senate Bill S6687

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires school districts to have diversity officers

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 12, 2021 referred to education

S6687 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally

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

S6687 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        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

   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
   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
   §  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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