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    ... From: Panel for Educational Policy Date: Sep 27, 2013 3:02 PM Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School
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    Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
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    Please find the amended public notices and/or educational impact statements for proposals for significant changes in school utilization that will be considered at the October 15, 2013 and the October 30, 2013 Panel for Educational Policy meetings. Both will take place at Prospect Heights Campus located at 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. To view the public notices and to link to the full text of the educational impact statements, either scroll down or connect via the link listed in this email

     

    BROOKLYN- October 15, 2013 Panel Vote

    ·         Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

    ·         The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

     

    QUEENS - October 30, 2013 Panel Vote

    ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

    ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

     

    Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

     

    I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

     

    The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to site Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD, “SA – New York 3”), a new public elementary charter school that will serve students in kindergarten through fourth grade, in building K096 (“K096”) located at 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204, in Community School District 21 (“District 21”). If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will be co-located in K096 with I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096, “I.S. 096”) beginning in 2014-2015. I.S. 096 is an existing district middle school that currently serves students in sixth through eighth grade. K096 also houses Beacon, a community-based organization (“CBO”), and a United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) Center.

    I.S. 096 enrolls students through the District 21 Middle School Choice Process via zoned and screened admissions methods, described in more detail below.

    If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will open in September 2014 serving 150-200 students in kindergarten and first grade and will add one grade each year until it serves students in grades kindergarten through four in the 2017-2018 school year. Although SA-New York 3 will be at full grade scale in terms of the grade levels it will serve in K096 in 2017-2018, it will not be at full scale for enrollment purposes until the 2018-2019 school year. At that point, SA – New York 3 is projected to reach stable enrollment and will serve approximately 450-600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school will admit students via the charter lottery application process, with preference given to District 21 residents as described in more detail below.

    SA – New York 3 will be operated by Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”), a charter management organization (“CMO”) that currently operates 18 public charter schools in New York City, including six new public elementary schools serving students for the first time in 2013-2014. The four SACS elementary schools that received a Progress Report for the 2011-2012 school year each received an overall grade of “A.”

     

    SA – New York 3 has submitted a preliminary application for charter authorization from the State University of New York Trustees (“SUNY”) to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. This proposal deals only with the kindergarten through fourth grades of SACS. Any future proposal to co-locate any other grade levels of SACS would be addressed in a separate EIS subject to another vote by the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”). The proposal to open and co-locate SA – New York 3 in K096 described in this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) is contingent upon SUNY’s approval of SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. Only SUNY has the authority to approve or deny SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. If SUNY does not approve SA – New York 3’s charter application, this proposal will be withdrawn. Should SUNY deny SA – New York 3’s application, the DOE may propose an alternate use of space in K096 that involves a significant change in school utilization, which would be the subject of a future EIS in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-190. For the purposes of this proposal, it is assumed that SUNY will approve SA – New York 3’s application.

    The DOE believes there is sufficient space in K096 to accommodate both I.S. 096 and SA – New York 3. In 2018-2019, once SA – New York 3 has completed its phase-in and reached stable enrollment in K096, it is projected that there will be approximately 1,110-1,290 students served in K096, thereby yielding an estimated utilization rate of 83%-96%. Please refer to the attached Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) for a more detailed description of the available space in K096.

    The amended joint public hearing notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). The Building Utilization Plan has been amended to clarify the start and ending times of I.S. 096’s extended school day schedule and correct the school’s current lunch time.

     

    II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

     

    The EIS and Amended Building Utilization Plan (“Amended BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals.

     

    Copies of the EIS and Amended BUP are also available in I.S. 96 Seth Low’s main office.

     

    III.  Submission of public comment.

     

    Written comments can be sent to D21Proposals@.... 

     

    Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

     

     IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

     

    Name:              Estelle Acquah

    Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

    Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

    Email:              D21Proposals@... 

    Phone:             212-374-0208

     

    V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

     

    September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

    K096

    99 Avenue P

    Brooklyn, NY 11204

     

    Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

     

    Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

     

    VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

     

    October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Prospect Heights Campus

    883 Classon Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11225

     

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    The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

     

    This amended notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement.

     

    I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

     

    The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to open and co-locate a new district middle school 16K762 (“16K762”) in school building K335 (“K335”) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. K335 is located at 130 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213, in Community School District 16 (“District 16”). If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will be co-located with P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335, “P.S. 335”) and M.S. 584 (16K584, “M.S. 584”). P.S. 335 is an existing zoned district elementary school that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and offers one section of full-day pre-kindergarten. M.S. 584 is an existing district middle school that serves students in sixth through eighth grade. M.S. 584 admits students using a screened admissions method.

     

    If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will open in 2014-2015 with sixth grade, and add one grade per year until it reaches full-scale serving sixth through eighth grade in 2016-2017. 16K762 will admit students using a limited unscreened admissions method.

     

    According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (the “Blue Book”), building K335 has a target capacity of 1,036 students. In 2013-2014, P.S. 335 is serving approximately 360 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 18 pre-kindergarten students, while M.S. 584 is serving approximately 125 sixth- through eighth-grade students, for a combined total building enrollment of 503. This yields a projected utilization rate of approximately 49%. This means that the building is “underutilized” and has space to accommodate additional students. In 2016-2017, when 16K762 reaches full-scale, P.S. 335, M.S. 584 and 16K762 would serve a combined total of 683-803 students, yielding an estimated building utilization of 66%-78%. Thus, K335 has sufficient space to accommodate the proposed co-location.

     

    Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

     

    The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high quality school at every stage of their education. There are currently thirteen DOE middle schools in District 16, and the proposed opening and co-location of 16K762 is intended to provide access to an additional middle school option for students in the district.

     

    Additionally, the K335 building is currently underutilized. This means that the space in the building is not being used as efficiently as possible and could be used to create or support new educational opportunities for District 16 families.

     

    II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

     

    The Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”)  can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals

     

     

    Copies of the EIS are also available in P.S. 335’s and M.S. 584’s main offices.

     

    III.  Submission of public comment.

     

    Written comments can be sent to D16Proposals@... 

     

    Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

     

     IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

     

    Name:              Vicki De Javier

    Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

    Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

    Email:              D16Proposals@... 

    Phone:             212-374-0208

     

    V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

     

    October 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

    K335

    130 Rochester Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11213 

     

    Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

     

    Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

     

    VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

     

    October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    The Prospect Heights Campus

    883 Classon Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11225

     

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    Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

     

    I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

     

    On September 12, 2013, the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) early college and career high school, in school building Q435 (“Q435”) located at 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427 within the geographical confines of Community School District 26 (“District 26”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The early college program is designed to give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge, and to put them on a postsecondary pathway potentially leading to career-track employment within the Computer Science and Business Technology industry. The proposed new high school, 26Q315, will offer CTE programming in the Computer Science and Business Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below, as well as early college programming. If this proposal is approved, 26Q315 will be co-located in building Q435 with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435, “Van Buren”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. Additionally, there is a community based organization (“CBO”), A.C.E. Program, and a District 75 (“D75”) Hearing Education Services (“HES”) program located in Q435. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

     

    This EIS has been amended to reflect that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs Van Buren currently offers, including the zoned program. As indicated in the original EIS, this proposal is not anticipated to impact Van Buren’s ability to accommodate all of the zoned students who apply to Van Buren’s zoned program.  This amended EIS also corrects a typographical error in footnote 15.

     

    If this proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315 in Q435 is approved, students will have access to a new educational option in Queens. Through a six-year program, students will have the opportunity to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, Associate’s degree, and industry-recognized credentials. Students will also engage in a progressive sequence of work-based learning experiences informed by industry partners. More information about CTE endorsed diplomas can be found in Section III of this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). Students at CTE/early college programs seamlessly earn credits so that they can graduate within a six-year period having earned both a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma and a related Associate’s degree. 

     

    CTE/early college programs provide students with a career-focused educational experience that prepares them for career-track employment within their field of study.  Each CTE/early college high school program is developed and administered in close collaboration with the college that awards the Associate’s degree and a high-profile employer that will offer a range of related work experiences throughout the program, and first-in-line hiring consideration for qualified students who complete the early college program.

     

    26Q315 will be an early college/CTE school with a focus on careers in the Computer Science and Business Technology industry, partnered with SAP AG and the Queensborough Community College (“QCC”). QCC is one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York (“CUNY”) school system, sharing CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. QCC is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages. 26Q315 will partner with SAP AG, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP AG, with regional offices around the world, is the leader in the market of enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service.

     

    26Q315 students will have the opportunity to complete an Associate’s degree at QCC at no cost to themselves or their families.  Additionally, the partnerships supporting 26Q315 facilitate access to career opportunities with some of New York City’s most prominent and successful companies, in sectors of sustained employment demand.  In addition to the lead industry partner, 26Q315 will build a network of strategic partnerships to offer opportunities related to its industry focus to all students.

     

    Over the course of the program, students will complete internships and take off-site classes at QCC.  During their fifth and sixth years in the program, most students will likely not be in the M052 building the majority of the time.

     

    The proposed co-location of 26Q315 in building Q435 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q435 building and in Queens.  Van Buren is currently the only school in Q435.

     

    26Q315 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method giving priority to students residing in Queens. (Detailed information about the High School Admissions Process, over-the-counter admissions, and the proposed school’s admissions criteria can be found in Section III.A of this proposal.)

     

    Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at Van Buren over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. Details of the year-by-year reduction are included in Section III.B below. By 2017-2018, enrollment at Van Buren will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,585-1,625 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grades. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for Van Buren to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for new school options to develop in building Q435.The DOE does not anticipate reducing Van Buren’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 26Q315 is not approved.

     

    According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q435 has a target capacity of 2,318 students. (The concept of “target capacity” is explained in Section II below). In 2012-2013, the building serves approximately 2,136 students, yielding a building utilization rate of 92%.

     

    If this co-location proposal is approved, 26Q315 will gradually phase into Q435 while Van Buren simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until the school reaches its full grade span of ninth through fourteenth grades in the 2019-2020 school year, serving approximately 630-690 students. In 2019-2020, once 26Q315 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,215-2,315 students served in Q435, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 96%-100% using the DOE’s standard calculations.  However, this standard rate is likely overstated because it includes 150-170 students in grades thirteen and fourteen.

     

    As noted above, these students will primarily complete their studies at off-site locations and will only occasionally be in the Q435 building. Because building use by students in grades thirteen and fourteen cannot be fully estimated at this time, the utilization rates in this EIS conservatively assume that those students will be served in Q435, like all other students enrolled at 26Q315. This utilization estimate also overestimates enrollment and utilization in that it presumes that all incoming ninth-grade students will exercise their option to enroll in grades thirteen and fourteen. Therefore, the DOE expects that utilization in the fifth and sixth years of this proposal will be on the lower end of all projected ranges.

     

    The DOE supports parent choice and strives to ensure that all families have access to high-quality schools that meet their children’s needs.  CTE programs position students to complete high school and advance to higher education and career-track employment.  The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q435 building which will offer CTE programming in computer science and business.  The DOE is proposing to bring new CTE opportunities to Q435 to serve the City’s families and connect students with an early college educational option that will give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge; the co-location of 26Q315 will help meet this goal.

     

     

    II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

     

    The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

     

    Copies of the amended EIS are also available in main office of Martin Van Buren High School.

     

    III. Submission of public comment.

     

    Written comments can be sent to D26Proposals@....

     

    Oral comments can be left at 212 374-7621

     

    IV. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

     

    Name: Emily Ades

    Office: Division of Portfolio Planning

    Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

    Email: D26Proposals@...

    Phone: 212 374-7621

     

    V. Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.

     

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    6:00 p.m.

    Building Q435

    230-17 Hillside Avenue

    Queens, NY 11427

     

    Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

     

    Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

     

    VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

     

    October 30, 2013

    6:00pm

    Prospect Heights Campus

    883 Classon Avenue

    Brooklyn, NY 11225

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    Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

     

    I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

     

    On September 12, 2013 the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 30Q335, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) high school, in building Q452 (“Q452”) located at 14-30 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106, within the geographical confines of Community School District 30 (“District 30”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-s

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  • J Wedes
    Has anything changed since you posted this a few weeks ago, Patrick? On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Patrick Sullivan
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      Has anything changed since you posted this a few weeks ago, Patrick?


      On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Patrick Sullivan <patk.j.sullivan@...> wrote:
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      Date: Sep 27, 2013 3:02 PM
      Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
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      Amended
September 27, 2013
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      Please find the amended public notices and/or educational impact statements for proposals for significant changes in school utilization that will be considered at the October 15, 2013 and the October 30, 2013 Panel for Educational Policy meetings. Both will take place at Prospect Heights Campus located at 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. To view the public notices and to link to the full text of the educational impact statements, either scroll down or connect via the link listed in this email

       

      BROOKLYN- October 15, 2013 Panel Vote

      ·         Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

      ·         The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

       

      QUEENS - October 30, 2013 Panel Vote

      ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

      ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

       

      Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

       

      I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

       

      The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to site Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD, “SA – New York 3”), a new public elementary charter school that will serve students in kindergarten through fourth grade, in building K096 (“K096”) located at 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204, in Community School District 21 (“District 21”). If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will be co-located in K096 with I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096, “I.S. 096”) beginning in 2014-2015. I.S. 096 is an existing district middle school that currently serves students in sixth through eighth grade. K096 also houses Beacon, a community-based organization (“CBO”), and a United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) Center.

      I.S. 096 enrolls students through the District 21 Middle School Choice Process via zoned and screened admissions methods, described in more detail below.

      If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will open in September 2014 serving 150-200 students in kindergarten and first grade and will add one grade each year until it serves students in grades kindergarten through four in the 2017-2018 school year. Although SA-New York 3 will be at full grade scale in terms of the grade levels it will serve in K096 in 2017-2018, it will not be at full scale for enrollment purposes until the 2018-2019 school year. At that point, SA – New York 3 is projected to reach stable enrollment and will serve approximately 450-600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school will admit students via the charter lottery application process, with preference given to District 21 residents as described in more detail below.

      SA – New York 3 will be operated by Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”), a charter management organization (“CMO”) that currently operates 18 public charter schools in New York City, including six new public elementary schools serving students for the first time in 2013-2014. The four SACS elementary schools that received a Progress Report for the 2011-2012 school year each received an overall grade of “A.”

