senate Bill S5650A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding access to advanced courses to improve educational equity

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2023 ordered to third reading cal.1503
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 22, 2023 print number 5650a
May 22, 2023 amend and recommit to education
Mar 10, 2023 referred to education

Co-Sponsors

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S5650 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A514
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7600, A9697
2021-2022: S1111, A4407

S5650 - Summary

Relates to expanding access to advanced courses to improve educational equity beginning with notification to parents and students on the benefits and opportunities offered as well as automatic enrollment opportunities.

S5650 - Sponsor Memo

S5650 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5650
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. LIU, BAILEY, BROUK, GOUNARDES, KENNEDY, RAMOS, SALA-
   ZAR  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit-
   ted to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  expanding  access  to
   advanced courses to improve educational equity

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
 read as follows:
   § 817. EXPANDING ACCESS TO ADVANCED  COURSES  TO  IMPROVE  EDUCATIONAL
 EQUITY.  1.  DEFINITIONS.  AS  USED  IN THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS
 SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   A. "ADVANCED COURSE" MEANS AS  FOLLOWS:  (I)  IN  MIDDLE  SCHOOL,  ANY
 COURSE  THAT  LEADS  TO  A  HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL REGENTS EXAMINATION OR ANY
 HONORS, GIFTED, OR ACCELERATED COURSE; AND  (II)  IN  HIGH  SCHOOL,  ANY
 HONORS, GIFTED, ACCELERATED, ADVANCED PLACEMENT, INTERNATIONAL BACCALAU-
 REATE,  DUAL  OR  CONCURRENT  ENROLLMENT  COURSE  OR PROGRAM, WORK-BASED
 LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, APPRENTICESHIPS, AND COURSES OR EXAMINATIONS FOR
 WHICH A STUDENT  MAY  EARN  COLLEGE  CREDIT  OR  AN  INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED
 CERTIFICATION.
   B.  "PARENT"  MEANS  A  PARENT,  LEGAL GUARDIAN, OR PERSON IN PARENTAL
 RELATION TO A STUDENT.
   2. PROVIDING TRANSPARENCY AND SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND  STUDENTS.    A.
 STARTING  WITH  THE  TWO  THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR--TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FIVE
 SCHOOL YEAR, EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT  AND  CHARTER  SCHOOL  SHALL  ANNUALLY
 PROVIDE  NOTIFICATION  TO  PARENTS  AND STUDENTS OF THE BENEFITS AND THE
 OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL OF PARTICIPATING  IN
 ADVANCED COURSES.
   B.  FOR  STUDENTS  IN GRADES FIVE THROUGH SIX, SUCH NOTIFICATION SHALL
 INCLUDE:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00662-01-3
 S. 5650                             2

Co-Sponsors

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S5650A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A514
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §817, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S7600, A9697
2021-2022: S1111, A4407

S5650A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to expanding access to advanced courses to improve educational equity beginning with notification to parents and students on the benefits and opportunities offered as well as automatic enrollment opportunities.

S5650A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5650A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5650--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. LIU, BAILEY, BROUK, GOUNARDES, KENNEDY, RAMOS, SALA-
   ZAR  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit-
   ted to the  Committee  on  Education  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee

 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  expanding  access  to
   advanced courses to improve educational equity
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
 read as follows:
   § 817. EXPANDING ACCESS TO ADVANCED  COURSES  TO  IMPROVE  EDUCATIONAL
 EQUITY.  1.  EACH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  AND  CHARTER  SCHOOL SHALL ANNUALLY
 PROVIDE NOTIFICATION TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS OF  THE  BENEFITS  AND  THE
 OPPORTUNITIES  WITHIN THE DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL OF PARTICIPATING IN
 ADVANCED COURSES.
   2. SUCH NOTIFICATION SHALL INCLUDE:
   A. THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN ADVANCED COURSES;
   B. A DESCRIPTION  OF  THE  ADVANCED  COURSES  OFFERED  BY  THE  SCHOOL
 DISTRICT  OR CHARTER SCHOOL IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL AND HOW TO PREPARE
 FOR AND ENROLL IN THEM;
   C. A DESCRIPTION OF THE ADVANCED COURSES TO BE OFFERED BY  THE  SCHOOL
 DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL IN THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR; AND
   D.  A  DESCRIPTION OF THE ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC SUPPORT THE SCHOOL
 DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL PROVIDES TO HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED IN ADVANCED
 COURSES, AS WELL AS ANY FINANCIAL  ASSISTANCE  AVAILABLE  TO  REDUCE  OR
 ELIMINATE  ANY  COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATION IN ADVANCED COURSES,
 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELATED FEES, SUPPLIES, AND ASSESSMENTS.
   3. NOTIFICATION SHALL BE PROVIDED ELECTRONICALLY OR  BY  MAIL  AND  BE
 POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL.
   § 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2024.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00662-03-3

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