File #: Int 0957-2015    Version: Name: Requiring transparency from the department of education on instructors receiving training in sexual health education.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 10/15/2015
Enactment date: 2/8/2016 Law number: 2016/015
Title: 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.
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Margaret S. Chin, Laurie A. Cumbo, Corey D. Johnson, Rosie Mendez, Annabel Palma, Rory I. Lancman, Elizabeth S. Crowley, James G. Van Bramer, Brad S. Lander, Andrew Cohen, Stephen T. Levin, Ben Kallos, Jumaane D. Williams, Inez D. Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 15
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education (the “DOE”) to submit on an annual basis to the Council, and post on its website, information regarding sexual health education instruction received by public middle and high school instructors. The DOE would be required to provide information on the total number of full-time and part-time instructors teaching health, total number and percentage of full-time and part-time health instructors who have received a certification in sexual health education, the total number and percentage of full-time and part-time instructors who received professional development training provided by the DOE on sexual health education in the prior school year, and the total number and percentage of full-time and part-time instructors who attended multiple sexual health education professional development training sessions provided by the DOE, disaggregated by the number of trainings attended. All of this data will be disaggregated by instructors in grades 6-8 and grades 9-12, as well as by Council District, Community School District, and school. The DOE would have to provide this data to the Council and post it on its website by February 15, 2016, and thereafter by February 15th of each year.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 957, 3. Int. No. 957 - 10/15/15, 4. October 15, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 10/27/15, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/27/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/27/15, 8. Int. No. 957-A (FINAL), 9. Committee Report 1/19/16, 10. Hearing Transcript 1/19/16, 11. January 19, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-19-16, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 19, 2016, 16. Local Law 15
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2/8/2016AVanessa L. Gibson City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/27/2015*Vanessa L. Gibson Committee on Women's Issues Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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