S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
January 7, 2009
Introduced by M. of A. WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Higher Education
AN ACT in relation to the profession of parent-coordinators in the city
of New York
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. The legislature finds that a new critical job category,
2 that of parent-coordinator, has been developed in an effort to improve
3 the delivery of educational services and to improve a partnership with
4 parents. The legislature further finds that, given the potentially crit-
5 ical role of parent-coordinator in the attainment of improved academic
6 performance of children, the quality and competency standards of this
7 new profession should fall under the jurisdiction of the state education
8 department and state board of regents.
9 S 2. The state education department, in cooperation with the New York
10 city department of education and various prestigious institutions of
11 higher education, shall develop a core curriculum and examination to
12 ensure the minimum competency of persons to be employed as parent-coor-
13 dinators in the city of New York.
14 S 3. The state board of education shall prepare and submit a report to
15 the speaker of the assembly and the temporary president of the senate
16 within one year of the effective date of this act. Such report shall
17 include a timeline for the implementation of minimum competency stand-
18 ards for the parent-coordinator profession.
19 S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.