Education leaders grill the Schools Chancellor about the new school system
The NYS Education Committee held a hearing to address issues facing city schools.
After only a week of school, district leaders have been flooded with complaints. Jill Levy, president of school supervisors, says there is so much chaos out there because the chancellor doesn't communicate with people who know how the system works.
So the education committee grilled Schools Chancellor Joel Klein on issues ranging from parent coordinators to school bus transportation. The committee says the new roles and responsibilities of parent coordinators and superintendents are confusing. But Klein told the committee that guides were distributed to all parents to ease the confusion.
As far as transportation, Klein said the Board of Education is adhering to bus rules. He also said the schools in need of repairs do not pose a safety threat to students.
Still, district officials are concerned about the lack of communication. The education committee will now be bringing its concerns to a session in Albany in January.