Bill S7487-2013

Directs the chancellor and city comptroller to audit the city school district of the city of New York for compliance with requirements for instruction in certain subjects

Directs the chancellor and the city comptroller to audit the city school district of the city of New York for compliance with the requirements for instruction in certain subjects, including art education.

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  • May 15, 2014: REFERRED TO EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S7487

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to directing the chancellor of the city school district and the city comptroller of the city of New York to annually audit the city school district for its compliance with requirements for instruction in certain subjects

PURPOSE: To ensure that New York City schools are meeting the minimum education requirements.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Section 2590-h of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 54 to provide that each year the New York City Chancellor in cooperation with the New York City Comptroller shall conduct a audit to ensure the compliance of education requirements including art education. Furthermore this section requires that the Chancellor and Comptroller shall report the findings of such audit to the regents, legislature and governor, on or before the first of July of each year.

Sections 2. Provides the enacting clause

JUSTIFICATION: Recently the New York City Comptroller released a report detailing that as many as one in four city schools are not meeting the basic art education requirements set forth by the regents. The report included overview on the lack of instruction available and supply funding for the arts which includes visual arts, theatre, and music. This audit will ensure that our children are receiving a proper education in compliance with existing law.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law; provided that the amendments to section 2590-h of the education law made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7487 IN SENATE May 15, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- 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 directing the chancel- lor of the city school district and the city comptroller of the city of New York to annually audit the city school district for its compli- ance with requirements for instruction in certain subjects THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2590-h of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 54 to read as follows: 54. IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY COMPTROLLER OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, FOR EACH SCHOOL YEAR, CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF THE CITY DISTRICT TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE OF THE DISTRICT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS CHAPTER AND THE RULES OF THE REGENTS RELATING TO INSTRUCTION IN CERTAIN SUBJECTS INCLUD- ING ART EDUCATION IN ALL GRADES. ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF JULY EACH YEAR, THE CHANCELLOR AND SUCH CITY COMPTROLLER SHALL REPORT THE FINDINGS OF SUCH AUDIT TO THE REGENTS, THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law; provided that the amend- ments to section 2590-h of the education law made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be deemed to expire therewith.

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