Amd SS2852, 2854, 2856 & 2857, rpld S2854 sub 3 (b-1), add SS2852-a & 2852-b, Ed L; amd S97-sss, add
SS97-llll & 97-qqqq, St Fin L; amd SS922 & 1338, RPT L
Relates to charter schools; provides for local approval of charter schools, annual charter school budget votes and annual reporting to local boards of education; provides for collective bargaining for certain charter school employees; relates to financing of such schools; further relates to including information concerning charter school payments on real property tax statements; establishes the charter schools transition fund and the distressed school district grant fund; makes related provisions.
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A5709
SPONSOR: Hooper (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, the state finance
law and the real property tax law, in relation to charter schools; and
to repeal paragraph (b-1) of subdivision 3 of section 2854 of the educa-
tion law, relating to collective bargaining
The bill states procedures for local approval of charter schools in
certain school districts.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Charter schools shall be considered for approval if the applicant can
demonstrate the ability to operate the school in an educationally sound
manner; granting the application is likely to improve student learning
and achievement and 'materially further the purpose set out in article
2852; the applicant has presented an economic impact study for the
school district affected; the applicant has presented a financial impact
statement on how the local school district will be impacted; and the
applicant has conducted no less than three public hearings prior to
It is imperative that our public school system not be based on a profit
margin. This legislation would ensure that for-profit businesses or
entities would not be allowed to' benefit from schools that are funded
by public money.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2002 - A9652
2003-2004 - A3944
2005-2006 - A4495
2007-2008 - A4873
2009-2010 - A6107
2011-2012 - A5257
2013-2014 - A1946
None to the State.
This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date
on which it shall have become law, provided that the amendments to
subdivision 1 of section 2856 of the education law made by section six
of this act shall not affect the expiration of such subdivision and
shall expire therewith.