Shirley L. Huntley's posts related to Education

11/22/2008: Senator Huntley joins local school administrators in ground breaking ceremony

P.S./I.S. 48Q is set to receive a $56 million new building, which will include three additional grades and double capacity due to the efforts of local officials

Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica) today joined administrators from P.S. 48Q, local elected officials, parents, and community residents to break ground in the 18-month construction project.


7/17/2009: Senator Huntley speaking on Education and Mayoral Control

Senator Huntley's remarks on the "Better Schools Act " (S. 5576 Parker) during a 2:00 am Session


An act to amend the education law and the New York city charter, in relation to enacting the "better schools act"; expanding the duties of the city board and other officials of the city of New York, and the independent budget office; establishing procedures and policies for certain education related matters, and creating the center for parent and student service and empowerment


11/05/2009: Career Day @ The New Preparatory Middle School (I.S. #8)

Senator Huntley visits I.S. 8 - Left to Right: Jonathan Remesson, and Kester Peters have started their school newspaper.

10/24/2007: New Elementary School Planned For Jamaica

For years, students at PS 48 in Jamaica had to eat lunch, take gym classes and hold school events in a crowded, multi-purpose room. Administrators tried to get the 72-year-old building renovated to have the necessary facilities for their 360 students, but it was impossible.


2/05/2009: NYC School Governance Hearing 2

Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Co-Chair of the New York City School Governance Task Force

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Task Force Member

5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.Queens Borough Hall120-55 Queens BoulevardRoom 213Kew Gardens, New York 11424

8/06/2009: Special Session

Senator Shirley L. Huntley speaks on S. 5887/A. 8903 (Padavan/Silver) 

Relates to the New York City School District, Board of Education, Chancellor, community councils and community superintendents





An act to amend the education law, in relation to the New York city

board of education, chancellor, community councils and community super-

intendents; to amend chapter 738 of the laws of 1988, amending the

2/02/2010: New York Charter Parents Association Lobby Day

The New York Charter Parents Association (NYCPA) is a non-profit organization founded by parents. We are an independent organization advocating for parent and student rights in charter schools.

We would like to see the following charter laws amended:

Equal Per Pupil Funding, Facilities Funding, Charter Contracts and By-Laws, State Receivership, Independent Parent Association, Accountability and Transparency, Parent Voice, Parent Rights, Student Rights, Co-locations and Charter Cap.

2/09/2010: Springfield Gardens Education Complex

Senator Huntley, Kelly Urena, Coordinator of School Based Health Center and students from the district discuss 2010-11 Priorities:

Support preservationof $21.7 Million for School Based Health Centers (SBHCs)

Restore $507,000 in HCRA funds

Pass legislation (S. 6616 Montgomery/A. 9717 Gottfried) to reimburse SBHCs for CHP enrollees