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Local school board districts
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 2, ARTICLE 52
§ 2564. Local school board districts. 1. The board of education of
the city school district of the city of New York, by resolution duly
adopted, shall divide the city school district into such number of local
school board districts as such board in its discretion may determine.
The board of education may from time to time alter the boundaries of
such districts, consolidate two or more districts or parts thereof, or
divide any such district or districts as it shall consider necessary.
For the purposes of this section, a school decentralization
demonstration project in existence on April first, nineteen hundred
sixty-eight shall be deemed to be a local school board district.

2. Such board of education, upon the establishment of such local
school board districts, shall have the power to appoint, or provide for
the election of, and remove at its pleasure, a local school board for
each such local school board district, which shall consist of such
number of members as the board shall determine from time to time.

3. The board of education, with the approval of the regents, shall
have the power to delegate to such local school boards any or all of its
functions, powers, obligations and duties in connection with the
operation of the schools and programs under its jurisdiction, and may
modify or rescind any function, power, obligation and duty so delegated.

4. In accordance with rules and regulations to be promulgated by the
board of education, each such local school board shall have the power to
employ a local superintendent of schools upon such terms and conditions
as such local school board shall determine. Such employment shall be by
contract at an annual rate of compensation not in excess of thirty
thousand dollars.