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File #: Int 1286-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring the DOE to report on the number of District 75 students and the criteria used to determine the location of District 75 schools.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 12/11/2018
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 the number of District 75 students and the criteria used to determine the location of District 75 schools
Sponsors: Vanessa L. Gibson, Justin L. Brannan, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Stephen T. Levin, Margaret S. Chin, Brad S. Lander, Andy L. King, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Bill Perkins, Rory I. Lancman, Alan N. Maisel
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education to issue an annual report to the Mayor and City Council regarding District 75 programs. District 75 programs, designated as such by the Department of Education, provide educational, vocational, and behavioral support to students with significant challenges, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, significant cognitive delays, emotional disturbances, sensory impairments and multiple disabilities. The report would include the number of students in each building that provides a District 75 program as well as the categories of criteria used to determine the location of where a District 75 program will be provided. The report would also be published online. The first report is due August 30, 2019.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1286, 2. Int. No. 1286, 3. December 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2018

Int. No. 1286

 

By Council Members Gibson, Brannan, Ampry-Samuel, Levin, Chin, Ayala, King, Salamanca, Cornegy, Perkins, Lancman and Maisel

 

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 the number of District 75 students and the criteria used to determine the location of District 75 schools

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 24 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 24

DISTRICT 75 SCHOOLS REPORTING

§ 21-991 District 75 reporting. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “district 75 program” means a department of education program, designated as such, that provides educational, vocational, and behavioral support for students with significant challenges, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, significant cognitive delays, emotional disturbances, sensory impairments and multiple disabilities.

b. No later than August 30, 2019 and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the council and post on the department's website a report regarding information on all district 75 programs for the prior school year. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to:

1. The number of students participating in a district 75 program in each building where a district 75 program is provided; and

2. The process and inputs used to determine the buildings where a district 75 program is provided, including but not limited to:

(a) Any categories of non-quantitative criteria considered, which may include but need not be limited to, facility replacements, grade expansion and truncation, school re-zonings, co-locating schools, and converting space in existing facilities; and

(b) The following information, reported at the community school district level, if utilized:

(1) Projections of the number of students requiring a district 75 program and related confidence intervals;

(2) Any formula used for measuring capacity including class size goals;

(3) Any relevant standards required for instructional space;

(4) Any relevant standards required for accessibility;

(5) Any relevant standards required for security;

(6) Any relevant standards required for the provision of medical care;

(7) Any data used for determining a projected public school ratio; and

(8) Any new capacity projects expected to be initiated during the plan period.

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 student information or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of law enforcement. If a category contains between one and five students, or contains a number that would allow the number of individuals in another category that is five or fewer to be deduced, the number shall be replaced with a symbol.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

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LS #8585/8587

10/30/18