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File #: Int 0372-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring the DOE to report annually on the number of teachers, administrators and school staff who have completed therapeutic crisis intervention in schools training.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
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 annually on the number of teachers, administrators and school staff who have completed therapeutic crisis intervention in schools training.
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ritchie J. Torres, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: The proposed bill would require the department of education to submit information to the mayor, the council and community education councils regarding the total number and percentage of teachers, administrators and school staff who have completed therapeutic crisis intervention in schools training. This training, which is provided through the department of education, educates participants on how to prevent or safely de-escalate behavioral crises with students and help students improve coping strategies.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 372, 2. Int. No. 372, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 372

 

By Council Members Salamanca, Torres and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of education to report annually on the number of teachers, administrators and school staff who have completed therapeutic crisis intervention in schools training.

 

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 21 to read as follows:

Chapter 21

Reporting on Therapeutic Crisis Intervention in Schools Training

                     § 21-988 Annual reporting on therapeutic crisis intervention in schools training.  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.

TCIS training. The term “TCIS training” means training provided by the department that relates to therapeutic crisis intervention in schools and provides training participants with skills, including, but not limited to, preventing or de-escalating behavioral crises with students, safely managing crises situations and helping improve students’ coping strategies.

b. Not later than December 1, 2018, and no later than December 1 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the mayor, the council and each community education council, and post on the department’s website information regarding TCIS training completion for the preceding school year. Such information shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number and percentage of teachers who have completed TCIS training within the preceding school year; (ii) the total number and percentage of administrators who have completed TCIS training within the preceding school year; and (iii) the total number and percentage of other school staff, including but not limited to guidance counselors and social workers, who have completed TCIS training within the preceding school year.

c. All information required to be reported by this section shall be aggregated citywide, as well as disaggregated by city council district, community school district, and school.

                     §2.                     This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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