The school board is a decision-making body that determines changes within the school district. This decision is based on the number of children within each area and to alleviate overcrowding, and possibly less students (consolidation). Contact your school board representative, attend meetings about redistricting.
City School Districts - A boundary alteration between a city school district and any other district can only be made with the written consent of the districts and by order of the Commissioner of Education. (Education Law 1525)
Other Districts – A boundary alteration between any other district, except a city, may be ordered by the District Superintendent of Schools, but only with the written consent of each board of education.
N.B. Education Law, Sections 1508 and 1509 are null and void as there are no longer any "dependent" districts following the amendment of Section 1711 in 1996.
Note: The official acts of a District Superintendent and/or a Board of Education, or their refusal or failure to act, relative to boundary alterations is appealable to the Commissioner of Education under Section 310 of the Education Law.
School choice options available to parents have increased dramatically in recent years. There’s a growing national sentiment that promoting competition in public education may spur schools to improve and that parents who invest energy in choosing a school will continue to be involved in their child’s education.