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File #: Int 2227-2021    Version: * Name: Reporting on school principal evaluations of school safety agents.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 2/11/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to reporting on school principal evaluations of school safety agents
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Helen K. Rosenthal, Bill Perkins, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: The proposed bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report on the policies and procedures developed between the DOE and the New York City Police Department (NYPD), that relate to (i) allowing school principals to provide input on the performance of the school safety agents (SSAs) assigned to their school, and (ii) ensuring that school leadership is made aware of any deployment changes to SSAs assigned to their schools. The proposed bill would further require the DOE to report on any changes to such policies and procedures, and to provide a description of the input principals have given regarding the performance of school safety personnel assigned to their schools.
Indexes: Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2227, 2. Int. No. 2227, 3. February 11, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 2/18/21, 5. Hearing Testimony 2/18/21, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/18/21, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-21, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 11, 2021

Int. No. 2227

 

By Council Members Treyger, Rosenthal, Perkins and Lander

 

A Local Law in relation to reporting on school principal evaluations of school safety agents

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. School principal evaluation reporting. a. Definitions. For purposes of this local law, the following terms have the following meanings:

Department. The term “department” means the New York city department of education.

Memorandum of understanding. The term “memorandum of understanding” refers to the 2019 agreement made and entered into among the department of education of the city of New York, the New York police department of the city of New York, and the city of New York regarding the maintenance of safety and security in New York city public schools.

School safety agent. The term “school safety agent” means personnel assigned to the school safety division of the police department of the city of New York.

School safety division. The term “school safety division” means the school safety division within the police department of the city of New York.

School safety personnel. The term “school safety personnel” means persons who are primarily engaged in the performance or supervision of public school safety or security functions, including school safety agents, supervisors of school security, associate supervisors of school security and administrative school safety managers.

b. No later than March 31, 2021, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post on its website the following information:

1. The policies and procedures that were developed by the department and the police department of the city of New York pursuant to section V. 36 of the memorandum of understanding to ensure that principals or their designees are advised of any changes to deployment of school safety division personnel in their school buildings, absences by school safety division personnel and replacement school safety division personnel during such absences; and

2. The input principals have given with respect to the performance of school safety agents pursuant to section IV. 31 of the memorandum of understanding.

c. No later than October 1, 2022, the department shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and post on its website the following information:

1. The policies adopted, and mechanisms of dissemination used, to ensure that principals or their designees are advised of any changes to deployment of school safety personnel in their school buildings, absences by public school safety personnel and replacement public school safety personnel during such absences; and

2. A description of the input principals have given with respect to the performance of school safety personnel.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and is deemed repealed after submission of the report required pursuant to subdivision c of section 1 of this local law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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