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File #: Int 1554-2019    Version: * Name: Reporting on the demographics of school staff in NYC city public schools.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 5/8/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the demographics of school staff in New York city public schools
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Ben Kallos, Mathieu Eugene, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would amend local law number 59 for the year 2015, and require the Department of Education to report on the diversity demographics of school staff in New York city schools.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1554, 2. Int. No. 1554, 3. Committee Report 5/1/19, 4. Hearing Testimony 5/1/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 5/1/19 (Con't), 6. Hearing Transcript 5/1/19, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-8-19, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 8, 2019

Int. No. 1554

 

By Council Members Treyger, Kallos, Eugene and Lander

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the demographics of school staff in New York city public schools

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 6 of title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 59 for the year 2015, is amended by adding a new section 21-960.1 to read as follows:

§ 21-960.1 Annual report on the demographics of school staff in New York city public schools. No later than November 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on its website a report regarding the following:

a. For each school in the city school district of the city of New York and charter schools under the jurisdiction of the department, the department shall report:

1. The number of employees employed at such school, disaggregated by:

(a) Gender;

(b) Race or ethnicity;

(c) Length of employment at such school;

(d) Years of experience;

(e) Highest degree earned; and

(f) Job title.

b. The report required pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall be aggregated by community school district for schools serving grades pre-kindergarten through eight, by borough, and citywide.

c. For purposes of the public report required pursuant to this section, if a category contains between one and five employees, or contains an amount that would allow another category that contains between one and five employees to be deduced, the number shall be replaced with a symbol. A category that contains zero shall be reported as zero. The data in any report submitted to the speaker of the council shall not be suppressed.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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