Monday, April 14, 2008

SAVE JAMAICA H.S. AS WE KNOW IT

Jamaica's 116 Year Tradition of Excellence is threatened by the Department of Education's decision to open a College Board Grade 6-12 School within Jamaica High School in the fall.

College Board Schools are supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

Who Will Support Jamaica High School's Students?

Don't our students deserve:

* Modern, up to date computers?

* Lower class sizes?

* Abundant new textbooks?

* Fully funded extra curricular activities (sports, tutoring, clubs, etc…)?

* A full range of course offerings for all students including those with limited English proficiency and special needs?

A SEPARATE GRADE 6-12 SCHOOL WITHIN JAMAICA HIGH SCHOOL WILL TAKE VALUABLE SPACE AND RESOURCES AWAY FROM OUR KIDS.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Join Jamaica HS parents, educators, and students at the Monday, April 14 meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy (Board of Education) at the Frank Sinatra School (30-20 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City; take E,G,R or V to Queens Plaza or 7 to 33rd Street)

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

You don't have to speak; just your presence is welcome but you must be there by 5:30 p.m. if you wish to sign up to address the Board of Ed members.

For more information email peprally0414@hotmail.com or call Alvin Baker at 718 297-7986

3 comments:

FK Lane said...

Hope you guys win. We lost the battle without ever giving them a fight. Hopefully the bums will be out and won't be replaced with other bums.

Anonymous said...

Why wasn't this posted last week??

Anonymous said...

To the Jamaica HS staff, students, and parents. Good luck, I wish you well in your fight to reclaim the glory of a once great school that has been systematically destroyed piece by piece by the DOE.

It certainly didn't help the school to survive with leaders nicknamed "the snake" and "the undertaker" in charge.