New York - Family Engagement in Local Governance: Stakeholders

Area: 
Stakeholders
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires parent or family member representation on school governance councils or in school improvement planning efforts.

New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 100.11 Participation of parents and teachers in school-based planning and shared decisionmaking.

(b) By February 1, 1994, each public school district board of education and each board of cooperative educational services (BOCES) shall develop and adopt a district plan for the participation by teachers and parents with administrators and school board members in school-based planning and shared decisionmaking. Such district plan shall be developed in collaboration with a committee composed of the superintendent of schools, administrators selected by the district's administrative bargaining organization(s), teachers selected by the teachers' collective bargaining organization(s), and parents (not employed by the district or a collective bargaining organization representing teachers or administrators in the district) selected by school-related parent organizations, provided that those portions of the district plan that provide for participation of teachers or administrators in school-based planning and shared decisionmaking may be developed through collective negotiations between the board of education or BOCES and local collective bargaining organizations representing administrators and teachers. In the City School District of the City of New York, the superintendent of each community school district, of each district that reports directly to the Chancellor and of each high school superintendency shall develop such district plan in collaboration with a committee composed of administrators selected by the district's administrative bargaining organization(s), teachers selected by the teachers' collective bargaining organization(s), and parents (not employed by the district or a collective bargaining organization representing teachers or administrators in the district) selected by school-related parent organizations. Members of community school boards may be members of such committees. For the purpose of this subdivision, school-related parent organization means a nonprofit organization of parents of children attending the schools of the school district whose purposes include the promotion of parental involvement in public education and that is chartered or incorporated under the laws of New York, or is affiliated with a statewide or regional parent organization that is so chartered or incorporated or is an unincorporated association authorized to do business under an assumed name in New York. In districts in which teachers or administrators are not represented by a collective bargaining organization or there are no school-related parent organizations, teachers, administrators and/or parents shall be selected by their peers in the manner prescribed by the board of education or BOCES to participate in the development of such district plan. In the City School District of the City of New York, the superintendent of each community school district, of each district that reports directly to the Chancellor and of each high school superintendency shall develop a plan in the manner prescribed by this subdivision, and each such plan shall be incorporated into a plan by the central board of education, which plan shall comply with this section.

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