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Community Alert: Public Hearing for Boys & Girls H.S., Identified by NYS Education Dept. as Struggling, Scheduled for This Monday, Sept. 26.



Come advocate for Boys & Girls H.S., at the school, 1700 Fulton Street, this Monday, September 26, 6:00-9:00pm, at a public hearing called by the New York City Department of Education.  Minutes before going to press, Wednesday evening, we received a media advisory (6:35pm) alerting to the dates and times of public hearings for 27 schools identified that have been placed I receivership.

The notice was apparently intended to increase awareness of the hearings in accordance with New York State Education Law and New York State Commissioner’s Regulations request for community input in developing public discussions of the performance of the schools in question and the process of receivership.  When schools are in this status, input from the public regarding recommendations for improving the school is required.
This Monday, all speakers must register between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. Written comments will be collected on the day of the hearing and can also be submitted via online feedback form (posted on the NYCDOE website at no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second business day after the hearing date.

For more information, please see the New York State Education Department’s document entitled “Intervention in Struggling Schools Through Receivership,” available here.

Other Brooklyn schools subject to public hearings concerning their futures, include: Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School, 999 Jamaica Ave. (Friday 9/23, 6p-9p); P.S. 165 Ida Posner, 76 Lott Ave. (Wednesday 9/28, 6p-9p); and P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz. 85 Watkins St. (Tuesday, 9/27, 6p-9p).

Those who are unable to attend the hearings may submit comments through the online feedback form, or by mail or email to the following:


Name: Sharon Rencher
Office: State/Federal Education Policy and School Improvement Programs
Address: 52 Chambers Street, Room 320, New York, NY 10007
Phone Number: 212-374-0557

The full schedule of public hearing dates and locations is posted here:

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