This bill would require the Department of Education to report information regarding Parent Associations and Parent Teacher Associations including, but not limited to, the number of parents registered and attending, the frequency of meetings and the annual income.
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Int. No. 561
By Council Members Treyger, Torres, Adams, Rose, Levin, Lander and Rivera
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the reporting of information regarding parent-teacher association and parent association chapters in public schools.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended as follows:
§ 21-950 Definitions. Whenever used in this title, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
a. "Chancellor" shall mean the chancellor of the New York city department of education.
b. "Department" shall mean the New York city department of education.
c. "Student" shall mean any pupil under the age of twenty-one enrolled in a district school or charter school within the city district.
d. “PTA” shall mean a parent-teacher association in a district school or charter school within the jurisdiction of the department.
e. “PA” shall mean a parent association in a district school or charter school within the jurisdiction of the department.
§ 2. Title 21-A of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 21 to read as follows:
PTA and PA Reporting
§ 21-988 PTA and PA reporting. a. Not later than October 1, 2018, and on or before October 1 annually thereafter, the department shall submit to the council and post on the department’s website a report of information regarding PTAs and PAs for the prior school year, including, but not limited to: (i) a list of PTAs and PAs established pursuant to section 2590-h(15)(a) of the education law and any successor regulations, (ii) the number of parents registered as members in each PTA and PA of each such school, (iii) the number of school staff registered as members in each PTA and PA, including the job titles of such staff members, (iv) the frequency of meetings, as established in the bylaws of each PTA and PA, (v) the average attendance of each meeting, excluding committee meetings, (vi) the dates and results of each PTA and PA election held pursuant to section 2590-c(8)(a) of the education law, the annual income for PTA and PA fund raising activities, the total funds raised for each PTA and PA, and the annual expenditures for each PTA and PA. All information required to be reported by this section shall be aggregated citywide, as well as disaggregated by city council district, community school district and school and shall include demographic information regarding each school, including but not limited to race and ethnicity and English language learner status.
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 relating to the privacy of student information or that would interfere with law enforcement investigations or otherwise conflict with the interests of law enforcement.
§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.
LS 3184/Int 1790-2017