Requires that no charter school employee shall earn a salary or remuneration greater than the salary or remuneration of the superintendent of the district in which such charter school is located or, for charter schools located in NYC, the chancellor of the city school district of the city of New York.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring charter schools employee salaries to be less than the salary of the chancellor of the department of education
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The amendment adds a new section 2858. § 2858 requires that no employee of a charter school located in the city of New York shall earn a salary greater than the chancellor of the city school district. It also requires that employees of a charter school located outside of New York City shall not earn a salary greater than the school superintendent of the district where the charter school is located.
JUSTIFICATION: Under the current law, there has been a great deal of controversy regarding the extremely high salaries earned by executives of many charter schools. This bill solves this controversy by imposing a limit on the pay of charter school employees.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This bill has been introduced in the Assembly.
This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3988 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 4, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 requiring charter schools employee salaries to be less than the salary of the chancellor of the department of education 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 2858 to read as follows: S 2858. CHARTER SCHOOL PERSONNEL; SALARIES. NO CHARTER SCHOOL PERSON- NEL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TEACHERS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, AND OTHER SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, SHALL EARN A SALARY OR OTHER REMUNERATION WHICH IS GREATER THAN THE SALARY OR REMUNERATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DISTRICT IN WHICH SUCH CHARTER SCHOOL IS LOCATED OR, FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS LOCATED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THE CHANCELLOR OF THE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. THE SALARY OR OTHER REMUNERATION OF SUCH CHARTER SCHOOL PERSONNEL SHALL BE THE ENTIRE SALARY OR REMUNERATION FROM ALL CHARTER SCHOOLS BY WHICH SUCH PERSON IS EMPLOYED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07760-01-3