A01625 Summary:

COSPNSRSkoufis, Jaffee, McDonald, Bronson, Woerner, Raia, Lupinacci, Ra, Errigo
MLTSPNSREnglebright, McDonough, Walsh
Amd 3602, Ed L
Relates to full day kindergarten.
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A01625 Actions:

01/12/2017referred to education
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A01625 Committee Votes:

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A01625 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01625 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Zebrowski (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to full day kindergarten   PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This bill expands the full day kindergarten conversion aid to a five year transition program.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends section 3602 of the education law as it relates to expanded full day kindergarten conversion aid. The enhanced incentive will provide school districts that have half day or no kinder- garten programs in the 2016-17 school year with funding over a five year period to transition to full day. The aid would be equal to the current conversion aid in the first year, 80% of the aid in year two, 60% of the aid in year three, 40% of the aid in year four and 20% of the aid in year five. Section two of the bill relates to the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: There are only a handful of school districts in New York that have half day kindergarten programs. This legislation would assist those school districts in transitioning to full day kindergarten by expanding the current incentive aid program to be spread out over five years. This bill will help New York move closer to providing full day kindergarten to all students in the State regardless of where they live.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.8692-B of 2015-2016   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE: It is estimated that the legislation will cost an estimated $25 million if all eligible school districts utilized the transition aid which includes the estimated $8 million under the current conversion formula.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A01625 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 12, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ZEBROWSKI, SKOUFIS, JAFFEE, McDONALD, BRONSON,
          WOERNER, RAIA, LUPINACCI, RA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ENGLE-
          BRIGHT, McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Educa-
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to full day kindergarten

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 3602  of  the  education  law,  as
     2  amended  by  section  9  of part A of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    9. Aid for conversion to full day kindergarten. School  districts  may
     5  make  available  full day kindergarten programs for all children wishing
     6  to attend such programs.
     7    a. For aid payable in the [two thousand seven--two thousand eight] two
     8  thousand seventeen--two thousand eighteen school  year  and  thereafter,
     9  school  districts  which  provided any half-day kindergarten programs or
    10  had no kindergarten programs in the [nineteen hundred  ninety-six--nine-
    11  ty-seven]  two thousand sixteen--two thousand seventeen school year [and
    12  in the base year], and which have not received an apportionment pursuant
    13  to this paragraph in any prior school year, shall be eligible  for  five
    14  year  transition  aid.    A district shall be eligible to receive aid by
    15  providing full day kindergarten programs for all children  who  wish  to
    16  attend such programs. The aid in the first year of full day kindergarten
    17  transition is equal to the product of the district's selected foundation
    18  aid  calculated  pursuant to subdivision four of this section multiplied
    19  by the positive difference resulting  when  the  full  day  kindergarten
    20  enrollment  of  children  attending programs in the district in the base
    21  year is subtracted from such enrollment in the current year. The remain-
    22  ing transition aid shall be apportioned as follows:
    23    i. Aid in year two shall equal eighty percent of the aid  received  by
    24  the district in year one.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    ii.  Aid  in year three shall equal sixty  percent of the aid received
     2  by the district in year one.
     3    iii. Aid in year four shall equal forty percent of the aid received by
     4  the district in year one.
     5    iv. Aid in year five shall equal twenty percent of the aid received by
     6  the district in year one.
     7    b.  Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph a of this subdivision,
     8  school districts that have received an apportionment  pursuant  to  this
     9  subdivision  in  a prior school year shall be eligible for an apportion-
    10  ment where the department grants a waiver upon cause satisfactory to the
    11  department, including but not limited to, satisfactory demonstration  of
    12  significant  economic  hardship  that would impact the school district's
    13  ability to provide full day kindergarten for  all  children  wishing  to
    14  attend  such  programs.  No school district may be granted such a waiver
    15  more than once.
    16    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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