School siting/planning; Playground renovation; CEC business meeting & application deadline

Hearing on School Siting/Planning and Admissions Reporting We joined with other CECs and advocacy groups to pass a resolution calling for a Commission on School Siting and Planning to address overcrowding in schools citywide. The resolution notes that "the city’s failure to plan, site and build sufficient school space is a long term problem that … Continue reading School siting/planning; Playground renovation; CEC business meeting & application deadline

Presentation on Students in Temporary Housing, 2/8/17

Please join us for a presentation on Students in Temporary Housing by Liza Pappas, Education Policy and Budget Analyst at the Independent Budget Office. Part of a discussion on Housing & Education at the: *  CEC1 Calendar & Business Meeting (Agenda) *  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 6:00pm *  PS 20 (166 Essex St.) * … Continue reading Presentation on Students in Temporary Housing, 2/8/17

Tonight: Rally Opposing DeVos & Rally Against Hate

Rally Opposing DeVos The Panel for Educational Policy is holding a Special Calendar Meeting tonight at 5:30 at Tweed to vote on a proposed resolution opposing the confirmation of nominee Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education of the United States. Join parents and education advocates for a rally on the steps beforehand: 5:00pm outside of 52 … Continue reading Tonight: Rally Opposing DeVos & Rally Against Hate

Profoundly Unqualified

Calendar Meeting We've sent D1 schools' capital requests to the School Construction Authority. Please join us at our January 25th calendar meeting for a presentation by the SCA on the capital plan amendment and a public comment opportunity (Agenda). *  Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 6:00pm *  PS 20 (166 Essex St.) *  Refreshments and childcare … Continue reading Profoundly Unqualified

Meetings: January 2017

Capital Plan Committee Meeting CEC1's Capital Plan Committee will meet Friday morning to prioritize CSD1 capital requests: *  Capital Plan Committee Meeting: Friday, January 6 at 8am, Room 126, PS 20 (166 Essex St) Please join CEC1's January 25th calendar meeting for a presentation of the capital plan amendment by the SCA and public comment opportunity: 6pm at … Continue reading Meetings: January 2017

K and Pre-K Application Windows, 2016-2017

Kindergarten Applications Kindergarten applications are due on Friday, January 13, 2017. You can apply online, over the phone, or in person at 333 Seventh Avenue. Check out the District 1 Kindergarten Directory. The DoE also provides the links below for help with the application process. *  Online Application *  Website (information and resources about Kindergarten Admissions) … Continue reading K and Pre-K Application Windows, 2016-2017

Capital Requests to School Construction Authority & Borough President’s Office

Collect Your Capital Requests! CEC1 has asked Community School District 1 principals to begin collecting their capital requests. This should involve a collaborative process among school leaders, staff, SLT members, PA/PTA members, and other interested community members. The School Construction Authority (SCA) has indicated that it will only accept capital requests for District 1 from the CEC, and not from individual … Continue reading Capital Requests to School Construction Authority & Borough President’s Office

12/14 Calendar & Business Meeting, Charter Renewal Comments, Homeless Students, and More

Calendar and Business Meeting, Dec. 14, 6pm Join us on Wednesday night for a discussion of district planning and updates: *  a presentation from NYCDoE's Office of District Planning *  a discussion of the 2015-2019 capital plan amendment, the School Construction Authority's response to last year's D1 capital requests, and the capital request process* * … Continue reading 12/14 Calendar & Business Meeting, Charter Renewal Comments, Homeless Students, and More

Integration Updates & Band-Aids

ŸŸŸ*  DoE puts socio-economic integration on indefinite hold in D1 Ÿ*  CEC1 and community members believe district-wide integration is feasible, this year *  New School report released Wednesday agrees, recommends "Five Steps to Integrate New York City Elementary Schools" *  DoE, "can do much more to address deep segregation in its public schools, such as...moving ahead with an admissions … Continue reading Integration Updates & Band-Aids