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A08556 Summary:

BILL NO    A08556D


SPONSOR    Budget



Amd Various Laws, generally

Relates to contracts for excellence, calculation of the gap elimination
restoration amount, total foundation aid, apportionment of school aid, teachers
of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program, school district
reorganizations and real property tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m.;
establishes a teacher excellence fund; relates to charter schools, subjecting
charter schools to financial audits by the comptroller of the city of New York
for such charter schools located in such city and by the state comptroller for
charter schools located outside of the city of New York, closure or dissolution
of charter schools; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish
regional tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services, to
authorize reimbursement for approved special education itinerant services based
on actual attendance; authorizes New York city to establish local tuition rates
for approved special education itinerant services; relates to the apportionment
and reimbursement of a program for work force education conducted by the
consortium for worker education in New York city; amends certain provisions
related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects
and debt service budgets; makes permanent certain provisions relating to
transportation contracts; relates to state aid to school districts and the
appropriation of funds for the support of government; relates to educational
opportunities for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "school
district basic contribution"; relates to conditional appointment of school
district, charter school or BOCES employees; relates to the provision of
supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the
suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school;
relates to the Valley Stream school district; extends the expiration of certain
provisions relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001;
relates to the submission of an expenditure plan by the Roosevelt Union free
school district; relates to certain apportionments authorizing the Roosevelt
Union free serial bonds; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions
related to census reporting; provides special apportionment for school bus
driver training; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions relating to
the support of education; provides special apportionment for salary expenses;
provides special apportionment for public pension accruals; provides special
apportionment for salary expenses; relates to suballocation of certain
education department accruals; relates to the support of public libraries and
repeals certain provisions of the education law relating thereto; provides for
the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); authorizes
the creation of a state debt in the amount of two billion dollars; creates the
smart schools bond act of 2014 for the purposes of funding capital projects to
provide learning technology equipment or facilities, enhanced internet
connectivity for schools and communities, and educational facilities to
accommodate pre-kindergarten programs; provides for the submission to the
people of a proposition or question therefor to be voted upon at the general
election to be held in November, 2014 (Part B); relates to the implementation
of the smart schools bond act of 2014 (Part C); enacts the "nurse practitioners
modernization act"; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration
thereof (Part D); creates the science, technology, engineering and mathematics
incentive program (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education
capital matching grant program for independent colleges and the effectiveness
thereof (Part H); utilizes reserves in the project pool insurance account of
the mortgage insurance fund for various housing purposes (Part K); relates to
notice of inspection reports (Part Q); relates to income eligibility for the
block grant for child care (Part R); relates to the powers of social services
officials to receive and dispose of a deed, mortgage, or lien (Part S); relates
to reporting on post adoption services (Part T); relates to tuition assistance
program awards starting in 2014-15 (Part U); relates to the granting of student
loan forgiveness awards for the purpose of increasing the number of social
workers serving in critical human service areas (Part V); relates to community
colleges and state aided four year colleges and non-resident and out of state
students (Part W); relates to student financial aid awards and tuition
assistance program awards (Part X); establishes the New York state young
farmers loan forgiveness incentive program (Part Y); requires the chancellor of
the state university of New York to report to the governor and the legislature
on economic development activities (Part Z); prohibits the administration of
traditional standardized tests in pre-kindergarten programs and in grades
kindergarten through second grade (Subpart A); provides that standardized test
scores shall not be included on a student's permanent record; provides for the
repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B); provides that no
school shall make promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on
standardized test scores (Subpart C); relates to standardized test requirement
for students with disabilities and English language learners (Subpart D);
relates to the amount of time spent on standardized testing and test prep
(Subpart E); relates to transparency in testing (Subpart F); reduces the number
of standardized tests (Subpart G); relates to assessment information for
teachers and the public (Subpart H); relates to assistance to parents and
families in understanding common core learning standards (Subpart I); relates
to additional professional development support for educators (Subpart J);
prohibits the release of student information to certain entities (Subpart K);
protects student privacy and ensures data security (Subpart L); (Part AA);
relates to financing of charter schools (Part BB); relates to universal
full-day pre-kindergarten (Part CC).
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