School turnaround through receivership

Every three years New York State identifies schools that perform the lowest on standardized tests. Those schools are classified as “comprehensive support and improvement” schools. If the schools do not make progress over a designated period of time, state law allows a “receiver” to be appointed who will manage and operate the schools under a specific improvement plan. This is known as the school receivership.
A school can get out of receivership three ways:

  • Close and restructure;
  • Meet all its progress measures and no longer be considered a comprehensive support and improvement school; or
  • For two years meet certain performance measures determined by the state Education Department.

For more information about receivership, please contact:

Michele Bridgewater

District Improvement Director