       

      SA – New York 3 has submitted a preliminary application for charter authorization from the State University of New York Trustees (“SUNY”) to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. This proposal deals only with the kindergarten through fourth grades of SACS. Any future proposal to co-locate any other grade levels of SACS would be addressed in a separate EIS subject to another vote by the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”). The proposal to open and co-locate SA – New York 3 in K096 described in this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) is contingent upon SUNY’s approval of SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. Only SUNY has the authority to approve or deny SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. If SUNY does not approve SA – New York 3’s charter application, this proposal will be withdrawn. Should SUNY deny SA – New York 3’s application, the DOE may propose an alternate use of space in K096 that involves a significant change in school utilization, which would be the subject of a future EIS in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-190. For the purposes of this proposal, it is assumed that SUNY will approve SA – New York 3’s application.

      The DOE believes there is sufficient space in K096 to accommodate both I.S. 096 and SA – New York 3. In 2018-2019, once SA – New York 3 has completed its phase-in and reached stable enrollment in K096, it is projected that there will be approximately 1,110-1,290 students served in K096, thereby yielding an estimated utilization rate of 83%-96%. Please refer to the attached Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) for a more detailed description of the available space in K096.

      The amended joint public hearing notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). The Building Utilization Plan has been amended to clarify the start and ending times of I.S. 096’s extended school day schedule and correct the school’s current lunch time.

       

      II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

       

      The EIS and Amended Building Utilization Plan (“Amended BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals.

       

      Copies of the EIS and Amended BUP are also available in I.S. 96 Seth Low’s main office.

       

      III.  Submission of public comment.

       

      Written comments can be sent to D21Proposals@.... 

       

      Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

       

       IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

       

      Name:              Estelle Acquah

      Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

      Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

      Email:              D21Proposals@... 

      Phone:             212-374-0208

       

      V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

       

      September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

      K096

      99 Avenue P

      Brooklyn, NY 11204

       

      Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

       

      Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

       

      VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

       

      October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      Prospect Heights Campus

      883 Classon Avenue

      Brooklyn, NY 11225

       

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      The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

       

      This amended notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement.

       

      I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

       

      The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to open and co-locate a new district middle school 16K762 (“16K762”) in school building K335 (“K335”) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. K335 is located at 130 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213, in Community School District 16 (“District 16”). If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will be co-located with P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335, “P.S. 335”) and M.S. 584 (16K584, “M.S. 584”). P.S. 335 is an existing zoned district elementary school that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and offers one section of full-day pre-kindergarten. M.S. 584 is an existing district middle school that serves students in sixth through eighth grade. M.S. 584 admits students using a screened admissions method.

       

      If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will open in 2014-2015 with sixth grade, and add one grade per year until it reaches full-scale serving sixth through eighth grade in 2016-2017. 16K762 will admit students using a limited unscreened admissions method.

       

      According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (the “Blue Book”), building K335 has a target capacity of 1,036 students. In 2013-2014, P.S. 335 is serving approximately 360 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 18 pre-kindergarten students, while M.S. 584 is serving approximately 125 sixth- through eighth-grade students, for a combined total building enrollment of 503. This yields a projected utilization rate of approximately 49%. This means that the building is “underutilized” and has space to accommodate additional students. In 2016-2017, when 16K762 reaches full-scale, P.S. 335, M.S. 584 and 16K762 would serve a combined total of 683-803 students, yielding an estimated building utilization of 66%-78%. Thus, K335 has sufficient space to accommodate the proposed co-location.

       

      Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

       

      The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high quality school at every stage of their education. There are currently thirteen DOE middle schools in District 16, and the proposed opening and co-location of 16K762 is intended to provide access to an additional middle school option for students in the district.

       

      Additionally, the K335 building is currently underutilized. This means that the space in the building is not being used as efficiently as possible and could be used to create or support new educational opportunities for District 16 families.

       

      II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

       

      The Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”)  can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals

       

       

      Copies of the EIS are also available in P.S. 335’s and M.S. 584’s main offices.

       

      III.  Submission of public comment.

       

      Written comments can be sent to D16Proposals@... 

       

      Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

       

       IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

       

      Name:              Vicki De Javier

      Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

      Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

      Email:              D16Proposals@... 

      Phone:             212-374-0208

       

      V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

       

      October 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

      K335

      130 Rochester Avenue

      Brooklyn, NY 11213 

       

      Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

       

      Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

       

      VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

       

      October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      The Prospect Heights Campus

      883 Classon Avenue

      Brooklyn, NY 11225

       

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      Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

       

      I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

       

      On September 12, 2013, the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) early college and career high school, in school building Q435 (“Q435”) located at 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427 within the geographical confines of Community School District 26 (“District 26”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The early college program is designed to give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge, and to put them on a postsecondary pathway potentially leading to career-track employment within the Computer Science and Business Technology industry. The proposed new high school, 26Q315, will offer CTE programming in the Computer Science and Business Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below, as well as early college programming. If this proposal is approved, 26Q315 will be co-located in building Q435 with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435, “Van Buren”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. Additionally, there is a community based organization (“CBO”), A.C.E. Program, and a District 75 (“D75”) Hearing Education Services (“HES”) program located in Q435. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

       

      This EIS has been amended to reflect that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs Van Buren currently offers, including the zoned program. As indicated in the original EIS, this proposal is not anticipated to impact Van Buren’s ability to accommodate all of the zoned students who apply to Van Buren’s zoned program.  This amended EIS also corrects a typographical error in footnote 15.

       

      If this proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315 in Q435 is approved, students will have access to a new educational option in Queens. Through a six-year program, students will have the opportunity to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, Associate’s degree, and industry-recognized credentials. Students will also engage in a progressive sequence of work-based learning experiences informed by industry partners. More information about CTE endorsed diplomas can be found in Section III of this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). Students at CTE/early college programs seamlessly earn credits so that they can graduate within a six-year period having earned both a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma and a related Associate’s degree. 

       

      CTE/early college programs provide students with a career-focused educational experience that prepares them for career-track employment within their field of study.  Each CTE/early college high school program is developed and administered in close collaboration with the college that awards the Associate’s degree and a high-profile employer that will offer a range of related work experiences throughout the program, and first-in-line hiring consideration for qualified students who complete the early college program.

       

      26Q315 will be an early college/CTE school with a focus on careers in the Computer Science and Business Technology industry, partnered with SAP AG and the Queensborough Community College (“QCC”). QCC is one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York (“CUNY”) school system, sharing CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. QCC is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages. 26Q315 will partner with SAP AG, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP AG, with regional offices around the world, is the leader in the market of enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service.

       

      26Q315 students will have the opportunity to complete an Associate’s degree at QCC at no cost to themselves or their families.  Additionally, the partnerships supporting 26Q315 facilitate access to career opportunities with some of New York City’s most prominent and successful companies, in sectors of sustained employment demand.  In addition to the lead industry partner, 26Q315 will build a network of strategic partnerships to offer opportunities related to its industry focus to all students.

       

      Over the course of the program, students will complete internships and take off-site classes at QCC.  During their fifth and sixth years in the program, most students will likely not be in the M052 building the majority of the time.

       

      The proposed co-location of 26Q315 in building Q435 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q435 building and in Queens.  Van Buren is currently the only school in Q435.

       

      26Q315 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method giving priority to students residing in Queens. (Detailed information about the High School Admissions Process, over-the-counter admissions, and the proposed school’s admissions criteria can be found in Section III.A of this proposal.)

       

      Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at Van Buren over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. Details of the year-by-year reduction are included in Section III.B below. By 2017-2018, enrollment at Van Buren will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,585-1,625 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grades. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for Van Buren to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for new school options to develop in building Q435.The DOE does not anticipate reducing Van Buren’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 26Q315 is not approved.

       

      According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q435 has a target capacity of 2,318 students. (The concept of “target capacity” is explained in Section II below). In 2012-2013, the building serves approximately 2,136 students, yielding a building utilization rate of 92%.

       

      If this co-location proposal is approved, 26Q315 will gradually phase into Q435 while Van Buren simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until the school reaches its full grade span of ninth through fourteenth grades in the 2019-2020 school year, serving approximately 630-690 students. In 2019-2020, once 26Q315 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,215-2,315 students served in Q435, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 96%-100% using the DOE’s standard calculations.  However, this standard rate is likely overstated because it includes 150-170 students in grades thirteen and fourteen.

       

      As noted above, these students will primarily complete their studies at off-site locations and will only occasionally be in the Q435 building. Because building use by students in grades thirteen and fourteen cannot be fully estimated at this time, the utilization rates in this EIS conservatively assume that those students will be served in Q435, like all other students enrolled at 26Q315. This utilization estimate also overestimates enrollment and utilization in that it presumes that all incoming ninth-grade students will exercise their option to enroll in grades thirteen and fourteen. Therefore, the DOE expects that utilization in the fifth and sixth years of this proposal will be on the lower end of all projected ranges.

       

      The DOE supports parent choice and strives to ensure that all families have access to high-quality schools that meet their children’s needs.  CTE programs position students to complete high school and advance to higher education and career-track employment.  The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q435 building which will offer CTE programming in computer science and business.  The DOE is proposing to bring new CTE opportunities to Q435 to serve the City’s families and connect students with an early college educational option that will give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge; the co-location of 26Q315 will help meet this goal.

       

       

      II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

       

      The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

       

      Copies of the amended EIS are also available in main office of Martin Van Buren High School.

       

      III. Submission of public comment.

       

      Written comments can be sent to D26Proposals@....

       

      Oral comments can be left at 212 374-7621

       

      IV. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

       

      Name: Emily Ades

      Office: Division of Portfolio Planning

      Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

      Email: D26Proposals@...

      Phone: 212 374-7621

       

      V. Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.

       

      Wednesday, October 23, 2013

      6:00 p.m.

      Building Q435

      230-17 Hillside Avenue

      Queens, NY 11427

       

      Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

       

      Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

       

      VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

       

      October 30, 2013

      6:00pm

      Prospect Heights Campus

      883 Classon Avenue

      Brooklyn, NY 11225

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      Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

       

      I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

       



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      I can t speak for all of them but I know the EIS for LICHS has changes. The original EIS eliminated guaranteed seats for zoned students and that has been
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        I can't speak for all of them but I know the EIS for LICHS has changes. The original EIS eliminated guaranteed seats for zoned students and that has been eliminated. Not that it matters because the proposed changes to Chancellors Regulation A101 would eliminate the guarantee of a seat to students zoned for the school citywide. Which is an outrageous 11th hour attempt to eliminate zoned schools. 
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        Has anything changed since you posted this a few weeks ago, Patrick?


        On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Patrick Sullivan <patk.j.sullivan@...> wrote:
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        Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
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        Please find the amended public notices and/or educational impact statements for proposals for significant changes in school utilization that will be considered at the October 15, 2013 and the October 30, 2013 Panel for Educational Policy meetings. Both will take place at Prospect Heights Campus located at 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. To view the public notices and to link to the full text of the educational impact statements, either scroll down or connect via the link listed in this email

         

        BROOKLYN- October 15, 2013 Panel Vote

        ·         Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

        ·         The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

         

        QUEENS - October 30, 2013 Panel Vote

        ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

        ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

         

        Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

         

        I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

         

        The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to site Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD, “SA – New York 3”), a new public elementary charter school that will serve students in kindergarten through fourth grade, in building K096 (“K096”) located at 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204, in Community School District 21 (“District 21”). If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will be co-located in K096 with I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096, “I.S. 096”) beginning in 2014-2015. I.S. 096 is an existing district middle school that currently serves students in sixth through eighth grade. K096 also houses Beacon, a community-based organization (“CBO”), and a United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) Center.

        I.S. 096 enrolls students through the District 21 Middle School Choice Process via zoned and screened admissions methods, described in more detail below.

        If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will open in September 2014 serving 150-200 students in kindergarten and first grade and will add one grade each year until it serves students in grades kindergarten through four in the 2017-2018 school year. Although SA-New York 3 will be at full grade scale in terms of the grade levels it will serve in K096 in 2017-2018, it will not be at full scale for enrollment purposes until the 2018-2019 school year. At that point, SA – New York 3 is projected to reach stable enrollment and will serve approximately 450-600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school will admit students via the charter lottery application process, with preference given to District 21 residents as described in more detail below.

        SA – New York 3 will be operated by Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”), a charter management organization (“CMO”) that currently operates 18 public charter schools in New York City, including six new public elementary schools serving students for the first time in 2013-2014. The four SACS elementary schools that received a Progress Report for the 2011-2012 school year each received an overall grade of “A.”

         

        SA – New York 3 has submitted a preliminary application for charter authorization from the State University of New York Trustees (“SUNY”) to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. This proposal deals only with the kindergarten through fourth grades of SACS. Any future proposal to co-locate any other grade levels of SACS would be addressed in a separate EIS subject to another vote by the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”). The proposal to open and co-locate SA – New York 3 in K096 described in this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) is contingent upon SUNY’s approval of SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. Only SUNY has the authority to approve or deny SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. If SUNY does not approve SA – New York 3’s charter application, this proposal will be withdrawn. Should SUNY deny SA – New York 3’s application, the DOE may propose an alternate use of space in K096 that involves a significant change in school utilization, which would be the subject of a future EIS in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-190. For the purposes of this proposal, it is assumed that SUNY will approve SA – New York 3’s application.

        The DOE believes there is sufficient space in K096 to accommodate both I.S. 096 and SA – New York 3. In 2018-2019, once SA – New York 3 has completed its phase-in and reached stable enrollment in K096, it is projected that there will be approximately 1,110-1,290 students served in K096, thereby yielding an estimated utilization rate of 83%-96%. Please refer to the attached Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) for a more detailed description of the available space in K096.

        The amended joint public hearing notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). The Building Utilization Plan has been amended to clarify the start and ending times of I.S. 096’s extended school day schedule and correct the school’s current lunch time.

         

        II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

         

        The EIS and Amended Building Utilization Plan (“Amended BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals.

         

        Copies of the EIS and Amended BUP are also available in I.S. 96 Seth Low’s main office.

         

        III.  Submission of public comment.

         

        Written comments can be sent to D21Proposals@.... 

         

        Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

         

         IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

         

        Name:              Estelle Acquah

        Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

        Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

        Email:              D21Proposals@... 

        Phone:             212-374-0208

         

        V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

         

        September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

        K096

        99 Avenue P

        Brooklyn, NY 11204

         

        Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

         

        Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

         

        VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

         

        October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

        Prospect Heights Campus

        883 Classon Avenue

        Brooklyn, NY 11225

         

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        The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

         

        This amended notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement.

