one teacher in a classroom
 or methods to otherwise reduce the student to teacher ratio[;  provided,
 however, that notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contra-
 ry, the sole and exclusive remedy for a violation of the requirements of
 this paragraph shall be pursuant to a petition to the commissioner under
 subdivision  seven  of  section three hundred ten of this title, and the
 decision of the commissioner on such petition shall be final  and  unre-

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10991-01-1

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