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File #: Int 1342-2019    Version: * Name: Report and website posting on Department of Education employees terminated for the abuse of students.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a report and website posting on Department of Education employees terminated for the abuse of students
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Diana Ayala , Vanessa L. Gibson, Robert F. Holden, James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require that the Department of Education (DOE) submit a semi-annual report to the Mayor and Council as well as post information on its website, that would report the information of DOE staff who have been terminated, after going through the necessary disciplinary process, for verbally or physically abusing students.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1342, 2. Int. No. 1342, 3. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19

Int. No. 1342

 

By Council Members Borelli, Ayala, Gibson, Holden and Van Bramer

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a report and website posting on Department of Education employees terminated for the abuse of students

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 25 to title 21-A to read as follows:

Chapter  25. Employees Terminated for Abuse of Students

§ 21-992 Employees Terminated for Abuse of Students. a. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

School. The term “school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York that contains any subdivision of grades from and including pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Student. The term “student” means any pupil under the age of twenty-one as of September first of the academic period being reported, who does not have a high school diploma and who is enrolled in a school.

b. Not later than July 1, 2019 and every six months thereafter, the department shall submit to the mayor and council and post on the department's website a report regarding information on                      each employee of the department who, after any required disciplinary process has concluded, was terminated from employment by the department during the immediately preceding fiscal year for any act of physical, sexual or verbal abuse committed against a student in a school facility.

c. Information required pursuant to subdivision b of this section shall be maintained on the department’s website for not less than five years and shall include, but not be limited to:

1. the name of the employee;

2. the school where such employee worked at the time the termination occurred;

3. the reason for the termination; and

4.the date when the termination occurred.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

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