ERIC Number: ED206770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Belt-Tightening at 110 Livingston Street: How One Agency Has Responded to the Fiscal Crisis.
Amlung, Susan, Ed.
This is a report by the Educational Priorities Panel (EPP), an independent watchdog group that monitors New York City's education budget, on the various budget cuts that the Board of Education has enacted during 1976-1980. Since 1976, the Board has executed a policy of supporting instructional rather than administrative services. When cuts were necessary, administrative or ancillary units were more frequently targeted than were instructional services. Budget and payroll data indicate that administrative staff has declined 16 percent while instructional staff has grown slightly since 1976. In the report, difficulties involved in obtaining accurate data from payroll and budget materials are detailed in an outline of the panel's methodology. Particular attention is paid to the development of the Board's 1980 budget; it is pointed out that there are discrepancies between the number of budgeted positions and the number of payroll positions. The report states, however, that the EPP feels more confident than it did in 1976 that the largest portions of allocated funds will benefit children in the classroom. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.