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File #: Int 1205-2016    Version: Name: High school graduation rates of youth in foster care.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 6/8/2016
Enactment date: 11/16/2016 Law number: 2016/147
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to high school graduation rates of youth in foster care
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Donovan J. Richards, Stephen T. Levin, Mathieu Eugene, Barry S. Grodenchik, Margaret S. Chin, I. Daneek Miller, Corey D. Johnson, Andrew Cohen, Carlos Menchaca, Brad S. Lander, James G. Van Bramer, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would amend Local Law 49 of 2014 which requires the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report on high school graduation rates of youth in foster care. The bill would make technical amendments to age disaggregation categories in the local law and would add whether youth in foster care are on track to graduate high school in five years. The proposed bill would also require ACS to make all reports required pursuant to the proposed bill available on its website.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1205-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1205, 4. Int. No. 1205 - 6/8/16, 5. June 8, 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. 1205-A (FINAL), 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-27-16, 16. Local Law 147, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 27, 2016
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11/17/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/16/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/27/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on General Welfare Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/26/2016ALaurie A. Cumbo Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2016*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1205-A

 

By Council Member Cumbo, Richards, Levin, Eugene, Grodenchik, Chin, Miller, Johnson, Cohen, Menchaca, Lander, Van Bramer, Rosenthal and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to high school graduation rates of youth in foster care

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 21-907 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 49 for the year 2014, is amended to read as follows:

§ 21-907 Graduation rates of foster care youth. a. Beginning no later than January 31, 2015, and no later than every January 31 thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on ACS' website an annual report regarding the number of youth in foster care who were enrolled in and/or graduated from high school in the previous academic year as described by the department of education. Each such report shall disaggregate the data by gender and ethnicity, and include but not be limited to: (i) the total number of youth in foster care disaggregated by age, utilizing the following ranges: [under 16] 13-15 years old; 16-18 years old; and 19-21 years old; (ii) the number of youth in foster care enrolled in high school disaggregated by age, utilizing the following ranges: [under 16] 13-15 years old; 16-[19] 18 years old; and [20] 19-21 years old; (iii) the number of youth in foster care who, based on cohort and the number of high school credits they have obtained by August 31 of the year of such report, are on pace to graduate high school and the number of such youth that are on pace to graduate high school in five years, utilizing the following age ranges: [17-19] 14-15 years old; 16-18 years old; and 19-21 years old; and (iv) the number of youth in foster care who graduated from high school disaggregated by: (1) the age at which such students graduated; (2) the type of diploma or certification received; and (3) based on cohort, the number of years it took to complete high school.  The reports required pursuant to this section shall remain permanently accessible on ACS’ website.

b.  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 [0 and 9] 1 and 5 youth in foster care, or allows another category to be narrowed to between [0 and 9] 1 and 5 youth in foster care, the number shall be replaced with a symbol.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

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