         

        I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

         

        The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to open and co-locate a new district middle school 16K762 (“16K762”) in school building K335 (“K335”) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. K335 is located at 130 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213, in Community School District 16 (“District 16”). If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will be co-located with P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335, “P.S. 335”) and M.S. 584 (16K584, “M.S. 584”). P.S. 335 is an existing zoned district elementary school that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and offers one section of full-day pre-kindergarten. M.S. 584 is an existing district middle school that serves students in sixth through eighth grade. M.S. 584 admits students using a screened admissions method.

         

        If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will open in 2014-2015 with sixth grade, and add one grade per year until it reaches full-scale serving sixth through eighth grade in 2016-2017. 16K762 will admit students using a limited unscreened admissions method.

         

        According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (the “Blue Book”), building K335 has a target capacity of 1,036 students. In 2013-2014, P.S. 335 is serving approximately 360 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 18 pre-kindergarten students, while M.S. 584 is serving approximately 125 sixth- through eighth-grade students, for a combined total building enrollment of 503. This yields a projected utilization rate of approximately 49%. This means that the building is “underutilized” and has space to accommodate additional students. In 2016-2017, when 16K762 reaches full-scale, P.S. 335, M.S. 584 and 16K762 would serve a combined total of 683-803 students, yielding an estimated building utilization of 66%-78%. Thus, K335 has sufficient space to accommodate the proposed co-location.

         

        Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

         

        The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high quality school at every stage of their education. There are currently thirteen DOE middle schools in District 16, and the proposed opening and co-location of 16K762 is intended to provide access to an additional middle school option for students in the district.

         

        Additionally, the K335 building is currently underutilized. This means that the space in the building is not being used as efficiently as possible and could be used to create or support new educational opportunities for District 16 families.

         

        II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

         

        The Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”)  can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals

         

         

        Copies of the EIS are also available in P.S. 335’s and M.S. 584’s main offices.

         

        III.  Submission of public comment.

         

        Written comments can be sent to D16Proposals@... 

         

        Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

         

         IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

         

        Name:              Vicki De Javier

        Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

        Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

        Email:              D16Proposals@... 

        Phone:             212-374-0208

         

        V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

         

        October 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

        K335

        130 Rochester Avenue

        Brooklyn, NY 11213 

         

        Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

         

        Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

         

        VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

         

        October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

        The Prospect Heights Campus

        883 Classon Avenue

        Brooklyn, NY 11225

         

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        Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

         

        I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

         

        On September 12, 2013, the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) early college and career high school, in school building Q435 (“Q435”) located at 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427 within the geographical confines of Community School District 26 (“District 26”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The early college program is designed to give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge, and to put them on a postsecondary pathway potentially leading to career-track employment within the Computer Science and Business Technology industry. The proposed new high school, 26Q315, will offer CTE programming in the Computer Science and Business Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below, as well as early college programming. If this proposal is approved, 26Q315 will be co-located in building Q435 with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435, “Van Buren”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. Additionally, there is a community based organization (“CBO”), A.C.E. Program, and a District 75 (“D75”) Hearing Education Services (“HES”) program located in Q435. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

         

        This EIS has been amended to reflect that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs Van Buren currently offers, including the zoned program. As indicated in the original EIS, this proposal is not anticipated to impact Van Buren’s ability to accommodate all of the zoned students who apply to Van Buren’s zoned program.  This amended EIS also corrects a typographical error in footnote 15.

         

        If this proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315 in Q435 is approved, students will have access to a new educational option in Queens. Through a six-year program, students will have the opportunity to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, Associate’s degree, and industry-recognized credentials. Students will also engage in a progressive sequence of work-based learning experiences informed by industry partners. More information about CTE endorsed diplomas can be found in Section III of this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). Students at CTE/early college programs seamlessly earn credits so that they can graduate within a six-year period having earned both a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma and a related Associate’s degree. 

         

        CTE/early college programs provide students with a career-focused educational experience that prepares them for career-track employment within their field of study.  Each CTE/early college high school program is developed and administered in close collaboration with the college that awards the Associate’s degree and a high-profile employer that will offer a range of related work experiences throughout the program, and first-in-line hiring consideration for qualified students who complete the early college program.

         

        26Q315 will be an early college/CTE school with a focus on careers in the Computer Science and Business Technology industry, partnered with SAP AG and the Queensborough Community College (“QCC”). QCC is one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York (“CUNY”) school system, sharing CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. QCC is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages. 26Q315 will partner with SAP AG, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP AG, with regional offices around the world, is the leader in the market of enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service.

         

        26Q315 students will have the opportunity to complete an Associate’s degree at QCC at no cost to themselves or their families.  Additionally, the partnerships supporting 26Q315 facilitate access to career opportunities with some of New York City’s most prominent and successful companies, in sectors of sustained employment demand.  In addition to the lead industry partner, 26Q315 will build a network of strategic partnerships to offer opportunities related to its industry focus to all students.

         

        Over the course of the program, students will complete internships and take off-site classes at QCC.  During their fifth and sixth years in the program, most students will likely not be in the M052 building the majority of the time.

         

        The proposed co-location of 26Q315 in building Q435 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q435 building and in Queens.  Van Buren is currently the only school in Q435.

         

        26Q315 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method giving priority to students residing in Queens. (Detailed information about the High School Admissions Process, over-the-counter admissions, and the proposed school’s admissions criteria can be found in Section III.A of this proposal.)

         

        Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at Van Buren over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. Details of the year-by-year reduction are included in Section III.B below. By 2017-2018, enrollment at Van Buren will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,585-1,625 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grades. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for Van Buren to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for new school options to develop in building Q435.The DOE does not anticipate reducing Van Buren’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 26Q315 is not approved.

         

        According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q435 has a target capacity of 2,318 students. (The concept of “target capacity” is explained in Section II below). In 2012-2013, the building serves approximately 2,136 students, yielding a building utilization rate of 92%.

         

        If this co-location proposal is approved, 26Q315 will gradually phase into Q435 while Van Buren simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until the school reaches its full grade span of ninth through fourteenth grades in the 2019-2020 school year, serving approximately 630-690 students. In 2019-2020, once 26Q315 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,215-2,315 students served in Q435, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 96%-100% using the DOE’s standard calculations.  However, this standard rate is likely overstated because it includes 150-170 students in grades thirteen and fourteen.

         

        As noted above, these students will primarily complete their studies at off-site locations and will only occasionally be in the Q435 building. Because building use by students in grades thirteen and fourteen cannot be fully estimated at this time, the utilization rates in this EIS conservatively assume that those students will be served in Q435, like all other students enrolled at 26Q315. This utilization estimate also overestimates enrollment and utilization in that it presumes that all incoming ninth-grade students will exercise their option to enroll in grades thirteen and fourteen. Therefore, the DOE expects that utilization in the fifth and sixth years of this proposal will be on the lower end of all projected ranges.

         

        The DOE supports parent choice and strives to ensure that all families have access to high-quality schools that meet their children’s needs.  CTE programs position students to complete high school and advance to higher education and career-track employment.  The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q435 building which will offer CTE programming in computer science and business.  The DOE is proposing to bring new CTE opportunities to Q435 to serve the City’s families and connect students with an early college educational option that will give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge; the co-location of 26Q315 will help meet this goal.

         

         

        II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

         

        The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

         

        Copies of the amended EIS are also available in main office of Martin Van Buren High School.

         

        III. Submission of public comment.

         

        Written comments can be sent to D26Proposals@....

         

        Oral comments can be left at 212 374-7621

         

        IV. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

         

        Name: Emily Ades

        Office: Division of Portfolio Planning

        Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

        Email: D26Proposals@...

        Phone: 212 374-7621

         

        V. Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.

         

        Wednesday, October 23, 2013

        6:00 p.m.

        Building Q435

        230-17 Hillside Avenue

        Queens, NY 11427

         

        Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

         

        Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

         

        VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

         

        October 30, 2013

        6:00pm

        Prospect Heights Campus

        883 Classon Avenue

        Brooklyn, NY 11225

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        Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

         

        I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

         

        On September 12, 2013 the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 30Q335, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) high school, in building Q452 (“Q452”) located at 14-30 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106, within the geographical confines of Community School District 30 (“District 30”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The proposed new high school, 30Q335, will likely offer CTE programming in the Information Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below. If this proposal is approved, 30Q335 will be co-located in building Q452 with Long Island City High School (30Q450, “LIC”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade, and one site of P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993, “P993@H450”), a District 75 (“D75”) school serving students in grades nine through twelve. In addition, Q452 houses a Living for the Young Family through Education (“LYFE”) program, a School Based Health Center (“SBHC”) program, a program with the School of Cooperative Technical Education (“Co-op Tech”), and two community based organizations (“CBOs”), United Way and St. John University’s GEAR UP. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

         

        On September 27, 2013, the DOE issued an amended EIS that reflects that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs LIC currently offers, including the zoned program. Additionally, this amended EIS clarifies the status of projects for building Q452.

         

        P993@H450 is projected to serve approximately 40 students in grades nine through twelve who are classified as intellectually disabled (“ID”) under an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) in Self-Contained (“SC”) sections in 12:1:1 classroom settings (ratio of students: teacher: paraprofessional). Students are placed in D75 programs based on their individual needs and recommended special education services and are referred to D75 during a period that extends into summer.

         

        Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at LIC over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. By 2017-2018, enrollment at LIC will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,935-1,975 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grade. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for LIC to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for a new school option to develop in building Q452. The DOE does not anticipate reducing LIC’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 30Q335 is not approved.

         

        The proposed co-location of 30Q335 in building Q452 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q452 building. 30Q335 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method with priority for students residing in Queens.

         

        According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q452 has a target capacity of 2,156 students. During the current 2013-2014 school year the building is serving a total of approximately 2,524 students, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of 117%.

         

        If this co-location proposal is approved, 30Q335 will gradually phase into Q452 while LIC simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until reaching its full grade span of ninth through twelfth grade in the 2017-2018 school year, when it will serve approximately 420-460 students. In 2017-2018, once LIC has completed its enrollment reduction and 30Q335 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,387-2,483 students served in Q452, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 111%-115%. Although a utilization rate in excess of 100% may suggest that a building will be over-utilized or over-crowded in a given year, this rate does not account for the fact that rooms may be programmed for more efficient or different uses than the standard assumptions in the utilization calculation.

         

        Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

         

        The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high-quality school at every stage of their education. The opening and co-location of 30Q335 in building Q452 is intended to provide an additional option to students and families in District 30 and in Queens at large. As mentioned above, the DOE is planning to gradually decrease LIC’s enrollment by approximately 420-460 students over a period of four years.

         

        The enrollment reduction of LIC is driven by LIC’s performance and applicant demand for the school. LIC received an overall C grade on its Progress Report in 2011-2012 for the third consecutive year. Additionally, in 2011-2012, the school received F grades in both Student Performance and School Environment, and C grades in Student Progress and College and Career Readiness. Moreover, enrollment at LIC overall has decreased by 10% since 2007-2008, with a 34% decrease in ninth-grade enrollment from 1,000 ninth-grade students in 2007-2008 to 662 ninth-grade students in 2012-2013, indicating declining demand for the school. Applicant demand for LIC is low, particularly demand for the West Queens Center for Humanities Program to which students apply as part of the High School Admissions Process. For the 2012-2013 school year, there were 1.4 applicants per seat available in this program, as compared to the Citywide average of 8.6 applicants per seat in high schools, with only 9% of all applicants to the program ranking it as their first choice. 

         

        At this time, the DOE believes that reducing the enrollment of LIC beginning in September 2014 and providing a new option for high school students in the Q452 building will benefit current and future students at LIC and in Queens.

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      • Leonie Haimson
        So Rachel: the LIS change is cosmetic but not substantial? I thought the amended EIS's had to highlight what they have changed but at quick glance
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          So Rachel: the LIS change is cosmetic but not substantial? I thought the amended EIS's had to highlight what they have changed but at quick glance didn't see this.

          You need an army of researchers to track this stuff. Can our Pep reps ask or elucidate?


          From: Rachel Paster <rpaster@...>;
          To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com>;
          Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] Fwd: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
          Sent: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:32:31 AM

           

          I can't speak for all of them but I know the EIS for LICHS has changes. The original EIS eliminated guaranteed seats for zoned students and that has been eliminated. Not that it matters because the proposed changes to Chancellors Regulation A101 would eliminate the guarantee of a seat to students zoned for the school citywide. Which is an outrageous 11th hour attempt to eliminate zoned schools. 
          Rachel 

          Sent by carrier pigeon

          On Sep 27, 2013, at 10:55 PM, J Wedes <jwedes@...> wrote:

           

          Has anything changed since you posted this a few weeks ago, Patrick?


          On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Patrick Sullivan <patk.j.sullivan@...> wrote:
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          From: "Panel for Educational Policy" <Panel@...>
          Date: Sep 27, 2013 3:02 PM
          Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
          To: "Panel for Educational Policy" <Panel@...>
          Cc:

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          Please find the amended public notices and/or educational impact statements for proposals for significant changes in school utilization that will be considered at the October 15, 2013 and the October 30, 2013 Panel for Educational Policy meetings. Both will take place at Prospect Heights Campus located at 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. To view the public notices and to link to the full text of the educational impact statements, either scroll down or connect via the link listed in this email

           

          BROOKLYN- October 15, 2013 Panel Vote

          ·         Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

          ·         The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

           

          QUEENS - October 30, 2013 Panel Vote

          ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

          ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

           

          Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

           

          I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

           

          The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to site Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD, “SA – New York 3”), a new public elementary charter school that will serve students in kindergarten through fourth grade, in building K096 (“K096”) located at 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204, in Community School District 21 (“District 21”). If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will be co-located in K096 with I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096, “I.S. 096”) beginning in 2014-2015. I.S. 096 is an existing district middle school that currently serves students in sixth through eighth grade. K096 also houses Beacon, a community-based organization (“CBO”), and a United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) Center.

          I.S. 096 enrolls students through the District 21 Middle School Choice Process via zoned and screened admissions methods, described in more detail below.

          If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will open in September 2014 serving 150-200 students in kindergarten and first grade and will add one grade each year until it serves students in grades kindergarten through four in the 2017-2018 school year. Although SA-New York 3 will be at full grade scale in terms of the grade levels it will serve in K096 in 2017-2018, it will not be at full scale for enrollment purposes until the 2018-2019 school year. At that point, SA – New York 3 is projected to reach stable enrollment and will serve approximately 450-600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school will admit students via the charter lottery application process, with preference given to District 21 residents as described in more detail below.

