Bill Text: NY S05705 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to including bus drivers and monitors as school personnel for policies and procedures concerning school safety plans on school busses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - returned to senate [S05705 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05705-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          5705

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 13, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to including bus  drivers
          and  monitors as school personnel for policies and procedures concern-
          ing school safety plans

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Paragraphs a, b, and g of subdivision 2 of section 2801-a
     2  of the education law, as amended by section 1 of part B of chapter 54 of
     3  the laws of 2016, are amended to read as follows:
     4    a. policies and procedures for responding to implied or direct threats
     5  of violence by students, teachers, other school personnel including  bus
     6  drivers  and  monitors,  as  well  as  visitors to the school, including
     7  threats by students against themselves, which for the purposes  of  this
     8  section shall include suicide;
     9    b.  policies  and  procedures  for  responding  to acts of violence by
    10  students, teachers, other school personnel  including  bus  drivers  and
    11  monitors,  as well as visitors to the school, including consideration of
    12  zero-tolerance policies for school violence;
    13    g. policies and procedures for the dissemination of informative  mate-
    14  rials  regarding  the  early detection of potentially violent behaviors,
    15  including but not limited to the identification of family, community and
    16  environmental factors, to  teachers,  administrators,  school  personnel
    17  including  bus  drivers  and  monitors,  persons in parental relation to
    18  students of the district, students and other persons deemed  appropriate
    19  to receive such information;
    20    §  2. Subdivision 4 of section 2801-a of the education law, as amended
    21  by section 1 of part B of chapter 54 of the laws of 2016, is amended  to
    22  read as follows:
    23    4.  Each  district-wide  school  safety team shall be appointed by the
    24  board of education, or the chancellor in the case  of  the  city  school

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11660-01-9

        S. 5705                             2

     1  district  of  the city of New York, and shall include but not be limited
     2  to representatives of the  school  board,  teacher,  administrator,  and
     3  parent  organizations, school safety personnel, and other school person-
     4  nel  including  bus drivers and monitors. At the discretion of the board
     5  of education, or the chancellor in the case of the city of New  York,  a
     6  student  may  be  allowed  to  participate  on the safety team, provided
     7  however, that no portion  of  a  confidential  building-level  emergency
     8  response  plan  shall be shared with such student nor shall such student
     9  be present where details  of  a  confidential  building-level  emergency
    10  response  plan  or  confidential  portions  of a district-wide emergency
    11  response strategy are discussed. Each building-level emergency  response
    12  team  shall  be  appointed by the building principal, in accordance with
    13  regulations or guidelines prescribed by the board of education, chancel-
    14  lor or other governing body. Such building-level teams shall include but
    15  not be limited to representatives of teacher, administrator, and  parent
    16  organizations,  school  safety  personnel  and  other  school  personnel
    17  including bus drivers and monitors, community members,  law  enforcement
    18  officials,  fire officials or other emergency response agencies, and any
    19  other representatives  the  board  of  education,  chancellor  or  other
    20  governing body deems appropriate.
    21    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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