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File #: Int 1348-2019    Version: Name: Requiring DOE to report information regarding sexual health education.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: 10/13/2019 Law number: 2019/175
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 regarding sexual health education
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Mark Treyger, Brad S. Lander, Andrew Cohen, Helen K. Rosenthal, Paul A. Vallone, Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Farah N. Louis, Daniel Dromm , Inez D. Barron, Deborah L. Rose, Diana Ayala , Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would amend the required Department of Education (DOE) annual reporting on the amount of health education, including HIV/AIDS education and sexual health education, received by students in each grade at each school. The bill would expand reporting to include the number of certified health education instructors at each school, disaggregated by full-time and part-time licensed instructors, and the number of instructors that teach on an incidental basis. Per state law, incidental teaching occurs when a teacher is assigned to teach a subject outside of the teacher’s certification area for a limited period of time.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1348-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1348, 3. Int. No. 1348, 4. Committee Report 1/16/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 1/16/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 1/16/19, 7. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19, 9. Committee Report 9/10/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 9/10/19, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. Proposed Int. No. 1348-A - 9/13/19, 13. September 12, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-12-19, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 12, 2019, 16. Int. No. 1348-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 175
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10/15/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/12/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Education Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Education Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/10/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo Committee on Education Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/16/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Education Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/16/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Education P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1348-A

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Treyger, Lander, Cohen, Rosenthal, Vallone, Chin, Kallos, Louis, Dromm, Barron, Rose, Ayala and Rivera

 

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 regarding sexual health education

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 21-966 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 14 for the year 2016, is amended to read as follows:

§ 21-966. Reporting on health education. a. For the purposes of this section, the following term has the following meaning:

Health education. The term “health education” means health education instruction, including sexual health education and HIV/AIDS education, consistent with learning standards for health education found in regulations promulgated by the New York state commissioner of education and in the department's requirements.

b. Not later than December 1, 2016, and on or before [the] December 1 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post conspicuously on the department's website in a manner searchable by individual school, a report for the preceding academic year for each community school district and school within such district, which shall include, but not be limited to the following:

1. The total number and percentage of students in grades six through twelve who have completed at least one semester of health education; 

2. Starting in the report for the [2017-2018] 2019-2020 school year and for every subsequent school year thereafter, [the total number and percentage of students in grade six who have completed at least 5 lessons in HIV/AIDS education;

3. Starting in the report for the 2017-2018 school year and for every subsequent school year thereafter, the total number and percentage of students in grades seven through twelve who have completed at least 6 lessons in HIV/AIDS education;

4.] for each grade level in each school containing any combination of grades six through 12, data specifying the number and percentage of students who are receiving the amount of HIV/AIDS instruction required by section 135.3 of titles 8 of the New York codes, rules and regulations;

3. Information regarding the implementation of health education instruction including, but not limited to: (i) how the department tracks compliance with health education and HIV/AIDS education requirements; (ii) how principals monitor teacher compliance with the sexual health knowledge benchmarks as outlined by the department [and, and]; (iii) how the efficacy of the health education curriculum recommended by the department is evaluated; and (iv) what methods the department employs to solicit student feedback regarding health education;

[5.] 4. Information regarding health education which specifically addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students, and other non-heterosexual sexual orientations or non-cisgender gender identities, including but not limited to, sexual health knowledge for same-sex relationships;

5. The number of instructors providing health education instruction at each school;

6. The number of full-time licensed health instructors providing health education at each school;

7. The number of part-time licensed health instructors providing health education at each school; and

8. The number of instructors providing health education at each school on an incidental basis in accordance with section 80-5.3 of title 8 of the New York codes, rules and regulations; and

9. The total number, disaggregated by community school district, of the following:

(a) Incidental teaching applications submitted to the commissioner of state education pursuant to section 80-5.3 of title 8 of the New York codes, rules and regulations;

(b) Such applications denied by the commissioner of state education;

(c) Incidental teaching renewal applications submitted to the commissioner of state education pursuant to section 80-5.3 of title 8 of the New York codes, rules and regulations; and

(d) Such renewal applications denied by the commissioner of state education; and

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.

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 [0] one and [9] five students, or allows another category to be narrowed to between [0] one and [9] five students, the number shall be replaced with a symbol. A category that contains zero students shall be reported as zero, unless such reporting would violate any applicable provision of federal, state or local law relating to the privacy of student information.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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