Bill S6557-2011

Provides for the payment of universal prekindergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district

Provides for the payment of universal prekindergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 5, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Feb 27, 2012: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Education - Jun 5, 2012
Ayes (16): Flanagan, Lanza, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Seward, Oppenheimer, Addabbo, Avella, Breslin, Montgomery, Serrano, Huntley
Ayes W/R (1): Stavisky
Excused (1): Farley

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6557

TITLE OF BILL: An act to provide for the payment of universal kindergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district

PURPOSE: This bill provides for the payment of universal prekindergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill provides that the incorrect statement of unserved pupils in the Westfield central school district shall not prohibit the state education department from making a payment of universal prekindergarten program aid for all unserved pupils in such district, provided that the school district files a corrected application for universal prekindergarten program aid on or before April 1, 2012.

Section 2 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: While filing an application to receive Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) funding from the New York State Education Department (NYSED), the Westfield Central School District incorrectly reported the number of students eligible for such funding in the 2011-2012 school year. Although twenty students are eligible for UPK funding, the school accidently reported only two pupils.

This bill would allow the NYSED to forgive this error and allow Westfield Central School District to receive the accurate amount of funding for the UPK program in the 2011-2012 school year.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6557 IN SENATE February 27, 2012 ___________
Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to provide for the payment of universal kindergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 3602-e of the education law or any other provisions of law to the contrary, with regard to the payment of universal kindergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year to the Westfield central school district, the incorrect statement of unserved pupils in such district included in the application submitted for such aid by the Westfield central school district shall not be deemed to prohibit and impede the education department from making payment of such aid for all unserved pupils in such district, if on or before April 1, 2012 the Westfield central school district files a corrected application for universal kindergarten program aid. The education department shall pay such universal prekin- dergarten program aid for the 2011-2012 school year from funds appropri- ated from funds appropriated for prior year claims. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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