This bill has been amended

Bill S6303-2011

Provides mandate relief to local school districts

Allows BOCES to serve as a clearinghouse for substitute teachers; allows BOCES to provide career services to students in border states.






TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing mandate relief to local school districts

PURPOSE: This bill provides New York school districts with mandate relief.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. This section allows Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to serve as the central administrator for substitute teachers, prekindergarten teachers and human services personnel for one or more school districts.

Section 2. This section allows BOCES to enter into contracts with bordering states in order to allow student residing in these states to have access to the BOCES' career education programs and technical services.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill seeks to provide real mandate relief to school districts, New York school districts already enormous financial burden, especially in light of the recent school aid cuts. By allowing BOCES to administer certain services this will consolidate services and reduce the cost to school districts. This bill will hopefully, be a first step, in providing much needed mandate relief to school districts.


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Needs to be determined:

EFFECTIVE DATE: The act takes effect immediately.


STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6303 IN SENATE January 24, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 providing mandate relief to local school districts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph oo to read as follows: OO. UPON APPROVAL BY A VOTE OF THE BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND OF THE BOARDS OF EDUCATION OF A MAJORITY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS PARTICIPATING IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM OF SUCH BOARD, SERVE AS THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS, PRE-KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS AND HUMAN SERVICES PERSONNEL FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS. S 2. Paragraph h of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the education law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 8 to read as follows: (8) TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH BORDERING STATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING CAREER EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND TECHNICAL SERVICES TO STUDENTS RESIDING IN SUCH STATE. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


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