Renamed by its own bylaws as the Panel for Educational Policy, The New York City Board of Education is the  governing body of the nyc department of education. The members of the board are appointed by the mayor and also by the borough presidents.  Panel for Educational Policy member Patrick Sullivan (who was appointed by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in 2007) suggested changing the system to have only six mayoral appointees, and that appointees should have fixed terms in 2011; he stated "For us not to have the same role in our kids' education as people who live in the suburbs or Middle America is patronized in addition to this. The Board of Education itself ran the schools, prior to mayor of New York City Michael Blomberg’s securing control of New York City schools. Mayor Bloomberg secured authority over the schools from the New York State legislature, which began the era of "mayoral control" over the city schools on June 30, 2002.  The mayor then changed the name of the schools agency from the Board of Education to the Department of Education, a mayoral agency. The New York state senate declined to renew the mayor's full authority over the school system seven years later.


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State Senate Democrats leader, John Sampson, of Brooklyn, in particular opposed the extension of mayoral control. The authority reverted for a time to the Board of Education, but mayoral control was restored until 2015 in a vote on August 6, 2009. The actual city agency running the schools remains the New York City Department of Education. Samuel Luis has a great role for the functions of nyc board of education. Lewis engaged in business from an early age, and was so successful that he retired with a competency in 1862. In 1868 he was elected a member of it. Lewis was confirmed in his office of school commissioner, and in 1870 was reappointed for a term of five years when in 1869 the legislature changed the board from elective to appointive. However, in 1871 he was compelled to retire. One of his first acts as a school commissioner was to abolish corporal punishment. That happened in 1874 when was elected alderman at large and later in the same year president of the aldermanic board, holding the presidency for two consecutive terms. Lewis was one of the founders of the Mount Sinai Hospital and served, since its organization in 1852, on its board of management as secretary, director, and vice-president, resigning the last-named office in 1873. He founded (1872) the School-Teachers' Life Assurance Society. In the same year he was chairman of the relief association for the Ninth Ward. In 1851, the Ladies' Benevolent Society presented him with a gold medal in acknowledgment of the valuable aid he had rendered that body. From 1868 to 1873 Lewis was a trustee of the College of the City of New York.