The New York City Department of Education (“DOE”) is proposing to allow Community Roots Charter School (84K536, “Community Roots”) to expand to serve additional grades in Building K067 (“K067”), located at 51 St. Edwards Street, Brooklyn, NY 10035 in Community School District 13. Community Roots is an existing public charter school that currently serves 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grades in K067.
Community Roots is currently co-located in K067 with P.S. 067 Charles A. Dorsey (13K067, P.S. 067), an existing DOE zoned elementary school serving grades kindergarten through fifth grade and offering a pre-kindergarten program, and a District 75 school (75K369,“ P369K@P067K”) that serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
A “co-location” means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces like auditoriums, gymnasiums, and cafeterias. This is a proposal to gradually expand Community Roots and thereby allow it to serve kindergarten through eighth grades in K067.
On March 2, 2011, the DOE published a proposal in the form of an Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”) describing a expansion of Community Roots in Building K067. We continue to seek feedback on that proposal.
Educational Impact Statement
Read the full description of the proposal here.
Building Utilization Plan
Read the full Building Utilization Plan here.
Sharing Your Concerns and Questions
The DOE is seeking your feedback.
In addition, parents, staff, and other community members may submit questions and comments at any time:
We look forward to working with you!
Joint Public Hearing
A public hearing will be held to gather feeback about the proposal.
Date: To Be Determined
Location: Community Roots / P.S. 067 / P369K@P067K, 51 Saint Edwards Street, Brooklyn, NY 10035
Notice will be provided once the hearing has been scheduled.
Panel for Educational Policy Vote on the Proposal
Date: April 28, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: P.S. 128 Juniper Valley, 69-10 65th Drive, Queens, NY 11379
For more information, see the PEP website .
P.S. 067 is an existing DOE District 13 zoned elementary school that currently serves 234 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, and offers one section of a full-day pre-kindergarten with an enrollment of 18 students, for a total combined enrollment of 252 students.
P369K@P067K is a District 75 school that currently provides mandated services for Emotionally Disturbed (“ED”) and Autistic students, with a total enrollment of 140 students.
Community Roots is an existing public charter school that currently serves 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade at K067. The school’s charter authorizer, the DOE, recently approved Community Roots’ proposal to expand to serve middle school grade levels beginning in September 2011.
If the proposal to site Community Roots’ middle school grades in K067 is approved, Community Roots will expand by one grade each year in K067, until it serves kindergarten through eighth grade at full scale.
In 2006-2007, before Chancellor’s Regulation A-190 stipulated the process that must be followed when there is a significant change in building utilization, the DOE allowed Community Roots to be sited and co-located in K067 to serve grades K-5. This is a proposal to permanently expand the grades served by Community Roots in K067.
If this proposal were approved, in 2011-12 Community Roots would expand serve kindergarten through sixth grade in the building. In the following years, Community Roots would expand by one grade each year until it reaches full scale and serves kindergarten through eighth grade in 2013-2014.
Community Roots currently enrolls kindergarten through fifth grade students through a lottery that gives preference to students residing in District 13. Specifics about the lottery preference criteria are detailed in Section III.C of the Educational Impact Statement (“EIS”).