Jillian Roland (Office of Portfolio Management): Stop the proposed 2014-2015 co-location at Long Island City HS now.
  • Petitioning Jillian Roland

This petition will be delivered to:

(Office of Portfolio Management)
Jillian Roland
(Chancellor, Department of Education)
Dennis M. Walcott

Jillian Roland (Office of Portfolio Management): Stop the proposed 2014-2015 co-location at Long Island City HS now.

    1. Ken Achiron
    2. Petition by

      Ken Achiron

      Oakland Gardens, NY

Stop the proposed 2014-2015 co-location at Long Island City High School now.


Support Long Island City High School by saying "yes" to expanding our school's existing CTE programs and saying "no" to having a separate CTE school move into our building. (CTE: Career & Technical Education)

Restore Long Island City High School's current historical utilization and budget for the 2013-2014 school year. The DOE has cut L.I.C.'s budget by 3 million dollars. This has caused the elimination of many top-quality and award-winning programs. In addition, the budget cuts have caused the excessing of 30 staff members, including our most beloved guidance counselors, teachers and coaches.

Please put an immediate stop to the 2014-2015 proposed co-location at Long Island City High School. Co-location means that students from TWO different schools will be competing with each other inside ONE school building for the limited community resources such as the cafeteria, library, lab rooms, gyms, pool, and auditorium. All students will be better served if any additional CTE programs are part of Long Island City HS,  with all resources used by everyone under one school organization.

Long Island City High School has been delivering quality education since 1893, and has spent the past year steadily improving the effectiveness of instruction and graduation rates. Co-locating another school in the building would set back the improvements made as well as hurt our current CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs.

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Reached over 1400 signatures!

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      Tomorrow (Wednesday 10/23) is the Big Day! This is the day of the Joint Public Hearing -so called because by law the meeting is Chaired jointly by the local District Parent Council and the School's Leadership Team. If you live in the New York Area, please, please join us at 6:00 PM in our auditorium at Long Island City HS, 1430 Broadway, LIC, NY 11106. Sign up to speak between 5:30 and 6:15 PM. The Dept of Ed. must see the amazing turnout we are capable for them to move off this proposal. Don't let our students become second class citizens in their own building. Don't let the Dept of Ed get away with this land-grab. Your presence will make a difference. Look forward to seeing you there.

    3. reached over 1200 signatures

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      The number keeps growing as more and more people realize the mayor is selling off our assets to the highest bidder, without even telling us who is bidding.

    4. Reached over 1100 signatures

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      Make sure you come early to get a seat at the Joint Public Hearing in our Auditorium on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 starting at 6:00PM.Anyone may speak to the issue but they must sign up between 5:30 PM and 6:15 PM. Thank you all for your continued support.

    5. The Public Hearing - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 6:00 PM

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      The Public Hearing on the proposed co-location at Long island City High School will be on October 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM. People wishing to speak must sign up between 5:30 PM and 6:15 PM. Estimates are for a large turnout so please come early to set a seat. The Dept of Ed. will be counting the time at speaker sign up very diligently, so please, come early to sign up to speak. They will close at 6:15 PM. We your presence to make a statement. We need you to be there. Please help one more time! Please show the mayor through your presence you object to his insistence on foisting his damaging policies on your community. You make a very strong statement by your presence. Thank you so much for your support throughout this journey.

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures
    7. Reached over 900 signatures and going stong

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      At the October 2 City Council testimony of the Chancellor, both Education Committee Chair Robert Jackson, and Immigration Committee Daniel Dromm asked the Chancellor to postpone the Public Hearing and take the LIC Co-location Proposal off the October 30, 2013 P.E.P. Agenda. Subsequently, Assembly Education Chair Catherine Nolan sent the Chancellor a letter requesting the same, as did Assemblywoman Simotas.

    8. Reached over 800 signatures

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      Did you know Long Island City HS increased their graduation rate last year by 11%. Did you know that they earned a rating of "effective/Proficient" on their State Visit last year? Did you know that LICHS met all its targets for last year to come out of the State's "priority status" if targets are met again this year?

    9. Reached 750 signatures
    10. Joint Public Hearing Date Set - We need everyone to attend to fight this.

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      The Joint Public Hearing held together with CEC30 is now set for Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM. We need all members of the community, parents, alumni, students and other interested people to attend. Please come earlier so you can sign up to speak at the hearing.

    11. 700 Supporters signed onto our petition as we continue getting signatures.

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

    12. Well over 600 supporters signed

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      August 27, 2013 - DNAInfo.com

      Critics Fight Plan to Co-Locate Tech School at Long Island City HS
      http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130827/long-island-city/critics-fight-plan-co-locate-tech-school-at-long-island-city-hs

      By Jeanmarie Evelly on August 27, 2013 2:36pm | Updated on August 27, 2013 2:36pm

      @jeanmarieevelly

      Breaking News, Local Neighborhood News - DNAinfo.com New York

      DNAinfo.com New York: New York's leading neighborhood news source-covering entertainment, education, politics, crime, sports, and dining.

    13. Daily News story 23Aug2013 . CEC30, Parents object and question OPM

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

      Parents oppose plan to create tech school inside Long Island City High School
      Community Education Council complains that programs should be incorporated into existing Queens high school, which was nearly closed last year because of flagging performance.
      Comments (3)
      BY CLARE TRAPASSO / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
      FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013, 8:17 PM

      Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/long-island-city-hs-parents-call-technical-foul-article-1.1435520#ixzz2cwIiRFne

      Parents oppose plan to create tech school inside Long Island City High School

      Anthony DelMundo/for New York Daily News Parents are opposing a plan to co-locate a new technical-themed high school inside Long Island City High School. The city tried to close the school last year due to the its low graduation rate and flagging student performance, but the closure was blocked by court order and a new principal was appointed.

    14. Reached 500 signatures
    15. Keeping you updated - Read the Daily News article by Claire Trepasso:

      Ken Achiron
      Petition Organizer

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    Reasons for signing

      • 6 months ago

      As a former Teacher at LICHS from 1971-2005 I know how hard everyone has worked to always provide an excellent atmosphere for learning and growth of all of our students.

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    • Tania Quinteros QUEENS, NY
      • 6 months ago

      My daughter goes to LIC and it's already overcrowded, they don't need anymore people in that building.

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    • Vincent Lau SUNNYSIDE, NY
      • 6 months ago

      Reducing the resources available to Long Island City High School is not the right step in ensuring the school's academic well-being. Long Island City High School was my high school and I wish to see it have the chance to improve year after year.

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    • cindy perez NY,NY, NY
      • 6 months ago

      L.I.C , is the school that I am attending, this co=location will not only affect incoming students, but also the existing students and school faculty and staff.

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    • cristhian diaz CORONA, NY
      • 6 months ago

      i am a freshman at LIC and i would really hate if this happens and ruins my highschool years

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