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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Resources

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.

Office of Space Planning

The Office of Space Planning is the Chancellor's designee in the allocation of space in all educational and administrative facilities. 

  • Advise senior leadership on all space related matters
  • Provide detailed space utilization analysis on both educational and administrative facilities
  • Provide first-hand support to school principals on space related issues
  • Support principals in co-locations in areas of shared space schedules, collaboration, and campus governance 
  • Support Chancellor's initiatives by way of providing strategic space and capital planning
  • Serve as liaison to the New York City's Design Commission
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