Mayoral Control–important meeting

From Sam Pirazzolo of the CEC.

Please check your calendars! Thursday February 12, the New York State Assembly Committee on Education will be holding a hearing on Staten Island. The hearing will be about Mayoral Control. This is an extremely important issue and Staten Island MUST be represented by MANY parents. I understand that the timing of this meeting will make attendance difficult but it is imperative that we participate in large numbers. Hearings held in other boroughs have had hundreds of parents and community members in attendance.

Staten Islander’s must speak out if we do not want to remain the FORGOTTEN BOROUGH!

I have posted basic meeting information below. Please visit our website for more detailed information about this hearing. If you would like to ask a question about the hearing please send me an email at

Thank you,

Sam Pirozzolo
President CEC 31

Thursday, February 12, 2009
10:30 a.m.
College of Staten Island Center for the Arts
Williamson Theater
2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 1P
Staten Island, NY

Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Committee at a hearing should complete and return the reply form (below) as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation. CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE REPLY FORM or cut and paste this link.


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