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ERIC Number: ED245317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Priorities Panel, New York, NY.; Interface, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)