ERIC Number: ED106434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of School Decentralization in New York City on Municipal Decentralization.
New York State Charter Revision Commission for New York City.
In 1969, after much controversy and the submission of many bills, the New York State Legislature passed--and the Governor signed--a school decentralization law. The law went into effect on February 16, 1970, with the major transfers of power operative on July 1, 1970. This report examines those aspects of the three-year school decentralization experience that have the greatest relevance for the New York State Charter Revision Commission for New York City. It does not evaluate the overall success or failure of the present community school district system Rather, the focus is to evaluate the structural and functional elements of school decentralization that are germane to decentralization of other municipal services. Specifically, by pointing out the problems of the first years of the education, experience, the report seeks to help the Commission avoid pitfalls in the decentralization of other services, such as parks, and health and social services. As noted, education in New York City is primarily a State function. But school decentralization is important by analogy to the decentralization of municipal services. The Commission is to develop a plan for municipal decentralization based on an understanding of its probable consequences The short-term consequences of school decentralization are now said to be discernible. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Charter Revision Commission for New York City.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)