Bill Text: NY A06336 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to enter into certain contracts with out-of-state school districts related to existing technology products, including computer programs and software packages that help students learn and assist districts with achieving greater efficiencies; defines "out-of-state public school"; changes the term "common core" to "next generation" standards or curriculum.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-6)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-09 - enacting clause stricken [A06336 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06336-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 6, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JAFFEE, ZEBROWSKI, D'URSO, McDONALD, STIRPE,
          McDONOUGH,  RAIA,  LAWRENCE, BRABENEC -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Education -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
          reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again
          reported from said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as
          amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
          committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
          ted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certain contracts with
          out-of-state  schools;  to  amend  the  education  law  and the social
          services law, in relation to redesignating the common  core  standards
          to next generation standards
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph 10 of paragraph h of subdivision 4 of  section
     2  1950 of the education law, as amended by chapter 28 of the laws of 2014,
     3  is amended to read as follows:
     4    (10) To enter into contracts of no more than five years and subject to
     5  the   sunset  date  of  this  subparagraph,  with  out-of-state  [school
     6  districts] schools for special education  and/or  career  and  technical
     7  education  services or for the use of existing products that demonstrate
     8  how to map the [common core] next generation  standards  to  assessments
     9  and/or provide access to existing webinars or online courses relating to
    10  implementation  of the [common core] next generation standards [and/or];
    11  for providing professional development to educators;  and/or  technology
    12  products  developed  for the use of school districts located in New York
    13  state, including computer  programs  and  software  packages  that  help
    14  students  learn  and assist districts in achieving greater efficiencies.
    15  For purposes of this article, an out-of-state school shall  mean  public
    16  elementary or secondary school or a degree granting institution of high-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  er education, located outside of New York state including but not limit-
     2  ed  to those located outside the continental United States. Any contract
     3  shall be approved by the commissioner, the board of  cooperative  educa-
     4  tional  services  and  the  district superintendent of schools, provided
     5  such services are made available  to  any  school  district  within  the
     6  supervisory  district and that the requirements of this subparagraph are
     7  met. Contracts must be executed by the board of cooperative  educational
     8  services  and  the  trustees or boards of education of such out-of-state
     9  [school  districts]  schools  and  shall  only  authorize   out-of-state
    10  students to participate in an instructional program if such services are
    11  available  to  all  eligible  students  in New York state schools in the
    12  component  districts  and  the  number  of  participating   out-of-state
    13  students  only  comprises  up to five percent of the total number of the
    14  total enrolled students in the instructional program  at  the  board  of
    15  cooperative  educational  services  and  that  the  board of cooperative
    16  educational services spends no more than thirty percent of  its  employ-
    17  ees' time on services to out-of-state districts pursuant to this subpar-
    18  agraph.  To  be approved by the commissioner, the contract and any busi-
    19  ness plan, shall demonstrate that any services provided to  out-of-state
    20  schools pursuant to this subparagraph shall not result in any additional
    21  costs  being imposed on component school districts and that any payments
    22  received by the board of cooperative educational services  for  services
    23  provided in this subparagraph that exceed any cost to the board of coop-
    24  erative  educational  services  for  providing  such  services  shall be
    25  applied to reduce the costs of  aidable  shared  services  allocated  to
    26  component  school  districts pursuant to paragraph d of this subdivision
    27  and shall also be applied to reduce the approved cost of services pursu-
    28  ant to subdivision five of this section. Services provided by a board of
    29  cooperative educational services to component districts at the  time  of
    30  approval  of  a  contract  under  this paragraph shall not be reduced or
    31  eliminated solely due to a board of  cooperative  educational  services'
    32  performance  of services to out-of-state [districts] schools pursuant to
    33  this paragraph.
    34    § 2. Subdivisions 50 and 51 of  section  305  of  the  education  law,
    35  subdivision  50 as added by section 1 of subpart I and subdivision 51 as
    36  added by section 1 of subpart J of part AA of chapter 56 of the laws  of
    37  2014, are amended to read as follows:
    38    50.  The  commissioner  shall provide instructional tools and outreach
    39  materials for parents and families to assist  parents  and  families  in
    40  understanding  the purposes, elements and instructional changes relating
    41  to implementation of [common core] next generation learning standards as
    42  well as how to best  support  their  child's  educational  progress  and
    43  outcomes.  Such tools and outreach shall include, but not be limited to,
    44  online resources with linguistically and culturally appropriate  materi-
    45  als,  community  outreach,  and  the  dissemination of materials through
    46  schools, non-profit organizations, libraries, and other partners.
