File #: Int 0588-2022    Version: * Name: Disclosure of school admissions policies and procedures.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 7/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the disclosure of school admissions policies and procedures
Sponsors: Kevin C. Riley, Rita C. Joseph, Tiffany Cabán, Farah N. Louis, Gale A. Brewer, Kalman Yeger , Jennifer Gutiérrez, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Education to provide in plain language on its website the admissions policies and procedures for each school, including the application process, selection criteria and priority groups, the procedures and methods for evaluating applications, and any other relevant information.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 588, 2. Int. No. 588, 3. July 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-14-22

Int. No. 588

 

By Council Members Riley, Joseph, Cabán, Louis, Brewer, Yeger, Gutiérrez and Sanchez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the disclosure of school admissions policies and procedures

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision d of section 21-978 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 72 for the year 2018, is relettered subdivision e.

§ 2. Section 21-978 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision d to read as follows:

d. For each school, the department shall make available on its website, and update at least once per year, information regarding the admissions policies and procedures for such school, including an explanation, in plain language, of:

1. The application process for such school;

2. All priority groups and selection criteria used to assign seats and any minimum standards for admission;

3. Procedures and methods for evaluation of applications; and

4. Any other information necessary to understand admissions policies and procedures at such school.

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

 

 

 

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