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CPE Legislative Comm32612

CPE Legislative Comm32612

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urban school governance, mayoral control, racist education, community control, public school governance, education, urban school policy
urban school governance, mayoral control, racist education, community control, public school governance, education, urban school policy

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TowardsaHumanRightsPeople’sBoardofEducation
LegislativeProposal•Spring2012
OverallVision–
anewsystemofpubliceducationthatconsistsofatransparentanddemocraticbottom-upgovernancestructurethatincludesapolicyframebasedonhumanrights.
LocalChapteroftheFederationofUnitedParents(FUP)
•Everyschoolshallhaveachapterofthe
FederationofUnitedParents
(individualparentsaswellasParentAssociationswhowillworktogethertomanagetheschoolsandtheparentacademy)
withlocalaccesstotraininginleadershipandeducationalpoliciesandpracticesconductedbya
citywideparentacademy
.Trainingwithinthisacademywillenabletheparentstolearnaccreditedskillssoastoeffectivelyparticipatewiththeschool’steachersandadministratorsasinformedandknowledgeablepartnersinalldecisionmakingprocesses.Aschool’sFUPchapterwill
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Acceptalloftheschool’sparentsasmembersoftheFUP(note-teachersinthatschoolwhohavechildreninthesameschoolareeligibleasparentsinthatschool),
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createitsownbylaws,
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electbyademocraticprocessitsownofficersfromtheschool’sbodyofparents,
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activelyreachoutandrespondtoallparentalconcerns,
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betheadvocatefortheschool’sparents;and,
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BylawsshouldincludetrainingandcertificationthatparticipantsareknowledgeableaboutHumanRightsPrinciples,SchoolPoliciesandNYSEducationalPoliciesandEducationStandards.
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Runanddesignedbyparentsforparentswithtrainersreflectingthediversityofthecommunity.
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Atleast1%ofthecitywideeducationalbudgetgoesdirectlytotheFederationofUnitedParentsfromtheStateDepartmentofEducation.
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OrganizationmustbeauditedbytheCityandStateComptroller.
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electfromtheFUBmembershipparentswhohavebeenaccreditedbytheparentacademytoserveonthe
SchoolDecisionMakingBody(SDMB)
;and,
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AppointaqualifiedparentmembertoserveontheNeighborhoodEducationCouncil(NEC).
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Alumniparentscanparticipateuptothreeyearsaftertheirchildrengraduatefromtheschool.Alumniparentscannotbeofficers.
SchoolDecisionMakingBody(SDMB)that:
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ShallcreateitsownbylawsandshallbecomposedofthePrincipal,Staffmembers,amember
 
2fromthecommunityandelectedparentmembersoftheschoolFUBchapter.Themembershipofthe
SDMB
shallhavebetween8-16members,ofwhichtheFUBmemberswillformthemajoritygroup.Theparentmembersofthe
SDMB
shallbereimbursedmonetarilyforanyexpenseincurredwhileservingontheSDMB;and,-
 
shallberesponsiblefordevelopingaComprehensiveEducationPlan(CPE)thatfulfillstheeducationalandhumanrightsgoals,annualspaceassessment,PrincipalandAssistantPrincipalselectionandannualPrincipalandAssistantPrincipalevaluation,-
 
Studentrepresentativesaregradeappropriate,-
 
Decisionsaremadebyconsensus.
RecruitmentandVettingCommitteeofthePeople’sBoard
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Vetcandidatesforadministration(includesprincipalsandsuperintendents).-
 
ThecommitteeincludesmembersoftheFederationofUnitedParents.-
 
Thefinalselectionandfiringoftheassistantprincipalsandprincipalswouldbedeterminedbytheschool.-
 
TheCommunityEducationCouncilwillmakethefinalselectionandfiringofthesuperintendent.
TheFederationofUnitedStudents
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MandatethateveryschoolmustdevelopaStudentGovernmentAssociationwithHighSchoolJuniors,seniorsandadultstudentsbeingeligibleforCitywideOffice.-
 
