Resolution: New York State Must Implement New Forms of Revenue to Prevent School Budget Cuts

This resolution was adopted by the Community Education Council District 1 on June 10, 2020.   WHEREAS, NYC schools are owed $1.1B from the State of New York based on their own Student Fair Funding formula;  WHEREAS, in 2019 NYC received $1B in state funding, which was flat from the year prior; WHEREAS, in 2020 … Continue reading Resolution: New York State Must Implement New Forms of Revenue to Prevent School Budget Cuts

Resolution: Terminate the Contract for Services with the NYPD for the Services of School Resource Officers

This resolution was adopted by Community Education Council District 1 on June 10, 2020.    WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Education is responsible for all interactions students have with adults in our school buildings in order to promote a positive school climate;  WHEREAS, recent actions of officers in the New York Police Department … Continue reading Resolution: Terminate the Contract for Services with the NYPD for the Services of School Resource Officers

Resolution: New York State Leaders Must Stop Using State Tests to Punish Schools and Parents

The below resolution was adopted by Community Education Council District 1 on June 10, 2020. WHEREAS, We are deeply concerned that New York State Education Department’s use of test scores to rate and rank elementary and middle schools stigmatizes public schools and school communities.  WHEREAS, Standardized testing is inadequate, unreliable and often developmentally inappropriate to … Continue reading Resolution: New York State Leaders Must Stop Using State Tests to Punish Schools and Parents