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Petitioner's Memorandum of Law

Petitioner's Memorandum of Law

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Published by Marc Landis
Index No. 104300-2011, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County

Steglich, Cherwin et al v Board of Education of the City School District of the City of New York, et al.

Petitioner's Memorandum of Law
Index No. 104300-2011, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County

Steglich, Cherwin et al v Board of Education of the City School District of the City of New York, et al.

Petitioner's Memorandum of Law

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SUPREMECOURTOFTHESTATEOFNEWYORKCOUNTYOFNEWYORK
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LISASTEGLICH,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardian:ofALEXANDERHERLIHY,infant,RICCHERWIN,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardianofMARLEYCHERWIN,infant,CAROLBARKER,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardianofOMARIBROWN,infant,GINADEMETRIUS,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardianofSEBASTIANDEMETRIUS,KIMBERLYJARNOT,individually:andasparentandnaturalguardianofMARGARETTHOMAS,infant,NYDIAJORDAN,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardianofHARRYD.JORDAN,infant,KAVERYKAUL,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardianofASHOKKAUL,:infant,RUBENandGERALDINELOPEZ,individuallyandasparentsandnaturalguardiansofSHANELOPEZ,infant,MADELINEOLMEDA,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardianofCRISTINAJULLIACRUZ,infant,LAZARAQUINONES,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardianofDORISALCANTARA,infant,andMARILYNNSARJEANT,individuallyandasparentandnaturalguardianofALIYACLUNIE,infant,Petitioners,-against-THEBOARDOFEDUCAnONOFTHECITYSCHOOLDISTRICTOFTHECITYOFNEWYORKa/k/aTHEPANELFOREDUCATIONALPOLICY,THEDEPARTMENTOFEDUCATIONOFTHECITYOFNEWYORK,andDENNISM.WALCOTT,asChancellor-DesignateoftheCitySchoolDistrictoftheCityofNewYork,Respondents.
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PETITIONERS'MEMORANDUMOFLAWINSUPPORTOFARTICLE78PETITION
IndexNo.
104300111
PHILLIPSNIZERLLP
666FifthAvenueNewYork,NY10103(212)977-9700
AttorneyforPetitionersOfCounsel:
JonSchuylerBrooksMarcAndrewLandisMeagan
A.
Zapotocky
11395415
 
TABLEOFCONTENTS
TABLEOFAUTHORITIES
ii
PreliminaryStatement.2StatementofFacts3ARGUMENT3I.STANDARDOFREVIEW
3
II
RESPONDENTSWRONGLYDETERMINEDTHATTHEBRANDEISCAMPUSWASUNDER-UTILIZED5
A.
TheBrandeisCampusisNotUnder-Utilized
6
B.TheDOEFailedtoConsiderCommunityFeedbackConcerningitsDesignationofBrandeisCampusasanUnder-Utilized
7
C.TheSiteVisitSurvey
7
IIIRESPONDENTS'EducationalIMPACTSTATEMENTIsINACCURATE,INCOMPLETEANDINSUFFICIENT8
A.
RespondentsWereRequiredtoIssueanEducationImpactStatementSettingForthDetailedSubjects8
B.
RespondentsFailedtoCreateanEISthatIncludedCurrentPupilEnrollmentFigures,AdequatelyAssessedtheImpactsoftheSACSProposalontheAffectedStudentsandOmittedRequiredInformation9IV.RESPONDENTS'BUILDINGUTILlZATIONPLANDOESNOTRESULTINCOMPARABLEANDEQUITABLESPACEALLOCATIONS14V.RESPONDENTSDIDNOTCOMPLYWITHApPLICABLENOTICEREQUIREMENTS
18
VI.THEDOEFAILEDTOPREPAREANENVIRONMENTALIMPACTSTATEMENT
19
CONCLUSION
21
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TABLEOFAUTHORITIESCASES
AppealofIvanaEspinet,_
Ed.DeptRep._,DecisionNo.16212(Mar.31,2011)18
AppealofJessicaSantos,
50Ed.DeptRep._,DecisionNo.16,116(Aug.2,2010)
.4
BdofEduc.
v.
Comm'rofEduc.,
91N.Y.2d133,677N.Y.S.2d671(1997)3
Caso
v.
NewYorkStatePublicHighSchoolAthleticAss'n,Inc.,
78A.D.2d41,434N.Y.S.2d60(4thDep't1980)3
Chase
v.
Bd.ofEduc.,
188AD.2d192(1993)20
ChineseStaff
&
WorkersAss'n
v.
NewYork,
68N.Y.2d359,509N.Y.S.2d499(1986)10,11,13,19,20
E.FS.VenturesCorp.
v.
Foster,
71N.Y.2d359,526N.Y.S.2d56(1988)11,20
Mulgrew
v.
BdofEduc.,
28Misc.3d204(Sup.Ct.NewYorkCounty2010)4,5,9,10,13,17,18
Mulgrew
v.
Bd.ofEduc.,
75AD.3d412(1stDep't2010)4,10,13,17,19
PyramidCo.ofWatertown
v.
PlanningBd.ofTownofWatertown,
24AD.3d1312(4thDep't2005)4,11
WilliamsburgAroundtheBridgeBlockAss'n
v.
Giuliani,
223A.D.2d64(1stDep't1996).........
.4
Wrightv.TownofLaGrange,
181Misc.2d625,694N.Y.S.2d862(Sup.Ct.NewYorkCounty1999)3STATUTESANDREGULATIONSCPLR
§
7803(3)3Chancellor'sReg.A-190
passim
Chancellor'sReg.A-6557Educ.L.
§
28535,14,15,17,18Educ.L.
§
2590-g18Educ.
L.
§
2590-h.........................................................................................8,9,11,13,17,19
11
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