Bill S1372-2013

Requires schools to accept credits for educational programs at OCFS facilities as transfer credits

Requires schools to accept credits for educational programs at OCFS facilities as transfer credits.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jan 9, 2013: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S1372

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to credits for educational achievement in office of children and family services facilities

PURPOSE OF BILL: To provide for the transfer of coursework credits from OCFS operated educational programs to local schools.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one adds a new subdivision 1-a to Education Law § 112 to state that credits awarded by educational programs in facilities operated by OCFS shall be accepted as transfer credits by any school within New York State.

Section two provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: OCFS operates schools for the youth who are placed in their care. The children who dedicate themselves to obtaining an education from these facilities are often consolidated because the local school district they are assigned to after they leave OCFS custody will very often refuse to accept the educational credits they earned from the OCFS facility. Currently, principals of hundreds of local schools are asked to make case by case decisions about whether a child's credits will transfer.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: S.5268 - Referred to Education Committee 2011-2012: S.330 - Died in Committee

EFFECTIVE DATE: This legislation would take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1372 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- 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 credits for educa- tional achievement in office of children and family services facili- ties THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 112 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, CRED- ITS AWARDED BY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS PROVIDED BY FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL BE ACCEPTED AS TRANSFER CREDITS BY ANY SCHOOL WITHIN NEW YORK STATE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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