FW: Education committee hearing
Please be advised that the Committee on Education will hold a hearing on:
If you plan to participate, it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring twenty (20) copies double-sided of your written testimony to the hearing. Due to increased building security procedures, please bring identification & allot some extra time for entry through the building lobby.
RE: Res. No. 1263 - Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to amend the State Education Law, in relation to mayoral control of the New York City public school system, by requiring that the respective Community Education Council approve a co-location or school closure/phase-out proposal before it may be presented for a vote by the Panel for Educational Policy.
Proposed Res. No. 1395-A - Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to institute a moratorium on school closings and forced "co-locations" in existing schools for a period of at least one year, effective July 1, 2013, in order to study the impact of these policies on all New York City communities, and in particular whether such policies are having a disparate impact on low-income communities, communities of color, disabled students and homeless students.
Res. No. 1906 - Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to amend Chancellor's Regulation A-190, in order to specify procedures for notifying affected parents of any proposed school closure or significant change in school utilization.
Oversight: DOE's Significant School Changes: Closures, Reconfigurations and Community Notification.