          SA – New York 3 will be operated by Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”), a charter management organization (“CMO”) that currently operates 18 public charter schools in New York City, including six new public elementary schools serving students for the first time in 2013-2014. The four SACS elementary schools that received a Progress Report for the 2011-2012 school year each received an overall grade of “A.”

           

          SA – New York 3 has submitted a preliminary application for charter authorization from the State University of New York Trustees (“SUNY”) to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. This proposal deals only with the kindergarten through fourth grades of SACS. Any future proposal to co-locate any other grade levels of SACS would be addressed in a separate EIS subject to another vote by the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”). The proposal to open and co-locate SA – New York 3 in K096 described in this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) is contingent upon SUNY’s approval of SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. Only SUNY has the authority to approve or deny SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. If SUNY does not approve SA – New York 3’s charter application, this proposal will be withdrawn. Should SUNY deny SA – New York 3’s application, the DOE may propose an alternate use of space in K096 that involves a significant change in school utilization, which would be the subject of a future EIS in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-190. For the purposes of this proposal, it is assumed that SUNY will approve SA – New York 3’s application.

          The DOE believes there is sufficient space in K096 to accommodate both I.S. 096 and SA – New York 3. In 2018-2019, once SA – New York 3 has completed its phase-in and reached stable enrollment in K096, it is projected that there will be approximately 1,110-1,290 students served in K096, thereby yielding an estimated utilization rate of 83%-96%. Please refer to the attached Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) for a more detailed description of the available space in K096.

          The amended joint public hearing notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). The Building Utilization Plan has been amended to clarify the start and ending times of I.S. 096’s extended school day schedule and correct the school’s current lunch time.

           

          II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

           

          The EIS and Amended Building Utilization Plan (“Amended BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals.

           

          Copies of the EIS and Amended BUP are also available in I.S. 96 Seth Low’s main office.

           

          III.  Submission of public comment.

           

          Written comments can be sent to D21Proposals@.... 

           

          Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

           

           IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

           

          Name:              Estelle Acquah

          Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

          Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

          Email:              D21Proposals@... 

          Phone:             212-374-0208

           

          V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

           

          September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

          K096

          99 Avenue P

          Brooklyn, NY 11204

           

          Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

           

          Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

           

          VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

           

          October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

          Prospect Heights Campus

          883 Classon Avenue

          Brooklyn, NY 11225

           

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          The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

           

          This amended notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement.

           

          I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

           

          The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to open and co-locate a new district middle school 16K762 (“16K762”) in school building K335 (“K335”) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. K335 is located at 130 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213, in Community School District 16 (“District 16”). If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will be co-located with P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335, “P.S. 335”) and M.S. 584 (16K584, “M.S. 584”). P.S. 335 is an existing zoned district elementary school that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and offers one section of full-day pre-kindergarten. M.S. 584 is an existing district middle school that serves students in sixth through eighth grade. M.S. 584 admits students using a screened admissions method.

           

          If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will open in 2014-2015 with sixth grade, and add one grade per year until it reaches full-scale serving sixth through eighth grade in 2016-2017. 16K762 will admit students using a limited unscreened admissions method.

           

          According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (the “Blue Book”), building K335 has a target capacity of 1,036 students. In 2013-2014, P.S. 335 is serving approximately 360 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 18 pre-kindergarten students, while M.S. 584 is serving approximately 125 sixth- through eighth-grade students, for a combined total building enrollment of 503. This yields a projected utilization rate of approximately 49%. This means that the building is “underutilized” and has space to accommodate additional students. In 2016-2017, when 16K762 reaches full-scale, P.S. 335, M.S. 584 and 16K762 would serve a combined total of 683-803 students, yielding an estimated building utilization of 66%-78%. Thus, K335 has sufficient space to accommodate the proposed co-location.

           

          Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

           

          The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high quality school at every stage of their education. There are currently thirteen DOE middle schools in District 16, and the proposed opening and co-location of 16K762 is intended to provide access to an additional middle school option for students in the district.

           

          Additionally, the K335 building is currently underutilized. This means that the space in the building is not being used as efficiently as possible and could be used to create or support new educational opportunities for District 16 families.

           

          II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

           

          The Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”)  can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals

           

           

          Copies of the EIS are also available in P.S. 335’s and M.S. 584’s main offices.

           

          III.  Submission of public comment.

           

          Written comments can be sent to D16Proposals@... 

           

          Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

           

           IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

           

          Name:              Vicki De Javier

          Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

          Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

          Email:              D16Proposals@... 

          Phone:             212-374-0208

           

          V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

           

          October 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

          K335

          130 Rochester Avenue

          Brooklyn, NY 11213 

           

          Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

           

          Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

           

          VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

           

          October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

          The Prospect Heights Campus

          883 Classon Avenue

          Brooklyn, NY 11225

           

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          Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

           

          I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

           

          On September 12, 2013, the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) early college and career high school, in school building Q435 (“Q435”) located at 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427 within the geographical confines of Community School District 26 (“District 26”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The early college program is designed to give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge, and to put them on a postsecondary pathway potentially leading to career-track employment within the Computer Science and Business Technology industry. The proposed new high school, 26Q315, will offer CTE programming in the Computer Science and Business Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below, as well as early college programming. If this proposal is approved, 26Q315 will be co-located in building Q435 with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435, “Van Buren”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. Additionally, there is a community based organization (“CBO”), A.C.E. Program, and a District 75 (“D75”) Hearing Education Services (“HES”) program located in Q435. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

           

          This EIS has been amended to reflect that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs Van Buren currently offers, including the zoned program. As indicated in the original EIS, this proposal is not anticipated to impact Van Buren’s ability to accommodate all of the zoned students who apply to Van Buren’s zoned program.  This amended EIS also corrects a typographical error in footnote 15.

           

          If this proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315 in Q435 is approved, students will have access to a new educational option in Queens. Through a six-year program, students will have the opportunity to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, Associate’s degree, and industry-recognized credentials. Students will also engage in a progressive sequence of work-based learning experiences informed by industry partners. More information about CTE endorsed diplomas can be found in Section III of this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). Students at CTE/early college programs seamlessly earn credits so that they can graduate within a six-year period having earned both a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma and a related Associate’s degree. 

           

          CTE/early college programs provide students with a career-focused educational experience that prepares them for career-track employment within their field of study.  Each CTE/early college high school program is developed and administered in close collaboration with the college that awards the Associate’s degree and a high-profile employer that will offer a range of related work experiences throughout the program, and first-in-line hiring consideration for qualified students who complete the early college program.

           

          26Q315 will be an early college/CTE school with a focus on careers in the Computer Science and Business Technology industry, partnered with SAP AG and the Queensborough Community College (“QCC”). QCC is one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York (“CUNY”) school system, sharing CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. QCC is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages. 26Q315 will partner with SAP AG, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP AG, with regional offices around the world, is the leader in the market of enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service.

           

          26Q315 students will have the opportunity to complete an Associate’s degree at QCC at no cost to themselves or their families.  Additionally, the partnerships supporting 26Q315 facilitate access to career opportunities with some of New York City’s most prominent and successful companies, in sectors of sustained employment demand.  In addition to the lead industry partner, 26Q315 will build a network of strategic partnerships to offer opportunities related to its industry focus to all students.

           

          Over the course of the program, students will complete internships and take off-site classes at QCC.  During their fifth and sixth years in the program, most students will likely not be in the M052 building the majority of the time.

           

          The proposed co-location of 26Q315 in building Q435 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q435 building and in Queens.  Van Buren is currently the only school in Q435.

           

          26Q315 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method giving priority to students residing in Queens. (Detailed information about the High School Admissions Process, over-the-counter admissions, and the proposed school’s admissions criteria can be found in Section III.A of this proposal.)

           

          Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at Van Buren over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. Details of the year-by-year reduction are included in Section III.B below. By 2017-2018, enrollment at Van Buren will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,585-1,625 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grades. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for Van Buren to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for new school options to develop in building Q435.The DOE does not anticipate reducing Van Buren’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 26Q315 is not approved.

           

          According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q435 has a target capacity of 2,318 students. (The concept of “target capacity” is explained in Section II below). In 2012-2013, the building serves approximately 2,136 students, yielding a building utilization rate of 92%.

           

          If this co-location proposal is approved, 26Q315 will gradually phase into Q435 while Van Buren simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until the school reaches its full grade span of ninth through fourteenth grades in the 2019-2020 school year, serving approximately 630-690 students. In 2019-2020, once 26Q315 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,215-2,315 students served in Q435, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 96%-100% using the DOE’s standard calculations.  However, this standard rate is likely overstated because it includes 150-170 students in grades thirteen and fourteen.

           

          As noted above, these students will primarily complete their studies at off-site locations and will only occasionally be in the Q435 building. Because building use by students in grades thirteen and fourteen cannot be fully estimated at this time, the utilization rates in this EIS conservatively assume that those students will be served in Q435, like all other students enrolled at 26Q315. This utilization estimate also overestimates enrollment and utilization in that it presumes that all incoming ninth-grade students will exercise their option to enroll in grades thirteen and fourteen. Therefore, the DOE expects that utilization in the fifth and sixth years of this proposal will be on the lower end of all projected ranges.

           

          The DOE supports parent choice and strives to ensure that all families have access to high-quality schools that meet their children’s needs.  CTE programs position students to complete high school and advance to higher education and career-track employment.  The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q435 building which will offer CTE programming in computer science and business.  The DOE is proposing to bring new CTE opportunities to Q435 to serve the City’s families and connect students with an early college educational option that will give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge; the co-location of 26Q315 will help meet this goal.

           

           

          II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

           

          The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

           

          Copies of the amended EIS are also available in main office of Martin Van Buren High School.

           

          III. Submission of public comment.

           

          Written comments can be sent to D26Proposals@....

           

          Oral comments can be left at 212 374-7621

           

          IV. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

           

          Name: Emily Ades

          Office: Division of Portfolio Planning

          Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

          Email: D26Proposals@...

          Phone: 212 374-7621

           

          V. Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.

           

          Wednesday, October 23, 2013

          6:00 p.m.

          Building Q435

          230-17 Hillside Avenue

          Queens, NY 11427

           

          Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

           

          Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

           

          VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

           

          October 30, 2013

          6:00pm

          Prospect Heights Campus

          883 Classon Avenue

          Brooklyn, NY 11225

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          Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

           

          I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

           

          On September 12, 2013 the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 30Q335, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) high school, in building Q452 (“Q452”) located at 14-30 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106, within the geographical confines of Community School District 30 (“District 30”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The proposed new high school, 30Q335, will likely offer CTE programming in the Information Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below. If this proposal is approved, 30Q335 will be co-located in building Q452 with Long Island City High School (30Q450, “LIC”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade, and one site of P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993, “P993@H450”), a District 75 (“D75”) school serving students in grades nine through twelve. In addition, Q452 houses a Living for the Young Family through Education (“LYFE”) program, a School Based Health Center (“SBHC”) program, a program with the School of Cooperative Technical Education (“Co-op Tech”), and two community based organizations (“CBOs”), United Way and St. John University’s GEAR UP. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

           

          On September 27, 2013, the DOE issued an amended EIS that reflects that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs LIC currently offers, including the zoned program. Additionally, this amended EIS clarifies the status of projects for building Q452.

           

          P993@H450 is projected to serve approximately 40 students in grades nine through twelve who are classified as intellectually disabled (“ID”) under an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) in Self-Contained (“SC”) sections in 12:1:1 classroom settings (ratio of students: teacher: paraprofessional). Students are placed in D75 programs based on their individual needs and recommended special education services and are referred to D75 during a period that extends into summer.

           

          Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at LIC over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. By 2017-2018, enrollment at LIC will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,935-1,975 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grade. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for LIC to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for a new school option to develop in building Q452. The DOE does not anticipate reducing LIC’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 30Q335 is not approved.

           

          The proposed co-location of 30Q335 in building Q452 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q452 building. 30Q335 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method with priority for students residing in Queens.

           

          According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q452 has a target capacity of 2,156 students. During the current 2013-2014 school year the building is serving a total of approximately 2,524 students, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of 117%.

           

          If this co-location proposal is approved, 30Q335 will gradually phase into Q452 while LIC simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until reaching its full grade span of ninth through twelfth grade in the 2017-2018 school year, when it will serve approximately 420-460 students. In 2017-2018, once LIC has completed its enrollment reduction and 30Q335 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,387-2,483 students served in Q452, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 111%-115%. Although a utilization rate in excess of 100% may suggest that a building will be over-utilized or over-crowded in a given year, this rate does not account for the fact that rooms may be programmed for more efficient or different uses than the standard assumptions in the utilization calculation.

           

          Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

           

          The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high-quality school at every stage of their education. The opening and co-location of 30Q335 in building Q452 is intended to provide an additional option to students and families in District 30 and in Queens at large. As mentioned above, the DOE is planning to gradually decrease LIC’s enrollment by approximately 420-460 students over a period of four years.

           

          The enrollment reduction of LIC is driven by LIC’s performance and applicant demand for the school. LIC received an overall C grade on its Progress Report in 2011-2012 for the third consecutive year. Additionally, in 2011-2012, the school received F grades in both Student Performance and School Environment, and C grades in Student Progress and College and Career Readiness. Moreover, enrollment at LIC overall has decreased by 10% since 2007-2008, with a 34% decrease in ninth-grade enrollment from 1,000 ninth-grade students in 2007-2008 to 662 ninth-grade students in 2012-2013, indicating declining demand for the school. Applicant demand for LIC is low, particularly demand for the West Queens Center for Humanities Program to which students apply as part of the High School Admissions Process. For the 2012-2013 school year, there were 1.4 applicants per seat available in this program, as compared to the Citywide average of 8.6 applicants per seat in high schools, with only 9% of all applicants to the program ranking it as their first choice. 

           

          At this time, the DOE believes that reducing the enrollment of LIC beginning in September 2014 and providing a new option for high school students in the Q452 building will benefit current and future students at LIC and in Queens. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for LIC to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for a new school option to develop in building Q452.

           

          The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q452 building which will likely offer CTE programming in Information Technology, with specific program focus on interactive design, networking, and software development. Students would complete their high school graduation requirements and earn industry-recognized credentials (such as Adobe certifications) as they prepare a portfolio of work and develop a senior capstone project that meets a real business or social need. The co-location of 30Q335 will allow the DOE to bring new CTE opportunities to Q452 to serve District 30 and Queens families at large.

           

          The DOE believes that the District 30 community and Queens as a whole will benefit from having an additional option in the Q452 building.

