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File #: Int 1554-2019    Version: Name: Reporting on the demographics of school staff in NYC city public schools.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 5/8/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the demographics of school staff in New York city public schools
Sponsors: Mark Treyger, Ben Kallos, Mathieu Eugene, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would amend local law number 59 for the year 2015, and require the Department of Education to report on the demographics of school staff, including leadership, teaching staff and other professional and paraprofessional staff. The required reporting would include gender, race or ethnicity, length of employment at the school of employment and years of experience in that position.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1554-B, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1554-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1554, 4. Int. No. 1554, 5. Committee Report 5/1/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 5/1/19, 7. Hearing Testimony 5/1/19 (Con't), 8. Hearing Transcript 5/1/19, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-8-19, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 8, 2019, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1554-A - 9/18/19, 12. Proposed Int. No. 1554-B - 10/9/19

Proposed Int. No. 1554-B

 

By Council Members Treyger, Kallos, Eugene and Lander

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on the demographics of school staff in New York city public schools

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 6 of title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-958 to read as follows:

§ 21-958 Annual report on the demographics of school staff. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Leadership staff. The term “leadership staff” means principals and assistant principals employed by the department.

Other professional and paraprofessional staff. The term “other professional and paraprofessional staff” means paraprofessionals, therapists and other pedagogical staff employed by the department, including, but not limited to guidance counselors, social workers and school psychologists, that are not teaching staff or leadership staff.  

School. The term “school” means a school of the city school district of the city of New York.

Teaching staff. The term “teaching staff” means teachers employed by the department.

b. No later than December 1, 2020, and annually by December 1 thereafter, the department shall submit to the speaker of the council and post on its website a report for the previous school year including the following for each school:

1. The district borough number; and

2. The number of employees, disaggregated by:

(a) Teaching staff;

(b) Leadership staff; and

(c) Other professional and paraprofessional staff.

3. The data reported pursuant to paragraph 2 of this subdivision shall be further disaggregated by:

(a) Gender; and

(b) Race or ethnicity.

4. The data reported pursuant to subparagraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph 3 of this subdivision shall be further disaggregated by:

(a) Length of employment at such school; and

(b) Years of experience in such position.

5. The data reported pursuant to paragraph 2 of this subdivision shall be aggregated by community school district for schools serving students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight, by borough and citywide.

c. No information that is otherwise required to be reported pursuant to this section shall be reported in a manner that would violate any applicable provision of federal, state or local law related to the privacy of information or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of law enforcement.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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LS #10108

10/8/19; 7:40pm