Bill Text: NY S03926 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Establishes that the board of regents and the state education department shall study and evaluate the feasibility of mandating kindergarten in all school districts.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-21 - REFERRED TO EDUCATION [S03926 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03926-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3926
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 21, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens. SEWARD, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT directing the board of regents and the  state  education  depart-
          ment,  to  conduct  a  study  to  evaluate and make recommendations on
          mandating kindergarten in all school districts
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  board  of regents and the state education department
     2  shall conduct a study to evaluate and make recommendations on  mandating
     3  kindergarten in all school districts. Such study shall:
     4    a.  examine school districts currently offering kindergarten to deter-
     5  mine the costs of requiring kindergarten in all school districts;
     6    b. identify the potential effects kindergarten  has  on  the  learning
     7  abilities of children;
     8    c.  make  recommendations on the feasibility of mandating kindergarten
     9  in all school districts; and
    10    d. include any other information such board and such department  deems
    11  relevant.
    12    §  2.  No  later than 1 year after the effective date of this act, the
    13  board of regents and the state education department shall submit to  the
    14  governor  and  the  legislature a report on the results of the study, as
    15  described in section one of this act.
    16    § 3. The board of regents and the  state  education  department  shall
    17  evaluate such data with the assistance of experts in:
    18    a. child education;
    19    b. child development; and
    20    c. school district finance.
    21    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09558-01-9
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