Friday, December 11, 2009

Public Notice: The closure of all NYC public schools

From: "Panel for Educational Policy"

Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:39:36 -0500

Subject: Public Notice: Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization


December 10, 2009


Joel I. Klein


Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization

Please find public notices for significant changes in school utilization below. To view the notices, either scroll down or connect via the links listed here:

1. The Phase-out and Eventual Closure of Public Education in NYC

Proposal for a Significant Change in the Utilization of School Building M, Q, R, X and R

The Phase-out and Eventual Closure of all NYC public schools

I. Description of the subject and purpose of the proposed item under consideration

Beginning in the 2010-2011 school year, all NYC public schools in this city serving grades K-12, will be phased out of operation, one grade level per year at a time. Grade K will be eliminated in 2010-2011, grade 1 will be eliminated in 2011-2012, and so on until all grades are eliminated in all boroughs.

They will be replaced with any charter school operator who comes to us with a plausible proposal or any hedge fund operator who has a pet project in mind. We will continue to have sufficient seats to serve our elementary, middle school, and high school students with resources currently allocated to public schools to be repurposed for high quality charter schools throughout the city. Any future proposal to site one of these charter schools will be addressed in a separate educational impact statement.

II. Information regarding where the full text of the proposed item may be obtained.

The Educational Impact Statement can be found on the Department of Education website:

III. Submission of public comment

Written comments can be sent to NYC citywide

Oral comments can be left at 718-935-4415 (but don’t expect anyone will answer the phone; we’re too busy having cocktails with the hedge fund operators)

IV. The name, office, address, email and telephone number of the city district representative, knowledgeable on the item under consideration, from whom information may be obtained concerning the item

Name: Chancellor Joel Klein, or one of his many Deputy Chancellors, better known as the “hit men.”

Office: Office of Portfolio Planning

Address: 52 Chambers St


Phone: 212-374-6677

V. Date, time and place of public hearing for this proposal.

January 13, 2010 at 6:00pm

At infinite locations throughout the city (so you and the media can only attend one hearing at most; sorry!)

There will be no question and answer period. Questions about the proposal can be directed as indicated in section IV above.

Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes before the hearing and will close 15 minutes after the start.

VI. Date, time and place of the PEP meeting at which the Board will vote on the proposed item.

January 26, 2010


Michael J. Petrides School

715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island (It’s the furthest we could arrange for it to take place; and anyway, what does it matter? We control the majority of the seats on the PEP and can do whatever we feel like doing. Thank you Gov. Paterson, Shelly Silver and the NY State legislature!)

Posted to the NYC Education News listserve by Leonie Haimson

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