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  • Leonie Haimson
    The below and attached meeting of CEC 15 says “Presentation by the Office of Portfolio”. I thought it didn’t exist anymore. This was what was written
    Message 1 of 7 , Jul 14, 2014

    The below and attached meeting of CEC 15 says “Presentation by the Office of Portfolio”.

     

    I thought it didn’t exist anymore.   This was what was written in the recent audit from the Comptroller’s office:

     

    http://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/7E13_123A.pdf

     

    ….. Following receipt of the preliminary draft audit report and an audit exit conference held on May 23, 2014 at which the audit findings were discussed with DOE officials, DOE informed the Comptroller’s Office for the first time that the Office of Portfolio Management “no longer exists.” In a subsequent communication, DOE officials reported that they had eliminated the office in March 2014,although they failed to previously mention that to the audit team. DOE further reported that Portfolio Management had been replaced with the Office of District Planning and that this office would be responsible for matters pertaining to space utilization and overcrowding to the extent that the Office of Portfolio Management had previously been.

     

    Perhaps no one told the people at Portfolio that the office was eliminated.

     

    From: Smith Romaine [mailto:RSmith45@...]
    Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:12 PM
    Subject: CEC15 Community Town Hall Meeting July 15, 2014@6:30pm, PS 130.

     

     

    COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING

     

    Date: July 15, 2014

    Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
    Location:  P.S. 130, 70 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York


    Agenda

    1. CEC Introduction

     

    1. Portfolio Presentation

     

    1. New School Planning

     

    1. PS 130 Annex

     

    1. Public Comments (Please limit to no more than two (2) minutes each)

     

    1. Questions and Comments

     

    1. Next Steps & Adjournment

     

     

     

     

    Next Community Council Business Meeting

    Date: July 29, 2014

    Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

    Location: 131 Livingston Street

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Romaine A. Smith

    Administrative Assistant

    District 15 Community Education Council

    131 Livingston Street, Room 301

    Brooklyn, New York 11201

    ph:  718/935-4267

    fax: 718/935-4356

    rsmith45@...

     

     please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to

     

     

  • Lisa
    A rose by any other name...? http://schools.nyc.gov/community/planning/default.htm The Division of District Planning is committed to improving opportunities
    Message 2 of 7 , Jul 14, 2014
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      A rose by any other name...?


      http://schools.nyc.gov/community/planning/default.htm


      The Division of District Planning is committed to improving opportunities for students by creating and supporting high-quality schools and programs that meet community needs. The Division manages the planning of New York City district schools, charter schools, and early childhood education programs. In addition, the Division manages critical interventions for persistently under-performing schools. The Division’s coordinated efforts align the needs of students with available resources to improve outcomes.

      DDP oversees a broad range of functional areas including: 

      District Management
      The District Management team plans and implements structural changes to the portfolio of New York City public schools in order to address systemic inequities in access to higher performing schools. These changes include, but are not limited to, opening high-performing new schools and phasing out underperforming schools; changes in enrollment policies; changes in zoning; and changes to grade configurations. 

      New Schools
      The mission of the Office of New Schools (ONS) is to continually improve access to high quality education for all students in NYC, by selecting and training effective leaders to open up high-performing schools that prepare all students for success in college, careers and the competitive world beyond.  Since 2002, more than 400 new schools have been created to offer more options to students and communities; 31 new district elementary, middle and high schools opened in September 2012.   In addition to vetting and preparing the new school principal candidates, ONS provides post-opening support in concert with Networks and district superintendents.  By following the link above, prospective new district school leaders can join this elite group of New York City change-makers.

      Charter Schools
      In an effort to provide more high quality public options for children in New York City, the Charter Schools team focuses on attracting, developing, supporting, and holding charter schools to the highest standard. 


