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This bill would require the Mayor’s office of operations or other designee of the mayor to issue an annual report to the Speaker on adult literacy programs offered by the City or pursuant to a contract with the City. In addition to the number of programs offered, such report shall include the number of persons who applied, the number who were denied admission based on a literacy exam or due to a program’s lack of capacity, and the testing methods of any literacy test used to evaluate applicants.

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Int. No. 764

 

By Council Members Menchaca and Maisel

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the mayor’s office of operations to report on adult literacy programs offered by the city or pursuant to a contract with the city.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1.  Title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter10 to read as follows:

Chapter 10. Adult and Continuing Education.

§ 21-1001 Adult and continuing education reporting.  a. Not later than June 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the director of the mayor’s office of operations or other designee of the mayor shall report to the speaker on all adult literacy programs offered by the city or pursuant to a contract with the city. Such report shall include the number of adult literacy programs offered, the number of persons who applied to such programs, the scoring method of any literacy intake examination used to screen such applicants, the number of such applicants who were denied admission to such programs based on the results of such an examination, and the number of such applicants who were denied admission to such programs due to an adult literacy program’s capacity limitations. For the purposes of this section, “adult literacy programs” include the following courses:  English for speakers of other languages, adult basic education, general educational development and other classes designed to enhance the literacy of adults.

§ 2.  This local law shall take effect immediately after its enactment into law.

JHC

LS#2262/Int. 1195-2016

LS # 990

1/2/2018