Allows electronic access to a student's individualized education program.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to accessing student's individualized education programs electronically
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would give the school district the option of enabling a teacher to have access to a student's individual education program (IEP) electronically.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Paragraph a of subdivision 7 of section 4022 of the education law is amended to give the school district the option to enable a teacher to have access to their student's individual education program electronically.
Section 2 makes this act effective immediately.
JUSTIFICATION: This bill will provide much needed mandate relief to the NYC DOE of approximately $3 million dollars annually in printing costs alone. It will also save time, promote environmental conservation, and provide better protection for the confidentiality of student records than the existing system, which causes multiple copies of records to be in circulation. Concomitantly, it ensures that teachers continue to have easy access to their students' IEP and continue to be informed of their responsibilities under the IEP.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State. Savings of approximately $3 million dollars to the NYC DOE.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5508 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 26, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 accessing student's individualized education programs electronically THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 7 of section 4402 of the educa- tion law, as added by chapter 408 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: a. The board of education or trustees of each school district and the board of trustees of each charter school shall adopt a policy to ensure that each regular education teacher, special education teacher, related service provider, and other service provider who is responsible for the implementation of a student's individualized education program shall be given a copy of such student's individualized education program OR SHALL BE ABLE TO ACCESS SUCH STUDENT'S INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM ELEC- TRONICALLY prior to the implementation of such program. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11846-01-1