      Early Childhood Education 
      The Early Childhood Education team ensures that more than 65,000 children aged 0-8 are getting a high-quality early childhood education through citywide initiatives. The team works with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), public schools, and other stakeholders to increase both access to and the quality of early childhood programs with a focus on Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

      State Portfolio Policy
      The Office of State Portfolio Policy (OSPP) works across the Division of District Planning on state and federal policy issues.  OSPP also leads all state and federal school intervention and improvement efforts for Priority Schools, identified as low-performing schools by the New York State Education Department. The team determines Priority School intervention models and applies for grants, monitors model implementation, and investigates policy issues in order to improve student achievement in these schools.



      To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
      From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:31:16 -0400
      Subject: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated? [1 Attachment]

       
      [Attachment(s) from Leonie Haimson included below]

      The below and attached meeting of CEC 15 says “Presentation by the Office of Portfolio”.

       

      I thought it didn’t exist anymore.   This was what was written in the recent audit from the Comptroller’s office:

       

      http://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/7E13_123A.pdf

       

      ….. Following receipt of the preliminary draft audit report and an audit exit conference held on May 23, 2014 at which the audit findings were discussed with DOE officials, DOE informed the Comptroller’s Office for the first time that the Office of Portfolio Management “no longer exists.” In a subsequent communication, DOE officials reported that they had eliminated the office in March 2014,although they failed to previously mention that to the audit team. DOE further reported that Portfolio Management had been replaced with the Office of District Planning and that this office would be responsible for matters pertaining to space utilization and overcrowding to the extent that the Office of Portfolio Management had previously been.

       

      Perhaps no one told the people at Portfolio that the office was eliminated.

       

      From: Smith Romaine [mailto:RSmith45@...]
      Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:12 PM
      Subject: CEC15 Community Town Hall Meeting July 15, 2014@6:30pm, PS 130.

       

       

      COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING

       

      Date: July 15, 2014

      Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
      Location:  P.S. 130, 70 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York


      Agenda

      1. CEC Introduction

       

      1. Portfolio Presentation

       

      1. New School Planning

       

      1. PS 130 Annex

       

      1. Public Comments (Please limit to no more than two (2) minutes each)

       

      1. Questions and Comments

       

      1. Next Steps & Adjournment

       

       

       

       

      Next Community Council Business Meeting

      Date: July 29, 2014

      Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

      Location: 131 Livingston Street

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Romaine A. Smith

      Administrative Assistant

      District 15 Community Education Council

      131 Livingston Street, Room 301

      Brooklyn, New York 11201

      ph:  718/935-4267

      fax: 718/935-4356

      rsmith45@...

       

       please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to

       

       


    • Lisa
      http://schools.nyc.gov/community/planning/changes/default.htmDistrict Management- NOT SO NEW???? Assessing Community NeedsAssessing community needs is a
      Message 3 of 7 , Jul 14, 2014
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        Assessing Community Needs

        Assessing community needs is a complex process and varies by location.  Based on conversations with Community Education Councils, District Leadership Teams and other community leaders throughout the past year, the DOE makes preliminary assessments about the need for new schools throughout the City.  We continue to meet with local communities to revise and update the assessment of community educational priorities and determine what types of new schools (if any) are needed in a particular community.

        Assessment of New School Needs:


          Upcoming Events

          Visit the Panel for Educational Policy page to view information about upcoming panel meetings.

          Stay Informed

          Sign up for email updates to get the latest news about our schools.


          Underutilized Memorandums:
          January 12, 2012
           - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is available here.
          January 25, 2012 - Updated Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
          October 24, 2012 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is available here.
          November 20, 2012 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.
          January 3, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
          January 23, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
          February 1, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here. 
          August 28, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here. 
          December 13, 2013 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.
          December 27, 2013 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.

          Co-location Memorandums:
          May 12, 2012
           - Updated List of Co-Located Schools Organizations is available here.


          To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
          From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:34:50 -0400
          Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated?

