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End Colocation Now!

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Parents and community members are working together to Say No to the expansion of Seek Academy Charter School inside George Washington Carver! It wasn’t until June 2017 after the final day of school that space inside George Washington Carver was compromised without parents, community members, and the public being notified. In fact, the Newark Public School Advisory Board had no knowledge of this illegal move. Please understand that there is a process in which individuals must follow in order to use space in any public facility.The conversion of public space for private use is ILLEGAL!


Parents and Community Members of George Washington Carver and Bruce Street School for the Deaf need your help! Bruce Street School has been a program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for 100 years and now students and families are being directly affected as a result of the current illegal expansion of Seek Academy.


We urge the Newark Public School District, Senator Theresa Ruiz, and Commissioner Kimberley Harrington, to halt any and all colocations in Newark Traditional Public Schools:

Halt any and all negotiations that excludes the parents, educators, and the community of Traditional Public Schools
Available space must be used for students of Traditional Public Schools with overcrowded classrooms
Conduct ROBO calls regarding school information in a timely manner to parents and the public
Parents, community members, and educators must be present during any and all decisions being made regarding Newark Traditional Public Schools

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