Bill S2929-2015

Relates to central high school districts in the county of Suffolk

Provides that in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton in the county of Suffolk, where at least one of the school districts has an enrollment of less than one thousand students and does not operate a high school program for grades nine-twelve, the territory of the proposed central high school district need not be contiguous.

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  • Jan 30, 2015: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S2929

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the education law, in relation to central high school districts in the county of Suffolk

PURPOSE:

Provides that the territory of central high school districts that merge in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton in the county of Suffolk, do not need to be contiguous if at least one of the school districts has an enrollment of less than one thousand students and does not operate a high school program for grades 9-12.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Amends Section 1912 of Education Law which relates to the formation of central high school districts in the County of Suffolk to provide that the territory of central high school districts that merge in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton need not be contiguous if at least one of the school districts has an enrollment of less than one thousand students and does not operate a high school program for grades 9-12.

JUSTIFICATION:

Section 1912 of the education laws allows central high school districts in Suffolk County to be formed by the combination of two or more central, union free or common school districts. The current law precludes districts whose territories are not contiguous from creating a central high school district. This bill removes that stipulation and allows school districts that merge in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton in the county of Suffolk, do not need to be contiguous if at least one of the school districts has an enrollment of less than one thousand students and does not operate a high school program for grades 9-12.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2015: New Legislation

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 2929 A. 4262 2015-2016 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y January 30, 2015 ___________
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to central high school districts in the county of Suffolk THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1912 of the education law, as added by chapter 732 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows: S 1912. Formation of central high school districts in the county of Suffolk. A central high school district may be formed by the combina- tion of two or more central, union free or common school districts in the county of Suffolk. The territory shall be contiguous, EXCEPT THAT IN THE TOWNS OF SOUTHAMPTON AND EAST HAMPTON IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, WHERE AT LEAST ONE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAS AN ENROLLMENT OF LESS THAN ONE THOUSAND STUDENTS AND DOES NOT OPERATE A HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR GRADES NINE-TWELVE, THE TERRITORY OF THE PROPOSED CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NEED NOT BE CONTIGUOUS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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