The order of the Appellate Division should be affirmed.
The Board of Education for the City of Yonkers decided to close seven schools within the district, including School 15. Petitioners appealed the board's decision to the commissioner (see Education Law, § 310), alleging that the board had failed to consider the safety of pupils forced to travel hazardous routes to reach their reassigned schools. The commissioner, on an adequate record before him, affirmed the board's decision, which he found to have been "based on a number of factors, including the safety of pupils."
The standard of judicial review for decisions of the commissioner is now governed by CPLR 7803 (subd ) (see L 1976, ch 857, amdg Education Law, § 310, eff Oct. 25, 1976). Of the three grounds for overturning agency action within that subdivision, the only issue now before us is whether the determination made by the commissioner was arbitrary and capricious (see Matter of Colton v Berman, 21 N.Y.2d 322, 329). We agree with the Appellate Division that the commissioner's affirmance possesses the requisite degree of rationality and
Order affirmed, with costs, in a memorandum.