           

          II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

           

          The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

           

          Copies of the amended EIS are also available in the main offices of LIC and P993@H450.

           

          III.  Submission of public comment.

           

          Written comments can be sent to D30Proposals@...

           

          Oral comments can be left at 212-374-7621

           

          IV.       The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

           

          Name:              Jillian Roland

          Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

          Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

          Email:              D30Proposals@...

          Phone:             212-374-7621

           

          V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

           

          October 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

          Building Q452

          14-30 Broadway

          Queens, NY 11106

           

          Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

           

          Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

           

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        • Rachel Paster
          Hopefully I ll have time to do a line by line review today. Although it s over 80 pages. They also changed something about the current state of the building
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            Hopefully I'll have time to do a line by line review today.  Although it's over 80 pages.  They also changed something about the current state of the building facilities because it was raised at the SLT meeting last Monday that work the EIS claimed was done was in fact not even started.  But the main change I believe is with regard to the guaranteed seats for zoned students. 

            Rachel


            On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Leonie Haimson <leonie@...> wrote:
            So Rachel: the LIS change is cosmetic but not substantial? I thought the amended EIS's had to highlight what they have changed but at quick glance didn't see this.

            You need an army of researchers to track this stuff. Can our Pep reps ask or elucidate?


            From: Rachel Paster <rpaster@...>;
            To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com>;
            Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] Fwd: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
            Sent: Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:32:31 AM

             

            I can't speak for all of them but I know the EIS for LICHS has changes. The original EIS eliminated guaranteed seats for zoned students and that has been eliminated. Not that it matters because the proposed changes to Chancellors Regulation A101 would eliminate the guarantee of a seat to students zoned for the school citywide. Which is an outrageous 11th hour attempt to eliminate zoned schools. 
            Rachel 

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            On Sep 27, 2013, at 10:55 PM, J Wedes <jwedes@...> wrote:

             

            Has anything changed since you posted this a few weeks ago, Patrick?


            On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Patrick Sullivan <patk.j.sullivan@...> wrote:
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            Date: Sep 27, 2013 3:02 PM
            Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
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            Please find the amended public notices and/or educational impact statements for proposals for significant changes in school utilization that will be considered at the October 15, 2013 and the October 30, 2013 Panel for Educational Policy meetings. Both will take place at Prospect Heights Campus located at 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. To view the public notices and to link to the full text of the educational impact statements, either scroll down or connect via the link listed in this email

             

            BROOKLYN- October 15, 2013 Panel Vote

            ·         Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

            ·         The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

             

            QUEENS - October 30, 2013 Panel Vote

            ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

            ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

             

            Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

             

            I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

             

            The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to site Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD, “SA – New York 3”), a new public elementary charter school that will serve students in kindergarten through fourth grade, in building K096 (“K096”) located at 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204, in Community School District 21 (“District 21”). If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will be co-located in K096 with I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096, “I.S. 096”) beginning in 2014-2015. I.S. 096 is an existing district middle school that currently serves students in sixth through eighth grade. K096 also houses Beacon, a community-based organization (“CBO”), and a United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) Center.

            I.S. 096 enrolls students through the District 21 Middle School Choice Process via zoned and screened admissions methods, described in more detail below.

            If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will open in September 2014 serving 150-200 students in kindergarten and first grade and will add one grade each year until it serves students in grades kindergarten through four in the 2017-2018 school year. Although SA-New York 3 will be at full grade scale in terms of the grade levels it will serve in K096 in 2017-2018, it will not be at full scale for enrollment purposes until the 2018-2019 school year. At that point, SA – New York 3 is projected to reach stable enrollment and will serve approximately 450-600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school will admit students via the charter lottery application process, with preference given to District 21 residents as described in more detail below.

            SA – New York 3 will be operated by Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”), a charter management organization (“CMO”) that currently operates 18 public charter schools in New York City, including six new public elementary schools serving students for the first time in 2013-2014. The four SACS elementary schools that received a Progress Report for the 2011-2012 school year each received an overall grade of “A.”

             

            SA – New York 3 has submitted a preliminary application for charter authorization from the State University of New York Trustees (“SUNY”) to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. This proposal deals only with the kindergarten through fourth grades of SACS. Any future proposal to co-locate any other grade levels of SACS would be addressed in a separate EIS subject to another vote by the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”). The proposal to open and co-locate SA – New York 3 in K096 described in this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) is contingent upon SUNY’s approval of SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. Only SUNY has the authority to approve or deny SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. If SUNY does not approve SA – New York 3’s charter application, this proposal will be withdrawn. Should SUNY deny SA – New York 3’s application, the DOE may propose an alternate use of space in K096 that involves a significant change in school utilization, which would be the subject of a future EIS in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-190. For the purposes of this proposal, it is assumed that SUNY will approve SA – New York 3’s application.

            The DOE believes there is sufficient space in K096 to accommodate both I.S. 096 and SA – New York 3. In 2018-2019, once SA – New York 3 has completed its phase-in and reached stable enrollment in K096, it is projected that there will be approximately 1,110-1,290 students served in K096, thereby yielding an estimated utilization rate of 83%-96%. Please refer to the attached Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) for a more detailed description of the available space in K096.

            The amended joint public hearing notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). The Building Utilization Plan has been amended to clarify the start and ending times of I.S. 096’s extended school day schedule and correct the school’s current lunch time.

             

            II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

             

            The EIS and Amended Building Utilization Plan (“Amended BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals.

             

            Copies of the EIS and Amended BUP are also available in I.S. 96 Seth Low’s main office.

             

            III.  Submission of public comment.

             

            Written comments can be sent to D21Proposals@.... 

             

            Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

             

             IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

             

            Name:              Estelle Acquah

            Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

            Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

            Email:              D21Proposals@... 

            Phone:             212-374-0208

             

            V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

             

            September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

            K096

            99 Avenue P

            Brooklyn, NY 11204

             

            Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

             

            Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

             

            VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

             

            October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

            Prospect Heights Campus

            883 Classon Avenue

            Brooklyn, NY 11225

             

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            The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

             

            This amended notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement.

             

            I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

             

            The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to open and co-locate a new district middle school 16K762 (“16K762”) in school building K335 (“K335”) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. K335 is located at 130 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213, in Community School District 16 (“District 16”). If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will be co-located with P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335, “P.S. 335”) and M.S. 584 (16K584, “M.S. 584”). P.S. 335 is an existing zoned district elementary school that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and offers one section of full-day pre-kindergarten. M.S. 584 is an existing district middle school that serves students in sixth through eighth grade. M.S. 584 admits students using a screened admissions method.

             

            If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will open in 2014-2015 with sixth grade, and add one grade per year until it reaches full-scale serving sixth through eighth grade in 2016-2017. 16K762 will admit students using a limited unscreened admissions method.

             

            According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (the “Blue Book”), building K335 has a target capacity of 1,036 students. In 2013-2014, P.S. 335 is serving approximately 360 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 18 pre-kindergarten students, while M.S. 584 is serving approximately 125 sixth- through eighth-grade students, for a combined total building enrollment of 503. This yields a projected utilization rate of approximately 49%. This means that the building is “underutilized” and has space to accommodate additional students. In 2016-2017, when 16K762 reaches full-scale, P.S. 335, M.S. 584 and 16K762 would serve a combined total of 683-803 students, yielding an estimated building utilization of 66%-78%. Thus, K335 has sufficient space to accommodate the proposed co-location.

             

            Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

             

            The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high quality school at every stage of their education. There are currently thirteen DOE middle schools in District 16, and the proposed opening and co-location of 16K762 is intended to provide access to an additional middle school option for students in the district.

             

            Additionally, the K335 building is currently underutilized. This means that the space in the building is not being used as efficiently as possible and could be used to create or support new educational opportunities for District 16 families.

             

            II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

             

            The Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”)  can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals

             

             

            Copies of the EIS are also available in P.S. 335’s and M.S. 584’s main offices.

             

            III.  Submission of public comment.

             

            Written comments can be sent to D16Proposals@... 

             

            Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

             

             IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

             

            Name:              Vicki De Javier

            Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

            Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

            Email:              D16Proposals@... 

            Phone:             212-374-0208

             

            V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

             

            October 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

            K335

            130 Rochester Avenue

            Brooklyn, NY 11213 

             

            Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

             

            Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

             

            VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

             

            October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

            The Prospect Heights Campus

            883 Classon Avenue

            Brooklyn, NY 11225

             

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            Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

             

            I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

             

            On September 12, 2013, the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) early college and career high school, in school building Q435 (“Q435”) located at 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427 within the geographical confines of Community School District 26 (“District 26”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The early college program is designed to give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge, and to put them on a postsecondary pathway potentially leading to career-track employment within the Computer Science and Business Technology industry. The proposed new high school, 26Q315, will offer CTE programming in the Computer Science and Business Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below, as well as early college programming. If this proposal is approved, 26Q315 will be co-located in building Q435 with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435, “Van Buren”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. Additionally, there is a community based organization (“CBO”), A.C.E. Program, and a District 75 (“D75”) Hearing Education Services (“HES”) program located in Q435. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

             

            This EIS has been amended to reflect that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs Van Buren currently offers, including the zoned program. As indicated in the original EIS, this proposal is not anticipated to impact Van Buren’s ability to accommodate all of the zoned students who apply to Van Buren’s zoned program.  This amended EIS also corrects a typographical error in footnote 15.

             

            If this proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315 in Q435 is approved, students will have access to a new educational option in Queens. Through a six-year program, students will have the opportunity to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, Associate’s degree, and industry-recognized credentials. Students will also engage in a progressive sequence of work-based learning experiences informed by industry partners. More information about CTE endorsed diplomas can be found in Section III of this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). Students at CTE/early college programs seamlessly earn credits so that they can graduate within a six-year period having earned both a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma and a related Associate’s degree. 

             

            CTE/early college programs provide students with a career-focused educational experience that prepares them for career-track employment within their field of study.  Each CTE/early college high school program is developed and administered in close collaboration with the college that awards the Associate’s degree and a high-profile employer that will offer a range of related work experiences throughout the program, and first-in-line hiring consideration for qualified students who complete the early college program.

             

            26Q315 will be an early college/CTE school with a focus on careers in the Computer Science and Business Technology industry, partnered with SAP AG and the Queensborough Community College (“QCC”). QCC is one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York (“CUNY”) school system, sharing CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. QCC is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages. 26Q315 will partner with SAP AG, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP AG, with regional offices around the world, is the leader in the market of enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service.

             

            26Q315 students will have the opportunity to complete an Associate’s degree at QCC at no cost to themselves or their families.  Additionally, the partnerships supporting 26Q315 facilitate access to career opportunities with some of New York City’s most prominent and successful companies, in sectors of sustained employment demand.  In addition to the lead industry partner, 26Q315 will build a network of strategic partnerships to offer opportunities related to its industry focus to all students.

             

            Over the course of the program, students will complete internships and take off-site classes at QCC.  During their fifth and sixth years in the program, most students will likely not be in the M052 building the majority of the time.

             

            The proposed co-location of 26Q315 in building Q435 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q435 building and in Queens.  Van Buren is currently the only school in Q435.

             

            26Q315 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method giving priority to students residing in Queens. (Detailed information about the High School Admissions Process, over-the-counter admissions, and the proposed school’s admissions criteria can be found in Section III.A of this proposal.)

             

            Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at Van Buren over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. Details of the year-by-year reduction are included in Section III.B below. By 2017-2018, enrollment at Van Buren will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,585-1,625 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grades. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for Van Buren to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for new school options to develop in building Q435.The DOE does not anticipate reducing Van Buren’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 26Q315 is not approved.

             

            According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q435 has a target capacity of 2,318 students. (The concept of “target capacity” is explained in Section II below). In 2012-2013, the building serves approximately 2,136 students, yielding a building utilization rate of 92%.

             

            If this co-location proposal is approved, 26Q315 will gradually phase into Q435 while Van Buren simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until the school reaches its full grade span of ninth through fourteenth grades in the 2019-2020 school year, serving approximately 630-690 students. In 2019-2020, once 26Q315 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,215-2,315 students served in Q435, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 96%-100% using the DOE’s standard calculations.  However, this standard rate is likely overstated because it includes 150-170 students in grades thirteen and fourteen.

             

            As noted above, these students will primarily complete their studies at off-site locations and will only occasionally be in the Q435 building. Because building use by students in grades thirteen and fourteen cannot be fully estimated at this time, the utilization rates in this EIS conservatively assume that those students will be served in Q435, like all other students enrolled at 26Q315. This utilization estimate also overestimates enrollment and utilization in that it presumes that all incoming ninth-grade students will exercise their option to enroll in grades thirteen and fourteen. Therefore, the DOE expects that utilization in the fifth and sixth years of this proposal will be on the lower end of all projected ranges.

             

            The DOE supports parent choice and strives to ensure that all families have access to high-quality schools that meet their children’s needs.  CTE programs position students to complete high school and advance to higher education and career-track employment.  The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q435 building which will offer CTE programming in computer science and business.  The DOE is proposing to bring new CTE opportunities to Q435 to serve the City’s families and connect students with an early college educational option that will give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge; the co-location of 26Q315 will help meet this goal.

             

             

            II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

             

            The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

             

            Copies of the amended EIS are also available in main office of Martin Van Buren High School.

             

            III. Submission of public comment.

             

            Written comments can be sent to D26Proposals@....

             

            Oral comments can be left at 212 374-7621

             

            IV. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

             

            Name: Emily Ades

            Office: Division of Portfolio Planning

            Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

            Email: D26Proposals@...

            Phone: 212 374-7621

             

            V. Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.

             

            Wednesday, October 23, 2013

            6:00 p.m.

            Building Q435

            230-17 Hillside Avenue

            Queens, NY 11427

             

            Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

             

            Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

             

            VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

             

            October 30, 2013

            6:00pm

            Prospect Heights Campus

            883 Classon Avenue

            Brooklyn, NY 11225

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            Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

             

            I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

             

            On September 12, 2013 the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 30Q335, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) high school, in building Q452 (“Q452”) located at 14-30 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106, within the geographical confines of Community School District 30 (“District 30”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The proposed new high school, 30Q335, will likely offer CTE programming in the Information Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below. If this proposal is approved, 30Q335 will be co-located in building Q452 with Long Island City High School (30Q450, “LIC”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade, and one site of P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993, “P993@H450”), a District 75 (“D75”) school serving students in grades nine through twelve. In addition, Q452 houses a Living for the Young Family through Education (“LYFE”) program, a School Based Health Center (“SBHC”) program, a program with the School of Cooperative Technical Education (“Co-op Tech”), and two community based organizations (“CBOs”), United Way and St. John University’s GEAR UP. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

             

            On September 27, 2013, the DOE issued an amended EIS that reflects that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs LIC currently offers, including the zoned program. Additionally, this amended EIS clarifies the status of projects for building Q452.

