Bill S1011A-2011

Provides for an apportionment to the Yonkers city school district based upon universal prekindergarten enrollment

Provides for an apportionment to the Yonkers city school district based upon universal prekindergarten enrollment.

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Actions

  • Jan 20, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 1011A
  • Jan 20, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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BILL NUMBER:S1011A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to provide an apportionment to the Yonkers city school district based upon universal prekindergarten enrollment

PURPOSE:

To provide the Yonkers City School District with additional aid equal to the District's Universal Prekindergarten enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year multiplied by the difference between the District's selected Foundation Aid per pupil and the District's Universal Prekindergarten Grant per pupil.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill would add a new section to unconsolidated law to provide the Yonkers City School District with additional aid equivalent to the District's 2011-2012 Universal Prekindergarten enrollment multiplied by the difference between the District's selected Foundation Aid per pupil and the District's Universal Prekindergarten Grant per pupil.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Yonkers City School District has a fully implemented Universal Prekindergarten Program in its schools that has been regarded as a model for other districts and had a significant positive impact on improving student performance in the District. This measure would provide additional aid to the District in support of their commitment to serving the needs of its prekindergarten population totaling $4.8 million.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2010 - S.7190 - Passed Senate 2011 - S.1011 - Local Government Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

$4.8 million to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1011--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- recommitted to the Committee on Local Government in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to provide an apportionment to the Yonkers city school district based upon universal prekindergarten enrollment THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, effective July 1, 2012, there shall be an apportionment made to the Yonkers city school district, and such apportionment shall be for an amount equivalent to the base year total of universal prekindergarten pupils served multiplied by the value calculated by subtracting from the selected foundation aid per pupil, the quotient calculated by dividing the base year universal prekindergarten grant by the base year total of universal prekindergarten pupils. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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