Please join us on January 5th, 2016, for the CEC’s January working session at 6:30 pm, and, immediately following, a special calendar meeting.
The purpose of the special calendar meeting will be the CEC vote of the proposed rezoning of P.S. 8 and P.S. 307. Immediately before the vote will be a short public comment period.
These back-to-back meetings will be held at PS 56 [170 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 –> map].
We expect a very large audience for this meeting as well as a significant press contingent from both local and national media outlets. We strongly encourage you to arrive by 6pm at the latest to get a seat.
Please see below for the agendas for each meeting. (Click on each agenda for an enlarged version.)
Update 8/23/2015: Please see the subsequent post to the post below — the DOE has provided further guidance to the CEC that what will be delivered the week of 8/31 will not be the final proposal on which the CEC will be expected to vote, but rather a set of proposed scenarios (maps) to be reviewed for input.
As many of you are aware, the NYC Department of Education (DOE) has stated publicly that it has concluded that the zone size of PS 8 needs to be reduced. Accordingly, the CEC for District 13 is expecting a proposal from the DOE to rezone PS 8 to reduce its zoned area in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. We expect this rezoning to impact the school zones of PS 8 and PS 307.
The DOE has now informed the CEC that it is working toward a delivery date of the rezoning proposal to the CEC on August 31. The CEC had asked the DOE that the rezoning proposal be delivered by now.
As a CEC we are charged with representing the parents and children of District 13, and as such we share the concern of many parents about the very tight timeline prescribed by the DOE process. We will continue to press on the DOE to deliver this proposal as soon as possible. As soon as we have a proposal from the DOE we will share it with the D13 parent community and public at large via multiple channels, including the CEC13.org website.
Finally, please mark your calendars for CEC 13’s September calendar meeting, during which we expect discussion of the DOE rezoning proposal will be the primary topic. September 30th, 6pm at PS 307. Please see the CEC calendar for more info.