A06777 NY Senate Opt Out Bill – In a Readable Format

WhyDad.net It looks like we are getting closer to some kind of bill from Albany regarding parent opt out rights with a controversial bill introduced by Catherine Nolan.  Jim Tedesco claims  portions of his bill were plagiarized to create the Nolan bill below.

His main concern is the new bill leaves out the requirement that parents are notified of their rights. We liked that part of the Tedesco bill, we also like a portion of Catherine Nolan’s bill that directly addresses protections for parents who opt out in section 3 below. Unfortunately those protections are extended to people who have a vested interest in the results (or lack of). This problem along with Jim Tedesco’s observation makes this bill in need of revision.



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A06777 text:
St a t e  o f N e w Yy o r k


2015-2016 regular sessions

iIn a s s e m b l y

April 2, 2015

Introduced by m. Of a. Nolan, russell, arroyo, blake, colton, cook, fahy, kaminsky, linares, lifton, o’donnell, scarborough, silver, simon, solages, thiele, otis — multi-sponsored by — m. Of a. Glick, hevesi, magee, markey, mosley, rivera, walker — read once and referred to the committee on education

An act to amend the education law, in relation to providing parents with the right and authority to exempt their children from taking standardized assessments

The people of the state of new york, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:


section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 319 to read as follows:

S 319. Student exemption from standardized assessments.

1. A parent of a student or person in parental relationship to a student shall have the  right and authority to exempt such student from taking standardized assessments, including but not limited to the state third grade through eighth grade math and english language arts assessments, a state field  test assessment or a state assessment administered for purposes of, or pursuant to, section three thousand twelve-c of this chapter. The parent of a student or person in parental relationship to the student shall notify the school principal in writing or other verifiable means, as determined by the school district, at any time prior to the administration of such assessment or assessments.

2. The school shall offer to students exempted by their parents or persons in parental relation from a standardized assessment pursuant to this section alternative educational or enrichment programs during the time that such standardized assessment is administered.

3. There shall be no retaliation or other negative action against a student, parent, teacher, principal or building administrator, school building or school district in response to a parent’s exemption of a student from standardized assessments pursuant to this section.  –Emphasis  by whydad.net
s 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



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