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Meeting Name: Committee on Education Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/30/2017 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
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Attachments: Attachments for Oversight, Attachments - Int. No. 1538, Attachments - Int. No. 461, Attachments - Int. No. 773-B, Attachments - Int. No. 1565-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1638-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1757, Attachments - Res. No. 1442-A
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T2017-6697 *  Oversight - DOE’s Response to Incidents of Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination in NYC Schools and Efforts to Improve School Climate.Oversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2017-6697 *  Oversight - DOE’s Response to Incidents of Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination in NYC Schools and Efforts to Improve School Climate.Oversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0461-2014 *James Vacca Information regarding summer meals.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 461-A would require the Department of Education (DOE), by June 1st of each year, to post and distribute information about the availability of summer meals, including where and when such meals are available and eligibility requirements for such meals. The information would be required to be posted on DOE’s website, the website of any city agency collaborating with DOE to provide meals, and the 311 website; and also distributed to council members, borough presidents, community boards, community education councils, parent associations, and parent teacher associations.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0461-2014 *James Vacca Information regarding summer meals.IntroductionProposed Int. No. 461-A would require the Department of Education (DOE), by June 1st of each year, to post and distribute information about the availability of summer meals, including where and when such meals are available and eligibility requirements for such meals. The information would be required to be posted on DOE’s website, the website of any city agency collaborating with DOE to provide meals, and the 311 website; and also distributed to council members, borough presidents, community boards, community education councils, parent associations, and parent teacher associations.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0773-2015 *Ben KallosProposed Int. No. 773-BRequiring the DOE to provide data related to student participation in meals provided by the dept in school.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website a report including data related to meals served by DOE to students in school, including breakfast served before school, breakfast served after the school day begins, lunch, afterschool snacks and after school suppers. The report would provide information about initiatives and programs aimed at increasing student participation in the meals. The report would include information about the food items offered at each meal, and would require future reports to include year-to-year comparisons with the preceding year’s report. The information required to be reported would be disaggregated by school, community school district and borough.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0773-2015 *Ben Kallos Requiring the DOE to provide data related to student participation in meals provided by the dept in school.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website a report including data related to meals served by DOE to students in school, including breakfast served before school, breakfast served after the school day begins, lunch, afterschool snacks and after school suppers. The report would provide information about initiatives and programs aimed at increasing student participation in the meals. The report would include information about the food items offered at each meal, and would require future reports to include year-to-year comparisons with the preceding year’s report. The information required to be reported would be disaggregated by school, community school district and borough.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0773-2015 *Ben Kallos Requiring the DOE to provide data related to student participation in meals provided by the dept in school.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website a report including data related to meals served by DOE to students in school, including breakfast served before school, breakfast served after the school day begins, lunch, afterschool snacks and after school suppers. The report would provide information about initiatives and programs aimed at increasing student participation in the meals. The report would include information about the food items offered at each meal, and would require future reports to include year-to-year comparisons with the preceding year’s report. The information required to be reported would be disaggregated by school, community school district and borough.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0773-2015 BBen Kallos Requiring the DOE to provide data related to student participation in meals provided by the dept in school.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website a report including data related to meals served by DOE to students in school, including breakfast served before school, breakfast served after the school day begins, lunch, afterschool snacks and after school suppers. The report would provide information about initiatives and programs aimed at increasing student participation in the meals. The report would include information about the food items offered at each meal, and would require future reports to include year-to-year comparisons with the preceding year’s report. The information required to be reported would be disaggregated by school, community school district and borough.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1538-2017 *Daniel Dromm  Requiring the DOE to post contact information for each school related to reporting incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report information on its website regarding how to report incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination, including information about to which school staff such reports may me made; email addresses designated by DOE to receive reports of such incidents; and information guiding students, parents and staff members to visit their individual school websites for more information. The bill would require DOE to include on each individual school’s website information regarding how to report incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination; the name, email address and phone number of the school’s dignity act coordinator; and any email addresses designated by DOE to receive reports of such incidents. The bill would require the DOE to update the names and contact information posted on the websites at least twice per school year, as necessary.