May 11th presentation of PAR Team recommendations and DOE draft proposal

On May 11th we presented our recommendations and the DOE Office of District Planning shared their draft proposal for the rezoning of PS 15, PS 676, PS 58, PS 32, PS 29, PS 38 and PS 261.

You can see the presentation deck here:

D15 PAR Project Recommendations and DOE draft Rezoning Proposal May 11th, 2021

Community feedback on the draft proposal is welcome!

To provide feedback on the draft proposal please email: BrooklynZoning@schools.nyc.gov

PS 676 Proposal is Posted

The DOE and PS 676 have posted a proposal for the grade reconfiguration of PS 676 to slowly transform into a Middle School over the next several years.

As all this was in process, we hosted a Red Hook community meeting to hear from the Red Hook school leaders and community members about the vision for Red Hook. The proposal is responsive to community vision, needs, and desires. The PAR Team is excited for the possibilities and opportunities for Red Hook and beyond.

You can read about the proposal here: https://cecd15.org/

The DOE is hosting a Joint Public Hearing to provide the public with an opportunity to present comments or concerns on the proposal:
April 15th, 6pm, via teleconference: https://learndoe.org/odp/

Meanwhile, the PAR Team continues to work on rezoning!

Timeline Update

Timeline Update! The plan is that the CEC will vote on the rezoning in winter/spring 2021 for fall 2022 implementation.

More soon from the DOE on the idea for PS 676 to transform into a middle school and on the rezoning proposal.

PAR/Rezoning Update at the Dec 15th CEC

Tune in to the Dec 15th CEC Meeting for an update from the PAR Team and the DOE’s Office of District Planning.

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Dec 15, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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mid-October update

Since schools re-opened for hybrid instruction on Sept 29th, we’ve been very busy with outreach – at schools, give-aways, in parks and playgrounds, at PTA mtgs, and more. We’ve continued to collect surveys and have conversations with community members. We’ll be providing a brief update on our recent work at the October 27th CEC meeting. And, we look forward to sharing even more at the Nov CEC.

If you haven’t taken our survey yet – please do! And, help us spread the word within your school community.

Join us at the 9/29 CEC Meeting, 6:30 pm!

The D15 PAR Project is busy conducting community conversations and distributing the D15 PAR Project Survey. If you haven’t had a chance to participate in the survey yet – we warmly invite you to do so!

We are excited to announce that the D15 PAR Team will be introducing our team and our work at the next CEC meeting.

Please join us on Tuesday Sept 29th at 6:30pm


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D15 PAR Project Community Survey

Announcing the launch of the D15 PAR Project Community Survey

D15 PAR Project Community Survey

We are excited to announce the launch of a community survey – by family members, with family members, for family members who are impacted by the potential rezone of Subdistrict 3 of District 15. Over the past few months, the PAR Team has been talking with community members, having one-on-one conversations with parents connected with these schools, building knowledge as a PAR team about context and policy – and from those experiences, we’ve developed this survey tool.

We want to hear from you! If you are zoned for these schools, or if you have a child who currently attends one of these schools – please take our survey!

This survey is a tool that will allow us to hear from a broad range of community members. We consider it the beginning of a conversation. We look forward to sharing out what we learn with more opportunities to discuss, engage, and think together about what educational equity means in our community.

D15 PAR Project Community Survey