ERIC Number: ED042828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Summary of the 1969 School Decentralization Law for New York City (As Passed by the New York Legislature April 30, 1969).
New York City Office of Education Affairs, NY.
This report is a summary of New York City's school decentralization law for the use of educational and community personnel. The New York City Office of Education Affairs of the Human Rights Administration (HRA) prepared and distributed the report as a public service in response to requests for explanation of the law. No editorial opinion was expressed, nor any attempt made to interpret unclear and ambiguous portions of the law. Where the language of any provision raises glaring questions, the summary calls attention to the problem and some different possible interpretations, but for the most part just sets forth what the law says. The report includes: (1) introduction; (2) background and transition provisions; (3) timetable; (4) nature and creation of new community school districts; (5) composition and election of new community and city school boards; (6) jurisdiction and authority of community and city school boards; (7) position and authority of the chancellor; and (8) provisions regarding special areas of responsibility including parent participation, finances, curriculum, construction, and teaching personnel. (DM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Control, Community Involvement, Community Zoning, Curriculum Development, Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Facilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Education, Financial Policy, Legal Problems, Metropolitan Areas, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, State Legislation, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Office of Education Affairs, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)