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1538-2017 *Daniel Dromm  Requiring the DOE to post contact information for each school related to reporting incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report information on its website regarding how to report incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination, including information about to which school staff such reports may me made; email addresses designated by DOE to receive reports of such incidents; and information guiding students, parents and staff members to visit their individual school websites for more information. The bill would require DOE to include on each individual school’s website information regarding how to report incidents of bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination; the name, email address and phone number of the school’s dignity act coordinator; and any email addresses designated by DOE to receive reports of such incidents. The bill would require the DOE to update the names and contact information posted on the websites at least twice per school year, as necessary.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1565-2017 *Daniel Dromm Proposed Int. No. 1565-ARequiring the DOE to distribute information regarding educational rights and departmental policies related to interactions with non-local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to annually distribute information related to students’ and parents’ educational rights and the DOE’s policies and procedures related to interactions with non-local law enforcement. Such information would include information on: available legal resources to help students and parents understand their rights and options regarding their educational rights, privacy rights, circumstances under which students may have the right to refuse to speak with non-local law enforcement, immigration legal assistance, and DOE’s protocol and policies with regard to interactions with non-local law enforcement, including procedures for when a student’s parent has been detained or otherwise separated from a family; the number of staff trained on such policies; and the method by which parents may update a student’s emergency contact information. The bill would require the DOE to notify any student whose directory information may be released pursuant to the family educational rights and privacy act what information may be released, and to whom, and how students or their parents may opt out of such release of information. The bill would also require the DOE to, upon any request by non-local law enforcement for access to a student or student’s records, notify the student’s parent of such request (unless notification is prohibited by law) and provide information to the student and student’s parent about available resources for seeking legal assistance.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1565-2017 *Daniel Dromm  Requiring the DOE to distribute information regarding educational rights and departmental policies related to interactions with non-local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to annually distribute information related to students’ and parents’ educational rights and the DOE’s policies and procedures related to interactions with non-local law enforcement. Such information would include information on: available legal resources to help students and parents understand their rights and options regarding their educational rights, privacy rights, circumstances under which students may have the right to refuse to speak with non-local law enforcement, immigration legal assistance, and DOE’s protocol and policies with regard to interactions with non-local law enforcement, including procedures for when a student’s parent has been detained or otherwise separated from a family; the number of staff trained on such policies; and the method by which parents may update a student’s emergency contact information. The bill would require the DOE to notify any student whose directory information may be released pursuant to the family educational rights and privacy act what information may be released, and to whom, and how students or their parents may opt out of such release of information. The bill would also require the DOE to, upon any request by non-local law enforcement for access to a student or student’s records, notify the student’s parent of such request (unless notification is prohibited by law) and provide information to the student and student’s parent about available resources for seeking legal assistance.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1565-2017 *Daniel Dromm  Requiring the DOE to distribute information regarding educational rights and departmental policies related to interactions with non-local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to annually distribute information related to students’ and parents’ educational rights and the DOE’s policies and procedures related to interactions with non-local law enforcement. Such information would include information on: available legal resources to help students and parents understand their rights and options regarding their educational rights, privacy rights, circumstances under which students may have the right to refuse to speak with non-local law enforcement, immigration legal assistance, and DOE’s protocol and policies with regard to interactions with non-local law enforcement, including procedures for when a student’s parent has been detained or otherwise separated from a family; the number of staff trained on such policies; and the method by which parents may update a student’s emergency contact information. The bill would require the DOE to notify any student whose directory information may be released pursuant to the family educational rights and privacy act what information may be released, and to whom, and how students or their parents may opt out of such release of information. The bill would also require the DOE to, upon any request by non-local law enforcement for access to a student or student’s records, notify the student’s parent of such request (unless notification is prohibited by law) and provide information to the student and student’s parent about available resources for seeking legal assistance.