Wednesday’s public hearing do-over at P.S. 15 was an interesting night. We laughed, we cried, we wondered...what is going on? Some things were the same: Michael's Duffy's smug attitude, the DOE representatives on their blackberries, and CEC 15 president Jim Devor exposing the EIS for the sham it is. However, PAVE families and staff were noticeably absent. Were they told not to attend since the DOE rubber stamps all co-locations anyway? Or were they simply not informed of the event, much like they were not informed that PAVE’s growth next year depends on the PEP vote this Tuesday!?!
P.S. 15 Parents Lydia Bellahcene and John Battis dissected the revised EIS and exposed each inaccuracy for the audience, making it clear, once again, that the DOE is violating state education law to allow a charter school to expand while compromising a community public school. There is still time to call and write emails to get your concerns on record: D15Proposals@schools.nyc.gov 718-935-4390.