ERIC Number: ED509583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-13
Reference Count: N/A
Public Comment on Proposed Extension of the Co-Location of PAVE Charter School (84K651) and PS 15 Patrick F. Daly (15K015) in School Building K015
Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.
The Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) leads a coalition of parents, students, education advocates and the public working to ensure the constitutional right of the opportunity for a "sound basic education" for every public school student in New York. This right was established by the final decision of the New York State Court of Appeals in "CFE v. State" after 13 years of litigation. CFE worked closely with the Governor and the legislature to enact the Education Budget and Reform Act of 2007 that provided a multi-year infusion of new school funding; the creation of a clear cut system of accountability that will focus on implementing key educational strategies; and a fair and simple funding formula, known as Foundation Aid, to distribute school aid to districts based on the needs of students. This final resolution came on top of a settlement on capital funding after the Appellate Division decision in 2006. Post litigation, CFE develops and produces high quality research informing the practices needed to support high need low performing students and schools. As a major component of the litigation, extensive evidence was offered on the state of the city's school facilities in contributing to the denial of a sound basic education. PS15's Parent Community originally called for an independent analysis of the utilization of the PS15 school building. CFE was contacted because of its extensive work on school facilities. CFE participates as a member of the Building Educational Success Together (BEST), a national coalition of partners who are involved with joint development and joint use issues through research, policy, and analysis. CFE asked Mary Filardo, the Executive Director of the 21st Century School Fund and Coordinator of BEST, whether she could provide the independent analysis. Ms. Filardo is a national expert on school facilities and has participated in school planning as it relates to co-location of schools. Ms. Filardo accepted the invitation and has produced a report and analyses. This paper presents Ms. Filardo's assessment, spreadsheets and floor plan as evidence that the DOE needs to carefully reconsider its recommendation to extend the co-location of the PAVE Charter School in the PS15 school building.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Funding Formulas, Charter Schools, Budgets, Educational Change, School Buildings, Public Schools, Accountability, Educational Facilities, Surveys, Enrollment, Class Size, Special Education, School Space, Educational Finance
Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. 110 William Street Suite 2602, New York, NY 10038. Tel: 212-867-8455; Fax: 212-867-8460; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cfequity.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: New York