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S01787 Summary:

BILL NOS01787A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A06379-A
 
SPONSORESPAILLAT
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd SS2590-g & 2590-h, Ed L
 
Relates to admission to a special high school in the city school district in a city having a population of one million or more.
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S01787 Actions:

BILL NOS01787A
 
01/14/2015REFERRED TO EDUCATION
03/19/2015NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
04/15/2015AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
04/15/2015PRINT NUMBER 1787A
01/06/2016REFERRED TO EDUCATION
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S01787 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         1787--A
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 14, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sen. ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to admission to a special
          high school in the city school district in a city having 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. Subdivision 4 of section 2590-g of the  education  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  345  of  the  laws  of 2009, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    4. subject to the provisions of section twenty-five  hundred  ninety-i
     5  of  this  article, maintain such jurisdiction over city-wide educational
     6  policies governing the special, academic,  vocational,  and  other  high
     7  schools  authorized  by  this article [before the effective date of this
     8  section] as the respective community district education  councils  main-
     9  tain  over  the  schools  within  their jurisdiction, which shall not be
    10  construed to require or authorize  the  day-to-day  supervision  or  the
    11  administration  of  the  operations of such schools.  Provided, further,
    12  the city board shall establish procedures and standards for admission to
    13  the special high schools of the city district, which  shall  consist  of
    14  multiple measures of student merit including the grade point averages of
    15  applicants,  culminated  student  portfolio, teacher recommendations and
    16  such other factors as the city board shall determine to be necessary.
    17    § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 2590-g of the education law, as added by
    18  chapter 720 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
    19    4. subject to the provisions of section twenty-five  hundred  ninety-i
    20  of  this article, maintain such jurisdiction over policies governing the
    21  special, academic, vocational and other high schools authorized by  this
    22  article  [before  the  effective date of this section] as the respective
    23  community boards maintain over the schools  within  their  jurisdiction,
    24  which  shall  not  be  construed  to require or authorize the day-to-day
    25  supervision or the administration of the  operations  of  such  schools.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01898-04-5

        S. 1787--A                          2
 
     1  Provided,  further, the city board shall establish procedures and stand-
     2  ards for admission to the special high schools  of  the  city  district,
     3  which  shall consist of multiple measures of student merit including the
     4  grade point averages of applicants, culminated student portfolio, teach-
     5  er recommendations and such other factors as the city board shall deter-
     6  mine to be necessary.
     7    § 3. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 2590-h of the education
     8  law,  as  amended by chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read
     9  as follows:
    10    (b) all specialized [senior] high schools. The  special  high  schools
    11  shall include the present schools known as:
    12    The  Bronx  High  School  of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn
    13  Technical High School, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School  of  Music  and
    14  the  Arts  in  the  borough  of Manhattan, and such [further] additional
    15  schools which the city board  may  designate  from  time  to  time.  The
    16  special  schools  shall  be permitted to maintain a discovery program in
    17  accordance with the law in effect on the date  preceding  the  effective
    18  date  of  this  section[;  admissions  to  the  special schools shall be
    19  conducted in accordance with the law in effect on the date preceding the
    20  effective date of this section];
    21    § 4. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 2590-h of the education
    22  law, as amended by chapter 720 of the laws of 1996, is amended  to  read
    23  as follows:
    24    (b)  all  specialized  [senior] high schools. The special high schools
    25  shall include the present schools known as:
    26    The Bronx High School of Science,  Stuyvesant  High  School,  Brooklyn
    27  Technical  High  School,  Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and
    28  the Arts in the borough of  Manhattan,  and  such  [further]  additional
    29  schools  which  the  city  board  may  designate  from time to time. The
    30  special schools shall be permitted to maintain a  discovery  program  in
    31  accordance  with  the  law in effect on the date preceding the effective
    32  date of this section[;  admissions  to  the  special  schools  shall  be
    33  conducted in accordance with the law in effect on the date preceding the
    34  effective date of this section];
    35    §  5. This act shall take effect on the first of April next succeeding
    36  the date on which it shall have become a law; provided that  the  amend-
    37  ments  to  subdivision 4 of section 2590-g of the education law, made by
    38  sections one and two of this act, shall apply  to  the  Stuyvesant  high
    39  school,  the  Bronx  high school of science, the Brooklyn technical high
    40  school, the Staten Island technical high school, the Queens high  school
    41  for  the  sciences  at  York  college,  the high school for mathematics,
    42  science and engineering at City college, the high  school  for  American
    43  studies at Lehman college, the Brooklyn Latin school, and all additional
    44  schools  that  the board of education of the city school district of the
    45  city of New York designates as special high schools, not  including  the
    46  Fiorello  H.  LaGuardia  high  school  of  music and the arts; provided,
    47  further, that the amendments to subdivision  4  of  section  2590-g  and
    48  paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision 1 of section 2590-h of the education law
    49  made by sections one and three of this act shall be subject to the expi-
    50  ration and reversion of such sections pursuant to section 34 of  chapter
    51  91  of  the laws of 2002, as amended and subdivision 12 of section 17 of
    52  chapter 345 of the laws of 2009, as amended respectively when upon  such
    53  date  the  provisions  of  sections  two and four of this act shall take
    54  effect.
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