Last month, the New York City Council passed a bill requiring the Department of Education to publish by December 2019 an annual report on how much each parent-teacher association or parent association is raising. The bill requires the department to post the report on its website, deliver it to the council’s speaker and provide demographic information at each PTA’s school.
As part of his plan to cut state spending, Gov. Ned Lamont is proposing a plan that would strongly encourage certain small school districts to regionalize or face a possible reduction in the state’s education cost sharing grant. The budget would also establish a School Services and Redistricting Commission.