|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 12, 2021||referred to education|
senate Bill S6687
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6687 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6687 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires school districts to have diversity officers to develop methods to diversify the personnel of the school district and to recommend changes to district policies and practices to reduce racial disparities in hiring school district employees, particularly teachers; requires boards of education to annually report information regarding such policies and practices to the department of education; and requires the department of education to annually report such information to the legislature.
S6687 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6687 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to school district diver- sity officers PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require every school district to have a diversity offi- cer to develop methods to diversify the personnel of their school district. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one: amends the education law to require school districts to have a diversity officer. Section two: delineates the qualifications of officers
S6687 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6687 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 12, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 district diver- sity officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 2101 of the education law, as amended by chapter 107 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows: 1. Each common school district shall have one or three trustees as the district determines, a collector except in first class towns and except as may be otherwise provided by law, A DIVERSITY OFFICER, and if the district so decides a treasurer. § 2. Section 2102 of the education law, as amended by chapter 737 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows: § 2102. Qualifications of officers. Every school district officer must be able to read and write and must be a qualified voter of the district; and each member of a board of education of a union free school district, common school district or a central school district shall have been a resident of the school district, or in the case of a person qual- ified by subdivision three of section twenty hundred twelve of this chapter to vote in a district election, a resident of the district or reservation, for at least one year prior to the election. Notwithstand- ing the provisions of any other general or special law to the contrary, a school district treasurer, collector, DIVERSITY OFFICER or clerk need not be a resident of the school district to hold such office in such district. § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 2103 of the education law is amended to read as follows: 1. No district superintendent or supervisor is eligible to the office of trustee or member of a board of education, and no trustee or member EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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