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The city board shall advise the chancellor on matters of policy affecting the welfare of the city school district and its pupils. Except as otherwise provided by law, the board shall exercise no executive power and perform no executive or administrative functions. The board shall have the power and duty to:
1. (a) approve standards, policies, objectives and regulations proposed by the chancellor directly related to educational achievement and student performance; (b) approve standards, policies, objectives and regulations directly related to maintaining the internal fiscal integrity of administrative operations by the chancellor, the community districts and the schools; and (c) consider and approve any other standards, policies, objectives and regulations at the request of the chancellor, or otherwise only as specifically authorized or required by state or federal law or regulation;
2. for all purposes, be the government or public employer of all persons appointed or assigned by the city board or the community districts;
3. serve as the appeal board as provided in section twenty-five hundred ninety-l of this article, and subject to such powers, duties and restrictions as were in effect before the effective date of this section;
4. subject to the provisions of section twenty-five hundred ninety-i of this article, maintain such jurisdiction over policies governing the special, academic, vocational and other high schools authorized by this article before the effective date of this section as the respective community boards maintain over the schools within their jurisdiction, which shall not be construed to require or authorize the day-to-day supervision or the administration of the operations of such schools.
5. (a) Prescribe regulations and bylaws requiring members of the city board, the chancellor, and any other officer or employee in schools and programs under the jurisdiction of the city board and the chancellor, to make annual written disclosure to the city board, of the following information:
(i) the employment by the city school board or any community board of any person related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to the person making disclosure, including the employment of any such person for which a two-thirds vote was required under paragraph e of subdivision four of section twenty-five hundred ninety-j of this article with a notation of the date such vote was taken.
(ii) the source of any income, reimbursement, gift or other form of compensation for services rendered together with a description of such services.
(b) Regulations and bylaws authorized herein shall apply with equal force and effect to community board members, community superintendents and all other officers and employees in schools and programs under the jurisdiction of the community boards.
(c) The city board shall review, at least once annually, compliance with the requirements of subdivisions five and six of section twenty-five hundred ninety-e of this article and regulations or bylaws prescribed hereunder. Any community board member, community superintendent or other officer or employee required to make disclosure who fails to make such disclosure shall be notified in writing of their failure to do so and given thirty days within which to comply.
(d) Willful failure to make full and timely disclosure shall constitute cause for removal from office of any member of the city board or for any other officer or employee disciplinary action and such other penalty as provided by law.
(e) Disclosures made pursuant to the requirements herein and any notification of failure to make disclosures shall be made available for public inspection during regular business hours on regular business days; and
6. (a) Prescribe regulations and bylaws requiring members of the city board, the chancellor and, for good cause shown, any other officer or employee in schools and programs under the jurisdiction of the city board and the chancellor, to submit to the city board, in the discretion of the city board, financial reports for themselves and their spouses.
(b) The frequency and period of coverage, the designation of persons to submit such reports by name, title or income level or by a combination thereof, and the content of such reports, including minimum dollar amounts, shall be determined by the city board and such reports may include but not necessarily be limited to the following:
(i) amount and source of income for services rendered, together with a description of such services;
(ii) amount and source of gifts, capital gains, reimbursements for expenditures, and honoraria;
(iii) investments in securities and real property;
(iv) amount of debts and names of creditors;
(v) outstanding loans and other forms of indebtedness due to person reporting or spouse, by name and amounts;
(vi) trusts and other fiduciary relationships and their assets in which a beneficial interest is held.
(c) Regulations and bylaws authorized herein shall apply with equal force and effect to community board members, community superintendents and all other officers and employees in schools and programs under the jurisdiction of the community boards.
(d) Willful failure to file required financial reports shall constitute cause for removal from office of any member of the city board or for any other officer or employee disciplinary action and such other penalty as provided by law.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Education Law - EDN § 2590-g. Powers and duties of the city board - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/education-law/edn-sect-2590-g.html
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