Bill S4066-2013

Authorizes the appointment of supervising staff in the city school district of the city of Yonkers by the superintendent of such district

Authorizes the appointment of supervising staff in the city school district of the city of Yonkers by the superintendent of such district.

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  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • Jun 21, 2013: COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Mar 21, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Mar 20, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Mar 19, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.228
  • Mar 6, 2013: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Mar 19, 2013
Ayes (19): Flanagan, Farley, Lanza, LaValle, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Seward, Smith, Valesky, Latimer, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Stavisky, Tkaczyk

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BILL NUMBER:S4066

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing the appointment of supervising staff in the city school district of the city of Yonkers by the superintendent of such district

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize the Superintendent of Schools for the Yonkers Public School District to appoint supervisory personnel.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1, amends Subdivision 2 of section 2554 of the education law, as amended by section 2 of part 13 of chapter 88 of the laws of 2000 by adding Yonkers" to the list of districts where the superintendent may create, abolish, maintain and consolidate associate, assistant and district superintendents, and other supervising staff positions who are excluded from collective bargaining representation, within budgeted amounts.

Section 2, amends Subdivision 6 of section 2566 of the education law, as amended by section 18 of subpart F of part C of the laws of 2011 by adding Yonkers to the list of districts where the superintendent may appoint associate, assistant and district superintendents and other supervising staff positions who are excluded from collective bargaining representation, within budgeted amounts.

Section 3, amends Subdivision 3 of section 2573 of the education law, as amended by section 4 of part B of chapter 88 of the laws of 2000 by adding Yonkers" to the list of districts where associate, assistant and district superintendents, and other supervising staff who are excluded from the right to bargain collectively shall be appointed by the district superintendent, within budgeted amounts.

Section 4, establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Under current law, the Yonkers Schools Superintendent is restricted from making central office appointments unless such individuals are either certified administrators or approved under State and local civil service requirements. This legislation would bring the Yonkers Schools Superintendents authority in line with statutory permission already granted to the superintendents of Buffalo, Rochester, and recently Syracuse school districts regarding the appointment of certain central office personnel. All such appointments would be subject to budgetary amounts approved by the Yonkers Board of Education.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill. Chapter 27 of the Laws of 2012 extended this authority to the Syracuse Superintendent of Schools.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Within budgeted amounts.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4066 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 6, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 authorizing the appointment of supervising staff in the city school district of the city of Yonkers by the superintendent of such district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 2554 of the education law, as amended by chapter 27 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: 2. To create, abolish, maintain and consolidate such positions, divi- sions, boards or bureaus as, in its judgment, may be necessary for the proper and efficient administration of its work; to appoint a super- intendent of schools, such associate, assistant, district and other superintendents, examiners, directors, supervisors, principals, teach- ers, lecturers, special instructors, medical inspectors, nurses, audi- tors, attendance officers, secretaries, clerks, custodians, janitors and other employees and other persons or experts in educational, social or recreational work or in the business management or direction of its affairs as said board shall determine necessary for the efficient management of the schools and other educational, social, recreational and business activities; provided, however, that in the city school districts of the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, [and] Syracuse, AND YONK- ERS appointment of associate, assistant and district superintendents, and other supervising staff who are excluded from the right to bargain collectively pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law shall, within the amounts budgeted for such positions, be by the super- intendent of such city school district; and to determine their duties except as otherwise provided herein. S 2. Subdivision 6 of section 2566 of the education law, as amended by chapter 27 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
6. To have supervision and direction of associate, assistant, district and other superintendents, directors, supervisors, principals, teachers, lecturers, medical inspectors, nurses, claims auditors, deputy claims auditors, attendance officers, janitors and other persons employed in the management of the schools or the other educational activities of the city authorized by this chapter and under the direction and management of the board of education, except that in the city school districts of the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, [and] Syracuse, AND YONKERS to also appoint, within the amounts budgeted therefor, such associate, assistant and district superintendents and all other supervising staff who are excluded from the right to bargain collectively pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law; to transfer teachers from one school to another, or from one grade of the course of study to another grade in such course, and to report immediately such transfers to said board for its consideration and action; to report to said board of education violations of regulations and cases of insubordination, and to suspend an associate, assistant, district or other superintendent, director, supervisor, expert, principal, teacher or other employee until the next regular meeting of the board, when all facts relating to the case shall be submitted to the board for its consideration and action. S 3. Subdivision 3 of section 2573 of the education law, as amended by chapter 27 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows: 3. Associate superintendents, examiners and all other employees authorized by section twenty-five hundred fifty-four of this article, except as otherwise provided in subdivision one of this section, shall be appointed by the board of education except that in the city school districts of the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, [and] Syracuse, AND YONK- ERS, the associate, assistant and district superintendents and all other supervising staff who are excluded from the right to bargain collective- ly pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law shall be appointed, within amounts budgeted therefor, by the superintendent of such city school district. In a city having a population of one million or more, such appointments shall be made on nomination of the super- intendent of schools. Notwithstanding any other provision in this chap- ter to the contrary, whenever an associate superintendent of schools in the employ of the board of education in a city having a population of one million or more fails of reappointment, said person shall be imme- diately appointed an assistant superintendent of schools with permanent appointment as said term permanent appointment is defined in subdivi- sions four, five and six of this section. The salary of such assistant superintendent shall be less than the salary of an associate superinten- dent, but said differential in salary shall not exceed ten per centum of the annual salary of an associate superintendent of schools. When, however, an associate superintendent of schools who fails of reappoint- ment has to his credit thirty or more years of city service including ten or more years of service as such associate superintendent of schools, he shall suffer no reduction of salary or of pension prospects while serving as such assistant superintendent of schools. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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