Friday, March 2, 2018

Leonie posts PEP Votes on Closures and Co-locations

Leonie has some good info.

My Notes:
I'm about to post an analysis but wanted to post this for reference before I do that. I'm trying to figure out why certain closures were unanimous and others had the support of all borough people (5 votes) and mayoral appointee Cleveland. There is a story behind each school. PS 92 was out there in force but got shut out.

 Felisa Rincon de Gautier - Harris Lirtzman taught at and the place is a disaster and he argues it should be closed. If the DOE puts in rotten admin after rotten admin, it is like the foundation of a building is removed and it just can't stand. So note the 13-0 vote to close. Same with  Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation - the school where one kid killed another. Same with Academy for Social Action, KAPPA IV, P.S. 50 Vito Marcantonio, School for Social Change, 

P.S. 25K Eubie Blake School was 8-5 for closure.

P.S. 92- 7-6

Urban Science Academy 7-6
 
From Leonie:

I’m  hearing questions and some confusion about the votes on closures etc. at Wed. Nights PEP meeting 
So I thought I’d share.
BP means borough president appointee, EC is Elzora 
Cleveland and IC is Isaac Carmignani both mayoral appointees
MK is Manhattan appointee Michael Kraft and MZA is mayoral appointee Miguelina Zorrilla-Aristy.

Including link to their Emails.


Though they haven’t yet updated the list to include recent mayoral appointee Jose Davila who works for the Hispanic Federation - before that immigration Coalition  jdavila@hispanicfederation.org

If you want to thank them for their votes or want to express your disappointment I suggest people should email and let them know 

Approval of Proposals for Significant Changes in School Utilization

(1) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of New Explorers High School (07X547) in Building X790 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:               7                  Nay:           6 (BPs + EC)             Abstain: _____0_______                                                                                          

(2) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of The Felisa Rincon de Gautier Institute for Law and Public Policy (08X519) in Building X972 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:              13                  Nay:                  0                 Abstain: ______0_______                                                                                          

(3) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Co-location of Bronx Charter School for the Arts (84X730) Grades 6-8 with Bronx Arena High School (08X537) in Building X972 Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:          13                    Nay:             0                     Abstain: _____0________                                                                                          

(4) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Grade Reconfiguration of Success Academy – Bronx 3 (84X380) to Serve Grades K-4 in Building X145 with New Millennium Business Academy Middle School (09X328), New District Middle School (09X594) and New ELL Middle School (09X593) Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:             12                  Nay:           1 (EC)                Abstain: _______0________                                                                                          

(5) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of Urban Science Academy (09X325) in Building X145 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:            7                    Nay:       6    (BPs + EC)          Abstain: ______0_________                                                                                          

(6) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Opening and Co-location of a New School for Newcomer English Language Learner Students (09X593) with New Millennium Business Academy Middle School (09X328), Success Academy Bronx – 3 (84X380), and New District Middle School (09X594) in Building X145 Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:            13                   Nay:               0                    Abstain: ______0________                                                                                          

(7) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Opening and Co-Location of a New District Middle School (09X594) with New Millennium Business Academy Middle School (09X328), Success Academy Bronx – 3 (84X380) and New ELL Middle School (09X593) Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:           13                     Nay:               0                    Abstain: ______0________                                                                                          

(8) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation (12X372) in Building X067 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:           13                  Nay:              0                  Abstain: _____0______                                                                                          

(9) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of P.S. 92 (12X092) in Building X092 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:          7                 Nay:           6 (BPs + EC)            Abstain: _____0______                                                                                          

(10) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Opening and Co-Location of a New District Elementary School (12X595) with Vida Bogart School for All Children (75X352) in Building X092 Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:          13                  Nay:           0                  Abstain: _____0_______                                                                                          

(11) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of P.S. 25 Eubie Blake School (16K025) in Building K025 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:            8                     Nay:            5 (BPs)                  Abstain____0 ____                                                                                          

(12) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed One Year Extension of the Temporary Co-location of Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn (84K757) with Brownsville Academy High School (17K568) in Building K907 through the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:        12              Nay:                1 (EC)                Abstain: ______0________                                                                                          

(13) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Grade Truncation of P.S. 377 Alejandrina B. De Gautier (32K377) from a K-8 School to a K-5 School Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:             7                    Nay:           6 (BPs + EC)           Abstain: ____0______                                                                                          

(14) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Grade Expansion of Achievement First North Brooklyn Preparatory Charter School from a K-4 School to a K-8 School Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:           7               Nay:          6 (BPs + EC)               Abstain: _____0______                                                                                          

(15) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of M.S. 53 Brian Piccolo (27Q053) in Building Q053 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:          6               Nay:          6  (BPs + EC)             Abstain___1 (IC)______                                                                                          

(16) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of P.S./M.S. 42 (27Q042) in Building Q042 at the End of the 2017-2018 School

Yea:          6                Nay:          6 (BPs + EC)             Abstain: ___1 (IC)_____                                                                                          

(17) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Opening and Co-Location of a New Elementary School (27Q382) with P..S. 233 (75Q233) in Building Q042 Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:                                 Nay:                                    Abstain: _______________                                                                                          

(18) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Opening and Co-Location of a New Middle School (27Q383) with P233@Q042 (75Q233) in Building Q042 Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year
Yea:                                 Nay:                                    Abstain: _______________                                                                                          

Because School utilization items 17 & 18 were contingent on the approval of item 16- the Pane Chair made a motion to remove from the calendar. Item 17 (DD 2nd’d this motion) and 18 (MK 2nd’d this motion)
Both motions passed unanimously with 13 yes votes.
(19) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of Coalition School for Social Change (04M409) in Building M045 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:          13                Nay:            0                   Abstain: _____0_______                                                                                          

(20) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Re-Siting and Co-location of River East Elementary School (04M037) with Harlem Village Academy Leadership Charter School (84M335) in Building M045 Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:            13                 Nay:                0                 Abstain: _____0_______                                                                                          

(21) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of P.S. 50 Vito Marcantonio (04M050) in Building M050 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:           13                   Nay:                0                    Abstain: ______0_________                                                                                          

(22) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Re-siting and Co-location of Central Park East II (04M964) with New York Center for Autism Charter School (84M337) and DREAM Charter School (84M382) in Building M050 Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year

Yea:          13                 Nay:            0                 Abstain_____0______                                                                                          

(23) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of KAPPA IV (05M302) in Building M136 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:          13                 Nay:            0                 Abstain: _____0______                                                                                          

(24) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of Academy for Social Action (05M367) in Building M043 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:          13                 Nay:            0                 Abstain_____0______                                                                                          

(25) Chair Leung: Raise your hand if you vote to approve The Proposed Closure of High School for Health Careers and Sciences (06M468) in Building M465 at the End of the 2017-2018 School Year

Yea:                                 Nay:                                    Abstain: _______________                                                                                          

Earlier in the evening Panel Member MK and MZA both made motions to postpone this vote.
MK’s motion was seconded by Panel member MZA and passed unanimously with 13 yes votes.

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