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On Board Online • June 29, 2015
By Cathy Woodruff
The state Board of Regents reluctantly adopted regulations to implement a law that empowers superintendents and state-approved receivers to overhaul operations in underperforming schools, but the board rejected language that tags the schools as "failing."
Instead, the regulations approved by the Regents will designate the schools as "struggling" or "persistently struggling."
The schools to be targeted for receivership under the new law are those that have been designated, under previous terminology, "priority schools." More than 150 schools are believed to be in the potential category of struggling and 20 to 30 could qualify for consideration as persistently struggling, according to the department staff.
Superintendents could serve as receivers, which means they, not the school board, would have final say on academic and budgetary decisions for these schools regarding implementation of the school intervention plan. Under the receivership law adopted by the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, receivers would have extensive power to change school budgets, programs and curriculum, re-staff schools, request changes to teacher contracts or even convert a school to a charter school, subject to a parent vote.Read the entire article>>
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2015 Legislative Activity
- Letter to the NYS Regents on Annual Professional Performance Review 145KB
- Educational Conference Board Recommends Changes to Tax Cap
- NYSSBA Recommended Tax Cap Amendments 235KB
- Rebuilding the Annual Performance Review Process 1.2MB
- NYSSBA Opposes Education Investment Tax Credit 76KB
- Letter to Legislature on Building Aid Recalculation and Prior Year Adjustments 218KB
- 2015-16 State Aid Projections 4.8MB
- Groups Call on Legislature to Reject Education Tax Credit 48KB
- 2015 Legislative Priorities 1.9MB
- 2015 Executive Budget Analysis 267KB
- 2015 Budget Testimony 304KB
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