             

            P993@H450 is projected to serve approximately 40 students in grades nine through twelve who are classified as intellectually disabled (“ID”) under an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) in Self-Contained (“SC”) sections in 12:1:1 classroom settings (ratio of students: teacher: paraprofessional). Students are placed in D75 programs based on their individual needs and recommended special education services and are referred to D75 during a period that extends into summer.

             

            Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at LIC over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. By 2017-2018, enrollment at LIC will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,935-1,975 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grade. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for LIC to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for a new school option to develop in building Q452. The DOE does not anticipate reducing LIC’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 30Q335 is not approved.

             

            The proposed co-location of 30Q335 in building Q452 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q452 building. 30Q335 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method with priority for students residing in Queens.

             

            According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q452 has a target capacity of 2,156 students. During the current 2013-2014 school year the building is serving a total of approximately 2,524 students, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of 117%.

             

            If this co-location proposal is approved, 30Q335 will gradually phase into Q452 while LIC simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until reaching its full grade span of ninth through twelfth grade in the 2017-2018 school year, when it will serve approximately 420-460 students. In 2017-2018, once LIC has completed its enrollment reduction and 30Q335 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,387-2,483 students served in Q452, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 111%-115%. Although a utilization rate in excess of 100% may suggest that a building will be over-utilized or over-crowded in a given year, this rate does not account for the fact that rooms may be programmed for more efficient or different uses than the standard assumptions in the utilization calculation.

             

            Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

             

            The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high-quality school at every stage of their education. The opening and co-location of 30Q335 in building Q452 is intended to provide an additional option to students and families in District 30 and in Queens at large. As mentioned above, the DOE is planning to gradually decrease LIC’s enrollment by approximately 420-460 students over a period of four years.

             

            The enrollment reduction of LIC is driven by LIC’s performance and applicant demand for the school. LIC received an overall C grade on its Progress Report in 2011-2012 for the third consecutive year. Additionally, in 2011-2012, the school received F grades in both Student Performance and School Environment, and C grades in Student Progress and College and Career Readiness. Moreover, enrollment at LIC overall has decreased by 10% since 2007-2008, with a 34% decrease in ninth-grade enrollment from 1,000 ninth-grade students in 2007-2008 to 662 ninth-grade students in 2012-2013, indicating declining demand for the school. Applicant demand for LIC is low, particularly demand for the West Queens Center for Humanities Program to which students apply as part of the High School Admissions Process. For the 2012-2013 school year, there were 1.4 applicants per seat available in this program, as compared to the Citywide average of 8.6 applicants per seat in high schools, with only 9% of all applicants to the program ranking it as their first choice. 

             

            At this time, the DOE believes that reducing the enrollment of LIC beginning in September 2014 and providing a new option for high school students in the Q452 building will benefit current and future students at LIC and in Queens. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for LIC to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for a new school option to develop in building Q452.

             

            The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q452 building which will likely offer CTE programming in Information Technology, with specific program focus on interactive design, networking, and software development. Students would complete their high school graduation requirements and earn industry-recognized credentials (such as Adobe certifications) as they prepare a portfolio of work and develop a senior capstone project that meets a real business or social need. The co-location of 30Q335 will allow the DOE to bring new CTE opportunities to Q452 to serve District 30 and Queens families at large.

             

            The DOE believes that the District 30 community and Queens as a whole will benefit from having an additional option in the Q452 building.

             

            II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

             

            The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

             

            Copies of the amended EIS are also available in the main offices of LIC and P993@H450.

             

            III.  Submission of public comment.

             

            Written comments can be sent to D30Proposals@...

             

            Oral comments can be left at 212-374-7621

             

            IV.       The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

             

            Name:              Jillian Roland

            Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

            Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

            Email:              D30Proposals@...

            Phone:             212-374-7621

             

            V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

             

            October 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

            Building Q452

            14-30 Broadway

            Queens, NY 11106

             

            Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

             

            Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

             

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          • Rachel Paster
            I should note that the proposed revisions to the Chancellor s Reg would apply to high schools, not elementarys or middle schools. On another note, is it weird
            Message 6 of 8 , Sep 28, 2013
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              I should note that the proposed revisions to the Chancellor's Reg would apply to high schools, not elementarys or middle schools. 
              On another note, is it weird that on all these EIS' the DOE is now referring to charters as "New Public Charter School...." rather than just the name? Or that the DOE has assigned them numbers (i.e. 84X_____) suggesting that there is some "District 84")? 

              Just wondering. 
              Rachel


              On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, Rachel Paster <rpaster@...> wrote:
              I can't speak for all of them but I know the EIS for LICHS has changes. The original EIS eliminated guaranteed seats for zoned students and that has been eliminated. Not that it matters because the proposed changes to Chancellors Regulation A101 would eliminate the guarantee of a seat to students zoned for the school citywide. Which is an outrageous 11th hour attempt to eliminate zoned schools. 
              Rachel 

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              On Sep 27, 2013, at 10:55 PM, J Wedes <jwedes@...> wrote:

               

              Has anything changed since you posted this a few weeks ago, Patrick?


              On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Patrick Sullivan <patk.j.sullivan@...> wrote:
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              Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
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              Please find the amended public notices and/or educational impact statements for proposals for significant changes in school utilization that will be considered at the October 15, 2013 and the October 30, 2013 Panel for Educational Policy meetings. Both will take place at Prospect Heights Campus located at 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. To view the public notices and to link to the full text of the educational impact statements, either scroll down or connect via the link listed in this email

               

              BROOKLYN- October 15, 2013 Panel Vote

              ·         Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

              ·         The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

               

              QUEENS - October 30, 2013 Panel Vote

              ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

              ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

               

              Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

               

              I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

               

              The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to site Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD, “SA – New York 3”), a new public elementary charter school that will serve students in kindergarten through fourth grade, in building K096 (“K096”) located at 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204, in Community School District 21 (“District 21”). If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will be co-located in K096 with I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096, “I.S. 096”) beginning in 2014-2015. I.S. 096 is an existing district middle school that currently serves students in sixth through eighth grade. K096 also houses Beacon, a community-based organization (“CBO”), and a United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) Center.

              I.S. 096 enrolls students through the District 21 Middle School Choice Process via zoned and screened admissions methods, described in more detail below.

              If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will open in September 2014 serving 150-200 students in kindergarten and first grade and will add one grade each year until it serves students in grades kindergarten through four in the 2017-2018 school year. Although SA-New York 3 will be at full grade scale in terms of the grade levels it will serve in K096 in 2017-2018, it will not be at full scale for enrollment purposes until the 2018-2019 school year. At that point, SA – New York 3 is projected to reach stable enrollment and will serve approximately 450-600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school will admit students via the charter lottery application process, with preference given to District 21 residents as described in more detail below.

              SA – New York 3 will be operated by Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”), a charter management organization (“CMO”) that currently operates 18 public charter schools in New York City, including six new public elementary schools serving students for the first time in 2013-2014. The four SACS elementary schools that received a Progress Report for the 2011-2012 school year each received an overall grade of “A.”

               

              SA – New York 3 has submitted a preliminary application for charter authorization from the State University of New York Trustees (“SUNY”) to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. This proposal deals only with the kindergarten through fourth grades of SACS. Any future proposal to co-locate any other grade levels of SACS would be addressed in a separate EIS subject to another vote by the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”). The proposal to open and co-locate SA – New York 3 in K096 described in this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) is contingent upon SUNY’s approval of SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. Only SUNY has the authority to approve or deny SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. If SUNY does not approve SA – New York 3’s charter application, this proposal will be withdrawn. Should SUNY deny SA – New York 3’s application, the DOE may propose an alternate use of space in K096 that involves a significant change in school utilization, which would be the subject of a future EIS in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-190. For the purposes of this proposal, it is assumed that SUNY will approve SA – New York 3’s application.

              The DOE believes there is sufficient space in K096 to accommodate both I.S. 096 and SA – New York 3. In 2018-2019, once SA – New York 3 has completed its phase-in and reached stable enrollment in K096, it is projected that there will be approximately 1,110-1,290 students served in K096, thereby yielding an estimated utilization rate of 83%-96%. Please refer to the attached Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) for a more detailed description of the available space in K096.

              The amended joint public hearing notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). The Building Utilization Plan has been amended to clarify the start and ending times of I.S. 096’s extended school day schedule and correct the school’s current lunch time.

               

              II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

               

              The EIS and Amended Building Utilization Plan (“Amended BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals.

               

              Copies of the EIS and Amended BUP are also available in I.S. 96 Seth Low’s main office.

               

              III.  Submission of public comment.

               

              Written comments can be sent to D21Proposals@.... 

               

              Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

               

               IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

               

              Name:              Estelle Acquah

              Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

              Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

              Email:              D21Proposals@... 

              Phone:             212-374-0208

               

              V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

               

              September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

              K096

              99 Avenue P

              Brooklyn, NY 11204

               

              Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

               

              Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

               

              VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

               

              October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

              Prospect Heights Campus

              883 Classon Avenue

              Brooklyn, NY 11225

               

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              The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

               

              This amended notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement.

               

              I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

               

              The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to open and co-locate a new district middle school 16K762 (“16K762”) in school building K335 (“K335”) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. K335 is located at 130 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213, in Community School District 16 (“District 16”). If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will be co-located with P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335, “P.S. 335”) and M.S. 584 (16K584, “M.S. 584”). P.S. 335 is an existing zoned district elementary school that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and offers one section of full-day pre-kindergarten. M.S. 584 is an existing district middle school that serves students in sixth through eighth grade. M.S. 584 admits students using a screened admissions method.

               

              If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will open in 2014-2015 with sixth grade, and add one grade per year until it reaches full-scale serving sixth through eighth grade in 2016-2017. 16K762 will admit students using a limited unscreened admissions method.

               

              According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (the “Blue Book”), building K335 has a target capacity of 1,036 students. In 2013-2014, P.S. 335 is serving approximately 360 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 18 pre-kindergarten students, while M.S. 584 is serving approximately 125 sixth- through eighth-grade students, for a combined total building enrollment of 503. This yields a projected utilization rate of approximately 49%. This means that the building is “underutilized” and has space to accommodate additional students. In 2016-2017, when 16K762 reaches full-scale, P.S. 335, M.S. 584 and 16K762 would serve a combined total of 683-803 students, yielding an estimated building utilization of 66%-78%. Thus, K335 has sufficient space to accommodate the proposed co-location.

               

              Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

               

              The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high quality school at every stage of their education. There are currently thirteen DOE middle schools in District 16, and the proposed opening and co-location of 16K762 is intended to provide access to an additional middle school option for students in the district.

               

              Additionally, the K335 building is currently underutilized. This means that the space in the building is not being used as efficiently as possible and could be used to create or support new educational opportunities for District 16 families.

               

              II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

               

              The Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”)  can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals

               

               

              Copies of the EIS are also available in P.S. 335’s and M.S. 584’s main offices.

               

              III.  Submission of public comment.

               

              Written comments can be sent to D16Proposals@... 

               

              Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

               

               IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

               

              Name:              Vicki De Javier

              Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

              Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

              Email:              D16Proposals@... 

              Phone:             212-374-0208

               

              V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

               

              October 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

              K335

              130 Rochester Avenue

              Brooklyn, NY 11213 

               

              Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

               

              Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

               

              VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

               

              October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

              The Prospect Heights Campus

              883 Classon Avenue

              Brooklyn, NY 11225

               

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              Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

               

              I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

               

              On September 12, 2013, the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) early college and career high school, in school building Q435 (“Q435”) located at 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427 within the geographical confines of Community School District 26 (“District 26”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The early college program is designed to give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge, and to put them on a postsecondary pathway potentially leading to career-track employment within the Computer Science and Business Technology industry. The proposed new high school, 26Q315, will offer CTE programming in the Computer Science and Business Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below, as well as early college programming. If this proposal is approved, 26Q315 will be co-located in building Q435 with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435, “Van Buren”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. Additionally, there is a community based organization (“CBO”), A.C.E. Program, and a District 75 (“D75”) Hearing Education Services (“HES”) program located in Q435. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

               

              This EIS has been amended to reflect that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs Van Buren currently offers, including the zoned program. As indicated in the original EIS, this proposal is not anticipated to impact Van Buren’s ability to accommodate all of the zoned students who apply to Van Buren’s zoned program.  This amended EIS also corrects a typographical error in footnote 15.

               

              If this proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315 in Q435 is approved, students will have access to a new educational option in Queens. Through a six-year program, students will have the opportunity to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, Associate’s degree, and industry-recognized credentials. Students will also engage in a progressive sequence of work-based learning experiences informed by industry partners. More information about CTE endorsed diplomas can be found in Section III of this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). Students at CTE/early college programs seamlessly earn credits so that they can graduate within a six-year period having earned both a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma and a related Associate’s degree. 

               

              CTE/early college programs provide students with a career-focused educational experience that prepares them for career-track employment within their field of study.  Each CTE/early college high school program is developed and administered in close collaboration with the college that awards the Associate’s degree and a high-profile employer that will offer a range of related work experiences throughout the program, and first-in-line hiring consideration for qualified students who complete the early college program.

               

              26Q315 will be an early college/CTE school with a focus on careers in the Computer Science and Business Technology industry, partnered with SAP AG and the Queensborough Community College (“QCC”). QCC is one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York (“CUNY”) school system, sharing CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. QCC is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages. 26Q315 will partner with SAP AG, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP AG, with regional offices around the world, is the leader in the market of enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service.

               

              26Q315 students will have the opportunity to complete an Associate’s degree at QCC at no cost to themselves or their families.  Additionally, the partnerships supporting 26Q315 facilitate access to career opportunities with some of New York City’s most prominent and successful companies, in sectors of sustained employment demand.  In addition to the lead industry partner, 26Q315 will build a network of strategic partnerships to offer opportunities related to its industry focus to all students.

               

              Over the course of the program, students will complete internships and take off-site classes at QCC.  During their fifth and sixth years in the program, most students will likely not be in the M052 building the majority of the time.

               

              The proposed co-location of 26Q315 in building Q435 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q435 building and in Queens.  Van Buren is currently the only school in Q435.

