[FULL DISCLOSURE: My wife, Ellen Icolari, is co-lead applicant for the establishment of the Barack Obama Community Charter School on Staten Island's north shore.]
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
ATTEND THE PUBLIC PRESENTATION
AT THE PETRIDES COMPLEX,
MONDAY, AUGUST 3 at 7:30 P.M.
The submission on July 15 of an application for a pre-authorization planning grant from the New York City Charter Center was a key event for those working to establish the Barack Obama Community Charter School on Staten Island's north shore. The charter school's target opening date is September, 2010.
After establishing a board of trustees . . . engaging advisory consultants . . . identifying prospective locations . . . and selecting a founding principal . . . the group's next step is to present to the public a comprehensive description of the prospective charter school.
That description will include the school's underlying educational and social philosophy, the mix of educational approaches and services chosen to improve educational outcomes for our children, and the plan that will guide the school's establishment and ongoing growth.
That presentation will take place at a meeting of the Community Education Council (CEC) of District 31, to be held on Monday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Petrides Educational Complex, 715 Ocean Terrace. (For more information, please call the CEC office at 718-420-5746.)
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