Amendment to Nonpublic School Reimbursement Program for Certain Security Services

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017


Statement of Basis and Purpose

On January 5, 2016, Local Law 2 of 2016 (“the Law”) was enacted.  The Law empowers the Mayor of the City of New York (“the Mayor”) to authorize a program to reimburse qualifying nonpublic schools for the cost of procuring certain security services.  By letter dated March 30, 2016, the Mayor authorized this reimbursement program for the 2016-17 school year.  The Law also authorizes the Mayor to designate an agency or agencies to administer the reimbursement program.  By letter dated March 10, 2016, the Mayor designated the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (“DCAS”) as the Law’s administering agency.  Finally, the Law authorizes DCAS to promulgate rules for the administration of the reimbursement program. 

The amendment to the rules:

  • Amends the date by which new and existing schools must submit their applications to participate in the reimbursement program for the 2017-2018 school year and for subsequent years in which the reimbursement program is authorized.  

DCAS’s authority for these rules is found in sections 811 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and sections 10-172(c) and 10-172(m) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.             No comments were received following publication of the proposed rules.