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1565-2017 ADaniel Dromm  Requiring the DOE to distribute information regarding educational rights and departmental policies related to interactions with non-local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.IntroductionThe proposed legislation would require the Department of Education (DOE) to annually distribute information related to students’ and parents’ educational rights and the DOE’s policies and procedures related to interactions with non-local law enforcement. Such information would include information on: available legal resources to help students and parents understand their rights and options regarding their educational rights, privacy rights, circumstances under which students may have the right to refuse to speak with non-local law enforcement, immigration legal assistance, and DOE’s protocol and policies with regard to interactions with non-local law enforcement, including procedures for when a student’s parent has been detained or otherwise separated from a family; the number of staff trained on such policies; and the method by which parents may update a student’s emergency contact information. The bill would require the DOE to notify any student whose directory information may be released pursuant to the family educational rights and privacy act what information may be released, and to whom, and how students or their parents may opt out of such release of information. The bill would also require the DOE to, upon any request by non-local law enforcement for access to a student or student’s records, notify the student’s parent of such request (unless notification is prohibited by law) and provide information to the student and student’s parent about available resources for seeking legal assistance.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1638-2017 *Ben KallosProposed Int. No. 1638-ARequiring the DOE to report on gay-straight or gender-sexuality alliance organizations.IntroductionThis 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1638-2017 *Ben Kallos Requiring the DOE to report on gay-straight or gender-sexuality alliance organizations.IntroductionThis 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1638-2017 *Ben Kallos Requiring the DOE to report on gay-straight or gender-sexuality alliance organizations.IntroductionThis 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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1638-2017 ABen Kallos Requiring the DOE to report on gay-straight or gender-sexuality alliance organizations.IntroductionThis 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1757-2017 *Mark TreygerPreconsideredRequiring DOE to report information on student-to-student bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report every six months on the number of material incidents of student-to-student bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination in violation of Chancellor’s Regulation A-832, as well as the number of complaints received, disaggregated by community school district and individual high school. The bill would also require the DOE to annually report on supports it provides related to preventing, reporting, and addressing such incidents, any trends seen in the data, any recommendations the DOE has to address such trends, and, for each school, whether the school has completed the training required pursuant to Chancellor’s Regulation A-832. Beginning with the report due on May 31, 2020, the bi-annual reports would be required to include information on the total number of notices provided to parents and the average and median number of days between the receipt of a complaint and the provision of a notice. Additionally, the bill would require the reports to include information on the number of students who have been determined by the DOE to be involved in two or more material incidents within a school year, and of those students, the number of students for whom follow-up action was recommended, and a description of the follow-up action recommended. The information required by the reports beginning in May 2020 would be required to be disaggregated by whether students were targeted by bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or were engaged in bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1757-2017 *Mark Treyger Requiring DOE to report information on student-to-student bullying, harassment, intimidation and discrimination.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report every six months on the number of material incidents of student-to-student bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination in violation of Chancellor’s Regulation A-832, as well as the number of complaints received, disaggregated by community school district and individual high school. The bill would also require the DOE to annually report on supports it provides related to preventing, reporting, and addressing such incidents, any trends seen in the data, any recommendations the DOE has to address such trends, and, for each school, whether the school has completed the training required pursuant to Chancellor’s Regulation A-832. Beginning with the report due on May 31, 2020, the bi-annual reports would be required to include information on the total number of notices provided to parents and the average and median number of days between the receipt of a complaint and the provision of a notice. Additionally, the bill would require the reports to include information on the number of students who have been determined by the DOE to be involved in two or more material incidents within a school year, and of those students, the number of students for whom follow-up action was recommended, and a description of the follow-up action recommended. The information required by the reports beginning in May 2020 would be required to be disaggregated by whether students were targeted by bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or were engaged in bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 1442-2017 *Daniel Dromm Proposed Res. No. 1442-ADOE to provide curricular and other supports to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning (LGBQ) and transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) and other vulnerable students.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 1442-2017 *Daniel Dromm  DOE to provide curricular and other supports to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning (LGBQ) and transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) and other vulnerable students.Resolution Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 1442-2017 *Daniel Dromm  DOE to provide curricular and other supports to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning (LGBQ) and transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) and other vulnerable students.Resolution Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 1442-2017 ADaniel Dromm  DOE to provide curricular and other supports to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer or questioning (LGBQ) and transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) and other vulnerable students.Resolution Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available