Int. No. 957-A
By Council Members Gibson, Chin, Cumbo, Johnson, Mendez, Palma, Lancman, Crowley, Van Bramer, Lander, Cohen, Levin, Kallos, Williams and Barron
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring transparency from the department of education on instructors receiving training in sexual health education.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-967 to read as follows:
§ 21-967 Instructors receiving sexual health training. a. For the purposes of this section, “school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York.
b. Not later than December 1, 2016, and on or before December 1 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker and post on the department’s website information regarding the provision of sexual health education training to instructors in schools for the preceding school year. Such information shall include: (i) the total number of licensed health instructors employed by the department, disaggregated by full-time and part-time instructors; (ii) the total number of instructors assigned to teach at least one health education class; (iii) the total number and percentage of instructors who received professional development training provided by the department on sexual health education in the preceding two school years; and (iv) the total number and percentage of instructors who attended multiple sessions of professional development training provided by the department on sexual health education in the preceding two school years, disaggregated by the number of trainings attended.
c. All information required to be reported by this section shall be aggregated citywide, as well as disaggregated by city council district and community school district and, when available, by school.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.