After the original law that gave the mayor authority over city schools expired on June 30, the city’s Board of Education, which was dissolved in 2002, was reconstituted.
The new board, much like the old board, consists of eight appointees: two by the mayor and one by each of the city’s five borough presidents.
Borough President Scott Stringer named Jimmy Yann as his representative to the board.
“The first goal is to ensure the continuity of the school system so that the system can run uninterrupted,” Stringer said. “We passed a resolution giving the chancellor the authority he needs to continue running the school system. In this crisis we had to put political agendas aside and do what was right for the kids.”
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