LUNCH IS NOW FREE FOR ALL NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS!
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce that starting this school year, lunch is now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. Breakfast is already provided for free and now all meals will be served at no charge to families.
Please continue to fill out the School Meals form to ensure your child's school continues to receive federal education funds
All funds deposited in your child's MySchoolBucks account will be refunded
All past school lunch debt will be forgiven
CEC Meeting Monday, August 7
The August CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings took place on Monday, August 7 at 6:30 pm. The meeting was held at 333 Seventh Ave, between 27th and 28th Street, in the 7th Floor Conference Room.
The Clinton School, 10 East 15th Street, First floor library
Chancellor's Town Hall: Wednesday, November 1
6:30PM - 7:30PM
The Clinton School, 10 E. 15th Street
Chancellor Carmen Fariña joined us for a town hall on November 1. (Please note this is a new date; disregard earlier notices with a different date).
CEC Meeting Wednesday November 1
The Calendar Meeting will include the following 2 resolutions for discussion and vote:
Resolution on Eliminating Attendance and Lateness from Middle School Admissions Rubrics, asking District 2 middle schools to discontinue using lateness and attendance as a screening criteria. (TABLED FOR DECEMBER)
Resolution on Safe School Bus Dismissal, asking the DOE to require the same safety procedures in school bus dismissals as school dismissals.
We encourage members of the community to read the resolutions and provide...
The December CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings are scheduled for Monday, December 11 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at 333 Seventh Avenue, between 28th and 29th Streets in the 7th floor large conference room. The Calendar Meeting will include: a presentation from Office of District Planning about District 2 enrollment and capacity and the following resolutions:
Eliminating Attendance and Punctuality for Middle School
In Support of Federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the DREAM Act
On Extending the Option to Build the Bleecker School
We will also host a holiday celebration for our District 2 community!
We encourage members of the community to read the resolutions and provide feedback during the public speaking sessions of our Calendar Meeting.
Full Meeting Agenda
Working Business Meeting
Community Outreach Committee Meeting Tuesday, December 5
CEC Meeting Wednesday, March 28 (Rescheduled from March 21)
The March CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings is taking place on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at 333 Seventh Ave between 28th and 29th Street in the 12th Floor Conference Room.
The meeting will include a Presentation on Fair Student Funding Allocations from the DOE's Manhattan Field Support Office.
Full Meeting Agenda
Working Business Meeting
Babysitting and light refreshments will be provided.
A School Budget Primer for Parent Leaders: Thursday, March 1
Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.
Spruce Street School
12 Spruce Street, NYC
Between Nassau and William St.
N/Q/R, 4/5/6 Subway to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall
Childcare & Refreshments Provided
Interested in how our schools are funded?
Not sure how PTA dollars fit into the bigger picture? Don’t understand why class sizes get so big?
On May 9 the CEC2 held a forum about integrating our schools. We were joined by education experts Amy Stuart-Wells, Kelly McGuire, and Lindsay Oaks, and a high school student for a discussion about benefits of a classroom with diverse learners and how we create and nurture such a learning environment.
Our current middle school admissions system sorts students by academic performance, resulting in many schools with students of similar abilities. This system of sorting leads to racially and socioeconomically segregated schools. The forum will explore the benefits of mixing students of all academic levels.
Please view a video of our event.
Amy Stuart-Wells is a Professor of Sociology and Education, and the Coordinator of Policy Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research and writing has focused broadly on issues of race and education.
Kelly McGuire is Principal of Lower Manhattan Community Middle School fo...