    47    51. The commissioner shall, in order to assist  school  districts  and
    48  boards  of  cooperative educational services in developing [common core]
    49  next generation training programs for teachers and  principals,  develop
    50  professional  development  tools,  resources  and  materials that school
    51  districts, boards of  cooperative  educational  services,  teachers  and
    52  principals  may utilize. The commissioner may collaborate with the state
    53  university of New York, the city university of New York, and independent
    54  colleges and universities to offer effective, data-informed professional
    55  development and coaching to meet the needs of implementing  the  [common
    56  core]  next generation learning standards. Such professional development

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     1  and coaching shall include necessary materials, age appropriate instruc-
     2  tion and resources that provide best practices for the effective  imple-
     3  mentation  of the [common core] next generation learning standards. Such
     4  support  shall  be  available  for the purpose of providing professional
     5  development for teachers and principals, as well as preparation programs
     6  for participating school districts, boards  of  cooperative  educational
     7  services,  charter  schools  and  communities  at large, and may include
     8  recommendations for how teachers and principals can collaborate on stra-
     9  tegies, including but not limited  to  study  groups  and  coaching,  to
    10  improve  classroom  practices.  The  commissioner  shall  also  identify
    11  regional examples of school districts that have successfully implemented
    12  the [common core] next generation learning standards, where  such  exam-
    13  ples  exist,  and  shall  invite  such districts to serve on a voluntary
    14  basis as models that principals, teachers and other school professionals
    15  within the region may visit and observe. In addition,  the  commissioner
    16  shall  include opportunities for teachers and other content-area experts
    17  to provide feedback and recommendations for the  continuous  improvement
    18  and  development  of  voluntary [common core] next generation curriculum
    19  modules offered by the department.
    20    § 3. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  3  of  section
    21  3602-d  of  the  education  law,  as added by chapter 792 of the laws of
    22  1990, is amended to read as follows:
    23    (2) linkages between the two years of secondary school preceding grad-
    24  uation and post-secondary study. Such linkage must incorporate a [common
    25  core] next generation  of  required  proficiency  in  an  occupationally
    26  oriented  field  leading  to  an  associate  degree  or certificate in a
    27  specific career field;
    28    § 4. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 5  of  section  421  of  the  social
    29  services law, as added by chapter 525 of the laws of 2006, is amended to
    30  read as follows:
    31    (c) require all persons assigned to be a supervisor by a child protec-
    32  tive service on or after April first, nineteen hundred eighty-six, shall
    33  have  satisfactorily completed, within the first three months of employ-
    34  ment as a supervisor or within three months of  the  effective  date  of
    35  this  paragraph,  whichever shall occur first, a course in the fundamen-
    36  tals of child protection developed by the office of children and  family
    37  services. Such training course shall, among other things, strengthen and
    38  expand current training procedures for child protective service supervi-
    39  sors;  provide the skills, knowledge and standards to practice effective
    40  case planning and  case  management;  provide  comprehensive  assessment
    41  tools  needed  in critical decision making; require participation in the
    42  existing [common  core]  next  generation  training  required  by  child
    43  protective  service  caseworkers; strengthen recognition and response to
    44  safety and risk indicators; improve skills to promote consistent  imple-
    45  mentation  of  training  and  practice;  provide the necessary tools and
    46  assistance to build the ability to coach and  monitor  child  protective
    47  service caseworkers and model effective investigation practice; increase
    48  cultural  competency and sensitivity; and establish an annual in service
    49  training program specifically focused on child protective service super-
    50  visors.
    51    § 5. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
    52  the  amendments  to  subparagraph  10 of paragraph h of subdivision 4 of
    53  section 1950 of the education law made by section one of this act  shall
    54  not affect the repeal of such subparagraph and shall be deemed to repeal
    55  therewith.