Bill Text: NY A07654 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Authorizes boards of cooperative educational services to enter into certain contracts with out-of-state schools 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: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-07-03 - signed chap.67 [A07654 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07654-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

                                                                Cal. No. 459

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 14, 2019

        Introduced  by M. of A. JAFFEE, D'URSO, OTIS, BARRON, SAYEGH, ZEBROWSKI,
          MIKULIN,  ASHBY, B. MILLER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. MANKTELOW
          -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Education  --  reported
          from  committee,  advanced  to  a  third  reading, amended and ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading

        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; and to amend chapter 396 of the laws  of
          2012,  amending the education law relating to services to out-of-state
          school districts by boards of  cooperative  educational  services,  in
          relation to extending the provisions thereof

          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: (a) special education;  and/or  (b)  career  and
     7  technical  education  services  [or]; and/or (c) for the use of existing
     8  products that demonstrate how to map the [common core]  next  generation
     9  standards  to  assessments;  and/or  (d)  [provide]  providing access to
    10  existing webinars or online courses relating to  implementation  of  the
    11  [common  core] next generation standards [and/or]; for providing profes-
    12  sional development to educators; and/or (e) technology  products  devel-
    13  oped  for the use of school districts located in New York state, includ-
    14  ing computer programs and software packages that help students learn and
    15  assist districts in achieving greater efficiencies. For purposes of this
    16  subparagraph, an out-of-state school shall mean a public  elementary  or

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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

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     1  development  and  coaching to meet the needs of implementing the [common
     2  core] next generation learning standards. Such professional  development
     3  and coaching shall include necessary materials, age appropriate instruc-
     4  tion  and resources that provide best practices for the effective imple-
     5  mentation of the [common core] next generation learning standards.  Such
     6  support  shall  be  available  for the purpose of providing professional
     7  development for teachers and principals, as well as preparation programs
     8  for participating school districts, boards  of  cooperative  educational
     9  services,  charter  schools  and  communities  at large, and may include
    10  recommendations for how teachers and principals can collaborate on stra-
    11  tegies, including but not limited  to  study  groups  and  coaching,  to
    12  improve  classroom  practices.  The  commissioner  shall  also  identify
    13  regional examples of school districts that have successfully implemented
    14  the [common core] next generation learning standards, where  such  exam-
    15  ples  exist,  and  shall  invite  such districts to serve on a voluntary
    16  basis as models that principals, teachers and other school professionals
    17  within the region may visit and observe. In addition,  the  commissioner
    18  shall  include opportunities for teachers and other content-area experts
    19  to provide feedback and recommendations for the  continuous  improvement
    20  and  development  of  voluntary [common core] next generation curriculum
    21  modules offered by the department.
    22    § 3. Subparagraph 2 of paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  3  of  section
    23  3602-d  of  the  education  law,  as added by chapter 792 of the laws of
    24  1990, is amended to read as follows:
    25    (2) linkages between the two years of secondary school preceding grad-
    26  uation and post-secondary study. Such linkage must incorporate a [common
    27  core] next generation  of  required  proficiency  in  an  occupationally
    28  oriented  field  leading  to  an  associate  degree  or certificate in a
    29  specific career field;
    30    § 4. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 5  of  section  421  of  the  social
    31  services law, as added by chapter 525 of the laws of 2006, is amended to
    32  read as follows:
    33    (c) require all persons assigned to be a supervisor by a child protec-
    34  tive service on or after April first, nineteen hundred eighty-six, shall
    35  have  satisfactorily completed, within the first three months of employ-
    36  ment as a supervisor or within three months of  the  effective  date  of
    37  this  paragraph,  whichever shall occur first, a course in the fundamen-
    38  tals of child protection developed by the office of children and  family
    39  services. Such training course shall, among other things, strengthen and
    40  expand current training procedures for child protective service supervi-
    41  sors;  provide the skills, knowledge and standards to practice effective
    42  case planning and  case  management;  provide  comprehensive  assessment
    43  tools  needed  in critical decision making; require participation in the
    44  existing [common  core]  next  generation  training  required  by  child
    45  protective  service  caseworkers; strengthen recognition and response to
    46  safety and risk indicators; improve skills to promote consistent  imple-
    47  mentation  of  training  and  practice;  provide the necessary tools and
    48  assistance to build the ability to coach and  monitor  child  protective
    49  service caseworkers and model effective investigation practice; increase
    50  cultural  competency and sensitivity; and establish an annual in service
    51  training program specifically focused on child protective service super-
    52  visors.
    53    § 5. Section 4 of chapter 396 of the laws of 2012, amending the educa-
    54  tion law relating to services to out-of-state school districts by boards
    55  of cooperative educational services, as amended by  chapter  28  of  the
    56  laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:

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     1    §  4.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
     2  deemed repealed July 1, [2019] 2024.
     3    §  6.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
     4  the amendments to subparagraph 10 of paragraph h  of  subdivision  4  of
     5  section  1950 of the education law made by section one of this act shall
     6  not affect the repeal of such subparagraph and shall be deemed to repeal
     7  therewith; provided, further, that any contracts entered  into  pursuant
     8  to  this  act  shall  not be impaired or modified by such expiration and
     9  repeal.