D13 Education Round Up: Farina Town Hall, Rezoning Implementation, Walentas Family Foundation Grants

There are two unique opportunities to engage directly with the DOE this week on issues specific to District 13.


The District 13 CEC hosts a Town Hall meeting with Chancellor Carmen Farina.  The gathering provides a unique, albeit brief opportunity to ask the Chancellor about the issues that matter most to you and your family.  The CEC is also soliciting input from parents ahead of the meeting as to what questions they should ask the Chancellor.  Submit comments, questions or feedback anonymously via their website, www.cec13.org.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
PS 256
144 Kosciuszko Street
Brooklyn, NY

Immediately following the Town Hall, the CEC will hold it’s May Working Session at the same location.  Click HERE for the meeting agenda.

7:45 – 9:00 pm (ish)
PS 256
144 Kosciuszko Street
Brooklyn, NY


As the end of the school year draws near, the District 13 Schools Community Working Group casts an eye toward the implementation of the rezoning of P.S. 8 and P.S. 307.   Join representatives of the DOE’s Office of District Planning and delegates from both schools as they discuss the rezoning rollout and the priorities for their respective schools in the coming 2016-17 academic school year.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
District 13 Office
335 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238


Have an idea for a great program at your school but no funds allocated in the budget?  The Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Patch reports the Walentas Family Foundation is sponsoring grants of up to $25,000 for District 13 and 14 schools through their Neighborhood School Grants Program.

“The Walentas Family Foundation believes that individual schools themselves know best how to assess their needs and how to address them given their unique capabilities and resources. Through the Neighborhood School Grants program, we seek to support those projects that do the most to enrich students’ learning experiences and help a school to achieve its central mission.”

Each school may apply for one grant, applications must be submitted by a school Administrator by May 31st.  Click for the application.

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