               

              26Q315 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method giving priority to students residing in Queens. (Detailed information about the High School Admissions Process, over-the-counter admissions, and the proposed school’s admissions criteria can be found in Section III.A of this proposal.)

               

              Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at Van Buren over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. Details of the year-by-year reduction are included in Section III.B below. By 2017-2018, enrollment at Van Buren will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,585-1,625 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grades. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for Van Buren to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for new school options to develop in building Q435.The DOE does not anticipate reducing Van Buren’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 26Q315 is not approved.

               

              According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q435 has a target capacity of 2,318 students. (The concept of “target capacity” is explained in Section II below). In 2012-2013, the building serves approximately 2,136 students, yielding a building utilization rate of 92%.

               

              If this co-location proposal is approved, 26Q315 will gradually phase into Q435 while Van Buren simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until the school reaches its full grade span of ninth through fourteenth grades in the 2019-2020 school year, serving approximately 630-690 students. In 2019-2020, once 26Q315 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,215-2,315 students served in Q435, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 96%-100% using the DOE’s standard calculations.  However, this standard rate is likely overstated because it includes 150-170 students in grades thirteen and fourteen.

               

              As noted above, these students will primarily complete their studies at off-site locations and will only occasionally be in the Q435 building. Because building use by students in grades thirteen and fourteen cannot be fully estimated at this time, the utilization rates in this EIS conservatively assume that those students will be served in Q435, like all other students enrolled at 26Q315. This utilization estimate also overestimates enrollment and utilization in that it presumes that all incoming ninth-grade students will exercise their option to enroll in grades thirteen and fourteen. Therefore, the DOE expects that utilization in the fifth and sixth years of this proposal will be on the lower end of all projected ranges.

               

              The DOE supports parent choice and strives to ensure that all families have access to high-quality schools that meet their children’s needs.  CTE programs position students to complete high school and advance to higher education and career-track employment.  The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q435 building which will offer CTE programming in computer science and business.  The DOE is proposing to bring new CTE opportunities to Q435 to serve the City’s families and connect students with an early college educational option that will give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge; the co-location of 26Q315 will help meet this goal.

               

               

              II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

               

              The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

               

              Copies of the amended EIS are also available in main office of Martin Van Buren High School.

               

              III. Submission of public comment.

               

              Written comments can be sent to D26Proposals@....

               

              Oral comments can be left at 212 374-7621

               

              IV. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

               

              Name: Emily Ades

              Office: Division of Portfolio Planning

              Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

              Email: D26Proposals@...

              Phone: 212 374-7621

               

              V. Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.

               

              Wednesday, October 23, 2013

              6:00 p.m.

              Building Q435

              230-17 Hillside Avenue

              Queens, NY 11427

               

              Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

               

              Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

               

              VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

               

              October 30, 2013

              6:00pm

              Prospect Heights Campus

              883 Classon Avenue

              Brooklyn, NY 11225

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              Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

               

              I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

               

              On September 12, 2013 the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 30Q335, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) high school, in building Q452 (“Q452”) located at 14-30 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106, within the geographical confines of Community School District 30 (“District 30”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The proposed new high school, 30Q335, will likely offer CTE programming in the Information Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below. If this proposal is approved, 30Q335 will be co-located in building Q452 with Long Island City High School (30Q450, “LIC”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade, and one site of P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993, “P993@H450”), a District 75 (“D75”) school serving students in grades nine through twelve. In addition, Q452 houses a Living for the Young Family through Education (“LYFE”) program, a School Based Health Center (“SBHC”) program, a program with the School of Cooperative Technical Education (“Co-op Tech”), and two community based organizations (“CBOs”), United Way and St. John University’s GEAR UP. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

               

              On September 27, 2013, the DOE issued an amended EIS that reflects that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs LIC currently offers, including the zoned program. Additionally, this amended EIS clarifies the status of projects for building Q452.

               

              P993@H450 is projected to serve approximately 40 students in grades nine through twelve who are classified as intellectually disabled (“ID”) under an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) in Self-Contained (“SC”) sections in 12:1:1 classroom settings (ratio of students: teacher: paraprofessional). Students are placed in D75 programs based on their individual needs and recommended special education services and are referred to D75 during a period that extends into summer.

               

              Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at LIC over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. By 2017-2018, enrollment at LIC will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,935-1,975 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grade. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for LIC to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for a new school option to develop in building Q452. The DOE does not anticipate reducing LIC’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 30Q335 is not approved.

               

              The proposed co-location of 30Q335 in building Q452 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q452 building. 30Q335 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method with priority for students residing in Queens.

               

              According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q452 has a target capacity of 2,156 students. During the current 2013-2014 school year the building is serving a total of approximately 2,524 students, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of 117%.

               

              If this co-location proposal is approved, 30Q335 will gradually phase into Q452 while LIC simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until reaching its full grade span of ninth through twelfth grade in the 2017-2018 school year, when it will serve approximately 420-460 students. In 2017-2018, once LIC has completed its enrollment reduction and 30Q335 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,387-2,483 students served in Q452, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 111%-115%. Although a utilization rate in excess of 100% may suggest that a building will be over-utilized or over-crowded in a given year, this rate does not account for the fact that rooms may be programmed for more efficient or different uses than the standard assumptions in the utilization calculation.

               

              Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

               

              The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high-quality school at every stage of their education. The opening and co-location of 30Q335 in building Q452 is intended to provide an additional option to students and families in District 30 and in Queens at large. As mentioned above, the DOE is planning to gradually decrease LIC’s enrollment by approximately 420-460 students over a period of four years.

               

              The enrollment reduction of LIC is driven by LIC’s performance and applicant demand for the school. LIC received an overall C grade on its Progress Report in 2011-2012 for the third consecutive year. Additionally, in 2011-2012, the school received F grades in both Student Performance and School Environment, and C grades in Student Progress and College and Career Readiness. Moreover, enrollment at LIC overall has decreased by 10% since 2007-2008, with a 34% decrease in ninth-grade enrollment from 1,000 ninth-grade students in 2007-2008 to 662 ninth-grade students in 2012-2013, indicating declining demand for the school. Applicant demand for LIC is low, particularly demand for the West Queens Center for Humanities Program to which students apply as part of the High School Admissions Process. For the 2012-2013 school year, there were 1.4 applicants per seat available in this program, as compared to the Citywide average of 8.6 applicants per seat in high schools, with only 9% of all applicants to the program ranking it as their first choice. 

               

              At this time, the DOE believes that reducing the enrollment of LIC beginning in September 2014 and providing a new option for high school students in the Q452 building will benefit current and future students at LIC and in Queens. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for LIC to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for a new school option to develop in building Q452.

               

              The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q452 building which will likely offer CTE programming in Information Technology, with specific program focus on interactive design, networking, and software development. Students would complete their high school graduation requirements and earn industry-recognized credentials (such as Adobe certifications) as they prepare a portfolio of work and develop a senior capstone project that meets a real business or social need. The co-location of 30Q335 will allow the DOE to bring new CTE opportunities to Q452 to serve District 30 and Queens families at large.

               

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            • Leonie Haimson
              By state law, DOE cannot dezone elementary or middle schools w/out approval of the local CECs. They threatened to close some zoned schools previously to be
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                By state law, DOE cannot dezone elementary or middle schools w/out approval of the local CECs. 

                 

                They threatened to close some zoned schools previously to be replaced by charters and a lawsuit stopped them dead in their tracks.  DOE tried to convince several CECs to agree to dezone their ES and MS last year and two agreed :  D 7 in Bronx, and D 23 in Brooklyn.

                 

                I believe that Klein already dezoned several HS in the past – but I’m not sure which, whether there is any law regulating this, and whether it was ever approved by the PEP.

                 

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                From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rachel Paster
                Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:50 PM
                To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: Re: [nyceducationnews] Fwd: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization

                 

                 

                I should note that the proposed revisions to the Chancellor's Reg would apply to high schools, not elementarys or middle schools. 

                On another note, is it weird that on all these EIS' the DOE is now referring to charters as "New Public Charter School...." rather than just the name? Or that the DOE has assigned them numbers (i.e. 84X_____) suggesting that there is some "District 84")? 

                 

                Just wondering. 

                Rachel

                 

                On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, Rachel Paster <rpaster@...> wrote:

                I can't speak for all of them but I know the EIS for LICHS has changes. The original EIS eliminated guaranteed seats for zoned students and that has been eliminated. Not that it matters because the proposed changes to Chancellors Regulation A101 would eliminate the guarantee of a seat to students zoned for the school citywide. Which is an outrageous 11th hour attempt to eliminate zoned schools. 

                Rachel 

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                On Sep 27, 2013, at 10:55 PM, J Wedes <jwedes@...> wrote:

                 

                Has anything changed since you posted this a few weeks ago, Patrick?

                 

                On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Patrick Sullivan <patk.j.sullivan@...> wrote:

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                Date: Sep 27, 2013 3:02 PM
                Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
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                Please find the amended public notices and/or educational impact statements for proposals for significant changes in school utilization that will be considered at the October 15, 2013 and the October 30, 2013 Panel for Educational Policy meetings. Both will take place at Prospect Heights Campus located at 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. To view the public notices and to link to the full text of the educational impact statements, either scroll down or connect via the link listed in this email

                 

                BROOKLYN- October 15, 2013 Panel Vote

                ·         Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

                ·         The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

                 

                QUEENS - October 30, 2013 Panel Vote

                ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

                ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

                 

                Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

                 

                I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                 

                The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to site Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD, “SA – New York 3”), a new public elementary charter school that will serve students in kindergarten through fourth grade, in building K096 (“K096”) located at 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204, in Community School District 21 (“District 21”). If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will be co-located in K096 with I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096, “I.S. 096”) beginning in 2014-2015. I.S. 096 is an existing district middle school that currently serves students in sixth through eighth grade. K096 also houses Beacon, a community-based organization (“CBO”), and a United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) Center.

                I.S. 096 enrolls students through the District 21 Middle School Choice Process via zoned and screened admissions methods, described in more detail below.

                If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will open in September 2014 serving 150-200 students in kindergarten and first grade and will add one grade each year until it serves students in grades kindergarten through four in the 2017-2018 school year. Although SA-New York 3 will be at full grade scale in terms of the grade levels it will serve in K096 in 2017-2018, it will not be at full scale for enrollment purposes until the 2018-2019 school year. At that point, SA – New York 3 is projected to reach stable enrollment and will serve approximately 450-600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school will admit students via the charter lottery application process, with preference given to District 21 residents as described in more detail below.

                SA – New York 3 will be operated by Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”), a charter management organization (“CMO”) that currently operates 18 public charter schools in New York City, including six new public elementary schools serving students for the first time in 2013-2014. The four SACS elementary schools that received a Progress Report for the 2011-2012 school year each received an overall grade of “A.”

                 

                SA – New York 3 has submitted a preliminary application for charter authorization from the State University of New York Trustees (“SUNY”) to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. This proposal deals only with the kindergarten through fourth grades of SACS. Any future proposal to co-locate any other grade levels of SACS would be addressed in a separate EIS subject to another vote by the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”). The proposal to open and co-locate SA – New York 3 in K096 described in this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) is contingent upon SUNY’s approval of SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. Only SUNY has the authority to approve or deny SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. If SUNY does not approve SA – New York 3’s charter application, this proposal will be withdrawn. Should SUNY deny SA – New York 3’s application, the DOE may propose an alternate use of space in K096 that involves a significant change in school utilization, which would be the subject of a future EIS in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-190. For the purposes of this proposal, it is assumed that SUNY will approve SA – New York 3’s application.

                The DOE believes there is sufficient space in K096 to accommodate both I.S. 096 and SA – New York 3. In 2018-2019, once SA – New York 3 has completed its phase-in and reached stable enrollment in K096, it is projected that there will be approximately 1,110-1,290 students served in K096, thereby yielding an estimated utilization rate of 83%-96%. Please refer to the attached Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) for a more detailed description of the available space in K096.

                The amended joint public hearing notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). The Building Utilization Plan has been amended to clarify the start and ending times of I.S. 096’s extended school day schedule and correct the school’s current lunch time.

                 

                II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

                 

                The EIS and Amended Building Utilization Plan (“Amended BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals.

                 

                Copies of the EIS and Amended BUP are also available in I.S. 96 Seth Low’s main office.

                 

                III.  Submission of public comment.

                 

                Written comments can be sent to D21Proposals@...

                 

                Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

                 

                 IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

                 

                Name:              Estelle Acquah

                Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

                Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

                Email:              D21Proposals@... 

                Phone:             212-374-0208

                 

                V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

                 

                September 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

                K096

                99 Avenue P

                Brooklyn, NY 11204

                 

                Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

                 

                Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

                 

                VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

                 

                October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

                Prospect Heights Campus

                883 Classon Avenue

                Brooklyn, NY 11225

                 

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                The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

                 

                This amended notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement.

                 

                I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                 

                The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to open and co-locate a new district middle school 16K762 (“16K762”) in school building K335 (“K335”) beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. K335 is located at 130 Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213, in Community School District 16 (“District 16”). If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will be co-located with P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335, “P.S. 335”) and M.S. 584 (16K584, “M.S. 584”). P.S. 335 is an existing zoned district elementary school that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and offers one section of full-day pre-kindergarten. M.S. 584 is an existing district middle school that serves students in sixth through eighth grade. M.S. 584 admits students using a screened admissions method.

                 

                If this proposal is approved, 16K762 will open in 2014-2015 with sixth grade, and add one grade per year until it reaches full-scale serving sixth through eighth grade in 2016-2017. 16K762 will admit students using a limited unscreened admissions method.

                 

                According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (the “Blue Book”), building K335 has a target capacity of 1,036 students. In 2013-2014, P.S. 335 is serving approximately 360 kindergarten through fifth-grade students and 18 pre-kindergarten students, while M.S. 584 is serving approximately 125 sixth- through eighth-grade students, for a combined total building enrollment of 503. This yields a projected utilization rate of approximately 49%. This means that the building is “underutilized” and has space to accommodate additional students. In 2016-2017, when 16K762 reaches full-scale, P.S. 335, M.S. 584 and 16K762 would serve a combined total of 683-803 students, yielding an estimated building utilization of 66%-78%. Thus, K335 has sufficient space to accommodate the proposed co-location.

                 

                Background on the DOE’s Decision-Making Process

                 

                The DOE strives to ensure that all students in New York City have access to a high quality school at every stage of their education. There are currently thirteen DOE middle schools in District 16, and the proposed opening and co-location of 16K762 is intended to provide access to an additional middle school option for students in the district.

