Hearing on proposed charter-school expansion planned
N.Y. (Nov. 13, 2018) -- The
City School District of Albany Board of Education will hold a public
hearing Nov. 15 to solicit comments from the community in
connection with Green Tech Charter High School's proposal to expand to
add grades 6-8.
The public hearing
will begin at 6 p.m. at New Scotland Elementary School, located at 369
New Scotland Ave. The board's regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
Green Tech currently is authorized by the State University of New York
to serve up to 360 students in grades 9-12. Green Tech is proposing to
add up to 40 students per grade in grades 6-8, beginning with sixth
grade in the 2019-20 school year. The school has proposed adding seventh
grade the following year and eighth grade in 2021-22.
individual wishing to have comments submitted as part of the
public hearing record must submit such comments in writing to the
hearing facilitator at the time of the public hearing. No
comments, written or otherwise, shall be considered or accepted after
the public hearing is closed. Speakers will be permitted three minutes
The mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,500 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.