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In 2016, the Community Education Council in Manhattan's District 3 approved a controversial school rezoning aimed in part at integrating schools.

In 2016, the Community Education Council in Manhattan’s District 3 approved a controversial school rezoning aimed in part at integrating schools.

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These meetings are your chance to weigh in on New York City’s plan to close or merge nine Renewal schools

When city officials announced “aggressive” plans in January to close or merge nine schools in the city’s turnaround Renewal program, they promised a series of public meetings at each school to solicit input.

The vast majority of those meetings are scheduled over the next two weeks, and will give the public a chance to offer feedback. Parents and educators have already pushed against plans to close at least one Renewal school — J.H.S. 145 in the Bronx — highlighting a tension in the city’s argument that it needs to close or merge schools that are still in a three-year program to help turn them around.

Here is a schedule of those meetings, which all start at 6 p.m. (One school, J.H.S. 162 Lola Rodriguez de Tio, is omitted from the list because its public hearing already happened.)

Upcoming Renewal school closure/merger meetings

SCHOOLACTIONDATELOCATION
M.S. 584Closure3/6130 Rochester Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11213
J.H.S. 145 Arturo ToscaniniClosure3/61000 Teller Ave. Bronx, NY 10456
Francis Perkins Academy and Automotive High SchoolMerger3/750 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222
Young Scholars Academy of the Bronx and the North Bronx School of EmpowermentMerger3/83710 Barnes Ave. Bronx, NY 10467
Essence SchoolClosure3/8590 Sheffield Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11207
Frederick Douglass Academy IV Secondary School and The Brooklyn Academy of Global FinanceMerger3/13125 Stuyvesant Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11221
Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & DesignClosure3/151300 Boynton Ave. Bronx, NY 10472
Leadership InstituteClosure3/161701 Fulton Ave. Bronx, NY 10457