Community Education Council (CEC) for District 24 is hosting Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The town hall will take place in the auditorium at PS 58 School of Heroes, located at 72-24 Grand Avenue in Maspeth.
Parents are encouraged to attend, as the chancellor will address issues and concerns regarding local schools and students.
District 24 includes the following neighborhoods: Corona, Glendale, Ridgewood, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Maspeth and Middle Village.
One of the most persistent problems facing the district is severe overcrowding, despite the construction of new additions to school buildings.
Another topic sure to dominate the discussion will be the proposal to eliminate Gifted & Talented (G&T) programs, as well as reforming the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools.
Last year, when DOE officials presented at the mayor’s plan to reform admissions to the elite high schools at a CEC 24 meeting, parents booed and chanted “keep the test.“
Carranza, in particular, has been the target of a flurry of criticism from many parents over his push to desegregate public schools.
The town hall will provide a venue for parents, officials and others to voice their concerns directly to DOE leadership.
On-site translation service will be available at the town hall.