A04519 Summary:

BILL NO    A04519 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Tenney

COSPNSR    Finch

MLTSPNSR   

Amd Part A S1, Chap 57 of 2012

Provides a four percent across the board increase to funding allocated to
school districts in New York state.
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A04519 Actions:

BILL NO    A04519 

02/05/2013 referred to education
01/08/2014 referred to education
04/07/2014 held for consideration in education
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A04519 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A4519

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend
chapter 57 of the laws of 2012, relating to school district eligibility
for an increase in apportionment of school aid and implementation of new
standards for conducting annual professional performance reviews to
determine teacher and principal effectiveness,
in relation to
providing a four percent across
the board increase to funding allocated to school districts in New York
state

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Relates to providing
a four percent
across the board increase to funding allocated to school districts in
New York state.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends
section 1 of part A
of chapter 57 of the laws of 2012, relating to school district
eligibility for an increase in apportionment of school aid and
implementation of new standards for conducting annual professional
performance reviews to determine teacher and principal effectiveness,
which reads as follows:

Section 1 replaces the word "no" with "all" and "district" with
"districts", and prescribes that all school districts shall be
eligible for an apportionment of general support for public schools
from the funds appropriated for the 2012-13 school year in excess of
the amount apportioned to such district for the same time period
during the base year.

Section 2 prescribes that allocated aid provided pursuant to chapter
57 of the laws of 2012 relating to school district eligibility for an
increase in apportionment of school aid and implementation of new
standards for conducting annual professional performance reviews to
determine teacher and principal effectiveness, shall be distributed
equally amongst all school districts without regard to any formula
established for the distribution of school aid under the education law.

Section 3 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

In his 2012 State of the State address, Governor Cuomo appointed
himself as the lobbyist for New York's schoolchildren. I applaud his
commitment to finally putting children first. However, who will be
the lobbyist for the taxpayers and New York's poorest school
children? Governor Cuomo can support both groups by reforming the

school-aid formula to better meet the needs of low-wealth rural
school districts.

The passed four percent increase in school funding failed to
prioritize funding based on our local communities' abilities and
needs. Additionally, because of the failure to reform the education
funding
formula, the four percent increase for schools across the state, in
reality, resulted in many needier districts receiving less than four
percent. Comparatively, many school districts in wealthier
communities received an increase in school aid much greater than four
percent.
Increases in school aid should be equal on a percentage basis. This
legislation does exactly that: it increases the apportionment of
general support for all public schools from the funds appropriated
for the 2012-13 school year by four percent. If the State is truly
looking to help all school districts, every district deserves its
fair share.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:2012: held in Education.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect
immediately and shall be
deemed to have been in full force and effect on the same date and in
the same manner as section 1 of part A of chapter 57 of the laws of
2012, took effect.
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A04519 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         4519

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                   February 5, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. TENNEY -- read once and referred to the Committee
         on Education

       AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter  57  of the laws of 2012, relating to school
         district eligibility for an increase in apportionment  of  school  aid
         and implementation of new standards for conducting annual professional
         performance  reviews to determine teacher and principal effectiveness,
         in relation to providing a four percent across the board  increase  to
         funding allocated to school districts in New York state

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1.  Section 1 of part A of chapter 57 of  the  laws  of  2012,
    2  relating to school district eligibility for an increase in apportionment
    3  of  school aid and implementation of new standards for conducting annual
    4  professional performance reviews  to  determine  teacher  and  principal
    5  effectiveness, is amended to read as follows:
    6    Section 1. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, [no] ALL
    7  school  [district]  DISTRICTS  shall be eligible for an apportionment of
    8  general support for public schools from the funds appropriated  for  the
    9  2012-13 school year in excess of the amount apportioned to such district
   10  for  the  same  time  period  during  the  base year [unless such school
   11  district has submitted documentation  that  has  been  approved  by  the
   12  commissioner  of education by January 17, 2013 demonstrating that it has
   13  fully implemented new standards and  procedures  for  conducting  annual
   14  professional  performance  reviews  of  classroom  teachers and building
   15  principals to determine teacher and  principal  effectiveness  including
   16  but  not limited to providing for (i) state assessments and other compa-
   17  rable measures which shall comprise twenty or twenty-five percent of the
   18  evaluation; (ii) locally selected measures of  the  student  achievement
   19  subcomponent which shall comprise twenty or fifteen percent of the eval-
   20  uation;  (iii)  subjective  measures  of  effectiveness  that  have been
   21  approved by the commissioner with the majority of such points  based  on

