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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Resources

A blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs.

School Construction Authority (SCA)

School Construction Authority (SCA) was established by the New York State Legislature in December 1988 to build new public schools and manage the design, construction and renovation of capital projects in New York City's more than 1,200 public school buildings, half of which were constructed prior to 1949.


Division of School Facilities (DSF)

Division of School Facilities (DSF) is responsible for the maintenance, repair and safe operation of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the City’s school system.


RESO A projects: A list of enhancements and upgrades to current school facilities funded via RESO A.

Office of District Planning

The District Planning addresses the changing needs of communities across the city and supports schools in providing an excellent education to all students. The office  collaborates with Superintendents, school communities, and other stakeholders on the following key areas:

  • Reducing overcrowding;
  • Assessing school size and sustainability;
  • Opening and siting new District and Charter schools;
  • Reconfiguring existing schools; and
  • Identifying programmatic needs
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