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A01774 Summary:

BILL NOA01774
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRJaffee, Pretlow, Zebrowski, Ramos, Steck, Hevesi, Rivera, Sepulveda, Cook, Mayer, Galef, Abinanti, Skoufis, Raia, Lupardo
 
MLTSPNSRFarrell, Gottfried
 
Amd 1712, 2514, 2555, & 3602, Ed L
 
Requires kindergartens to operate full day programs.
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A01774 Actions:

BILL NOA01774
 
01/13/2017referred to education
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A01774 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1774
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 13, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, JAFFEE, PRETLOW, ZEBROWSKI, RAMOS, STECK,
          HEVESI,  RIVERA,  SEPULVEDA,  COOK,  MAYER,  GALEF, ABINANTI, SKOUFIS,
          RAIA, LUPARDO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FARRELL, GOTTFRIED  --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to full day kindergarten

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  1712  of  the  education  law  is
     2  amended to read as follows:
     3    1. The board of education of each school district [may] shall maintain
     4  kindergartens  which shall be free to resident children between the ages
     5  of four and six years, provided, however, such board may  fix  a  higher
     6  minimum  age  for  admission to such kindergartens.  In the two thousand
     7  nineteen--two thousand twenty  school  year  and  thereafter,  all  such
     8  kindergartens shall be operated on a full-time basis.
     9    §  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 2514 of the education law, as added by
    10  chapter 762 of the laws of 1950, is amended to read as follows:
    11    1. The board of education of each city  school  district  [may]  shall
    12  maintain  kindergartens which shall be free to resident children between
    13  the ages of four and six years, provided, however, such board may fix  a
    14  higher  minimum  age  for  admission to such kindergartens.   In the two
    15  thousand nineteen--two thousand twenty school year and  thereafter,  all
    16  such kindergartens shall be operated on a full-time basis.
    17    §  3. Subdivision 1 of section 2555 of the education law, such section
    18  as renumbered by chapter 762 of the laws of 1950, is amended to read  as
    19  follows:
    20    1. The board of education of each city [may] shall maintain kindergar-
    21  tens  which  shall be free to resident children between the ages of four
    22  and six years, provided, however, such board may fix  a  higher  minimum
    23  age  for admission to such kindergartens.  In the two thousand nineteen-
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06286-01-7

        A. 1774                             2
 
     1  -two thousand twenty school year and thereafter, all such  kindergartens
     2  shall be operated on a full-time basis.
     3    § 4. Subdivision 9 of section 3602 of the education law, as amended by
     4  section  9  of  part  A of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is amended to
     5  read as follows:
     6    9. Aid for conversion to full day kindergarten. School  districts  may
     7  make  available  full day kindergarten programs for all children wishing
     8  to attend such programs, and, commencing with  the  two  thousand  nine-
     9  teen--two  thousand twenty school year, shall make full-day kindergarten
    10  programs available to all children.
    11    a. For aid payable in  the  two  thousand  seven--two  thousand  eight
    12  school year and thereafter, school districts which provided any half-day
    13  kindergarten  programs  or  had no kindergarten programs in the nineteen
    14  hundred ninety-six--ninety-seven school year and in the base  year,  and
    15  which  have  not received an apportionment pursuant to this paragraph in
    16  any prior school year, shall be eligible for aid equal to the product of
    17  the district's selected foundation aid calculated pursuant  to  subdivi-
    18  sion  four of this section multiplied by the positive difference result-
    19  ing when the full day  kindergarten  enrollment  of  children  attending
    20  programs  in  the  district  in  the  base  year is subtracted from such
    21  enrollment in the current year.
    22    b. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph a of this  subdivision,
    23  school  districts  that  have received an apportionment pursuant to this
    24  subdivision in a prior school year shall be eligible for  an  apportion-
    25  ment where the department grants a waiver upon cause satisfactory to the
    26  department,  including but not limited to, satisfactory demonstration of
    27  significant economic hardship that would impact  the  school  district's
    28  ability  to  provide  full  day kindergarten for all children wishing to
    29  attend such programs. No school district may be granted  such  a  waiver
    30  more than once.
    31    §  5.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
    32  the date on which it shall have become a law.
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