S05777 Summary:

SAME ASNo same as
Add S3613, Ed L
Permits the parents of pupils attending a persistently lowest-achieving school to choose an education intervention model.
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S05777 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2011-2012 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      June 15, 2011
        Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to permitting the parents
          of pupils attending a persistently lowest-achieving school  to  choose
          an education intervention model

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  3613
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 3613. Persistently lowest-achieving schools; intervention models. 1.
     4  For  the  purposes  of  this section, the following terms shall mean: a.
     5  "Persistently lowest-achieving (PLA) schools", the bottom  five  percent
     6  of  title one schools in improvement, corrective action or restructuring
     7  status that have the lowest combined performance on the state's  English
     8  language  arts and mathematics tests and that have failed to demonstrate
     9  progress on these assessments.
    10    b. "Intervention models", federal education intervention models  which

    11  include  the  turnaround  model,  restart model, transformation model or
    12  closure model.  In order to be eligible for federal  education  improve-
    13  ment  grants,  the  United States department of education requires a PLA
    14  school to either: (1) redesign or replace such school (turnaround);  (2)
    15  convert  such school to a charter school or contract with an educational
    16  partnership organization to operate such school (restart); (3) transform
    17  such school (transformation); or (4)  close  such  school  and  transfer
    18  students to higher performing schools in the district (closure).
    19    2.  Any  school identified by the commissioner as persistently lowest-
    20  achieving and that is required to implement  one  of  four  intervention

    21  models,  in  accordance  with  eligibility  requirements established for
    22  federal education improvement grants, shall permit the parents or  legal
    23  guardians  of  pupils  attending  such PLA school to choose which inter-
    24  vention model shall be implemented if at least fifty-five percent of the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  parents or legal guardians of pupils attending such  school  have  voted
     2  and  signed  a  petition  identifying one intervention model.  Provided,

     3  however, for the purposes of this section eligible schools may choose to
     4  implement  either  the turnaround model, restart model or transformation
     5  model as identified in paragraph b of subdivision one of this section.
     6    3. The provisions of this section shall be applicable to cities having
     7  a population of more than two hundred twenty-five thousand and less than
     8  three hundred thousand.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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