Intermediate School / High School 404 located at 1-50 51st Ave., Long Island City
Full video coverage and follow up Q&A are available in the left column in 6 segments of approximately three to five minutes each.
Long Island City, NY March 8, 2012 -
The Community District Education Council 30 and NYC Department of Education held an Open Meeting to discuss the construction of the new school being built at 1-50 51st Ave, Long Island City. The school will be mixed 6-8th grade and High School 9-12th grade. It is expected to open for the 2013-2014 school year.
Presentations and Q&A were handled by representatives of the NYC Department of Education.
- Monica Gutierrez - Project Support Manager, School Construction Authority
- Rebecca Rawlins - Office of Portfolio Planning, NYC Department of Education
- Emily Ades - Division of Portfolio Planning, NYC Department of Education
- Nikki Scott - Office of New Schools
Dennis Walcott is Chancelor of the NYC Department of Education.
Members of the Community District Education Council 30 attempted to get clarifaction on the decision making process regarding the future of Long Island City Schools.
Parents expressed their very strong feelings that they had moved to Long Island City because it had a "community" feel that was important to them. They want the Department of Education to keep this in mind as they plan the composition of schools for Long Island City.
During the meeting, both the Council and the parents continually returned to the topic of the future of the current space used for PS78 (lower level of CityLights Co-op). The representatives of the NYC Department of Education would only say that they are committed to keeping the lease. Once Council member challenged the idea of just "maintaining the lease", saying that it was a pattern of the DOE leave space empty, and then give it up saying that the space was "underutilized," The Council and the parents pushed for a stonger commitment.
The Department of Education is looking for FEEDBACK, and has prepared a survey. OurLIC is making the survey form available. It should be returned to Gail Cohen, Administrative Assistant, Community District Education Council 30, 28-11 Queens Plaza North, Room 520, Long Island City, NY 11101
OurLIC attended the meeting and is making a full video available, with the exception of comments made by NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer be we arrived.
Watch here for HIGHLIGHTS
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For more information, please contact:
Community District Education Council 30
28-11 Queens Plaza North, Room 520
Long Island City, NY 11101
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