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S04278 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 3, 2021
        Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  school  districts
          screening for gifted and talented students
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 57 to read as follows:
     3    57. a. The commissioner shall require all school districts  to  screen
     4  for  gifted and talented students. Such students shall be screened prior
     5  to entering third grade.
     6    b. School districts shall provide notice of  such  screening  to  each
     7  student  and  to the parent or guardian of each student enrolled in such
     8  school district.  The notice shall:
     9    (i) be printed in a clear and conspicuous manner  and  shall  describe
    10  such screening methods; and
    11    (ii)  give  the  parent or guardian of such student the opportunity to
    12  opt out of such screening by checking the box "do not screen my child".
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    14  it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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