ERIC Number: ED310200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A New Direction: 1989/90 Budget Request.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
The Chancellor of the New York (New York) public schools proposes a 1989/90 budget of $6.405 billion, including a base budget of $5.734 billion and an increase of $671.3 million (11.7 percent) for discretionary programs, school facilities improvement, and mandatory increases. These funds are needed to continue initiatives begun in prior years and to begin new programs designed to move the school system in a new direction. The request reflects a reform of educational service delivery in New York City that comprises the following steps: (1) streamlining administrative headquarters; (2) increasing accountability; (3) advocating flexibility in the array of categorically funded State programs; and (4) securing equitable State and City funding. Although New York City's educational tax effort exceeds the State average, insufficient State support results in a lower per-pupil expenditure for basic instruction. Long-range resources required to restore activities in the following areas to acceptable levels and the specific resources required for 1989/90 are described: (1) staffing for elementary and middle schools; (2) high schools; (3) special education systemwide; (4) instructional and support services; (5) staff recruitment and development; (6) school environment; (7) school safety and discipline; and (8) mandatory increases. Twenty-one tables and graphs of statistical data are included. A table of statistical data summarizing the student body, staff, schools, support services, and costs of operation for 1989 is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)