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Meeting Name: Committee on Civil and Human Rights Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/1/2019 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Jointly with the Committee on Education
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T2019-4274 *   Oversight - Segregation in NYC SchoolsOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2019-4274 *   Oversight - Segregation in NYC SchoolsOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1541-2019 *Corey D. Johnson PreconsideredCreating a specialized high school taskforce.IntroductionThis bill would create a specialized high school task force that would be charged with addressing the racial/ethnic student body inequities of the eight test-based specialized high schools. The task force would be required to develop recommendations for new admissions criteria, which could include eliminating the specialized high school admissions test, the department discovery program, the department dream program, state standardized examinations, grade point average and other measures.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1541-2019 *Corey D. Johnson  Creating a specialized high school taskforce.IntroductionThis bill would create a specialized high school task force that would be charged with addressing the racial/ethnic student body inequities of the eight test-based specialized high schools. The task force would be required to develop recommendations for new admissions criteria, which could include eliminating the specialized high school admissions test, the department discovery program, the department dream program, state standardized examinations, grade point average and other measures.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1554-2019 *Mark Treyger PreconsideredReporting on the demographics of school staff in NYC city public schools.IntroductionThis bill would amend local law number 59 for the year 2015, and require the Department of Education to report on the diversity demographics of school staff in New York city schools.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1554-2019 *Mark Treyger  Reporting on the demographics of school staff in NYC city public schools.IntroductionThis bill would amend local law number 59 for the year 2015, and require the Department of Education to report on the diversity demographics of school staff in New York city schools.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1547-2019 *Brad S. Lander PreconsideredExpanding reports on demographic data in NYC public schools.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to expand its reporting on the diversity of students in public schools, to require grade level data to be reported, in addition to the current requirement of school level data. In addition, other changes to the current law will make future reporting more robust and also require reporting on charter schools within the five boroughs, to the extent the Department has such information.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1547-2019 *Brad S. Lander  Expanding reports on demographic data in NYC public schools.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Education to expand its reporting on the diversity of students in public schools, to require grade level data to be reported, in addition to the current requirement of school level data. In addition, other changes to the current law will make future reporting more robust and also require reporting on charter schools within the five boroughs, to the extent the Department has such information.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1552-2019 *Carlina Rivera  PreconsideredCreating district diversity working groups.IntroductionThis bill would mandate the establishment of district diversity working groups in each community school district. These working groups would work with community based organizations (CBOs) to facilitate the creation and publishing of public-input integration plans in every school district. The working groups would be made up of students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and community advocates as well as a CBO and Department of Education staff. Issues that would be addressed include but are not limited to: admission policies, transfer trends, language access and transportation.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1552-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Creating district diversity working groups.IntroductionThis bill would mandate the establishment of district diversity working groups in each community school district. These working groups would work with community based organizations (CBOs) to facilitate the creation and publishing of public-input integration plans in every school district. The working groups would be made up of students, parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and community advocates as well as a CBO and Department of Education staff. Issues that would be addressed include but are not limited to: admission policies, transfer trends, language access and transportation.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1550-2019 *The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) PreconsideredEstablishment of a school diversity advisory group.IntroductionThis bill would codify the mayoral school diversity advisory group. Established in 2017, this advisory group was tasked with “working to reshape citywide policies and practices such as admissions and program planning.” The advisory group would be made up of Council appointments, mayoral appointments and DOE appointments. The advisory group would be tasked with examining factors as they relate to school diversity and would be required on an annual basis to provide a public report to the Mayor and the Speaker on increasing diversity in all schools. The annual report will also require a multi-year plan to be developed that can be adopted by DOE to address integration in schools. The report will also require a one-year look back measurement to track measurement of goals achieved.Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1550-2019 *The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)  Establishment of a school diversity advisory group.IntroductionThis bill would codify the mayoral school diversity advisory group. Established in 2017, this advisory group was tasked with “working to reshape citywide policies and practices such as admissions and program planning.” The advisory group would be made up of Council appointments, mayoral appointments and DOE appointments. The advisory group would be tasked with examining factors as they relate to school diversity and would be required on an annual basis to provide a public report to the Mayor and the Speaker on increasing diversity in all schools. The annual report will also require a multi-year plan to be developed that can be adopted by DOE to address integration in schools. The report will also require a one-year look back measurement to track measurement of goals achieved.P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0949-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres Proposed Int. No. 949-ACreating a school diversity monitor within the human rights commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a school diversity monitor within the city’s Human Rights Commission. This position would monitor racial segregation in the city’s school system, including charter schools under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education (DOE) and would make recommendations to alleviate disparate impact discrimination. The bill would require the monitor to produce annual reports to the mayor, DOE and the Speaker on DOE’s efforts in combating segregation in the schools and implementation efforts by DOE to ensure greater integration of the overall school system.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0949-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres  Creating a school diversity monitor within the human rights commission.IntroductionThis bill would create a school diversity monitor within the city’s Human Rights Commission. This position would monitor racial segregation in the city’s school system, including charter schools under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education (DOE) and would make recommendations to alleviate disparate impact discrimination. The bill would require the monitor to produce annual reports to the mayor, DOE and the Speaker on DOE’s efforts in combating segregation in the schools and implementation efforts by DOE to ensure greater integration of the overall school system.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0196-2018 *Inez D. Barron Proposed Res. No. 196-AChange the admissions criteria for NYC’s Specialized High Schools. (A.10427A/S.8503A)Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0196-2018 *Inez D. Barron  Change the admissions criteria for NYC’s Specialized High Schools. (A.10427A/S.8503A)Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0417-2018 *Robert F. Holden Proposed Res. No. 417-ADOE to create more district Gifted and Talented programs and classes, including intermediate school programs, and create pathways for admission that ensure equitable access for students throughout the City.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0417-2018 *Robert F. Holden  DOE to create more district Gifted and Talented programs and classes, including intermediate school programs, and create pathways for admission that ensure equitable access for students throughout the City.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0868-2019 *Keith Powers  PreconsideredDOE to ensure the methodology for developing and scoring the Specialized High School Admissions Test, and the methodology for any future process implemented for Specialized High School admissions, be transparent and accessible to the general public.Resolution Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 0868-2019 *Keith Powers   DOE to ensure the methodology for developing and scoring the Specialized High School Admissions Test, and the methodology for any future process implemented for Specialized High School admissions, be transparent and accessible to the general public.Resolution P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
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