LIC High says no to closure

Michael Gianaris

April 18, 2012

The Times Ledger reports on the rally held outside Long Island City High School, where students, parents, teachers, and elected officials gathered to protest the proposed closure and "turnaround" of the school.

More than a hundred students, teachers and supporters stood out on the steps of Long Island City High School Monday afternoon to protest the proposed closure of the institution.


“This is not something that we want and we’re not going to let it happen without a fight,” said state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria), an alumnus of the school.


Long Island City HS, at 14-30 Broadway in Astoria, is one of eight high schools in the borough recommended by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the closure or “turnaround” model, which means the school will be closed at the end of the 2011-12 school year and reopened with a new name and at least 50 percent of the staff replaced.


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