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A01888 Summary:

BILL NOA01888
 
SAME ASSAME AS S01555
 
SPONSORMosley
 
COSPNSRBraunstein, Cook, Crespo, Jaffee, O'Donnell, Titone, Weprin, Perry, Titus, Cusick, Rosenthal, Colton, Glick, Rivera
 
MLTSPNSRAbbate, DenDekker, Gottfried, Moya
 
Amd 2590-h, 2590-g & 305, Ed L
 
Imposes a moratorium on the initiation of school closings in cities with a population of one million or more.
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A01888 Actions:

BILL NOA01888
 
01/13/2017referred to education
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A01888 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1888
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 13, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MOSLEY,  BRAUNSTEIN,  COOK,  CRESPO, JAFFEE,
          O'DONNELL, TITONE, WEPRIN, PERRY, TITUS,  CUSICK,  ROSENTHAL,  COLTON,
          GLICK,  RIVERA  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. ABBATE, DenDEKKER,
          GOTTFRIED, MOYA -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Educa-
          tion

        AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to imposing a moratorium
          on the initiation of school closings in cities with  a  population  of
          one million or more
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1.   Paragraphs (a) and (f)  of  subdivision  2-a  of  section
     2  2590-h  of  the  education  law,  as added by chapter 345 of the laws of
     3  2009, are amended to read as follows:
     4    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision to the  contrary,  prepare  an
     5  educational  impact  statement  regarding any proposed school closing or
     6  significant change in school utilization, including the phase-out, grade
     7  reconfiguration, re-siting, or co-location of schools,  for  any  public
     8  school located within the city district; provided however that the chan-
     9  cellor  shall not be authorized to prepare or file an educational impact
    10  statement for any  proposed  school  closing,  school  phase-out,  grade
    11  reconfiguration,  re-siting  or  co-location  of schools that would take
    12  effect during the two thousand eighteen--two  thousand  nineteen  school
    13  year or the two thousand nineteen--two thousand twenty school year.
    14    (f)  In the event that the chancellor determines that a school closing
    15  or significant change in school utilization is immediately necessary for
    16  the preservation of student health, safety or general welfare, the chan-
    17  cellor may temporarily close a public  school  or  adopt  a  significant
    18  change in the school's utilization on an emergency basis. Such emergency
    19  school  closing  or  significant change in school utilization shall only
    20  remain in effect for six months, during such time the  chancellor  shall
    21  comply  with  the  requirements  of  this  subdivision in order for such
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00593-01-7

        A. 1888                             2
 
     1  school closure or significant change in  school  utilization  to  extend
     2  beyond  the six month period; provided that any emergency school closing
     3  occurring during the two thousand eighteen--two thousand nineteen school
     4  year or the two thousand nineteen--two thousand twenty school year shall
     5  only  remain in effect during such time as absolutely necessary in order
     6  to preserve student health, safety or general welfare.
     7    § 2. Paragraph (h) of subdivision 1 of section 2590-g of the education
     8  law, as added by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read  as
     9  follows:
    10    (h)  approve  proposals for all school closures or significant changes
    11  in school utilization including the  phase-out,  grade  reconfiguration,
    12  re-siting,  or co-location of schools, following any hearing pursuant to
    13  subdivision two-a of section twenty-five hundred ninety-h of this  arti-
    14  cle;  provided  that the city board shall not approve any proposal for a
    15  school closing, school phase-out, or grade  reconfiguration  that  would
    16  take  effect  during  the  two  thousand eighteen--two thousand nineteen
    17  school year or the two thousand  nineteen--two  thousand  twenty  school
    18  year.
    19    §  3.  Section  305  of  the  education law is amended by adding a new
    20  subdivision 56 to read as follows:
    21    56. The commissioner shall establish a school closure  evaluation  and
    22  review  committee, which shall review the impacts relating to the number
    23  of low-performing schools that have  been  closed  in  the  city  school
    24  district located in a city of one million or more inhabitants including,
    25  but  not  limited  to,  the impact to student educational experience and
    26  achievement, and shall also consider whether alternative policies  would
    27  have  a more positive impact on student achievement. The committee shall
    28  include, but not be  limited  to,  academicians  who  study  educational
    29  outcomes, psychometricians and education policy experts. The commission-
    30  er shall report the committee's findings to the chairs of the senate and
    31  assembly  education  committees  and  the  chair  of  the senate finance
    32  committee and the chair of the assembly  ways  and  means  committee  no
    33  later than September thirtieth, two thousand nineteen.
    34    §  4. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that the amend-
    35  ments to sections 2590-h  and  2590-g  of  the  education  law  made  by
    36  sections one and two of this act shall not affect the expiration of such
    37  sections and shall expire and be deemed repealed therewith.
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