File #: Int 1638-2017    Version: Name: Requiring the DOE to report on gay-straight or gender-sexuality alliance organizations.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 6/6/2017
Enactment date: 12/1/2017 Law number: 2017/231
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 on gay-straight or gender-sexuality alliance organizations
Sponsors: Ben Kallos, Daniel Dromm , Andrew Cohen, Helen K. Rosenthal, Vincent J. Gentile, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Margaret S. Chin, Deborah L. Rose, Mathieu Eugene, Peter A. Koo
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the DOE to report, for each middle and high school, whether such school has a gay-straight alliance or gender-sexuality alliance (GSA); the number of teachers and administrators who have received trainings related to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and gender non-conforming (LGBTQGNC) students; and a narrative description of the training offered by the department to support LGBTQGNC students, including whether any such training includes training related to GSAs.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1638-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1638, 3. Int. No. 1638, 4. June 6, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 9/14/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/14/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 9/14/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1638-A - 10/30/17, 9. Committee Report 10/30/17, 10. Hearing Testimony 10/30/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 10/30/17, 12. October 31, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Int. No. 1638-A (FINAL), 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-31-17, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor
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12/1/2017ABen Kallos City Council City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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10/30/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/30/2017ABen Kallos Committee on Education Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/14/2017*Ben Kallos Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1638-A

 

By Council Members Kallos, Dromm, Cohen, Rosenthal, Gentile, Rodriguez, Menchaca, Reynoso, Chin, Rose, Eugene and Koo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to report on gay-straight or gender-sexuality alliance organizations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 14 to title 21-A to read as follows:

Chapter 14. Reporting on GSAs

§ 21-976 Reporting on GSAs. a. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

GSA. The term “GSA” means student-led groups that focus on issues of sexual and gender orientation, including but not limited to, combating homophobia and transphobia. These groups are commonly referred to as gay-straight alliances or gender-sexuality alliances.

LGBTQGNC training. The term “LGBTQGNC training” means training or professional development provided by the department that relates to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and gender non-conforming students.

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 grade six up to and including grade twelve.

b. No later than June 1, 2019, and annually thereafter on or before June 1, the department shall submit to the council and post online a report for the current academic year regarding the status of GSAs at each school. The report shall contain the following information for each school:

1. Whether such school has a GSA;

2. The number of teachers at such school that have received LGBTQGNC training;

3. The number of administrators, including the principal, at such school that have received LGBTQGNC training; and

4. A narrative description of the LGBTQGNC training offered to teachers and administrators, including whether any such training includes training related to GSAs.

c. 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 conflict with the interests of law enforcement or the safety of students.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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