Resolutions

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RESOLUTIONS PASSED

Resolution 1- Remote Learning

Presented by Treasurer Inga Smolyar, this resolution calls for students to have access to daily live instruction during the next school year through remote learning and/or in-person education that resembles traditional learning as much as possible,  and assess the students and formulate an individual learning plan to address any deficiencies as a result of slide that may have occurred due to remote learning.

 Resolution 1- Remote Learning.pdf 

Passed: July 1, 2020

Resolution 2: Resolution on Anti-Racism

Presented by Council Member Simeon Stolzberg, this resolution calls for the district to acknowledge institutional and personal racism in the community,  and develop clear specific plans for implementing plans anti-racism activities.

*Please note that the whereas for Anti-Asian racism has not been finalized and is not yet included in the document

 Anti-Racism Resolution_Simeon Stolzberg.pdf 

Passed: July 1, 2020

Resolution 7- Internet for All

Presented by Alan Aja, and co-sponsored by Robert Aguilar and Alice Licato, this resolution demands our elected officials address the significant need for expanded access to internet service for families enrolled in both blended and remote learning this year.

 Resolution 7- Internet for All.pdf 

Passed: September 9, 2020

 Resolution 7- Internet for All Amended.pdf 

Amended: January 13, 2021

 

Resolution 8- Middle and High School Admissions Policy for School Year 2020-2021

Presented by Council Member Vito LaBella, this resolution requests that parents be provided with guidance  to the admissions policy for middle and high schools for the 2020-2021 School year, for both screened and unscreened schools, and be provided the testing date for the SHSAT which is mandated by law.

 Resolution 8- Middle and High School Admissions.pdf 

Passed: December 9, 2020

Resolution 9- COVID Testing in Schools

Presented by Council Member Simeon Stolzberg, this resolution requests that the New York City Mayor and Department of Education modify the current mandatory COVID-19 testing program in schools.   

 Resolution 9- COVID-19 Testing in Schools.pdf 

Passed: December 9, 2020

Resolution 11 in Support of Retaining Gifted and Talented Programs in District 20

Presented by Inga Smolyar, this resolution is in support of retaining the Gifted and Talented programs in District 20.

 Resolution 11- Retaining Gifted and Talented Programs.pdf 

Passed: January 13, 2021

Resolution 12 on calling for amnesty for budget deficit

Proposed by Steve Stowe, this resolution calls on the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and New York City School Chancellor Richard Carranza to institute amnesty for school deficits so that our schools can emerge from this pandemic financially sound and best positioned to meet the learning needs of our city’s students.

 Resolution 12 on calling for amnesty for budget deficit.pdf 

Passed: March 10, 2021

Resolution 13 Condemning the Recent Rise In Anti-Asian Violence And Supporting The District 20 Asian-American Education Community

Proposed by Adele Doyle and co-sponsored by Stephen Stowe, Yi Fang Chen, and Vito Labella, this resolution asks for the NYC DOE to cease the use or support of rhetoric which does not clearly articulate the diverse cultural orientation, needs, and equitable representation of all students in this district.

 Resolution 13 Condemning the Recent Rise In Anti-Asian Violence And Supporting The District 20 Asian-American Education Community.pdf 

Passed: April 14, 2021 

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PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS

D20 Resolution 3: An Appropriate Educational Response to Racism, Hate, and Violence

Presented by Council Member Vito LaBella, this resolution calls for the district to address racism and bias through the dissemination of resources and implementing anti-black and anti-violence education.

 D20 Resolution 3 An Appropriate Educational Response to Racism Hate and Violence 2.pdf 

Proposed: July 1, 2020

D20 Resolution 4: In Support of Allowing a District Specific Admissions Policy & Retention of Academic Matching in Admissions

Presented by Council Member Yi Fang Chen, this resolution calls for the Department of Education to allow District 20 to develop and implement an admission policy specific to the district  and retain academic metrics, such as assessments, if distance learning continues in the fall.

 D20_Resolution4.pdf 

Proposed: July 1, 2020

D20 Resolution 5: In Support of Expanding Gifted and Talented Education & Academically Rigorous Programs for High Performing Students of All Backgrounds Citywide and/or in District 20

Presented by Council Member Yi Fang Chen, this resolution calls for the expansion of Gifted and Talented programs to all schools, and have all students assessed for the potential to achieve at a high level.

 D20 Resolution 5 Expanding Access to Gifted and Talented Education.pdf 

Proposed: July 1, 2020

Resolution #6- Delaying the Start of School

Presented by Alan Aja, Resolution #6 calls for delaying the start of in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year.

 Resolution 6-Delaying the Start of School.pdf 

Proposed: August 19, 2020

Resolution 10 on Democratic Principles

Presented by Simeon Stolzberg, this resolution denounces the attack on the American Capitol and calls upon political and educational leaders to re-affirm the democratic principles of the United States of America. 

 Resolution 10 on Democratic Principles.pdf 

Proposed: January 13, 2021