UNHS spared; CEC application deadline extended (3/10); Earth School testing forum
University Neighborhood High School will not face a charter co-location proposal, thanks to the tremendous efforts of its school community along with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Councilwoman Margaret Chin. The DOE is now proposing a temporary (1-year) co-location of New York City School of the Arts with PS 111 in District 2.
This proposal will go before the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) for a vote in May. In the meantime, at the March 22nd PEP meeting, panel members will vote on the closure and consolidation of more than a dozen Bronx and Brooklyn public schools, many of which are Renewalschools and are currently co-located with charter schools or anticipate being co-located with or “replaced” by charters in the future. Renewal schools serve high concentrations of Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, and Students in Temporary Housing: populations of students that charter schools routinely under-serve and that lose space for academic and social services in co-locations. To speak out about these trends and about individual school proposals, email the PEP or contribute public comments at the March 22nd meeting at the High School for Fashion Industries: 225 W. 24th St. in Manhattan at 6pm.
Education Councils: Application Period Extended
The deadline for applications to CECs and citywide councils has been extended until tomorrow, Friday, March 10th. Visit nycparentleaders.org for information and to apply.
* To enter the DBN of your child’s school: The first 2 characters are your Community Education District – add a zero before the 1 for District 1. The third character is the borough your school is in (M for Manhattan, X for Bronx, K for Brooklyn, Q for Queens, R for Staten Island). Next is the 3-digit number identifying the school. If the number has fewer than 3 digits, add zeros (PS4 would become 004). A District 1 school called PS4 would have a DBN of 01M004.
The Earth School will hold a Forum on State Tests on Tuesday, March 14th at 5:45pm. Join the discussion at 600 E. 6th St.
CEC1 Calendar Meeting
Join us on Wednesday 3/29/17 for our March Calendar Meeting: 6pm at PS 20 (166 Essex St.). Childcare and refreshments provided. RSVP for childcare to firstname.lastname@example.org.