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Meeting Name: Committee on Education Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/18/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 2)
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Int 2188-2020 *Diana Ayala   Police department’s response to students in emotional crisis in public schools.IntroductionThis bill would regulate the Police Department’s response to children in emotional crisis within public schools. Specifically, the bill establishes procedures for department personnel responding to children in emotional crisis and limits the use of mechanical restraints on children in emotional crisis. Additionally, school safety personnel would be required to receive training on identifying and responding to children in emotional crisis.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2188-2020 *Diana Ayala   Police department’s response to students in emotional crisis in public schools.IntroductionThis bill would regulate the Police Department’s response to children in emotional crisis within public schools. Specifically, the bill establishes procedures for department personnel responding to children in emotional crisis and limits the use of mechanical restraints on children in emotional crisis. Additionally, school safety personnel would be required to receive training on identifying and responding to children in emotional crisis.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2211-2021 *Costa G. Constantinides  Public school safety and security.IntroductionThe proposed bill would ensure that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) will be fully removed from school safety from and after June 2022, except as necessary to address an imminent risk to public safety or property. The proposed bill would require significant reforms to the program and the role of school safety agents (SSAs) by August 2021, so that SSAs no longer make arrests, carry weapons or mechanical restraints, or wear law enforcement uniforms on school grounds. Once under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education, school safety personnel would be retrained, with a focus on areas such as restorative justice, child and youth development, and de-escalation. The proposed bill would additionally expand quarterly reporting to require reporting on complaints made against SSAs and school safety personnel. The proposed bill would require the mayor, the police commissioner, and the DOE chancellor, by August 2021, to submit a plan for implementing the required transfer of all school safety or security functions from the NYPD to the DOE.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2211-2021 *Costa G. Constantinides  Public school safety and security.IntroductionThe proposed bill would ensure that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) will be fully removed from school safety from and after June 2022, except as necessary to address an imminent risk to public safety or property. The proposed bill would require significant reforms to the program and the role of school safety agents (SSAs) by August 2021, so that SSAs no longer make arrests, carry weapons or mechanical restraints, or wear law enforcement uniforms on school grounds. Once under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education, school safety personnel would be retrained, with a focus on areas such as restorative justice, child and youth development, and de-escalation. The proposed bill would additionally expand quarterly reporting to require reporting on complaints made against SSAs and school safety personnel. The proposed bill would require the mayor, the police commissioner, and the DOE chancellor, by August 2021, to submit a plan for implementing the required transfer of all school safety or security functions from the NYPD to the DOE.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2226-2021 *Mark Treyger  Requiring annual reports on employment turnover of school safety agents and other school safety personnel.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and, after the transfer of jurisdiction to the Department of Education (DOE), the DOE, to report on employment turnover of school safety agents (SSAs) and other school safety personnel. The reporting would include the number of SSAs or school safety personnel whose employment was involuntarily terminated; the number of transfers for SSAs or school safety personnel; the number of SSA or school safety personnel resignations; and the average length of employment for each SSA or school safety personnel.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2226-2021 *Mark Treyger  Requiring annual reports on employment turnover of school safety agents and other school safety personnel.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and, after the transfer of jurisdiction to the Department of Education (DOE), the DOE, to report on employment turnover of school safety agents (SSAs) and other school safety personnel. The reporting would include the number of SSAs or school safety personnel whose employment was involuntarily terminated; the number of transfers for SSAs or school safety personnel; the number of SSA or school safety personnel resignations; and the average length of employment for each SSA or school safety personnel.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2227-2021 *Mark Treyger  Reporting on school principal evaluations of school safety agents.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report on the policies and procedures developed between the DOE and the New York City Police Department (NYPD), that relate to (i) allowing school principals to provide input on the performance of the school safety agents (SSAs) assigned to their school, and (ii) ensuring that school leadership is made aware of any deployment changes to SSAs assigned to their schools. The proposed bill would further require the DOE to report on any changes to such policies and procedures, and to provide a description of the input principals have given regarding the performance of school safety personnel assigned to their schools.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2227-2021 *Mark Treyger  Reporting on school principal evaluations of school safety agents.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to report on the policies and procedures developed between the DOE and the New York City Police Department (NYPD), that relate to (i) allowing school principals to provide input on the performance of the school safety agents (SSAs) assigned to their school, and (ii) ensuring that school leadership is made aware of any deployment changes to SSAs assigned to their schools. The proposed bill would further require the DOE to report on any changes to such policies and procedures, and to provide a description of the input principals have given regarding the performance of school safety personnel assigned to their schools.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available