Since the State Senate has been deadlocked for weeks, legislation giving Mayor Bloomberg control of the school system expired—forcing an emergency meeting of the re-formed Board of Education today. According to CityRoom, the Board's seven members are "three deputy mayors, three sympathetic allies of the mayor, and one wild card from the Bronx." The Daily News adds the Board "is expected to give [Schools Chancellor Joel] Klein authority over the school system -- essentially keeping Mayor Bloomberg in charge."

Mayor Bloomberg gets two appointees, who are Deputy Mayors Patricia Harris and Ed Skyler. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall selected Deputy Mayor Derek Wacott as her appointee while Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro picked first deputy borough president, Edward Burke. Manhattan Beep Scott Stringer is appointing his legal counsel Jimmy Yan, Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz picked his chief of Staff Carlo Scissura.

On Tuesday, the Manhattan borough president, Scott M. Stringer, said he would appoint his legal counsel, Jimmy Yan, to the board on an interim basis as he conducted a search for a permanent member. Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn borough president, appointed his chief of staff, Carlo A. Scissura and Bronx Beep Ruben Diaz Jr. tapped former Hostos Community College president Dolores M. Fernández as his member. The News says, "All of the borough presidents, except Diaz, have pledged their support for Klein" (pictured). The Board of Ed will meet at the Tweed Courthouse at noon.