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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Our comments at last night's Contract for Excellence hearings

The DOE is holding annual borough hearings on their 2015-2016 Contracts for Excellence (C4E) proposal, as required by state law. The C4E program, established in 2007 in response to the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, provides targeted state funds that were supposed to be used to reduce class size and other approved goals in NYC and other low-performing districts.

Instead, the DOE has failed to follow the law, and class sizes have increased substantially since then.  The city’s new proposed plan is posted here: Proposed Citywide Plan. School level detail can be found here. the School Allocation memo here.  See our earlier fact sheet on this program here.

My comments at last night’s Manhattan hearings are below; as well as the schedule for additional borough hearings; all of which begin at 7 PM. Comments can also be submitted thru email to; deadline August 15.  thanks!    Leonie A
Borough hearings:

Brooklyn: Wingate Campus (600 Kensington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)

Bronx: Mott Haven Campus (730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451)

Staten Island: The Michael J. Petrides School (715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY)

Queens: Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School (35-12 35th Avenue, Queens, NY 11106)