Members of the Committee will hear testimony from interested parties to help inform their decision making with regard to the future governance of the New York City School system.
The school governance law which gave the Mayor of New York authority to operate the city’s public schools was enacted by the New York State Legislature in 2002. This law is set to expire on June 30, 2009.
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Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) sponsored key legislation to update state statutes in order to qualify for over $2.4 billion in federal education funding. The Senator is pleased to announce that these measures were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson.
Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) were created to help school districts improve their educational offerings by delivering shared services. In an era of growing fiscal challenges, the Senate Committee on Education, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is interested in examining ways that the BOCES’ model might be expanded to achieve efficiencies resulting in greater taxpayer savings.
Posted by Chelsea Kadish on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), held the first of three public hearings exploring how the delivery of shared services through Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) or related entities might be expanded to create greater efficiencies and lead to further taxpayer savings. The hearing took place on October 2, 2009 at the Western Suffolk BOCES Conference Center in Wheatley Heights, New York. It was attended by representatives of BOCES, school districts, unions and governmental organizations.