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.
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.
Did you know that the NYCDOE is exploring rezoning for seven elementary schools (PS 676, PS 15, PS 32, PS 58, Ps 29, PS 38 and PS 261) in District 15 with potential changes to who has priority to attend each school? Are you interested in learning more about equity and schooling experiences in our area and making recommendations about the rezoning?
The Rezoning District 15 PAR Collective is conducting a participatory action research project in our neighborhoods to build a deeper understanding of what equitable elementary schooling could look like in our communities. The findings from our collective research will shape the Department of Education’s rezoning plan. This is a project conducted by community members, with community members, for the purpose of excellent and equitable education for all our children.
This project will seek to build a complex understanding, based on community expertise, of:
What does equity mean and what does it look like for different members of different school communities?
What do families value when it comes to their children’s elementary education?
What schools and schooling experiences do families desire?
What are current perceptions and desires with regard to the different existing elementary school options?
What supports do families desire within schools once their children are enrolled?
The participatory process will center families impacted by the rezoning and particularly families from underrepresented communities.
If you’d like to get involved and/or learn more about the process email: firstname.lastname@example.org