Requires a school district superintendent to be a resident of the state.
Ayes (10): Flanagan, Farley, LaValle, Maziarz, Robach, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Huntley
Ayes W/R (7): Lanza, Marcellino, Ranzenhofer, Saland, Seward, Addabbo, Stavisky
Excused (1): Oppenheimer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency requirements for school district superintendents
PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill requires School District Superintendents to reside in the County where their School District is located or in an adjacent County.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Education Law by adding a new section 1526-a that establishes residency requirements for District Superintendents and to provide that the requirement may be waived for good cause shown for a period of one year following a superintendent's initial employment.
Section 2 makes the act take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.
JUSTIFICATION: School District Superintendents should be held to the same standards as our Federal, state and local elected officials, School Board Members, and BOCES District Superintendents who represent our communities. Due to a quirk in the existing law they're not required to live within their school district, let alone the same county or even New York State. We need to change this.
School District Superintendents are leaders in our local community. They make recommendations to their School Boards and execute policies that affect hundreds of employees and thousands of taxpayers. They should pay the same taxes and be subject to the policies that they impose on those they represent.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This law shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it is passed.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3964 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 10, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. LIBOUS, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Educa- tion AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing residency requirements for school district superintendents THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 1526-a to read as follows: S 1526-A. DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT; RESIDENCY. EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT SHALL BE A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, EMPLOYING SUCH SUPERINTENDENT, IS LOCATED, OR ANY COUNTY IN THE STATE THAT ADJOINS SUCH A COUNTY. PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE RESI- DENCY REQUIREMENT OF THIS SECTION MAY BE WAIVED FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FOLLOWING A SUPERINTENDENT'S INITIAL EMPLOYMENT BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. SUCH WAIVER SHALL ONLY BE GRANTED UPON APPLICATION TO AND UPON THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE COMMISSIONER. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09247-02-1