Bill S7376-2013

Directs chancellors of large city school districts to study and make recommendations concerning the feasibility of expanding the number and types of career and technical education schools and programs

Directs the chancellors of city school districts, in cities with a population of one million or more, to study and make recommendations concerning the feasibility of expanding the number and types of career and technical education schools and programs in such city school districts.

Details

Actions

  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO EDUCATION
  • May 22, 2014: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO NEW YORK CITY EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE
  • May 14, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - New York City Education Subcommittee - May 29, 2014
Ayes (6): Felder, Lanza, Golden, Avella, Perkins, Stavisky

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7376

TITLE OF BILL: An act to direct chancellors of city school districts, in cities having a population of one million or more, to examine and assess the feasibility of expanding the number and types of career and technical education schools and programs within such city school districts

PURPOSE:

To direct the chancellor of education in New York City to publish a report on the feasibility of expanding the number and types of various educational schools that provide instruction in career and technical fields.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill directs the chancellor of education in New York City to examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning the feasibility, costs, benefits and means of creating more career and technical education schools and programs.

Section 2 requires the chancellor of education in New York City to publish a report on the findings of such study to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the senate, and the minority leader of the assembly. The report shall include the findings, conclusions, recommendations, and legislative proposals of the commissioner of education.

Section 3 is the enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION:

By offering only one path to graduation New York's current education system is ignoring part of the student population that is inclined to other types of education and learning experiences. Career Technical Education (CTE) schools provides students an opportunity for vocational training. However, currently there are very few CTE schools and as a result the schools are limited in how many students they can serve. This study will determine if CTE schools should be expanded.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7376 IN SENATE May 14, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to direct chancellors of city school districts, in cities having a population of one million or more, to examine and assess the feasi- bility of expanding the number and types of career and technical education schools and programs within such city school districts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Each chancellor of a city school district, in a city having a population of one million or more, shall examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning the feasibility, costs, benefits and means of expanding the number and types of career and technical education schools and programs within such city school district. S 2. Within one year of the effective date of this act, each such chancellor shall submit to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the senate and the minority leader of the assembly, a report of his or her find- ings, conclusions and recommendations, and shall include with such report such legislative proposals as he or she deems necessary to imple- ment his or her recommendations. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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