Senator Montgomery's legislation (S3739) would amend the education law to require the New York State Board of Regents to hold at least two meetings a year in New York City. This bill would increase transparency and provide an opportunity to engage parents and stakeholders in the process of developing educational policy.
This bill is a response in part to requests made by parent education associations for more input into decisions made by the New York State Board of Regents, the governing body for the state education system. Enactment of this bill would allow parents direct access to policy changes and other relevant information that would affect their children's education. This bill will increase transparency and accountability when it comes to decisions made at the state level that impact all stakeholders in the education system, including students, parents, and teachers.
For more information on the legislation, visit https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/S3739