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SECTION 2590-D
By-laws; regulations and decisions
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 2, ARTICLE 52-A
* § 2590-d. By-laws; regulations and decisions. 1. The city board and
the chancellor shall prescribe such by-laws and regulations as may be
necessary to make effectual the provisions of this chapter and for the
conduct of the proceedings of said board consistent with the
requirements of this article. The city board by-laws shall include a
process by which any member of the city board may request that items be
placed on the city board's agenda. Such request may be made at a city
board regular public meeting or prior to such meeting. If a member of
the city board requests that an item be placed on the agenda at a
regular public meeting of the city board, then the chairperson shall
respond to the request at such meeting. If a member of the city board
requests that an item be placed on the agenda at any time prior to a
regular public meeting of the city board, then the chairperson shall
respond to the request at any time prior to the subsequent regular
public meeting. Said by-laws and regulations shall be published and
indexed and revised at least annually. Copies of such by-laws and
regulations shall be made available for public inspection via the city
board's official internet web site, at the offices of the city board,
each community council, the office of the commissioner of education, and
the legislative library in Albany, and at such other places as the city
board may deem proper.

2. Each community council shall prescribe such by-laws and regulations
as may be necessary to make effectual the provisions of this chapter and
for the conduct of the proceedings of said board. Such by-laws and
regulations shall be filed with the city board and the commissioner of
education and shall be made available for inspection by the public at
the offices of the community council. Such by-laws shall include, but
not be limited to the following requirements:

a. that there shall be a parents' association or a parent-teachers'
association in each school under its jurisdiction;

b. that the council, the community superintendent and the principal of
each school shall have regular communication with all parents'
associations and parent-teachers' associations within the community
district, and meet with their elected officers at least quarterly during
the school year, to the end that such associations are provided with
full factual information pertaining to matters of pupil achievement,
including but not limited to: annual reading scores, comparison of the
achievement of pupils in comparable grades and schools, as well as the
record of achievement of the same children as they progress through the
school; provided, however, that such record and scores shall not be
disclosed in a manner which will identify individual pupils.

c. that community councils develop and implement a process consistent
with procedures which shall be developed by the chancellor for community
input in connection with the annual evaluation of the district
superintendent and other instructional supervisors assigned or appointed
to the district by the chancellor.

d. that all meetings of the community council be subject to article
seven of the public officers law.

3. Copies of all written decisions rendered by the city board acting
as an appeal board pursuant to subdivision ten of section twenty-five
hundred ninety-g and copies of all written decisions rendered by the
chancellor pursuant to section twenty-five hundred ninety-l shall be
published, indexed and revised at least semi-annually. Copies of said
decisions shall be made available for public inspection at the offices
of the city board, each community council, the office of the
commissioner of education, and at such other places as the city board
shall deem proper.

* NB Effective until June 30, 2022

* § 2590-d. By-laws; regulations and decisions. 1. The city board and
the chancellor shall prescribe such by-laws and regulations as may be
necessary to make effectual the provisions of this chapter and for the
conduct of the proceedings of said board. Said by-laws and regulations
shall be published and indexed and revised at least annually. Copies of
such by-laws and regulations shall be made available for public
inspection at the offices of the city board, each community board, the
office of the commissioner of education, and the legislative library in
Albany, and at such other places as the city board may deem proper.

2. Each community board shall prescribe such by-laws and regulations
as may be necessary to make effectual the provisions of this chapter and
for the conduct of the proceedings of said board. Such by-laws and
regulations shall be filed with the city board and the commissioner of
education and shall be made available for inspection by the public at
the offices of the community board. Such by-laws shall include, but not
be limited to the following requirements:

a. that there shall be a parents' association or a parent-teachers'
association in each school under its jurisdiction;

b. that the board, the community superintendent and the principal of
each school shall have regular communication with all parents'
associations and parent-teachers' associations within the community
district, and meet with their elected officers at least quarterly during
the school year, to the end that such associations are provided with
full factual information pertaining to matters of pupil achievement,
including but not limited to: annual reading scores, comparison of the
achievement of pupils in comparable grades and schools, as well as the
record of achievement of the same children as they progress through the
school; provided, however, that such record and scores shall not be
disclosed in a manner which will identify individual pupils.

c. that districts implement a process for community involvement in
connection with the periodic recommendation of superintendent candidates
to the chancellor pursuant to regulations of the chancellor, subject to
the review and approval of the chancellor, and such involvement in
connection with the periodic review of the superintendent's performance.

d. that all meetings of the community board be subject to article
seven of the public officers law.

3. Copies of all written decisions rendered by the city board acting
as an appeal board pursuant to subdivision ten of section twenty-five
hundred ninety-g and copies of all written decisions rendered by the
chancellor pursuant to section twenty-five hundred ninety-l shall be
published, indexed and revised at least semi-annually. Copies of said
decisions shall be made available for public inspection at the offices
of the city board, each community board, the office of the commissioner
of education, and at such other places as the city board shall deem
proper.

* NB Effective June 30, 2022