NYC School Governance Task Force Kicks-Off

Malcolm A. Smith

August 05, 2008

(New York, NY) The Senate Democrat-sponsored Task Force created to compile testimonies regarding the public school governance statute set to expire in 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:     Martin  Connor (D-Manhattan), Martin Malave Dilan 
                      (D-Manhattan), Senators 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:            Wednesday, August 6, 2008


TIME:            5:00 pm-8:00 pm


LOCATION:  250 Broadway 19th Floor Conference Room
                        New York, NY



August 12th        5:00 pm – 8:00 pm        Brooklyn Borough Hall 
                                                                 Community Room
                                                                 209 Joralemon Street 
                                                                 (b/t Court and Adam Street) 
                                                   Brooklyn, NY                                                                    


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 Avenue, 9th Floor
                                                                (b/t 34th street & 5th Avenue)
                                                                New York, NY 

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

The Press is encouraged to attend.