Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Staff from the Former Island Academy at Rikers Island Need Your Help

Dear Friends,

During the 2009-2010 school  year our school paid The Comer Institute a reported $35,000 for a comprehensive report wherein teachers were interviewed extensively.

This comprehensive report discussed and analyzed the various aspects of Island Academy. The administration had promised on several occasions throughout the process that after a brief review by District 79 administration, the entire contents of this report would be available to staff. The document has been completed and sent to Island Academy’s administration, but District 79 refused to share it with staff.

The school administration disagrees with the report claiming that “It undermines the rationale for closing the school.” The report can be requested per the Freedom of Information Act from the DOE at  foil@schools.nyc.gov.


The title of the report is "Contextual Analysis for Austin H. MacCormick - Island Academy, Rikers Island, June 29, 2010."


We encourage everyone to request the report so that the DOE will release it. Thanks for your help in this matter.

Very truly,

Don Murphy

Former Chapter Leader, Island Academy at Rikers Island

1 comment:

  1. You will have more success if you give people specific instructions.You may also want to inform them there may be a charge for releasing the report.

    For example:

    Please send request via email to:

    foil@schools.nyc.gov.

    Subject line: FOIL REQUEST REPORT


    Re: As per the Freedom of Information Law, I am requesting a copy of the report "Contextual Analysis for Austin H. MacCormick - Island Academy, Rikers Island, June 29, 2010."

    Thank you,

    sign your name here

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