StudentGovernmentswouldcreatebylawswiththeassistanceofanexecutivedirector.-
 
TrainingandCertificationforCitywideOfficeprovided.-
 
WillbeauditedbytheCity/StateComptroller.-
 
Atleast1%ofthecitywideeducationalbudgetmustbeallocatedtotheFederationofUnitedStudentsfromtheStateDepartmentofEducation-
 
(
SincethefocusisfromK-16,orkindergartenthroughcollege,adultstudentscouldbeaddedtotheStudentAdvocacyBody.Legislativecommitteewoulddiscussanddecideon,atafuturedate.
NeighborhoodCouncil
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Eachschoolwouldelectaparent,teacherandahighschoolstudent-
 
TheCouncilwillmeetquarterly-
 
Primarilyforthearticulationofthecurriculumandthesocialemotionalhealthofpublicschoolstudentsandtheirfamilieswithintheneighborhood-
 
EveryneighborhoodwillhaveaK-16schoolprogrambasedonHumanRightsprincipleswithintheneighborhoodschoolcouncilthatwouldarticulatearigorous,coherentandcohesivecurriculum.
CommunityEducationCouncils
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Thereshouldbe59CommunityEducationCouncilsthatisco-terminuswiththeCommunityPlanningboardsothatschoolscancommunicatewiththecommunityservicescouncilsto
 
3provideintegratedservicesincludingwellness,nutrition,recreation,transportationandhousingsupportsothatthechildwouldcometoschoolreadytolearn.-
 
ElectedineachschoolbyNYCresidentparents/guardiansofstudentsinthepublicschoolsystem;elect8parentsperCommunityEducationCouncil(atleastoneparentisELLandoneparentaspecialneedsparent)andstudents(1maleand1female).
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Threecommunityrepresentativesareelectedduringtheregularelections.Candidatesmustnothaveanyrelations/conflictofinterestwiththeDOE/BOEortheUFT.-
 
Theparentsandthecommunityrepresentativewillselect3expertsbasedonneedtobeofassistancetothecouncil,buttheexpertswillbenon-votingmembersofthecouncil.-
 
Parentandcommunitycandidateswillberequiredtoobtain100signaturesfromthecommunitytobeplacedontheballot(note:validatingentitytobedetermined).-
 
TheCommunityEducationCouncilswillselecttheCitywideBoardofEducation
CentralBoardofEducation
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Bronxwith12districtswillelectduringtheschoolboardelection4individualstorepresenttheBronx,Brooklynwith18districtswillelect6individuals,Queenswith14districtswillelect5individuals,Manhattanwith12districtswillelect4individualsandStatenIslandwith3districtswillelect1individualtotheboardresultingin20parentboardmembers
and1specialneedsparentand1ELLparentand1adulteducationmember.
Inadditiontherewillbe5studentsontheboard,onefromeachborough.-
 
The28boardmemberswillselect5experts,basedontheboard’sneeds.Theseexpertswillbenon-votingmembersoftheboard.-
 
Boardmemberscanbeelectedtotwo,twoyearterms.-
 
Candidatesmustbevettedbytheelectioncommittee.-
 
Candidateswillberequiredtoobtain150signaturesfromthecommitteetobeplacedontheballot-
 
MakesureallthedistrictsareincompliancewithHumanRightsPrinciples.-
 
Mustholdhearingsintheselectionprocessofthecommission;andprovidethepublicwithallcandidates’qualificationsforthecommissionposition(note:rolesandresponsibilitiesofPBEtobedetermined).-
 
WillinterveneiftheschoolsarenotmakingadequateprogressHumanRightsStandards.WillinstructthesuperintendenttodevelopacorrectiveactionplangroundedinHumanRightsPrinciplesandStateEducationStandards.-
 
BoardshouldmonitorschoolstoensurethattheHumanRightsStandardsaremet.
Superintendent
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Criticalfriendandadvisortothedecisionmakingbodyoftheschool-
 
WorkwiththeSLTandneighborhoodcounciltobringresourcesfromBOCESandothersourcestoassistwithstaffdevelopmentandotherneeds
Commissioner
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Must
beaneducator.Nowaivermustbegranted

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