FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
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SENATOR JOHN LIU INTRODUCES BILLS TO EXTEND MAYORAL CONTROL AND REDUCE CLASS SIZES IN NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS
New York, NY- NYS Senator John Liu, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on NYC Education, yesterday introduced S9459 to extend mayoral control of NYC public schools system and S9460 to significantly reduce class sizes in every grade throughout NYC public schools.
Senator Liu stated, “After months of intense and complex negotiations, today we put forth legislation that will significantly modify NYC’s system of school governance in a way that will strengthen parental input and engagement, and for the first time, mandate the reduction of class sizes in New York City. As introduced, parents and the public will continue to be able to hold the mayor accountable while enjoying more meaningful engagement in PEP and CEC decision making. Students and teachers will finally realize the fruits of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity court decision, which found reducing class sizes is fundamental to a sound, basic education. Many thanks to my colleagues in the legislature, the Adams administration, CEC and PEP members, and all the students and parents who weighed in throughout these last months with insights into how and why we should change the system of school governance to make it more accountable to the people.”