Sign this Petition to ensure that ALL PROPOSALS TO CLOSE, PHASE, TRUNCATE or CO-LOCATE NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE COMMUNITY!
Why This Is ImportantIn a recent Quinnipiac poll, almost 6 in 10 New Yorkers believe that that the mayor’s takeover of our schools has been a failure, while only 1 out of 8 New Yorkers say that mayoral control should continue as currently constituted. More than four times as many New Yorkers believe that in the future, the mayor should share power with an independent body than retain complete control over our schools.
It is time for public school parents, our communities, and our elected officials to have a voice again as to the fate of our children’s public schools, especially when it comes to damaging school closings and co-locations!
We urge the Governor and our legislature to ensure that all proposals to close, phase, truncate or co-locate NYC public schools must be approved by the district Community Education Council in which the school resides. Before taking a vote, the CEC shall solicit advice from the affected School Leadership Team(s), the district Presidents Council, the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council, and the Citywide Council on Special Education and other parent and community organizations. In the case of high schools, the district CEC shall also consider the advice of the Citywide Council on High Schools, in addition to the organizations listed above.
Endorsed by Class Size Matters and the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council, 3/8/12.