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File #: Int 1190-2016    Version: Name: Report on the educational continuity of children in foster care.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 5/25/2016
Enactment date: 11/16/2016 Law number: 2016/142
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a report on the educational continuity of children in foster care
Sponsors: Stephen T. Levin, Inez E. Dickens, Daniel Dromm , Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Mathieu Eugene, Donovan J. Richards, Margaret S. Chin, Barry S. Grodenchik, I. Daneek Miller, Corey D. Johnson, Andrew Cohen, Rosie Mendez, Carlos Menchaca, Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: The bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website annual reports on the educational stability of children in foster care. The reports would include the percentage in children in foster care who remained in their school of origin upon their initial entry into foster care and who remained in their school of origin after transferring foster homes, the percentage of children in foster care who did not return to their school of origin due, and the average school attendance rates of children in foster care.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1190-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1190, 4. Int. No. 1190 - 5/25/16, 5. May 25, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 6/16/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 6/16/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 6/16/16, 9. Committee Report 10/26/16, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/26/16, 11. Fiscal Impact Statement, 12. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 13. Int. No. 1190-A (FINAL), 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-27-16, 16. Local Law 142, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 27, 2016
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11/17/2016AStephen T. Levin City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2016AStephen T. Levin Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2016AStephen T. Levin Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2016AStephen T. Levin City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2016AStephen T. Levin City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016AStephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2016*Stephen T. Levin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2016*Stephen T. Levin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/25/2016*Stephen T. Levin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1190-A

 

By Council Members Levin, Dickens, Dromm, Salamanca, Eugene, Richards, Chin, Grodenchik, Miller, Johnson, Cohen, Mendez, Menchaca, Lander, Van Bramer, Rosenthal and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a report on the educational continuity of children in foster care

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 9 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-907.1 to read as follows:

§ 21-907.1 Educational continuity of children in foster care. a. For the purposes of this section, the term “school of origin” means the school that a child or youth attended at the time of their entry into foster care or prior to transferring foster care placements.

b. Not later than February 1, 2017, and on or before December 1 annually thereafter, ACS shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on its website annual reports regarding the educational continuity of children in foster care. Such reports shall include the following information:

1. Of the children who entered foster care during the school year, the number and percentage who remained in their school of origin 90 days after the child’s initial entry into foster care;

2. Of the children who entered foster care during the school year, the number and percentage who remained in their school of origin 90 days after transferring to a new foster care placement;

3. Of the children who entered foster care during the school year, the number and percentage who did not return to their school of origin upon initial entry into foster care;

4. Of the children who transferred foster care placements during the school year, the number and percentage who did not return to their school of origin after transferring to a new foster care placement; and

5. The average school attendance rates of children in foster care disaggregated by the following percentages: less than 50 percent, 50-59 percent, 60-69 percent, 70-79 percent, 80-89 percent and 90 percent or more, disaggregated by age as follows: 5-10; 11-15; 16-21.

c.  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 information respecting youth in foster care  or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of law enforcement. If any category requested contains between 1 and 5 youth in foster care, or allows another category to be narrowed to between 1 and 5 youth in foster care, the number shall be replaced with a symbol. The reports required pursuant to this section shall remain permanently accessible on ACS’ website.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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