           

          A rose by any other name...?


          http://schools.nyc.gov/community/planning/default.htm


          The Division of District Planning is committed to improving opportunities for students by creating and supporting high-quality schools and programs that meet community needs. The Division manages the planning of New York City district schools, charter schools, and early childhood education programs. In addition, the Division manages critical interventions for persistently under-performing schools. The Division’s coordinated efforts align the needs of students with available resources to improve outcomes.

          DDP oversees a broad range of functional areas including: 

          District Management
          The District Management team plans and implements structural changes to the portfolio of New York City public schools in order to address systemic inequities in access to higher performing schools. These changes include, but are not limited to, opening high-performing new schools and phasing out underperforming schools; changes in enrollment policies; changes in zoning; and changes to grade configurations. 

          New Schools
          The mission of the Office of New Schools (ONS) is to continually improve access to high quality education for all students in NYC, by selecting and training effective leaders to open up high-performing schools that prepare all students for success in college, careers and the competitive world beyond.  Since 2002, more than 400 new schools have been created to offer more options to students and communities; 31 new district elementary, middle and high schools opened in September 2012.   In addition to vetting and preparing the new school principal candidates, ONS provides post-opening support in concert with Networks and district superintendents.  By following the link above, prospective new district school leaders can join this elite group of New York City change-makers.

          Charter Schools
          In an effort to provide more high quality public options for children in New York City, the Charter Schools team focuses on attracting, developing, supporting, and holding charter schools to the highest standard. 


          Early Childhood Education 
          The Early Childhood Education team ensures that more than 65,000 children aged 0-8 are getting a high-quality early childhood education through citywide initiatives. The team works with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), public schools, and other stakeholders to increase both access to and the quality of early childhood programs with a focus on Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

          State Portfolio Policy
          The Office of State Portfolio Policy (OSPP) works across the Division of District Planning on state and federal policy issues.  OSPP also leads all state and federal school intervention and improvement efforts for Priority Schools, identified as low-performing schools by the New York State Education Department. The team determines Priority School intervention models and applies for grants, monitors model implementation, and investigates policy issues in order to improve student achievement in these schools.



          To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
          From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:31:16 -0400
          Subject: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated? [1 Attachment]

           
          [Attachment(s) from Leonie Haimson included below]

          The below and attached meeting of CEC 15 says “Presentation by the Office of Portfolio”.

           

          I thought it didn’t exist anymore.   This was what was written in the recent audit from the Comptroller’s office:

           

          http://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/7E13_123A.pdf

           

          ….. Following receipt of the preliminary draft audit report and an audit exit conference held on May 23, 2014 at which the audit findings were discussed with DOE officials, DOE informed the Comptroller’s Office for the first time that the Office of Portfolio Management “no longer exists.” In a subsequent communication, DOE officials reported that they had eliminated the office in March 2014,although they failed to previously mention that to the audit team. DOE further reported that Portfolio Management had been replaced with the Office of District Planning and that this office would be responsible for matters pertaining to space utilization and overcrowding to the extent that the Office of Portfolio Management had previously been.

           

          Perhaps no one told the people at Portfolio that the office was eliminated.

           

          From: Smith Romaine [mailto:RSmith45@...]
          Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:12 PM
          Subject: CEC15 Community Town Hall Meeting July 15, 2014@6:30pm, PS 130.

           

           

          COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING

           

          Date: July 15, 2014

          Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
          Location:  P.S. 130, 70 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York


          Agenda

          1. CEC Introduction

           

          1. Portfolio Presentation

           

          1. New School Planning

           

          1. PS 130 Annex

           

          1. Public Comments (Please limit to no more than two (2) minutes each)

           

          1. Questions and Comments

           

          1. Next Steps & Adjournment

           

           

           

           

          Next Community Council Business Meeting

          Date: July 29, 2014

          Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

          Location: 131 Livingston Street

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Romaine A. Smith

          Administrative Assistant

          District 15 Community Education Council

          131 Livingston Street, Room 301

          Brooklyn, New York 11201

          ph:  718/935-4267

          fax: 718/935-4356

          rsmith45@...

