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Petitioning Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio and 7 others

LONG ISLAND CITY NEEDS MORE ZONED SCHOOLS

To: Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City School’s Chancellor Carmen Fariña, Borough President Melinda Katz

CC: District 30’s Superintendant Dr. Philip Composto, Panel for Educational Policy’s Member Isaac Carmignani, CEC 30 member Jeff Guyton, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan,  New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, President and CEO of NYC School Construction Authority Lorraine Grillo 

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We, the residents of Long Island City, petition the City of New York and the Department of Education to build new zoned schools, including an elementary school in Hunter’s Point and/or Court Square of Long Island City by Fall of 2016.  

Currently, our zoned school, P.S./I.S. 78 is not able to accommodate all of the children who are zoned.  This year 50 zoned children were wait-listed for Kindergarten alone, due to the fact that Long Island City’s population is growing rapidly including the 8,600 apartment units that have been added to the neighborhood since 2006.  This exponential growth continues.  Currently, there are more than 22,500 apartment units in LIC either under construction or planned that must be approved by the City.  We are not aware of any supporting school infrastructure in these plans.

As a result of this negligence, a substantial number of zoned elementary school children will continue to be turned away as these developments are completed.  We respectfully request the DOE and City Planning to work with our community to find a location and begin building additional desperately needed zoned schools to support our thriving community.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor of New York City
    Bill de Blasio
  • State Senator
    Michael Gianaris
  • Jimmy Van Bramer
  • Philip Composto
  • Chancellor of Education NYC
    Carmen Fariña
  • Mayoral Appointee at Panel For Educational Policy
    Isaac Carmignani
  • Jeff Guyton
  • Melinda Katz


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