NEW YORK CITY CHARTER CENTER APPLAUDS GOVERNOR HOCHUL FOR ELIMINATING REGIONAL CHARTER CAP AND REVIVING ‘ZOMBIE’ CHARTERS IN BUDGET PROPOSAL
(NEW YORK, NY) – James Merriman, Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Charter School Center, released the following statement in response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s FY24 Executive Budget.
The FY 2024 Executive Budget proposes to eliminate the regional cap on the number of charters that may be issued in New York City. Additionally, the FY24 Executive Budget proposes to permanently authorize the reissuance of any charter originally issued to a charter school that subsequently closed after July 1, 2015, due to surrender, revocation, termination or non-renewal. These changes will permit the issuance of additional charters in New York City and expand educational opportunities for students.
“A budget is a reflection of priorities – and with this budget proposal, Governor Hochul has proven that she prioritizes the voices and needs of students and families first. We applaud the governor for fighting to make it possible for more great schools to open in New York City and look forward to working with her and members of the legislature to see this proposal through. This momentum is only possible thanks to the thousands of parents across the City who have stood up and made their voices heard,” said James Merriman, Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Charter School Center.