           

           please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to

           

           



        • Lisa
          if you click the link to Manhattan District Planning listed to the side of the page below you get
          Message 4 of 7 , Jul 14, 2014
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            if you click the link to Manhattan District Planning listed to the side of the page below
            you get to:

            Manhattan

            Portfolio Planning

            Welcome to the Manhattan Portfolio Planning page. Here you can learn about proposed changes to schools in Manhattan’s community school districts.

            For each district you will find Action Plans for Struggling Schools , Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization, Surveys and Other Documents. We also urge you to review proposals currently under consideration by the Panel for Educational Policy. To view current proposals for significant changes in school utilization, please visit the Panel For Educational Policy webpage.


            To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
            From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:36:45 -0400
            Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated?

             

            Assessing Community Needs

            Assessing community needs is a complex process and varies by location.  Based on conversations with Community Education Councils, District Leadership Teams and other community leaders throughout the past year, the DOE makes preliminary assessments about the need for new schools throughout the City.  We continue to meet with local communities to revise and update the assessment of community educational priorities and determine what types of new schools (if any) are needed in a particular community.

            Assessment of New School Needs:


              Upcoming Events

              Visit the Panel for Educational Policy page to view information about upcoming panel meetings.

              Stay Informed

              Sign up for email updates to get the latest news about our schools.


              Underutilized Memorandums:
              January 12, 2012
               - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is available here.
              January 25, 2012 - Updated Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
              October 24, 2012 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is available here.
              November 20, 2012 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.
              January 3, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
              January 23, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
              February 1, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here. 
              August 28, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here. 
              December 13, 2013 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.
              December 27, 2013 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.

              Co-location Memorandums:
              May 12, 2012
               - Updated List of Co-Located Schools Organizations is available here.


              To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
              From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:34:50 -0400
              Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated?

               

              A rose by any other name...?


              http://schools.nyc.gov/community/planning/default.htm


              The Division of District Planning is committed to improving opportunities for students by creating and supporting high-quality schools and programs that meet community needs. The Division manages the planning of New York City district schools, charter schools, and early childhood education programs. In addition, the Division manages critical interventions for persistently under-performing schools. The Division’s coordinated efforts align the needs of students with available resources to improve outcomes.

              DDP oversees a broad range of functional areas including: 

              District Management
              The District Management team plans and implements structural changes to the portfolio of New York City public schools in order to address systemic inequities in access to higher performing schools. These changes include, but are not limited to, opening high-performing new schools and phasing out underperforming schools; changes in enrollment policies; changes in zoning; and changes to grade configurations. 

              New Schools
              The mission of the Office of New Schools (ONS) is to continually improve access to high quality education for all students in NYC, by selecting and training effective leaders to open up high-performing schools that prepare all students for success in college, careers and the competitive world beyond.  Since 2002, more than 400 new schools have been created to offer more options to students and communities; 31 new district elementary, middle and high schools opened in September 2012.   In addition to vetting and preparing the new school principal candidates, ONS provides post-opening support in concert with Networks and district superintendents.  By following the link above, prospective new district school leaders can join this elite group of New York City change-makers.

              Charter Schools
              In an effort to provide more high quality public options for children in New York City, the Charter Schools team focuses on attracting, developing, supporting, and holding charter schools to the highest standard. 


              Early Childhood Education 
              The Early Childhood Education team ensures that more than 65,000 children aged 0-8 are getting a high-quality early childhood education through citywide initiatives. The team works with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), public schools, and other stakeholders to increase both access to and the quality of early childhood programs with a focus on Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

              State Portfolio Policy
              The Office of State Portfolio Policy (OSPP) works across the Division of District Planning on state and federal policy issues.  OSPP also leads all state and federal school intervention and improvement efforts for Priority Schools, identified as low-performing schools by the New York State Education Department. The team determines Priority School intervention models and applies for grants, monitors model implementation, and investigates policy issues in order to improve student achievement in these schools.



