ERIC Number: ED245317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Education Budget Options, Fiscal Year 1985.
Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.; Interface, Inc., New York, NY.
New York City's executive budget for fiscal year 1985 provides for significant service increases, after a decade of severe fiscal constraints. The Educational Priorities Panel (EPP) therefore proposes a $50.7 million increase in the education budget of the City Council and the Board of Estimate, to be directed toward the following priorities: (1) restore PEG cut supplanting federal Chapter 1 funds ($13.7 million); (2) increase funding for high schools, contingent on per capita formula ($15.0 million); (3) provide additional support services for middle schools ($5.0 million); (4) provide additional funding for school repairs ($13.0 million); (5) increase funding for school opening fees ($4.0 million). Executive budget service increases endorsed by EPP include reduction of first-grade class size, repairs for school buildings, full funding for special education, and a school health program. These recommendations are discussed in detail, accompanied by illustrative tables and charts. The overall goal of the EPP's budget position is to rebuild a school system better than the one substantially dismantled a decade ago. An appendix presents recommendations to improve special education. (TE)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Budgets, Educational Facilities, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Finance Reform, Financial Needs, Financial Policy, Financial Support, Improvement, School Funds, Special Education, Statistical Data, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.; Interface, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education; New York (New York)