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Recap: CEC 20 October Meeting

Updated: Feb 27

Dear District 20,

Last night CEC 20 held a very eventful monthly meeting. We would first like to thank P.S. 264 for their incredible hosting and organization. Despite the unprecedented engagement from the community, Principal Bolognino and her staff were very helpful and provided great support throughout the meeting. Please find more information about last night's meeting below.

NYPD Presentation on I.S. 201 incidents: Since being notified on October 5th, Community Education Council (CEC) members have proactively contacted the impacted parents, met with Superintendent Pretto and I.S 201 Principal Ciulla, and made this the first topic of our meeting last night. CEC meetings give parents a voice to speak directly to the leadership of New York City Public Schools, including the District 20 Superintendent Dr. David Pretto. The CEC itself does not have responsibility for school discipline. That power rests with the school, District 20 and the New York City public schools. But the CEC is a voice to represent parents with these organizations. CEC 20 is very committed to fulfilling our role as your voice in the I.S. 201 incidents and our members are actively considering next steps. Please feel free to share any comments or questions with us at cec20@schools.nyc.gov. Proposed rezoning K053: The Office of District Planning (ODP) presented the proposed rezoning for the new school K053 opening in Fall 2024. We heard from a number of community members impacted by the potential rezoning. At the November 8th CEC 20 meeting, we will vote on approving the rezoning. Before that date, please share any additional feedback with us at cec20@schools.nyc.gov. Please find more information, including the draft proposal for K053, here Approved Items: Amendments to our bylaws Resolution 3 - Expand ASD Nest and ASD Horizon Programs in District 20 for Elementary and Middle School Resolution 4 - increase Access to Education for Children with Disabilities (D75) for District 20 Other Items: We apologize for the Zoom issues our community faced when trying to join the meeting. The turnout for both our in-person and virtual meeting was unprecedented. Our Zoom Meeting unfortunately reached its max capacity at 300 participants. Moving forward, we will ensure that this does not happen again. If you were unable to watch the meeting live, you can rewatch the entire meeting on our YouTube Channel. The NYPD 68th Precinct will be holding a community meeting in the near future. We encourage parents to attend and continue to voice their concerns regarding bullying. Information regarding date, time, location, and online registration will be sent soon when it is available. Finally, CEC 20 would like to thank the community for their engagement. Your involvement and active participation during the meeting demonstrates the strength and unity of our community. We value your input and encourage you to continue sharing your thoughts, concerns, and ideas as we aim to create a safe environment for our students and children. Please join our next meeting on November 8th

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