Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to education
|Apr 27, 2021||
referred to education
Senate Bill S6423
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S6423 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S6423 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6423 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to compliance with substantially equivalent education by nonpublic schools PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify that nonpublic schools must provide an education to their students that is substantially equivalent to public schools students and to require that such nonpublic schools certify they are complying with the substantially equivalent standard or they will be prohibited from receiving any state public funding. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 2 of Section 3204 of the Education Law to clarify that the State Education Department has an affirmative obli- gation, including undertaking regular reviews of nonpublic schools'
2021-S6423 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6423 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 27, 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 compliance with substantially equivalent education by nonpublic schools THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 3204 of the education law, as amended by section 1 of part SSS of chapter 59 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows: 2. Quality and language of instruction; text-books. (i) Instruction may be given only by a competent teacher. In the teaching of the subjects of instruction prescribed by this section, English shall be the language of instruction, and text-books used shall be written in English, except that for a period of three years, which period may be extended by the commissioner with respect to individual pupils, upon application therefor by the appropriate school authorities, to a period not in excess of six years, from the date of enrollment in school, pupils who, by reason of foreign birth or ancestry have limited English proficiency, shall be provided with instructional programs as specified in subdivision two-a of this section and the regulations of the commis- sioner. The purpose of providing such pupils with instruction shall be to enable them to develop academically while achieving competence in the English language. Instruction given to a minor elsewhere than at a public school shall be at least substantially equivalent to the instruc- tion given to minors of like age and attainments at the public schools of the city or district where the minor resides. (ii) For purposes of [considering] DETERMINING substantial equivalence pursuant to this subdivision for nonpublic elementary and middle schools [that are: (1) non-profit corporations, (2) have a bi-lingual program, and (3) have an educational program that extends from no later than nine a.m. until no earlier than four p.m. for grades one through three, and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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