Authorizes the board of education in any school district with more than 5 percent of their enrollment in charter schools to adopt a contingency budget within limits provided by law.
BILL NUMBER: S397
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to contingency budgets in school districts with more than 5 percent of their enrollment in charter schools
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To allow a school district during the 2009/10 school year, which has more than 5 percent of enrollment attending charter schools, and has a adopted a contingency budget to be allowed to waive some of the spending restrictions that are required under the law when a school district adopts a contingency budget.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 - Amends section 2023 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 5.
Section 2 - Effective Date.
JUSTIFICATION : This bill will help school districts who have been greatly impacted by charter schools and have been forced to adopt a contingency budget to get some relief for the 2009/10 school year.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : 2007/2008 - S.6231/A.9230 Remained in the Senate/Assembly Committee on Education
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE : Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 397 A. 1038 2009-2010 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y (PREFILED) January 7, 2009 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. McENENY, CANESTRARI -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to contingency budgets in school districts with more than 5 percent of their enrollment in char- ter schools THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2023 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5 to read as follows: 5. FOR THE TWO THOUSAND NINE--TWO THOUSAND TEN SCHOOL YEAR, NOTWITH- STANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT OF ENROLLMENT ATTENDING CHARTER SCHOOLS MAY ADOPT A CONTINGENCY BUDGET WITHIN THE CAP REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION AND INCLUDING ANY EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT DEEMED NECESSARY FOR OPERATION BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SUCH AS EQUIPMENT, STUDENT SUPPLIES, PUBLIC USE OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS WITHOUT A FEE AND SALARY INCREASES FOR NON-CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01073-01-9