School Receivership

School Receivership

In July 2015, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) designated 7 New York City schools as Persistently Struggling and 55 schools as Struggling. These schools were placed in receivership under the New York City Schools Chancellor. Each school must make demonstrable improvement on specific benchmarks or it will be placed under an independent receiver. In school year 2016-17 there were 27 schools that were under Chancellor's Receivership and in 2017-18, 25 schools remained identified. As of September 2018, there are 17 schools under Chancellor’s Receivership. Under the Chancellor's Receivership Plan, the School Renewal Program is NYCDOE's core strategy for turning around struggling schools.

Renewal Schools have already begun implementing interventions and are receiving additional resources and support to increase student performance and help close achievement gaps. For specific questions about School Receivership, please contact us at receivership@schools.nyc.gov.

School Receivership Public Hearings

In accordance with New York State Education Law §211-f, and New York State Commissioner’s Regulation §100.19, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is required to hold public hearings for the identified schools. The purpose of these hearings is to explain the process of receivership, discuss the performance of the school, and solicit input from the public regarding recommendations for improving the school. These public hearings were conducted in Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017 and will be conducted in Fall 2018.

Fall 2018 Schedule of Receivership Hearings

The public hearings will be conducted from October 22, 2018 through November 15, 2018. Each hearing will take place at the school and will be scheduled for 3 hours in the evening from 6-9 p.m. The full schedule of public hearing dates and locations are listed below and can also be found in the DOE calendar.

  • Monday, October 22, 2018
    * 08X375: The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School
      456 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10473
    * 30Q111: P.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell
      37-15 13 Street, Queens, NY 11101
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    * 08X424: The Hunts Point School
      730 Bryant Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474
    * 23K165: P.S. 165 Ida Posner
      76 Lott Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    * 08X301: M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar
      890 Cauldwell Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456
    * 27Q400: August Martin High School
      156-10 Baisley Boulevard, Queens, NY 11434
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    * 08X405: Herbert H. Lehman High School
      3000 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
  • Monday, October 29, 2018
    * 10X440: DeWitt Clinton High School
       100 West Mosholu Parkway South, Bronx, NY 10468
    * 25Q460: Flushing High School
      35-01 Union Street, Queens, NY 11354
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018
    * 16K455: Boys and Girls High School
      1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213
  • Monday, November 5, 2018
    * 10X085: P.S. 085 Great Expectations
       2400 Marion Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    * 08X530: Longwood Preparatory Academy 
      965 Longwood Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459                                                                          *14K071: Juan Morel Campos Secondary School 
       215 Heyward Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206      
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018
    * 09X219: I.S. 219 New Venture School 
       3630 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    * 09X339: I.S. 339
      1600 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    * 09X412: Bronx High School of Business
       240 East 172 Street, Bronx, NY 10457
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018
    * 10X438: Fordham Leadership Academy
       500 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10457

Procedures for Public Hearings

Speaker comment at the hearings is welcomed; speakers must register between 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. on the date of the hearings at the hearing location.

Written comments can be submitted via the Receivership Public Feedback Form, in the following ways:

1.  Completed forms will be collected after each hearing.
2.  Forms can be completed online (translated into 10 DOE languages) on or before 5:00 p.m. on the second business day after each school’s hearing.
3.  Completed form can be mailed to: NYC Department of Education, State/Federal Education Policy and School Improvement Programs, 52 Chambers Street, Room 213, New York, NY 10007

For questions regarding receivership or the schedule of public hearings, please contact us at receivership@schools.nyc.gov.

School Receivership Quarterly Reports

Superintendents, School Leadership Teams (SLTs), Community Engagement Teams (CETs), and the Central Office team are regularly monitoring the progress of schools in receivership toward meeting school improvement goals. Additionally, NYCDOE participates in progress monitoring of these schools with the NYSED. This process consists of quarterly reports, performance review telephone calls, and on-site monitoring. The quarterly reports can be found below:

Bronx

Brooklyn

Queens

*Schools removed from Persistently Struggling or Struggling status.

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