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File #: Int 0412-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring the DOE to report on how many athletic programs, based on gender, are offered to students.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 2/14/2018
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 on how many athletic programs, based on gender, are offered to students
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: The proposed bill would require the Department of Education to annually report on the number of athletic programs offered in schools, including the programs offered to male and female students, to increase transparency regarding gender equality in athletic programs.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 412, 2. Int. No. 412, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 412

 

By Council Member Chin

 

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 how many athletic programs, based on gender, are offered to students

 

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 21 to title 21-A to read as follows:

CHAPTER 21

Reporting on Athletic Programs

§ 21-988 a. For the purpose of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Athletic program. The term “athletic program” means any sports program designed to educate students on physical fitness, character development, and socialization skills through teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship including interscholastic competition for all public school students.

Coed. The term “coed” means available to both male and female students.

New athletic program. The term “new athletic program” means athletic programs made newly available during the reporting period.

b. Beginning on May 1, 2018, and annually thereafter on or before May 1, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council, post to its website and make available to students and parents, an annual report regarding the equal access of its athletic programs. Such report shall include, but not be limited to:

1. The total number of male and female students enrolled in each school;

2. The total number and percentage of the athletic programs available to male students only, including descriptions of such programs;

3. The total number and percentage of the athletic programs available to female students only, including descriptions of such programs;

4. The total number and percentage of the athletic programs available on a coed basis, including descriptions of such programs;

5. The total number and percentage of new athletic programs available to male students only, including descriptions of such programs;

6. The total number and percentage of new athletic programs available to female students only, including descriptions of such programs;

7. The total number and percentage of new athletic programs available on a coed basis, including descriptions of such programs;

8. The total number of requests made by schools, for new athletic programs for male students only or female students only, including descriptions of programs requested;

9. The total number of requests made by schools for new athletic programs that will be coed, including descriptions of programs requested;

10. The number and percentage of the requests that were approved; and

11. The number and percentage of requests that were denied and the reasons for such denial.

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

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 or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of law enforcement.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

KG/SMD

LS #3561

1/10/18