senate Bill S9284

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes school registration and support and assistance for designated schools; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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May 12, 2022 referred to education

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S9284 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§211-a, 211-b & 211-f, add §211-a, amd §211-c, Ed L

S9284 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Grants the commissioner of education the power to identify schools for additional support and assistance and establish performance targets for such schools.

S9284 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9284 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9284
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 12, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- 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  establishing  school
   registration and support and assistance for designated schools; and to
   repeal certain sections of the education law relating thereto

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Sections 211-a, 211-b, and 211-f of the education  law  are
 REPEALED and a new section 211-a is added to read as follows:
   § 211-A. SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE FOR DESIGNATED
 SCHOOLS.  1.  REGISTRATION  OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE
 STATE SHALL BE REGISTERED BY THE BOARD OF  REGENTS,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,
 THAT  CHARTER  SCHOOLS  SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION PURSUANT TO
 THIS SECTION, BUT SHALL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR MEETING OR EXCEEDING THE
 STUDENT PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND STUDENT ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS APPLI-
 CABLE TO OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ARTI-
 CLE FIFTY-SIX OF THIS CHAPTER. ONCE REGISTERED, A SCHOOL DISTRICT  SHALL
 NOT CLOSE, MERGE, SPLIT, CHANGE THE GRADE CONFIGURATION, OR SUBSTANTIAL-
 LY  CHANGE  THE  ENROLLMENT  OF  THE REGISTERED SCHOOL WITHOUT THE PRIOR
 CONSENT OF THE COMMISSIONER. THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DENY  OR  REQUIRE
 MODIFICATIONS TO A REQUEST ONLY WHERE APPROVING THE REQUEST SHALL HAVE A
 DEMONSTRABLE AND SUBSTANTIAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
 FOR STUDENTS.
   2. ANNUAL DETERMINATION OF SCHOOL NEED FOR SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE. THE
 COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DETERMINE ANNUALLY WHETHER EACH PUBLIC SCHOOL IS IN
 NEED OF ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE BASED  ON  MULTIPLE  MEASURES,
 INCLUDING  ACADEMIC  AND  NON-ACADEMIC  MEASURES,  AS  DETERMINED BY THE
 COMMISSIONER.
   3. IDENTIFICATION OF SCHOOLS FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE. IF
 BASED ON THE ANNUAL DETERMINATION, PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO  OF  THIS
 SECTION,  THE  COMMISSIONER  DETERMINES THAT A SCHOOL WOULD BENEFIT FROM
 ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE  BASED  ON  ACADEMIC  PERFORMANCE  AND
 OTHER MEASURES, THE COMMISSIONER MAY DESIGNATE THE SCHOOL FOR ADDITIONAL
 SUPPORT  AND ASSISTANCE.   EACH SCHOOL IDENTIFIED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION
 SHALL DEVELOP AN IMPROVEMENT PLAN TO  ADDRESS  THE  IDENTIFIED  ACADEMIC
 PERFORMANCE  AND OTHER MEASURES. SUCH PLAN SHALL BE DEVELOPED IN CONSUL-
 TATION WITH A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEAM  APPOINTED  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH

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