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File #: Int 0719-2015    Version: * Name: Requiring the DOE to report the school-by-school ratio of school safety officers to guidance counselors.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 3/11/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the Department of Education to report the school-by-school ratio of school safety officers to guidance counselors.
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Antonio Reynoso, Donovan J. Richards, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Carlos Menchaca, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Vanessa L. Gibson, Peter A. Koo, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Deborah L. Rose
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: The proposed legislation would require the Department of Education to compile and report information regarding the ratio of school safety officers to guidance counselors.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 719, 2. March 11, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Committee Report 4/14/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 4/14/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 4/14/15
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Ritchie J. Torres Subcommittee on Non-Public Schools Laid Over by Subcommittee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Ritchie J. Torres Subcommittee on Non-Public Schools Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Education Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2015*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Education Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 719
 
By Council Members Torres, Reynoso, Richards, Espinal, Menchaca, Chin, Constantinides, Gibson, Koo, Rosenthal, Rodriguez, Ferreras-Copeland and Rose
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to requiring the Department of Education to report the school-by-school ratio of school safety officers to guidance counselors.
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
      Section 1.  Chapter 20 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 530-g to read as follows:
     § 530-g Report of school safety officers to guidance counselors ratio. a.  For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1. "Department" shall mean the New York city department of education.
            2. "Public school" shall mean any school in a building owned or leased by the
department, including charter schools, that contains any combination of grades from kindergarten through grade twelve.
3. "Guidance counselor" shall mean a professional, certified by the New York state
education department as a school counselor and licensed by the New York city department of education as a guidance counselor.
b. The department shall compile information on the ratio of school safety officers to guidance counselors in each of the public schools within the department's jurisdiction.
c. On or before July 1, 2015, and annually thereafter, the department shall provide a report to the council and post on the department's website the information compiled pursuant to subdivision b of this section for the prior calendar year or portion thereof.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect sixty days after its enactment into law.
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