2010-12-31 / Community

'Save BCHS' Meeting Set For January 7

Members of the Beach Channel High School community; parents, students, alumni, union members, and community residents who believe that Rockaway needs a good quality comprehensive high school, will meet to draft a plan to save the endangered school on Friday January 7 at the theatre at Baxter’s Hotel 160 Beach 116 Street at 7 p.m.

The meeting coordinators expect to present a plan for BCHS at the public hearing on January 13. Those interested in attending may call Lew Simon at 718 945-1216 or Norman Silverman at 718 327 1577 to RSVP or to outline ideas for improving BCHS. All members of the BCHS community are welcome, event coordinators say.

Department of Education officials recently outlined plans to phase out the local comprehensive high school and to close it at the end of a threeyear period.

This is the second year in a row that the city agency has attempted to close the school.

The last attempt was unsuccessful when a court ruled that the city had violated state law and had to begin the process all over again.

The official public hearing to close the school will be held in the school’s auditorium at 6 p.m. on January 13.

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