Nyc School Governance Task Force Continues Citywide Hearings

Malcolm A. Smith

August 12, 2008

(New York, NY)—The Senate Democrat-sponsored Task Force was created to compile testimonies regarding the public school governance statute set to expire June 2009. The Task Force has invited parents and educators to provide input to assist the State Senate Democratic Conference in proposing legislation that will improve the educational system. Since the 2002 statute was adopted authorizing the Mayor to have sole control of vital decision making issues, parents have been disgruntled with having little to no input themselves.

Co-Chairs: Senators Martin  Connor (D-Manhattan), Martin Malave Dilan (D-Manhattan), Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica)

Task Force Members: State Senators Ruben Diaz, Sr. (D-Bronx), Efrain Gonzalez, Jr. (D-Bronx), Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn), Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn), Bill Perkins (D-Harlem), John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), and Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Queens)

DATE:  Tuesday, August 12, 2008

TIME:  5:00 pm-8:00 pm

LOCATION:   Brooklyn Borough Hall
                         Community Room
                         209 Joralemon St. (b/t Court and Adam St.) 


August 26th            5:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Chinatown YMCA
                               University Settlement House
                               273 Bowery
                               New York, NY

September 18th      10:00 am- 2:00 pm CUNY Graduate Center
                               365 Fifth Ave., 9th Floor
                               (b/t 34th St., & 5th Ave.)
                               New York, NY

October 6th            5:30 pm- 8:30 pm  Queens Borough Hall
                               120-55 Queens Blvd.
                               2nd Floor Conference Room
                               Kew Gardens, NY


The Press is encouraged to attend.