              To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
              From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:31:16 -0400
              Subject: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated? [1 Attachment]

               
              [Attachment(s) from Leonie Haimson included below]

              The below and attached meeting of CEC 15 says “Presentation by the Office of Portfolio”.

               

              I thought it didn’t exist anymore.   This was what was written in the recent audit from the Comptroller’s office:

               

              http://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/7E13_123A.pdf

               

              ….. Following receipt of the preliminary draft audit report and an audit exit conference held on May 23, 2014 at which the audit findings were discussed with DOE officials, DOE informed the Comptroller’s Office for the first time that the Office of Portfolio Management “no longer exists.” In a subsequent communication, DOE officials reported that they had eliminated the office in March 2014,although they failed to previously mention that to the audit team. DOE further reported that Portfolio Management had been replaced with the Office of District Planning and that this office would be responsible for matters pertaining to space utilization and overcrowding to the extent that the Office of Portfolio Management had previously been.

               

              Perhaps no one told the people at Portfolio that the office was eliminated.

               

              From: Smith Romaine [mailto:RSmith45@...]
              Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:12 PM
              Subject: CEC15 Community Town Hall Meeting July 15, 2014@6:30pm, PS 130.

               

               

              COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING

               

              Date: July 15, 2014

              Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
              Location:  P.S. 130, 70 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York


              Agenda

              1. CEC Introduction

               

              1. Portfolio Presentation

               

              1. New School Planning

               

              1. PS 130 Annex

               

              1. Public Comments (Please limit to no more than two (2) minutes each)

               

              1. Questions and Comments

               

              1. Next Steps & Adjournment

               

               

               

               

              Next Community Council Business Meeting

              Date: July 29, 2014

              Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

              Location: 131 Livingston Street

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Romaine A. Smith

              Administrative Assistant

              District 15 Community Education Council

              131 Livingston Street, Room 301

              Brooklyn, New York 11201

              ph:  718/935-4267

              fax: 718/935-4356

              rsmith45@...

               

               please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to

               

               




            • Lisa
              yet if you link from the page on to OPP ( last link below) you get back to the District Planning page.FacilitiesStudents learn more and achieve at higher
              Message 5 of 7 , Jul 14, 2014
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                yet if you link from the page on to OPP ( last link below) you get back to the District Planning page.

                Facilities

                Students learn more and achieve at higher levels when they go to schools that are safe, in good repair, and not overcrowded.

                The School Construction Authority (SCA) builds new public schools and manages the upgrades and renovations of large capital construction projects. The SCA also conducts the Building Condition and Assessment Survey and the Building Capacity and Utilization Report. Go to the SCA section for information about the DOE Five-Year Capital Plan, as well as enrollment projections and capacity and utilization reports for school facilities. The SCA protocol for environmental due diligence of schools considered for lease renewals is available for review. 

                The Education Construction Fund (ECF) promotes housing, retail, or other compatible economic development projects along with new school construction on City properties. Go to the ECF section to find out more about projects completed by the Fund.

                The Division of School Facilities (DSF) is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and safe operation of all facilities under the jurisdiction of the City’s school system.

                The Office of Portfolio Planning plans for the instructional use of the Department of Education's facilities.


                To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:40:09 -0400
                Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated?

                 

                if you click the link to Manhattan District Planning listed to the side of the page below
                you get to:

                Manhattan

                Portfolio Planning

                Welcome to the Manhattan Portfolio Planning page. Here you can learn about proposed changes to schools in Manhattan’s community school districts.

                For each district you will find Action Plans for Struggling Schools , Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization, Surveys and Other Documents. We also urge you to review proposals currently under consideration by the Panel for Educational Policy. To view current proposals for significant changes in school utilization, please visit the Panel For Educational Policy webpage.


                To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:36:45 -0400
                Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated?

