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S06356 Summary:

Amd Various Laws, generally
Relates to contracts for excellence, calculation of the gap elimination restoration amount, total foundation aid, apportionment of school aid, teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program, school district reorganizations and real property tax rates, transportation after 4 p.m.; establishes a teacher excellence fund; relates to charter schools, subjecting charter schools to financial audits by the comptroller of the city of New York for such charter schools located in such city and by the state comptroller for charter schools located outside of the city of New York, closure or dissolution of charter schools; authorizes the commissioner of education to establish regional tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services, to authorize reimbursement for approved special education itinerant services based on actual attendance; authorizes New York city to establish local tuition rates for approved special education itinerant services; relates to the apportionment and reimbursement of a program for work force education conducted by the consortium for worker education in New York city; amends certain provisions related to the 1994-95 state operations, aid to localities, capital projects and debt service budgets; makes permanent certain provisions relating to transportation contracts; relates to state aid to school districts and the appropriation of funds for the support of government; relates to educational opportunities for students with disabilities; amends the definition of "school district basic contribution"; relates to conditional appointment of school district, charter school or BOCES employees; relates to the provision of supplemental educational services, attendance at a safe public school and the suspension of pupils who bring a firearm to or possess a firearm at a school; relates to the Valley Stream school district; extends the expiration of certain provisions relating to implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; relates to the submission of an expenditure plan by the Roosevelt Union free school district; relates to certain apportionments authorizing the Roosevelt Union free serial bonds; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions related to census reporting; provides special apportionment for school bus driver training; relates to the effectiveness of certain provisions relating to the support of education; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; provides special apportionment for public pension accruals; provides special apportionment for salary expenses; relates to suballocation of certain education department accruals; relates to the support of public libraries and repeals certain provisions of the education law relating thereto; provides for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof (Part A); authorizes the creation of a state debt in the amount of two billion dollars; creates the smart schools bond act of 2014 for the purposes of funding capital projects to provide learning technology equipment or facilities, enhanced internet connectivity for schools and communities, and educational facilities to accommodate pre-kindergarten programs; provides for the submission to the people of a proposition or question therefor to be voted upon at the general election to be held in November, 2014 (Part B); relates to the implementation of the smart schools bond act of 2014 (Part C); enacts the "nurse practitioners modernization act"; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Part D); creates the science, technology, engineering and mathematics incentive program (Part G); relates to the New York state higher education capital matching grant program for independent colleges and the effectiveness thereof (Part H); utilizes reserves in the project pool insurance account of the mortgage insurance fund for various housing purposes (Part K); relates to notice of inspection reports (Part Q); relates to income eligibility for the block grant for child care (Part R); relates to the powers of social services officials to receive and dispose of a deed, mortgage, or lien (Part S); relates to reporting on post adoption services (Part T); relates to tuition assistance program awards starting in 2014-15 (Part U); relates to the granting of student loan forgiveness awards for the purpose of increasing the number of social workers serving in critical human service areas (Part V); relates to community colleges and state aided four year colleges and non-resident and out of state students (Part W); relates to student financial aid awards and tuition assistance program awards (Part X); establishes the New York state young farmers loan forgiveness incentive program (Part Y); requires the chancellor of the state university of New York to report to the governor and the legislature on economic development activities (Part Z); prohibits the administration of traditional standardized tests in pre-kindergarten programs and in grades kindergarten through second grade (Subpart A); provides that standardized test scores shall not be included on a student's permanent record; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof (Subpart B); provides that no school shall make promotion or placement decisions based solely or primarily on standardized test scores (Subpart C); relates to standardized test requirement for students with disabilities and English language learners (Subpart D); relates to the amount of time spent on standardized testing and test prep (Subpart E); relates to transparency in testing (Subpart F); reduces the number of standardized tests (Subpart G); relates to assessment information for teachers and the public (Subpart H); relates to assistance to parents and families in understanding common core learning standards (Subpart I); relates to additional professional development support for educators (Subpart J); prohibits the release of student information to certain entities (Subpart K); protects student privacy and ensures data security (Subpart L); (Part AA); relates to financing of charter schools (Part BB); relates to universal full-day pre-kindergarten (Part CC).
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