Success Academy Public Hearing is Happening Thursday Evening


We posted this one before the holidays, but in case it slipped your mind, here’s a reminder that a public hearing will be held Thursday evening on Success Academy’s plan to open a new charter school on the Lower East Side. Local activists have been campaigning against the proposal; they’ve collected 2300 signatures on an online petition. No specific location has been announced for the new school. Here’s the DOE’s notice:

Notice of Public Hearing: Non-Material Revision
A public hearing is being held to solicit comments regarding a non-material revision. Success Academy Charter School NYC 1 has expressed interest in opening in CSD 1.

Date: January 8, 2015
Time: Speaker Sign in: 5:30 PM Presentation, Questions, Comments: 6:00 PM
Location: P.S. 20—The Anna Silver School Auditorium 166 Essex Street New York

Details: This public hearing is open to anyone interested in providing public comment about the non-material revision for each Success Academy Charter School NYC 1. Success Academy Charter Schools NYC 1 is planning to open in Fall 2015. Proposed enrollment and grades served are as follows in the 5th year: 675 students in grades K-5. This application to open the charter school has been approved by the State University of New York Charter School Institute. Links to SUNY applications can be found here:

Comments are welcome; speakers must register within 15 minutes of the hearing’s start time. Written comments will also be collected at the hearing or can be submitted via email to: or faxed to 212-374-5760 within 48 hours after the hearing’s close.