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S06955 Summary:

BILL NO    S06955 

SAME AS    SAME AS A09062-A

SPONSOR    FLANAGAN

COSPNSR    CARLUCCI, KENNEDY

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S1950, Ed L; amd SS3 & 4, Chap 396 of 2012

Provides for professional development to educators; extends certain provisions
of such law relating thereto.
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S06955 Text:

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

                                         6955

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                     April 7, 2014
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

       AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  providing  for  the
         professional development to educators; and to amend chapter 396 of the
         laws  of 2012 amending the education law, relating to services to out-
         of-state  school  districts  by  boards  of  cooperative   educational
         services, in relation to extending the provisions thereof

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

    1    Section 1. Subparagraph 10 of paragraph h of subdivision 4 of  section
    2  1950  of the education law, as added by chapter 396 of the laws of 2012,
    3  is amended to read as follows:
    4    (10) To enter into contracts of no more  than  [two]  FIVE  years  and
    5  subject  to  the  sunset  date  of  this subparagraph, with out-of-state
    6  school districts for  special  education  and/or  career  and  technical
    7  education  services or for the use of existing products that demonstrate
    8  how to map the common  core  standards  to  assessments  and/or  provide
    9  access to existing webinars or online courses relating to implementation
   10  of  the common core standards AND/OR FOR PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOP-
   11  MENT TO EDUCATORS.  Any contract shall be approved by the  commissioner,
   12  the  board  of  cooperative educational services and the district super-
   13  intendent of schools, provided such services are made available  to  any
   14  school  district  within  the supervisory district and that the require-
   15  ments of this subparagraph are met. Contracts must be  executed  by  the
   16  board  of cooperative educational services and the trustees or boards of
   17  education of such out-of-state school districts and shall only authorize
   18  out-of-state students to participate in an instructional program if such
   19  services are available to  all  eligible  students  in  New  York  state
   20  schools  in the component districts and the number of participating out-
   21  of-state students only comprises up to five percent of the total  number
   22  of the total enrolled students in the instructional program at the board
   23  of  cooperative  educational  services and that the board of cooperative
   24  educational services spends no more than thirty percent of  its  employ-
   25  ees' time on services to out-of-state districts pursuant to this subpar-

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD14218-04-4
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    1  agraph.  To  be approved by the commissioner, the contract and any busi-
    2  ness plan, shall demonstrate that any services provided to  out-of-state
    3  schools pursuant to this subparagraph shall not result in any additional
    4  costs  being imposed on component school districts and that any payments
    5  received by the board of cooperative educational services  for  services
    6  provided in this subparagraph that exceed any cost to the board of coop-
    7  erative  educational  services  for  providing  such  services  shall be
    8  applied to reduce the costs of  aidable  shared  services  allocated  to
    9  component  school  districts pursuant to paragraph d of this subdivision
   10  and shall also be applied to reduce the approved cost of services pursu-
   11  ant to subdivision five of this section. Services provided by a board of
   12  cooperative educational services to component districts at the  time  of
   13  approval  of  a  contract  under  this paragraph shall not be reduced or
   14  eliminated solely due to a board of  cooperative  educational  services'
   15  performance of services to out-of-state districts pursuant to this para-
   16  graph.
   17    S 2. Section 4 of chapter 396 of the laws of 2012, amending the educa-
   18  tion  law,  relating  to  services  to  out-of-state school districts by
   19  boards of cooperative  educational  services,  is  amended  to  read  as
   20  follows:
   21    S  4.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
   22  deemed repealed July 1, [2014] 2019.
   23    S 3.  Section 3 of chapter 396 of  the  laws  of  2012,  amending  the
   24  education  law, relating to services to out-of-state school districts by
   25  boards of cooperative  educational  services,  is  amended  to  read  as
   26  follows:
   27    S 3. The commissioner of education, in consultation with participating
   28  boards  of  cooperative  educational services, shall prepare two reports
   29  describing the content of contracts approved by  such  commissioner  and
   30  the  district superintendent pursuant to paragraph h of subdivision 4 of
   31  section 1950 of the education law, including the names of the parties to
   32  the contract, the length of the contract, a description of the  services
   33  provided  under  the  contract,  the percentage of out-of-state students
   34  that are in each instructional  program  in  the  board  of  cooperative
   35  educational services compared to in-state students, a description of the
   36  time  spent  by  board  of cooperative educational services employees to
   37  perform such services and  any  expenses  and  revenues  for  performing
   38  services to out-of-state districts under the contract. The reports shall
   39  also include a detailed breakdown of how many additional employees need-
   40  ed  to  be  hired  by  the  board of cooperative educational services to
   41  perform such services, any additional resources or materials that needed
   42  to be purchased by the board of cooperative educational services  and/or
   43  any  administrative,  marketing and/or development costs associated with
   44  performing services under paragraph d of subdivision 4 of  section  1950
   45  of  the education law. If payments received for such services exceed the
   46  costs of providing such services,  the  reports  shall  also  include  a
   47  description  of  how  the board of cooperative educational services will
   48  reduce the costs of aidable shared services to the  component  districts
   49  pursuant  to  paragraph d of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the educa-
   50  tion law and/or how any revenues received by the  board  of  cooperative
   51  educational  services  will reduce the costs of aidable shared services.
   52  The commissioner of education shall submit  an  interim  report  to  the
   53  board  of  regents,  the  governor  and the legislature by no later than
   54  April 15, [2013] 2018 and a final report by no later than  December  15,
   55  [2013]  2018,  with recommendations on whether and under what conditions
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    1  such contracts should continue to be authorized  beyond  the  expiration
    2  date provided herein.
    3    S  4.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that
    4  the amendments to subparagraph 10 of paragraph h  of  subdivision  4  of
    5  section  1950  of  the education law made by section one of this act and
    6  the amendments to section 3 of chapter 396 of the laws of 2012  made  by
    7  section three of this act shall not affect the repeal of such provisions
    8  and shall be deemed repealed therewith.
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