2003-12-12 / Community

CSB 27 To Meet At MS 180 12/18

CSB 27 To Meet At MS 180 12/18


CSB 27 members at a recenht meeing. From left, David Hooks, Donna Caltabiano, Ronni Schwab, Steve Greenberg and Ernest Brown.CSB 27 members at a recenht meeing. From left, David Hooks, Donna Caltabiano, Ronni Schwab, Steve Greenberg and Ernest Brown.

Community School Board 27, which is responsible for all of the Rockaway and Broad Channel public schools, will meet at Middle School 180 (230 Beach 104 Street) at 7:30 p.m. on Decem-
ber 18.

According to observers of the education scene o n the peninsula, this meeting promises to be an interesting and contentious one.

Parents who are opposed to Dr. Kathleen Cashin’s plan to reorganize MS 180 to accommodate more students from PS 114 in Belle Harbor and to make both PS 183 and PS 225 (MS 180’s main feeder schools) into Kindergarten to Grade 8 schools have promised to come out in large numbers to dispute the plan.

On the agenda for the evening meeting are a public hearing on the proposed Five-Year Capital Plan for the district and a presentation from District 27/Region Five regarding the proposed zoning in the Rockaways.

The five-year plan includes three schools for District 27 (although it is unclear as to whether any of them will be in Rockaway) and the repair of many Rockaway schools.

Persons requesting speaking time must telephone the Community school Board office at 718-642-5805 on any business day and up to noon on the day of the meeting to register for speaking time.

Speakers to agenda items as well as speakers on open speaking time are limited to three minutes.

Discussion and charges relating to the competence or personal conduct of individuals will be ruled out of order and in the event the regulation is not strictly adhered to, the microphones will be disconnected and the meeting stopped. If necessary, the speaker who violates this rule will be asked to leave the meeting.


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