                 

                Assessing Community Needs

                Assessing community needs is a complex process and varies by location.  Based on conversations with Community Education Councils, District Leadership Teams and other community leaders throughout the past year, the DOE makes preliminary assessments about the need for new schools throughout the City.  We continue to meet with local communities to revise and update the assessment of community educational priorities and determine what types of new schools (if any) are needed in a particular community.

                Assessment of New School Needs:


                  Upcoming Events

                  Visit the Panel for Educational Policy page to view information about upcoming panel meetings.

                  Stay Informed

                  Sign up for email updates to get the latest news about our schools.


                  Underutilized Memorandums:
                  January 12, 2012
                   - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is available here.
                  January 25, 2012 - Updated Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
                  October 24, 2012 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is available here.
                  November 20, 2012 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.
                  January 3, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
                  January 23, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here.
                  February 1, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here. 
                  August 28, 2013 - Updated Under-utlized Space Memorandum Addendum is available here. 
                  December 13, 2013 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.
                  December 27, 2013 - Updated Under-utilized Space Memorandum is availablehere.

                  Co-location Memorandums:
                  May 12, 2012
                   - Updated List of Co-Located Schools Organizations is available here.


                  To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                  From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:34:50 -0400
                  Subject: RE: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated?

                   

                  A rose by any other name...?


                  http://schools.nyc.gov/community/planning/default.htm


                  The Division of District Planning is committed to improving opportunities for students by creating and supporting high-quality schools and programs that meet community needs. The Division manages the planning of New York City district schools, charter schools, and early childhood education programs. In addition, the Division manages critical interventions for persistently under-performing schools. The Division’s coordinated efforts align the needs of students with available resources to improve outcomes.

                  DDP oversees a broad range of functional areas including: 

                  District Management
                  The District Management team plans and implements structural changes to the portfolio of New York City public schools in order to address systemic inequities in access to higher performing schools. These changes include, but are not limited to, opening high-performing new schools and phasing out underperforming schools; changes in enrollment policies; changes in zoning; and changes to grade configurations. 

                  New Schools
                  The mission of the Office of New Schools (ONS) is to continually improve access to high quality education for all students in NYC, by selecting and training effective leaders to open up high-performing schools that prepare all students for success in college, careers and the competitive world beyond.  Since 2002, more than 400 new schools have been created to offer more options to students and communities; 31 new district elementary, middle and high schools opened in September 2012.   In addition to vetting and preparing the new school principal candidates, ONS provides post-opening support in concert with Networks and district superintendents.  By following the link above, prospective new district school leaders can join this elite group of New York City change-makers.

                  Charter Schools
                  In an effort to provide more high quality public options for children in New York City, the Charter Schools team focuses on attracting, developing, supporting, and holding charter schools to the highest standard. 


                  Early Childhood Education 
                  The Early Childhood Education team ensures that more than 65,000 children aged 0-8 are getting a high-quality early childhood education through citywide initiatives. The team works with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), public schools, and other stakeholders to increase both access to and the quality of early childhood programs with a focus on Universal Pre-Kindergarten.

                  State Portfolio Policy
                  The Office of State Portfolio Policy (OSPP) works across the Division of District Planning on state and federal policy issues.  OSPP also leads all state and federal school intervention and improvement efforts for Priority Schools, identified as low-performing schools by the New York State Education Department. The team determines Priority School intervention models and applies for grants, monitors model implementation, and investigates policy issues in order to improve student achievement in these schools.



                  To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                  From: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:31:16 -0400
                  Subject: [nyceducationnews] Portfolio eliminated? [1 Attachment]

                   
                  [Attachment(s) from Leonie Haimson included below]

                  The below and attached meeting of CEC 15 says “Presentation by the Office of Portfolio”.