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD03365-01-3
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    1  multiple observations by an administrator or principal with at least one
    2  unannounced  observation  which  shall comprise 60 percent of the evalu-
    3  ation; and (iv) a scoring rubric which ensures that it  is  possible  to
    4  receive  any one of four ratings limited to highly effective, effective,
    5  developing and ineffective; provided however that if any  such  payments
    6  in  excess  of the amount apportioned to such district for the same time
    7  period during the base year were made, and the school district  has  not
    8  submitted  documentation that it has fully implemented new standards and
    9  procedures as set forth above that has been approved by the commissioner
   10  of education by January 17, 2013, the  total  amount  of  such  payments
   11  shall be deducted by the commissioner from future payments to the school
   12  district;  provided  further  that,  for the 2012-13 school year if such
   13  deduction is greater than the sum of  the  amounts  available  for  such
   14  deductions,  the  remainder  of  the  deduction  shall  be withheld from
   15  payments scheduled to be made to the school district pursuant to section
   16  3609-a of the education  law  for  the  2013-14  school  year;  provided
   17  further  that  notwithstanding  any inconsistent provision of law to the
   18  contrary such documentation shall include a plan adopted by the  govern-
   19  ing  board  of  the  school  district for conducting annual professional
   20  performance reviews of classroom teachers and building  principals  that
   21  has  been  approved  by  the commissioner, and in order to be approvable
   22  such plan shall conform with  the  requirements  for  conducting  annual
   23  professional  performance  reviews  of  classroom  teachers and building
   24  principals, including but not limited to (i) state assessments and other
   25  comparable measures which shall comprise twenty or  twenty-five  percent
   26  of  the  evaluation;  (ii)  locally  selected  measures  of  the student
   27  achievement subcomponent which shall comprise twenty or fifteen  percent
   28  of  the evaluation; (iii) subjective measures of effectiveness that have
   29  been approved by the commissioner with the majority of such points based
   30  on multiple observations by an administrator or principal with at  least
   31  one unannounced observation which shall comprise 60 percent of the eval-
   32  uation;  and  (iv) a scoring rubric which ensures that it is possible to
   33  receive any one of four ratings limited to highly effective,  effective,
   34  developing and ineffective; consistent with and conforms to a chapter of
   35  the  laws  of 2012 amending the education law relating to annual profes-
   36  sional performance review of classroom teachers and building  principals
   37  and  the  teacher  evaluation appeal process in the city of New York, as
   38  proposed in legislative bill numbers S.6732  and  A.9554,  and  provided
   39  further  that  for  a school district in a city with a population of one
   40  million or more, notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of  law,  no
   41  such  school  district shall be eligible for an apportionment of general
   42  support for public schools from the funds appropriated for  the  2012-13
   43  school  year  in  excess of the amount appropriated to such district for
   44  the same time period during the base year unless  such  school  district
   45  has  submitted  documentation that has been approved by the commissioner
   46  by January 17, 2013 demonstrating that it  has  adopted  an  expeditious
   47  appeals process pertaining to the annual professional performance review
   48  of  classroom  teachers  and building principals that is consistent with
   49  and conforms to a chapter of the laws of 2012 amending the education law
   50  relating to annual professional performance review of classroom teachers
   51  and building principals and the teacher evaluation appeal process in the
   52  city of New York, as proposed in legislative  bill  numbers  S.6732  and
   53  A.9554,  and if any such payments in excess of the amount apportioned to
   54  such district for the same time period during the base year  were  made,
   55  and  the  school  district has not submitted documentation that has been
   56  approved by the commissioner by January 17, 2013 that it has adopted  an
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    1  expeditious  appeals  process  pertaining  to  the  annual  professional
    2  performance review of classroom teachers and building principals that is
    3  consistent with and conforms to a chapter of the laws of  2012  amending
    4  the  education law relating to annual professional performance review of
    5  classroom teachers and building principals and  the  teacher  evaluation
    6  appeal  process in the city of New York, as proposed in legislative bill
    7  numbers S.6732 and A.9554, the total amount of such  payments  shall  be
    8  deducted  by  the  commissioner  from  future  payments  to  the  school
    9  district; and provided further that, for the 2012-13 school year if such
   10  deduction is greater than the sum of  the  amounts  available  for  such
   11  deductions,  the  remainder  of  the  deduction  shall  be withheld from
   12  payments scheduled to be made to the school district pursuant to section
   13  3609-a of the education law for the 2013-14 school year].
   14    S 2. Allocated aid provided pursuant to chapter 57 of the laws of 2012
   15  relating to school district eligibility for an increase in apportionment
   16  of school aid and implementation of new standards for conducting  annual
   17  professional  performance  reviews  to  determine  teacher and principal
   18  effectiveness, shall be distributed equally amongst all school districts
   19  without regard to any formula established for the distribution of school
   20  aid under the education law.
   21    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and  shall  be  deemed  to
   22  have  been  in  full  force  and effect on the same date and in the same
   23  manner as section 1 of part A of chapter 57 of the laws  of  2012,  took
   24  effect.
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