ERIC Number: ED025573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the "advisory Committee on Decentralization, Submitted to the Board of Education of the City of New York.
Advisory Committee on Decentralization, New York, NY.
This report of the Advisory Committee on Decentralization examines the status of school decentralization in New York City, particularly the progress of three demonstration projects, IS 201 in East Harlem, Two-Bridges in the Lower East Side, and JHS 271 and IS 55 in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Because it is felt that the degree to which district superintendents are consulting with local school boards is inadequate to achieve administrative decentralization, the Committee recommends that the central Board of Education (1) plan elections to permit communities to elect their own local school governing boards, (2) institute learning programs for governing boards and district superintendents, (3) make the governing boards responsible for visiting schools, and (4) delegate to the boards the right to hire and fire district superintendents, consult with district superintendents on every tenure appointment, and approve budgets and curriculum. The Committee also presents guidelines for decentralization (number of districts, role of the community, etc.) and suggests a transitional plan. (EF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advisory Committee on Decentralization, New York, NY.
Identifiers: California (Ocean Hill Brownville); New York (Harlem); New York (New York); Two Bridges