Anticipating challenges to NYC class size law, Banks will launch ‘working group’
Chancellor David Banks plans to launch a “working group” of parents, school leaders, and others to share their opinions and concerns about a new state law that sets stricter limits on class size in New York City public schools.
Banks revealed the plan Wednesday while testifying during a state budget hearing focused on education. He outlined the potential financial costs facing the system in meeting the law’s requirements — an additional $1 billion — and suggested there are many New Yorkers whose concerns “were not heard on this as this law was developed” last year.
“But they’re going to hear from me, and they will absolutely be at the table alongside me as we figure out the best way to implement this,” Banks said.
The working group would have “parents, school leaders, and other interested parties,” Banks said.
Read more at: https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2023/2/8/23591686/anticipating-challenges-to-nyc-class-size-law-banks-will-launch-working-group
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