New York Consolidated Laws

New York Consolidated Laws

CHAPTER 16 OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAWS

EDUCATION LAW TITLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 5 UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK PART II LIBRARIES

§ 284 Educ. State aid for school library systems [EDITORS' NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS SECTION IS EFFECTIVE UNTIL APRIL 1, 2008, SEE BELOW SECTION FOR TEXT EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2008.]

1. Each school library system established pursuant to section two hundred eighty-two of this part and operating under a plan approved by the commissioner shall be eligible to receive funding under this section consisting of the following amounts:

a. Each school library system with a public and nonpublic school enrollment of less than one hundred thousand students shall receive a base grant of eighty-three thousand dollars;

b. Each school library system with a public and nonpublic school enrollment of one hundred thousand students but less than two hundred thousand students shall receive a base grant of ninety thousand dollars ;

c. Each school library system with a public and nonpublic school enrollment of two hundred thousand students but less than five hundred thousand students shall receive a base grant of one hundred twenty-three thousand dollars; and

d. Each school library system with a public and nonpublic school enrollment of more than five hundred thousand students shall receive a base grant of eight hundred ninety-seven thousand dollars.

e. In addition to the base grant provided in paragraph a, b, c or d of this subdivision, each school library system shall receive annually:

(1) twenty-nine cents per student enrolled in the public and nonpublic schools located within such system, and (2) five hundred dollars per public school district located within such system, and a minimum of four thousand three hundred dollars per system located within a board of cooperative educational services area, or five thousand dollars per city school district of a city with a population of one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants or more, and

(3) two dollars and forty-five cents per square mile of the school library system.

f. In addition to any other sum provided in this subdivision, any school library system formed through an act of merger since January first, nineteen hundred eighty-four shall receive fifty thousand dollars annually for each approved act of merger.

g. In addition to any other sum provided in this subdivision, each school library system shall be eligible to receive annually an automation grant amounting to ten percent of the total aid produced for that system by adding the base grant provided by paragraph a, b, c or d of this subdivision to the additional aid provided by paragraphs e and f of this subdivision.

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Before a school library system shall be entitled to receive operating funds, such system shall submit a plan of library service to the commissioner for approval. The commissioner shall establish standards of service for school library systems by regulation. Such regulations shall contain standards relating to: system staffing; union catalog and database development; interlibrary loan; communications and delivery; governance and advisory committees; membership criteria and the means of relating district library resources and programs to those of the system; nonpublic school participation; and procedures for submission and approval of plans and certification of membership.

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The moneys made available pursuant to this section shall be distributed to each school library system whose plan of service has been approved under the provisions of subdivision two of this section.

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Each school library system receiving state aid pursuant to this section shall furnish such information regarding its library service as the commissioner may from time to time require determining whether it is operating in accordance with its plan and the standards of service the commissioner has established. The commissioner may at any time after affording notice and an opportunity to be heard, revoke approval of a plan of library service if the commissioner finds that the school library system no longer conforms to its approved plan, the provisions of this section or the regulations promulgated by the commissioner hereunder; or, in the case of provisional approval, if such school library system no longer conforms to the agreement, plans or conditions upon which such provisional approval was based. In such case a school library system shall not thereafter be entitled to state aid pursuant to this section unless and until its plan of library service is again approved by the commissioner.

(As amended by Laws 2005, ch. 57, Pt. O, Sec. 5, eff. Apr. 1, 2005.)

Amendment Notes:

Laws 2005, ch. 57, Pt. O, Sec. 5, eff. Apr. 1, 2005, amended this section generally.

§ 284 Educ. State aid for school library systems

[EDITORS' NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS SECTION IS EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2008, SEE ABOVE SECTION FOR TEXT EFFECTIVE UNTIL APRIL 1, 2008.]

1. Each school library system established pursuant to section two hundred eighty-two of this part and operating under a plan approved by the commissioner shall be eligible to receive funding under this section consisting of the following amounts:

a. Each school library system with a public and nonpublic school enrollment of less than one hundred thousand students shall receive a base grant of eighty-three thousand dollars;

b. Each school library system with a public and nonpublic school enrollment of one hundred thousand students but less than two hundred thousand students shall receive a base grant of ninety thousand dollars ;

c. Each school library system with a public and nonpublic school enrollment of two hundred thousand students but less than five hundred thousand students shall receive a base grant of one hundred twenty-three thousand dollars; and

d. Each school library system with a public and nonpublic school enrollment of more than five hundred thousand students shall receive a base grant of eight hundred ninety-seven thousand dollars.

e. In addition to the base grant provided in paragraph a, b, c or d of this subdivision, each school library system shall receive annually:

(1) twenty-nine cents per student enrolled in the public and nonpublic schools located within such system, and (2) five hundred dollars per public school district located within such system, and a minimum of four thousand three hundred dollars per system located within a board of cooperative educational services area, or five thousand dollars per city school district of a city with a population of one hundred twenty-five thousand inhabitants or more, and

(3) two dollars and forty-five cents per square mile of the school library system.

f. In addition to any other sum provided in this subdivision, any school library system formed through an act of merger since January first, nineteen hundred eighty-four shall receive fifty thousand dollars annually for each approved act of merger, provided, however, that any school library system formed through an act of merger on or after April first, two thousand eight shall receive ninety thousand dollars annually for each approved act of merger.

g. In addition to any other sum provided in this subdivision, each school library system shall be eligible to receive annually an automation grant amounting to ten percent of the total aid produced for that system by adding the base grant provided by paragraph a, b, c or d of this subdivision to the additional aid provided by paragraphs e and f of this subdivision.

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Before a school library system shall be entitled to receive operating funds, such system shall submit a plan of library service to the commissioner for approval. The commissioner shall establish standards of service for school library systems by regulation. Such regulations shall contain standards relating to: system staffing; union catalog and database development; interlibrary loan; communications and delivery; governance and advisory committees; membership criteria and the means of relating district library resources and programs to those of the system; nonpublic school participation; and procedures for submission and approval of plans and certification of membership.

2

The moneys made available pursuant to this section shall be distributed to each school library system whose plan of service has been approved under the provisions of subdivision two of this section.

3

Each school library system receiving state aid pursuant to this section shall furnish such information regarding its library service as the commissioner may from time to time require to determine whether it is operating in accordance with its plan and the standards of service the commissioner has established. The commissioner may at any time after affording notice and an opportunity to be heard, revoke approval of a plan of library service if the commissioner finds that the school library system no longer conforms to its approved plan, the provisions of this section or the regulations promulgated by the commissioner hereunder; or, in the case

of provisional approval, if such school library system no longer conforms to the agreement, plans or conditions upon which such provisional approval was based. In such case a school library system shall not thereafter be entitled to state aid pursuant to this section unless and until its plan of library service is again approved by the commissioner.

(As amended by Laws 2005, ch. 57, Pt. O, Sec. 5, eff. Apr. 1, 2005; Laws 2007, ch. 654, Sec. 1, eff. Apr. 1, 2008.)

Amendment Notes:

Laws 2007, ch. 654, Sec. 1, eff. Apr. 1, 2008, amended paragraph f of subdivision 1.

Laws 2005, ch. 57, Pt. O, Sec. 5, eff. Apr. 1, 2005, amended this section generally.