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Thu, Jun 12, 2008

NYC Contract for Excellence Update:

DOE Announces Second Round of Contract Hearings

At the Brooklyn Contract for Excellence Hearing on June 12th, Terrence Tolbert, Executive Director of the DOE's Intergovernmental Affairs Office, announced that there will be another round of hearings on the Contracts. Tolbert encouraged participants to comment on how the city should spend its Contract for Excellence funds in the six allowable program areas to support students with the greatest educational needs. 

According to Tolbert, the DOE will consider the input from the first round of hearings when producing the more detailed Contract proposal which must be provided to the public for review at public hearings and for comment during a 30-day period before it is submitted to the State Education Department for approval. The next hearing is set for 6pm on Tuesday, June 17th, at Fashion Industries High School, 225 West 24th Street, Manhattan. The Queens Hearing is set for 6pm on Wednesday, June 18th at I.S. 230, 73-10 34th Avenue. At present, no dates have been provided for the second round hearings. 


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