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File #: Int 2374-2021    Version: * Name: Classroom capacity
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 7/29/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to classroom capacity
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Corey D. Johnson, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Eric Dinowitz, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Daniel Dromm , Stephen T. Levin, Darma V. Diaz, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Karen Koslowitz, Carlina Rivera , Margaret S. Chin, Francisco P. Moya, Carlos Menchaca, Adrienne E. Adams, Antonio Reynoso, Kevin C. Riley, Justin L. Brannan, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos, Alan N. Maisel, Bill Perkins, Diana I. Ayala, James F. Gennaro, Robert F. Holden, Laurie A. Cumbo, James G. Van Bramer, Farah N. Louis, Mark Levine, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Mark Gjonaj , Oswald Feliz, Keith Powers , Vanessa L. Gibson, I. Daneek Miller, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Paul A. Vallone, Mathieu Eugene, Deborah L. Rose, Tiffany Cabán
Council Member Sponsors: 41
Summary: This bill would require each classroom in a school of the city school district of the city of New York provide 35 square feet of net floor area per child by September 2024, with no less than one-third of schools complying with such targets by September 2022, and no less than two-thirds of schools complying with such targets by September 2023.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2374, 2. Int. No. 2374, 3. July 29, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-29-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 29, 2021, 6. Committee Report 10/27/21, 7. Hearing Testimony 10/27/21, 8. Hearing Transcript 10/27/21

Int. No. 2374

 

By Council Members Treyger, the Speaker (Council Member Johnson), Cornegy, Dinowitz, Brooks-Powers, Dromm, Levin, D. Diaz, Ampry-Samuel, Koslowitz, Rivera, Chin, Moya, Menchaca, Adams, Reynoso, Riley, Brannan, Rosenthal, Kallos, Maisel, Perkins, Ayala, Gennaro, Holden, Cumbo, Van Bramer, Louis, Levine, Salamanca, Gjonaj, Feliz, Powers, Gibson, Miller, Koo, Lander, Vallone, Eugene, Rose and Cabán

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to classroom capacity

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-199.17 to read as follows:

§ 17-199.17. Classroom capacity. The minimum allowance of space for each child in a classroom or other room of instruction in any school of the city school district of the city of New York shall be 35 square feet of net floor area. Children shall not be permitted in a classroom or other room of instruction in excess of the number allowed by this section. 

§ 2. No later than September 1, 2022, and no later than each September 1 thereafter until every school of the city school district of the city of New York is fully compliant with section 17-199.17 of the administrative code, the chancellor shall report to the speaker and post on the department of education website, a list of schools which are deemed to be in compliance and the total number of classrooms which are not compliant disaggregated by school, community school district, and borough.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately; provided, however, that no later than September 1, 2022, no less than one-third of schools of the city school district of the city of New York shall be fully compliant with section 17-199.17, as added by section one of this local law; no later than September 1, 2023, no less than two-thirds of schools shall be fully compliant with section 17-199.17; and no later than September 1, 2024, every school shall be fully compliant with section 17-199.17.

 

 

 

 

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