Bill S5829-2013

Clarifies the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease certain properties and to expand its boundaries

Relates to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester; clarifies the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease certain properties and to expand its boundaries.

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  • Jun 21, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A6721B
  • Jun 21, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1624
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S5829

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester, in relation to clarifying the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease certain properties and to expand its boundaries

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district to lease properties and expand its boundaries for the purpose of providing instruction to students in the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district,

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 2-a authorizes the lease and expansion of boundaries of properties located at 108 Shonnard Place in the city of Yonkers, county of Westchester, and at 1700 Old Orchard Place in the village of Valhalla, county of Westchester for the purpose of providing instruction to students enrolled in the school district.

Section 2-b authorizes the lease and expansion of boundaries of properties located at 623 Blooming Grove Turnpike, in the town of New Windsor, county of Orange, to be known as the Kaplan Center Academy for the purpose of providing instruction to students enrolled in the school district.

Section 3 states that Chapter 118 of the laws of 1969 is amended by adding a new section 2-c. Section 2-c of the bill authorizes the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district, subject to approval of the New York State education department, to lease properties and expand boundaries of properties located at 45 East Gainsborg Avenue in the village of West Harrison, county of Westchester to be known as the REACH Academy and to enter into any agreements necessary for the purpose of providing instruction to students enrolled in the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district

Section 4 ratifies, validates and confirms the actions of the board of education of the Greenburgh North Castle union free district in entering into a lease of properties located at 45 East Gainsborg Avenue notwithstanding its location outside of the school district boundaries.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation is necessary to allow the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease properties and expand their school boundaries.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill - 2013

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5829 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester, in relation to clarifying the authority of the Greenburgh North Castle Union Free School District to lease certain properties and to expand its boundaries THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2-a of chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh in the county of Westchester, as added by chapter 224 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: S 2-a. Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, in addition to the powers granted by section two of this act, subject to the approval of the New York state education department, the board of education shall be authorized to lease properties, AND EXPAND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE DURATION OF ANY LEASES TO INCLUDE, PROPERTIES located at 108 Shonnard Place in the city of Yonk- ers, county of Westchester, and TO LEASE PROPERTIES LOCATED at 1700 Old Orchard Place in the village of Valhalla, county of Westchester for the purpose of providing instruction to students enrolled in the school district. S 2. Section 2-a of chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of Westchester, as added by chapter 226 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: S [2-a] 2-B. Notwithstanding any other law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, in addition to the powers granted by section two of this act, subject to the approval of the New York state education department, the board of education shall be authorized to lease AND EXPAND BOUNDA-
RIES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE DURATION OF ANY LEASES TO INCLUDE properties located at 623 Blooming Grove Turnpike, in the town of New Windsor, county of Orange, TO BE KNOWN AS THE KAPLAN CAREER ACADEMY, for the purpose of providing instruction to students enrolled in the school district. S 3. Chapter 118 of the laws of 1969, relating to a separate union free school district in the town of Greenburgh, in the county of West- chester, is amended by adding a new section 2-c to read as follows: S 2-C. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, RULE OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO LEASE AND EXPAND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE DURATION OF ANY LEASE TO INCLUDE PROPERTIES LOCATED AT 45 EAST GAINSBORG AVENUE IN THE VILLAGE OF WEST HARRISON, COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, TO BE KNOWN AS THE REACH ACADEMY, AND TO ENTER INTO ANY AGREEMENTS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT SUCH AUTHORITY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE GREENBURGH NORTH CASTLE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT. S 4. The actions of the board of education of the Greenburgh North Castle union free school district in entering into a lease of properties located at 45 East Gainsborg Avenue in the village of West Harrison, county of Westchester, prior to the effective date of this act are here- by ratified, validated and confirmed notwithstanding its location outside of the school district boundaries. S 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013, provided that in the event it shall become a law after such date, this act shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in full force and effect on and after July 1, 2013.

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