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File #: Int 1486-2017    Version: Name: Requiring the DOE to report information on school applications, offers of admission, enrollment and school seats available.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 3/1/2017
Enactment date: 1/19/2018 Law number: 2018/072
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to report information on school applications, offers of admission, enrollment and school seats available
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Vincent J. Gentile, Daniel Dromm , Margaret S. Chin, Inez D. Barron, Carlos Menchaca, Mark Treyger
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to issue reports on the number of individuals who applied for, received offers for, and enrolled in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, sixth and ninth grade in DOE schools. The information would be reported by community school district and by individual school. The information would be disaggregated by grade level, community school district of residence of individuals, primary home language of individuals, and zip code of individuals. The bill would also require DOE to report on anticipated seats available at each school in the following school year.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1486-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1486, 3. Int. No. 1486, 4. Committee Report 2/28/17, 5. Hearing Testimony 2/28/17, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/28/17, 7. Figure 1 - Utilization Rate by District, 8. Figure 2 - Identified Seats Needed by District, 9. Figure 3 - Current Enrollment and Identified Seats Needed by District, 10. Figure 4 - Funded Seats That Have Not Been Sited, 11. March 1, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Proposed Int. No. 1486-A - 12/12/17, 13. Committee Report 12/7/17, 14. Hearing Transcript 12/7/17, 15. December 11, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. December 19, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 17. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-11-17, 18. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 19. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-17, 20. Int. No. 1486-A (FINAL), 21. Fiscal Impact Statement, 22. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 23. Local Law 72, 24. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2017, 25. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 19, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
1/22/2018ABen Kallos City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/2018ABen Kallos Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/8/2018ABen Kallos Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017ABen Kallos City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/19/2017ABen Kallos City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2017ABen Kallos City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2017ABen Kallos Committee on Education Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/1/2017*Ben Kallos City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/1/2017*Ben Kallos City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Finance P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Finance Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1486-A

 

By Council Members Kallos, Gentile, Dromm, Chin, Barron, Menchaca and Treyger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to report information on school applications, offers of admission, enrollment and school seats available

 

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 chapter 16 to read as follows:

Chapter 16. Reporting on school applications, offers of admission, enrollment and available Seats

§ 21-978 Reporting on school applications, offers of admission, enrollment and available seats.

a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

School. The term “school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York that contains any combination of grades from and including pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, including early education centers with which the department contracts to provide pre-kindergarten.

Student. The term "student" means any pupil under the age of twenty-one as of September first of the school year being reported, who does not have a high school diploma and who is enrolled in a school, excluding any child who is less than four years of age on or before December thirty-first of the school year being reported.

 

 

 

 

b. The department shall submit to the speaker of the council, and post conspicuously on the department’s website, the following reports regarding application, offer, available seat and enrollment information:

1. Not later than May 15, 2018, and annually thereafter on or before May 15, a report including, but not limited to (a) for each community school district, the total number of individuals who (1) applied for admission to grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or six in a school located in such community school district for the following school year; and (2) received an offer of admission to grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or six in a school located in such community school district for the following school year; and (b) for each school, the total number of individuals who (1) applied for admission to grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, six or nine in such school, as applicable, for the following school year; and (2) received an offer of admission to grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, six or nine in such school, as applicable, for the following school year;

2. Not later than March 15, 2019, and annually thereafter on or before March 15, a report including, but not limited to (a) for each community school district, the total number of students who enrolled in grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten or six in a school located in such community school district in the current school year; and (b) for each school, the total number of students who enrolled in grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, six or nine in such school, as applicable, in the current school year.

The data required to be reported pursuant to this subdivision b shall be disaggregated by (i) community school district of residence of individuals or students, as applicable; (ii) zip code of residence of individuals or students, as applicable; (iii) primary home language of individuals or students, as applicable and (iv) grade level.  

c. Not later than May 15, 2018, and annually thereafter on or before May 15, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post conspicuously on the department’s website a report that shall include, but not be limited to, for each school, the total number of seats anticipated to be available in the following school year.

 d. No information that is otherwise required to be reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner that would violate any applicable provision of federal, state or local law relating to the privacy of student information or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of law enforcement. If a category contains between 1 and 5 students, or contains an amount that would allow the amount of another category that is five or less to be deduced, the number shall be replaced with a symbol.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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