                 

                Additionally, the K335 building is currently underutilized. This means that the space in the building is not being used as efficiently as possible and could be used to create or support new educational opportunities for District 16 families.

                 

                II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

                 

                The Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”)  can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals

                 

                 

                Copies of the EIS are also available in P.S. 335’s and M.S. 584’s main offices.

                 

                III.  Submission of public comment.

                 

                Written comments can be sent to D16Proposals@... 

                 

                Oral comments can be left at 212-374-0208.

                 

                 IV.      The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

                 

                Name:              Vicki De Javier

                Office:             Division of Portfolio Planning

                Address:          52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

                Email:              D16Proposals@... 

                Phone:             212-374-0208

                 

                V.        Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.   

                 

                October 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

                K335

                130 Rochester Avenue

                Brooklyn, NY 11213 

                 

                Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

                 

                Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

                 

                VI.       Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

                 

                October 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM

                The Prospect Heights Campus

                883 Classon Avenue

                Brooklyn, NY 11225

                 

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                Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

                 

                I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                 

                On September 12, 2013, the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) issued an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315, a new district Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) early college and career high school, in school building Q435 (“Q435”) located at 230-17 Hillside Avenue, Queens, NY 11427 within the geographical confines of Community School District 26 (“District 26”). CTE programs integrate academic study with workforce skills in specific career clusters. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area and have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry-specific competencies and skills that lead to postsecondary education, further industry training and/or entry into the workforce. The early college program is designed to give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge, and to put them on a postsecondary pathway potentially leading to career-track employment within the Computer Science and Business Technology industry. The proposed new high school, 26Q315, will offer CTE programming in the Computer Science and Business Technology career cluster, as described in more detail below, as well as early college programming. If this proposal is approved, 26Q315 will be co-located in building Q435 with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435, “Van Buren”), an existing high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. Additionally, there is a community based organization (“CBO”), A.C.E. Program, and a District 75 (“D75”) Hearing Education Services (“HES”) program located in Q435. A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias.

                 

                This EIS has been amended to reflect that the planned enrollment reduction will not impact the admissions methods or policies of any of the programs Van Buren currently offers, including the zoned program. As indicated in the original EIS, this proposal is not anticipated to impact Van Buren’s ability to accommodate all of the zoned students who apply to Van Buren’s zoned program.  This amended EIS also corrects a typographical error in footnote 15.

                 

                If this proposal to open and co-locate 26Q315 in Q435 is approved, students will have access to a new educational option in Queens. Through a six-year program, students will have the opportunity to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, Associate’s degree, and industry-recognized credentials. Students will also engage in a progressive sequence of work-based learning experiences informed by industry partners. More information about CTE endorsed diplomas can be found in Section III of this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). Students at CTE/early college programs seamlessly earn credits so that they can graduate within a six-year period having earned both a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma and a related Associate’s degree. 

                 

                CTE/early college programs provide students with a career-focused educational experience that prepares them for career-track employment within their field of study.  Each CTE/early college high school program is developed and administered in close collaboration with the college that awards the Associate’s degree and a high-profile employer that will offer a range of related work experiences throughout the program, and first-in-line hiring consideration for qualified students who complete the early college program.

                 

                26Q315 will be an early college/CTE school with a focus on careers in the Computer Science and Business Technology industry, partnered with SAP AG and the Queensborough Community College (“QCC”). QCC is one of twenty-three colleges within The City University of New York (“CUNY”) school system, sharing CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunity to a diversified urban population. QCC is dedicated to providing general, liberal arts, career education and continuing education programs, relevant to the needs, interests and aspirations of students of all ages. 26Q315 will partner with SAP AG, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP AG, with regional offices around the world, is the leader in the market of enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service.

                 

                26Q315 students will have the opportunity to complete an Associate’s degree at QCC at no cost to themselves or their families.  Additionally, the partnerships supporting 26Q315 facilitate access to career opportunities with some of New York City’s most prominent and successful companies, in sectors of sustained employment demand.  In addition to the lead industry partner, 26Q315 will build a network of strategic partnerships to offer opportunities related to its industry focus to all students.

                 

                Over the course of the program, students will complete internships and take off-site classes at QCC.  During their fifth and sixth years in the program, most students will likely not be in the M052 building the majority of the time.

                 

                The proposed co-location of 26Q315 in building Q435 is part of the DOE’s central goal to create new school options that will better serve future students and the community at large and to provide another option in the Q435 building and in Queens.  Van Buren is currently the only school in Q435.

                 

                26Q315 will be open to students through the Citywide High School Admissions Process and will have a limited unscreened selection method giving priority to students residing in Queens. (Detailed information about the High School Admissions Process, over-the-counter admissions, and the proposed school’s admissions criteria can be found in Section III.A of this proposal.)

                 

                Currently, the DOE is planning to reduce the enrollment at Van Buren over a period of four years beginning in September 2014. Details of the year-by-year reduction are included in Section III.B below. By 2017-2018, enrollment at Van Buren will decrease by approximately 420-460 students so that it will serve 1,585-1,625 students at scale in ninth through twelfth grades. The enrollment reduction is intended to provide an opportunity for Van Buren to concentrate on a smaller cohort of students, and allow for new school options to develop in building Q435.The DOE does not anticipate reducing Van Buren’s enrollment if this proposal to co-locate 26Q315 is not approved.

                 

                According to the 2011-2012 Enrollment Capacity Utilization Report (“Blue Book”), building Q435 has a target capacity of 2,318 students. (The concept of “target capacity” is explained in Section II below). In 2012-2013, the building serves approximately 2,136 students, yielding a building utilization rate of 92%.

                 

                If this co-location proposal is approved, 26Q315 will gradually phase into Q435 while Van Buren simultaneously scales back its enrollment. The new school will serve students in ninth grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and will add one grade level every year until the school reaches its full grade span of ninth through fourteenth grades in the 2019-2020 school year, serving approximately 630-690 students. In 2019-2020, once 26Q315 has reached full scale, it is projected that there will be approximately 2,215-2,315 students served in Q435, yielding an estimated building utilization rate of approximately 96%-100% using the DOE’s standard calculations.  However, this standard rate is likely overstated because it includes 150-170 students in grades thirteen and fourteen.

                 

                As noted above, these students will primarily complete their studies at off-site locations and will only occasionally be in the Q435 building. Because building use by students in grades thirteen and fourteen cannot be fully estimated at this time, the utilization rates in this EIS conservatively assume that those students will be served in Q435, like all other students enrolled at 26Q315. This utilization estimate also overestimates enrollment and utilization in that it presumes that all incoming ninth-grade students will exercise their option to enroll in grades thirteen and fourteen. Therefore, the DOE expects that utilization in the fifth and sixth years of this proposal will be on the lower end of all projected ranges.

                 

                The DOE supports parent choice and strives to ensure that all families have access to high-quality schools that meet their children’s needs.  CTE programs position students to complete high school and advance to higher education and career-track employment.  The DOE believes in the importance of CTE education and supports the opening of a new high school in the Q435 building which will offer CTE programming in computer science and business.  The DOE is proposing to bring new CTE opportunities to Q435 to serve the City’s families and connect students with an early college educational option that will give students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree free of charge; the co-location of 26Q315 will help meet this goal.

                 

                 

                II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

                 

                The amended Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct30SchoolProposals.

                 

                Copies of the amended EIS are also available in main office of Martin Van Buren High School.

                 

                III. Submission of public comment.

                 

                Written comments can be sent to D26Proposals@....

                 

                Oral comments can be left at 212 374-7621

                 

                IV. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item.

                 

                Name: Emily Ades

                Office: Division of Portfolio Planning

                Address: 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

                Email: D26Proposals@...

                Phone: 212 374-7621

                 

                V. Date, time and place of joint public hearings for this proposal.

                 

                Wednesday, October 23, 2013

                6:00 p.m.

                Building Q435

                230-17 Hillside Avenue

                Queens, NY 11427

                 

                Questions about the proposal should be directed as indicated in section IV above.

                 

                Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

                 

                VI. Date, time and place of the Panel for Educational Policy meeting at which the Panel will vote on the proposed item.

                 

                October 30, 2013

                6:00pm

                Prospect Heights Campus

                883 Classon Avenue

                Brooklyn, NY 11225

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              • Jonathan
                The DoE s been using 84 and assigning numbers to charters for years. When I was a high school scheduler I saw the 84s on the list notice for the occasional
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                  The DoE's been using 84 and assigning numbers to charters for years. When I was a high school scheduler I saw the 84s on the list notice for the occasional charter middle school kid....

                  Jonathan Halabi 

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                  On Sep 28, 2013, at 3:49 PM, Rachel Paster <rpaster@...> wrote:

                   

                  I should note that the proposed revisions to the Chancellor's Reg would apply to high schools, not elementarys or middle schools. 
                  On another note, is it weird that on all these EIS' the DOE is now referring to charters as "New Public Charter School...." rather than just the name? Or that the DOE has assigned them numbers (i.e. 84X_____) suggesting that there is some "District 84")? 

                  Just wondering. 
                  Rachel


                  On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 7:32 AM, Rachel Paster <rpaster@...> wrote:
                  I can't speak for all of them but I know the EIS for LICHS has changes. The original EIS eliminated guaranteed seats for zoned students and that has been eliminated. Not that it matters because the proposed changes to Chancellors Regulation A101 would eliminate the guarantee of a seat to students zoned for the school citywide. Which is an outrageous 11th hour attempt to eliminate zoned schools. 
                  Rachel 

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                  On Sep 27, 2013, at 10:55 PM, J Wedes <jwedes@...> wrote:

                   

                  Has anything changed since you posted this a few weeks ago, Patrick?


                  On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM, Patrick Sullivan <patk.j.sullivan@...> wrote:
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                  Date: Sep 27, 2013 3:02 PM
                  Subject: Amended: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization
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                  Please find the amended public notices and/or educational impact statements for proposals for significant changes in school utilization that will be considered at the October 15, 2013 and the October 30, 2013 Panel for Educational Policy meetings. Both will take place at Prospect Heights Campus located at 883 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225. To view the public notices and to link to the full text of the educational impact statements, either scroll down or connect via the link listed in this email

                   

                  BROOKLYN- October 15, 2013 Panel Vote

                  ·         Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

                  ·         The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New District Middle School (16K672) with Existing Schools P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods (16K335) and M.S. 584 (16K584) in Building K335, Beginning in the 2014-2015 School Year

                   

                  QUEENS - October 30, 2013 Panel Vote

                  ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School (26Q315) with Martin Van Buren High School (26Q435) in Building Q435 Beginning in 2014-2015

                  ·         Amended Educational Impact Statement: The Proposed Opening and Co-location of New High School 30Q335 with Long Island City High School (30Q450) and P.S. 993 Queens (75Q993) in Building Q452, Beginning in 2014-2015

                   

                  Amended: The Proposed Co-location of Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD), with Existing School I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096) in Building K096 Beginning in 2014-2015

                   

                  I.    Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration.

                   

                  The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to site Success Academy Charter School – New York 3 (84KTBD, “SA – New York 3”), a new public elementary charter school that will serve students in kindergarten through fourth grade, in building K096 (“K096”) located at 99 Avenue P, Brooklyn, NY 11204, in Community School District 21 (“District 21”). If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will be co-located in K096 with I.S. 096 Seth Low (21K096, “I.S. 096”) beginning in 2014-2015. I.S. 096 is an existing district middle school that currently serves students in sixth through eighth grade. K096 also houses Beacon, a community-based organization (“CBO”), and a United Federation of Teachers (“UFT”) Center.

                  I.S. 096 enrolls students through the District 21 Middle School Choice Process via zoned and screened admissions methods, described in more detail below.

                  If this proposal is approved, SA – New York 3 will open in September 2014 serving 150-200 students in kindergarten and first grade and will add one grade each year until it serves students in grades kindergarten through four in the 2017-2018 school year. Although SA-New York 3 will be at full grade scale in terms of the grade levels it will serve in K096 in 2017-2018, it will not be at full scale for enrollment purposes until the 2018-2019 school year. At that point, SA – New York 3 is projected to reach stable enrollment and will serve approximately 450-600 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school will admit students via the charter lottery application process, with preference given to District 21 residents as described in more detail below.

                  SA – New York 3 will be operated by Success Academy Charter Schools (“SACS”), a charter management organization (“CMO”) that currently operates 18 public charter schools in New York City, including six new public elementary schools serving students for the first time in 2013-2014. The four SACS elementary schools that received a Progress Report for the 2011-2012 school year each received an overall grade of “A.”

                   

                  SA – New York 3 has submitted a preliminary application for charter authorization from the State University of New York Trustees (“SUNY”) to serve students in kindergarten through fifth grades. This proposal deals only with the kindergarten through fourth grades of SACS. Any future proposal to co-locate any other grade levels of SACS would be addressed in a separate EIS subject to another vote by the Panel for Educational Policy (“PEP”). The proposal to open and co-locate SA – New York 3 in K096 described in this Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) is contingent upon SUNY’s approval of SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. Only SUNY has the authority to approve or deny SA – New York 3’s application for charter authorization. If SUNY does not approve SA – New York 3’s charter application, this proposal will be withdrawn. Should SUNY deny SA – New York 3’s application, the DOE may propose an alternate use of space in K096 that involves a significant change in school utilization, which would be the subject of a future EIS in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-190. For the purposes of this proposal, it is assumed that SUNY will approve SA – New York 3’s application.

                  The DOE believes there is sufficient space in K096 to accommodate both I.S. 096 and SA – New York 3. In 2018-2019, once SA – New York 3 has completed its phase-in and reached stable enrollment in K096, it is projected that there will be approximately 1,110-1,290 students served in K096, thereby yielding an estimated utilization rate of 83%-96%. Please refer to the attached Building Utilization Plan (“BUP”) for a more detailed description of the available space in K096.

                  The amended joint public hearing notice corrects the date of the meeting at which the Panel for Educational Policy will vote on this proposal. This proposal will be voted on at the October 15, 2013 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Details for this meeting’s time and location are included below. No changes have been made to the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”). The Building Utilization Plan has been amended to clarify the start and ending times of I.S. 096’s extended school day schedule and correct the school’s current lunch time.

                   

                  II.    Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

                   

                  The EIS and Amended Building Utilization Plan (“Amended BUP”) can be found on the Department of Education’s Web site: http://schools.nyc.gov/AboutUs/leadership/PEP/publicnotice/2013-2014/Oct15SchoolProposals.

                   

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