NYC schools: Mayoral control extension to be decided after state budget passes, Stewart-Cousins says

As state budget negotiations rage on, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Wednesday said an extension of mayoral control over New York City public schools sought by Mayor Eric Adams will not be included in the final spending plan.

The majority leader confirmed the expected move when a reporter asked if a four-year extension of mayoral control would be included in the state budget in Albany on Wednesday afternoon. Stewart-Cousins simply responded, “No.”