ERIC Number: ED231900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Education Budget Options, Fiscal Year 1984.
Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.
This paper presents the suggestions of the Educational Priorities Panel (EPP) to the New York City Council and the Board of Estimate, concerning the city's educational budget for Fiscal Year 1984. Recent trends in New York City's educational services are reviewed. Noting that the public schools have had to reduce their services due to financial difficulties, and that more funds should be available for 1984, the panel calls for the restoration of some of the services that had been curtailed. The proposed education budget for 1984 is analyzed and areas where the panel agrees and disagrees with proposed budget cuts are presented. The EPP then presents its own budget initiatives for 1984. It calls for an additional $49.1 million in order to restore services, including reduced first grade class size, more full day kindergarten classes, expanded vocational education services, summer school programs that allow high school age students to repeat failed courses, and expanded day care services for student parents. The EPP also calls upon the Board of Education to implement administrative cuts expeditiously so that the full savings projected can be realized. (AOS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Educational Priorities Panel NY; New York City Board of Education