                   

                  I thought it didn’t exist anymore.   This was what was written in the recent audit from the Comptroller’s office:

                   

                  http://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/7E13_123A.pdf

                   

                  ….. Following receipt of the preliminary draft audit report and an audit exit conference held on May 23, 2014 at which the audit findings were discussed with DOE officials, DOE informed the Comptroller’s Office for the first time that the Office of Portfolio Management “no longer exists.” In a subsequent communication, DOE officials reported that they had eliminated the office in March 2014,although they failed to previously mention that to the audit team. DOE further reported that Portfolio Management had been replaced with the Office of District Planning and that this office would be responsible for matters pertaining to space utilization and overcrowding to the extent that the Office of Portfolio Management had previously been.

                   

                  Perhaps no one told the people at Portfolio that the office was eliminated.

                   

                  From: Smith Romaine [mailto:RSmith45@...]
                  Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:12 PM
                  Subject: CEC15 Community Town Hall Meeting July 15, 2014@6:30pm, PS 130.

                   

                   

                  COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING

                   

                  Date: July 15, 2014

                  Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
                  Location:  P.S. 130, 70 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York


                  Agenda

                  1. CEC Introduction

                   

                  1. Portfolio Presentation

                   

                  1. New School Planning

                   

                  1. PS 130 Annex

                   

                  1. Public Comments (Please limit to no more than two (2) minutes each)

                   

                  1. Questions and Comments

                   

                  1. Next Steps & Adjournment

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Next Community Council Business Meeting

                  Date: July 29, 2014

                  Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

                  Location: 131 Livingston Street

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  Romaine A. Smith

                  Administrative Assistant

                  District 15 Community Education Council

                  131 Livingston Street, Room 301

                  Brooklyn, New York 11201

                  ph:  718/935-4267

                  fax: 718/935-4356

                  rsmith45@...

                   

                   please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to

                   

                   





                • lwinds4
                  What s in a name? Laurie In a message dated 7/14/2014 4:31:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com writes: [_Attachment(s)_
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                    "What's in a name?"
                     
                    Laurie
                     
                    In a message dated 7/14/2014 4:31:23 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com writes:
                     

                    The below and attached meeting of CEC 15 says “Presentation by the Office of Portfolio”.

                    I thought it didn’t exist anymore.   This was what was written in the recent audit from the Comptroller’s office:

                    http://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/7E13_123A.pdf

                    ….. Following receipt of the preliminary draft audit report and an audit exit conference held on May 23, 2014 at which the audit findings were discussed with DOE officials, DOE informed the Comptroller’s Office for the first time that the Office of Portfolio Management “no longer exists.” In a subsequent communication, DOE officials reported that they had eliminated the office in March 2014,although they failed to previously mention that to the audit team. DOE further reported that Portfolio Management had been replaced with the Office of District Planning and that this office would be responsible for matters pertaining to space utilization and overcrowding to the extent that the Office of Portfolio Management had previously been.

                    Perhaps no one told the people at Portfolio that the office was eliminated.

                    From: Smith Romaine [mailto:RSmith45@...]
                    Sent: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:12 PM
                    Subject: CEC15 Community Town Hall Meeting July 15, 2014@6:30pm, PS 130.

                    COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING

                    Date: July 15, 2014

                    Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
                    Location:  P.S. 130, 70 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York


                    Agenda

                    1. CEC Introduction

                    1. Portfolio Presentation

                    1. New School Planning

                    1. PS 130 Annex

                    1. Public Comments (Please limit to no more than two (2) minutes each)

                    1. Questions and Comments

                    1. Next Steps & Adjournment

                    Next Community Council Business Meeting

                    Date: July 29, 2014

                    Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

                    Location: 131 Livingston Street

                    Romaine A. Smith

                    Administrative Assistant

                    District 15 Community Education Council

                    131 Livingston Street, Room 301

                    Brooklyn, New York 11201

                    ph:  718/935-4267

                    fax: 718/935-4356

                    rsmith45@...

                     please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to

                  • mchgh_lln
                    a rose is a rose and would still smell the same....portrose? potrose?
                    Message 7 of 7 , Jul 14, 2014
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                      a rose is a rose and would still smell the same....portrose? potrose?
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